Opera, Google extend search deal for two years

Summary:Google and Opera continue to hold hands in browser harmony, as the mobile and desktop browser maker extends its deal with the search giant for two more years.

Web browser maker Opera said today it has extended a deal with Google to set the world's most popular search engine as its default search engine in its browser for another two years.

The deal will see a bevy of Google's services promoted throughout Opera on both its desktop and mobile browsers. The deal will expire on August 1, 2014.

The Norway-based browser maker said today its Q2 earnings showed sales were up by 32 percent to $52.1 million, up 32 percent year-on-year, beating analyst expectations by a mere few thousand dollars.

Opera also said it has 200 million people using its mobile browser, an increase of 47 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago. 

According to Net Applications, Opera has a 1.59 percent desktop market share in the browser space, while in the mobile space, Opera Mini has a 9.32 percent share.

Topics: Browser, Google, Mobile OS, Mobility, Operating Systems

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