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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FastMail as well
by Vorbisophile on Sun 27th May 2012 12:24 UTC
Vorbisophile
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2006-01-06

I don't use Opera anymore (Chrome convert), but my email provider FastMail was acquired by Opera a short while ago and I really don't want to see Facebook getting hold of my email accounts. I can choose currently to not use Facebook's email system, Opera being bought out would essentially nullify that.

Could switch to another provider but I've no idea how many accounts are linked to any particular email address unfortunately, and would be loath to give any up...

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