Google strikes a chord with Opera

Google strikes a chord with Opera

Summary: Rumors were running rampant about Google potentially acquiring the browser "Opera" over the last couple weeks, followed by speculation that Microsoft had the same idea.  Since neither panned out.

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google-opera.jpgRumors were running rampant about Google potentially acquiring the browser "Opera" over the last couple weeks, followed by speculation that Microsoft had the same idea.  Since neither panned out.  Finally, the rumors settled down after the witty parody announcement: Opera buys Opera.

Well, it seems that there might have been something behind the rumor after all, even if it wasn't completely true.  Google has struck a deal with Opera to be the default search engine for it's two mobile browsers.  Google's interest in mobile software has been well known since they purchased Android Inc. -- a mobile phone software company -- in August.

Opera is a good piece of work, and it doesn't surprise me that Google is taking some interest in it -- even if it's market share is small compared to IE and Firefox, it has a lot of potential.

 

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  • Google & Opera

    Google & Opera
    Captain & Ship
    Exploring & Sailing
    The World-Wide Net
    Strikes a Chord
    Picks a Tune Kong
    Now a lil King Skype
    gottcha a cool song!

    Created 8:42 am Friday Dec. 30 2005
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  • 3 Chords a Tune & A song

    Google & Opera
    Captain & Ship
    Exploring & Sailing
    The World-Wide Net
    Strikes a Chord
    Picks a Tune Strong
    Now a lil Sing Skype
    Gottcha a cool song!
    Les Trios: "Google Opera & Skype" Starring In:
    Adventures In & Of The World Wide Web.
    antiqa111@...
  • A blessing from Google means so much...

    ... as Sun well knows. AOL sensibly wanted cash, too.

    If Opera makes money from Google, this is a significant announcement. If all the attention paid means only that a bit of Google glow has been spread over Opera, I'm leaving the performance before intermission.
    Anton Philidor