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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RE[3]: Ah crap!
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Tue 29th May 2012 00:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ah crap!"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

You have to keep in mind zero percent of Opera's innovation has been related to the browser engine itself. Zero. All of it has been the features of the browser application itself: tabs, tunneling requests to remote server to pre-render page, Mouse gestures, ect. They could have done all of those with a webkit engine without having to share any of it. Web kit communizes the uninteresting part and splits up the costs of developing it.

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RE[4]: Ah crap!
by zima on Fri 1st Jun 2012 23:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Ah crap!"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

How they strive to keep their engine light & high certainly contributed to their mobile successes, at least (focus on standards compliance probably helped, too). Part of innovation process, I'd say.

Edited 2012-06-02 00:06 UTC

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