Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th May 2012 19:09 UTC
Opera Software Pocket-lint has a rumour up that Facebook is interested in acquiring Opera to kickstart their own move into the browser market, to compete with Mozilla, Google, and Microsoft. While it would mean much-deserved recognition for Opera, I actually hope such a deal does not go through - for entirely selfish reasons.
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bhtooefr
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2009-02-19

...at least that's what was said as the reason why Opera was able to disable ads on the desktop version.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Maybe "journalists" were the ones saying that...

Meanwhile http://www.opera.com/press/faq/

How does Opera make money?

Opera has two basic revenue models:

For enterprise products, such as Opera preinstalled on a mobile phone or a set-top box, Opera receives revenue as a mix of engineering fees, maintenance fees and shares of sales income. The balance varies from contract to contract. This model accounts for the majority of Opera’s income.

And from quickly glancing over (you're free to dig deeper) http://www.opera.com/company/investors/ ( http://www.opera.com/media/finance/2012/1Q12_presentation.pdf in particular) only minor part must have been from Google.

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