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Opera Neon is a new web browser concept for the modern web

The makers of the Opera web browser for desktop and mobile devices are launching a new concept browser with a dramatically redesigned user interface. It’s called Opera Neon and it should be able to display any content that works in other Opera or Chrome web browsers, since it uses the same rendering engine. But Opera Neon has […]

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Opera’s VPN is now available as a standalone Android app

The developers of the Opera web browser have been tacking new features into their browser apps in recent months, including a built-in ad blocker and built-in VPN service. But now you can take advantage of one of those new tools without actually using the Opera browser. The company has launched an Opera VPN app for […]

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Chinese consortium’s $1.2 billion bid for Opera falls through, but there’s a new plan to acquire certain assets

A group of Chinese companies that had put in a $1.2 billion bid to acquire Opera Software has scrapped that plan… and come up with a new one. Instead of buying the entire company, now the Kunqi consortium plans to acquire Opera’s desktop and web browser businesses along with certain other assets for $600 million. […]

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Opera’s ad-blocker goes live in desktop, mobile web browsers

About two months after releasing the first developer channel build of the Opera web browser to feature a built-in ad blocker, Opera is bringing its ad blocker to everyone. And by everyone, I mean everyone using the company’s desktop web browser or the Opera Mini browser for Android. Opera already supported ad blocking thanks to its […]

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Opera browser now has a built-in VPN

Recently Opera became the first major web browser to feature a built-in ad blocker that doesn’t require you to install a third-party extension. Now Opera has also become the first major web browser to include a built-in VPN. The latest developer channel build of Opera comes with a virtual private network that you can use […]

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Vivaldi 1.0 web browser launches, targets power users

There’s a new web browser in town, and it’s packed with geeky features like a heavily customizable user interface, support for stacking browser tabs together in groups, and support for dozens of keyboard shortcuts, quick commands, and mouse gestures. The Vivaldi web browser first launched as a public preview in early 2015. Now version 1.0 is available […]

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Opera web browser gets a built-in ad blocker

It’s no secret that many websites would load much more quickly if they didn’t display ads… and many people are also wary of having their data tracked by the companies that serve up those ads. So there’s a growing cottage industry of ad blocking software for desktop and mobile web browsers. Usually if you want […]

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Opera Software could be sold to Chinese group for $1.2 billion

Norwegian software company Opera may be heading to China… sort of. A consortium of Chinese companies wants to buy Opera for $1.2 billion, which is a lot of money for a company whose web browsers for desktop and mobile devices aren’t nearly as popular as competitors like Google’s Chrome or Mozilla’s Firefox. In fact, it’s […]

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Opera Max can cut music streaming bandwidth by half

The makers of the Opera web browser launched a service called Opera Max last year, enabling Android users to cut their mobile bandwidth usage. It does that by routing your internet traffic through a remote server which compresses data before sending it to your phone. At launch Opera Max was able to reduce file sizes for images, text, […]

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Vivaldi is a web browser for power users (with roots in Opera)

There’s a new web browser in town… and it comes from the makers of one of the oldest web browsers around. Vivaldi is a web browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux that includes features for power users including keyboard shortcuts, the ability to save notes about the pages you visit, and a speed dial function that […]