There reasons why US did Not approve cause the China cheat and copy
Simon, 18 Jul 2016Opera is amazing, and even if you don't consider their current browser as the best one, your f... moreToday Opera is based on Crome made by Google, so not really innovative at all anymore!
alcalde, 18 Jul 2016The NSA isn't "spying on everything"; only on terrorists. China is engaged in blatant economic... moreNot true. NSA and GCHQ spy on everything they can, Snowden was quite clear on this, and it's easy to do a research about it. Chinese too. Russia even approved a new law by which operators have to keep the data for 3 years themselves. No idea which is worse. Oh I know, the worst is the person who tried to hack my Facebook account last week but only knew my email address. NSA would never hire him. :-D
As for Opera, let's see what happens when they are taken over. I hope they don't turn into "Maxthon Browser Collects Sensitive Data Even If Users Opt Out" another Maxthon.
Nawaz Arshad, 18 Jul 2016I suppose you trust NSA and other western agencies spying on everything! Courtesy of Edward S... moreThe NSA isn't "spying on everything"; only on terrorists. China is engaged in blatant economic espionage.
Confusing headlines "Chinese consortium's $1.2 B Opera acquisition fails"
At the end it said, "In fact, a revised, $600 million proposal has been received and already been approved by Opera's board of directors. "Closing of the transaction is expected to take place during the second half of the third quarter of 2016."
So it is not totally fail, part of it still go through.
Anonymous, 18 Jul 2016Great news... i certainly wouldn't trust a Chinese company with my browser data...I suppose you trust NSA and other western agencies spying on everything!
Courtesy of Edward Snowden!
AnonD-561626, 18 Jul 2016Is a free browser worth so much? How do acquirers make their money back? You would be surprised by how big the money is in the browser business. Take a look at Google and Mozilla.
Great news... i certainly wouldn't trust a Chinese company with my browser data...
Opera is amazing, and even if you don't consider their current browser as the best one, your favorite browser would look completely different than it does. Opera contributed arguably the most innovation in the area of browser development, and the previous generation of browsers was by far the most complete product, even if it really needed its engine refresh - which happened with a new Opera, that sacrificed on usability and UX. I give major Kudos to the people at Opera for their contributions that really shaped the way we use the Internet today.
AnonD-544433, 18 Jul 2016I would guess through advertisement and user usage data.But there are no ads in opera. I use opera on my pc and occasionally on my phone.
I mostly use Firefox on my phone because it supports extensions. I can't live without uBlock.
it's not just the browser. So many techs and things they figured out in the past decades which are really good solutions. Personally I don't like the interface of any of their products but I must say they are speedy and to write such from scratch is always harder than simply buying it..
AnonD-561626, 18 Jul 2016Is a free browser worth so much? How do acquirers make their money back? I would guess through advertisement and user usage data.
As soon as that happens, thats the end of a happy Opera relationship for me, it has been a good browser, but this is a step to far for me.I'll miss the.text reflow more than any other feature on a browser,,I wish there was some way to affect this on Samsungs stock browser, but greedy google don't want you going on the article you want, expanding the text, reading what you actually came for, and going back to your life. The rather they impose inconveniently on you scrolling back and forth wasting your time navigating past reams of tack, you have no interest in ( offensive topics or no.) in the hope they' ll hook you in to being led away from the simple quick intent of reading the article you were actually interested in.
I'm sad that Opera wern't satisfied with proffits that were so beneficial, that Chinese companies were so ready to identify with, that they were prepared to pay 1 billion plus to obtain access to the same.