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.
Thread beginning with comment 519570
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE: ...
by PresentIt on Sat 26th May 2012 16:43 UTC in reply to "..."
PresentIt
Member since:
2010-02-10

For an acquisition two are needed, the buyer and the seller, so don't just blame Facebook, Opera may be a sold out.


Or they may genuinely believe that having a huge and extremely powerful corporation behind the browser is going to take it to the next level.

Also, who's blaming Facebook? For what?

Edited 2012-05-26 16:44 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: ...
by Fergy on Sat 26th May 2012 21:24 in reply to "RE: ..."
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Also, who's blaming Facebook? For what?

Destroying the way the internet works? Creating a walled garden internet? Not caring about privacy?

You would think it would be obvious to a technical user why Facebook is bad.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[3]: ...
by PresentIt on Sun 27th May 2012 10:39 in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
PresentIt Member since:
2010-02-10

What?? Please read the context:

"For an acquisition two are needed, the buyer and the seller, so don't just blame Facebook"

So clearly someone is claiming that someone is blaming Facebook for something related to the acquisition.

Please pay attention!

Reply Parent Score: 1