08 Mar 2018

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Happy International Women’s Day – The women behind the Opera browser Part II

Today is International Women's Day, the day where women from different fields, educational levels and backgrounds are recognized and celebrated all around the world for their achievements. Presently, women make up just 17% of the tech workforce, thus more and more women are encouraged to pursue careers in tech. Initiatives such as Girls who Code...

08 Mar 2018 1:46pm GMT

Happy International Women’s Day – The women behind the Opera browser Part I

Today is International Women's Day, the day where women from different fields, educational levels and backgrounds are recognized and celebrated all around the world for their achievements. Presently, women make up just 17% of the tech workforce, thus more and more women are encouraged to pursue careers in tech. Initiatives such as Girls who Code...

08 Mar 2018 10:34am GMT

20 Feb 2018

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Google Chrome turns on BAS ad blocking – a step forward or too little, too late?

Almost two years ago, we released the first versions of the Opera browsers with native ad blockers. We made the decision to integrate an opt-in ad blocker into our browsers as we observed a surge in installations of extension-based ad blockers. When we asked people why they used ad blockers, the answer was clear: they...

20 Feb 2018 11:31am GMT

30 Jan 2018

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Warning: iPhone X scam. Fake: “FREE Apple iPhone X Visitor Browser Opinion Survey” competition

We are currently observing many websites claiming that your browser developer (or your Internet connection provider) has chosen you (or your IP address) to complete a survey, provide personal information or buy some gadgets to win a free iPhone. Unfortunately, this is a scam. These websites are in no way related to the companies mentioned,...

30 Jan 2018 4:16pm GMT

27 Jan 2018

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Data Privacy Day: Tips & tricks on staying safe online from Opera

The Data Privacy Day on January 28 is a date we particularly care about at Opera, since maintaining our users' privacy has always been important to us and remains a task we care about deeply. Today, we would like to use this opportunity to share some tips and tricks that will help you make sure...

27 Jan 2018 11:01pm GMT

26 Oct 2017

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Welcome to the new Opera forums

Hi, We are excited to announce that our new forums page is ready. Our revamped community site features a new forums engine, a new visual theme, reorganised and tidied categories, an improved search engine, a simplified yet enhanced posts composer and many other features. Users of our old forums site will be able to log...

26 Oct 2017 4:39am GMT

12 Jul 2017

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Join us to fight for net neutrality

At Opera, we've always fought against all kinds of technical thresholds that could slow down the speed of internet for almost two decades with using our compression technology. They are the device hardware that does not have enough CPU power or memory to render web pages, crowded Wi-Fi network, or web pages filled with oversize...

12 Jul 2017 4:00am GMT

17 May 2017

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Ads eat more than half of the page loading time

While advertising is an important part of the internet, much of today's web is plagued with slow loading ads. Cumbersome ads are one of the main reasons why people choose to use an ad blocker. These ads are also a major issue for the websites themselves. To illustrate the problem, we have released results from...

17 May 2017 11:28am GMT

17 Dec 2016

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Video call friends and family to stay in touch over Christmas

The countdown to Christmas is here! But with more of us living abroad, or with families living in and travelling to different parts of the world, we can easily get that FOMO feeling. We're big fans of video calling apps at Opera, since many of us are expats (or have just caught the travel bug)...

17 Dec 2016 8:00am GMT

06 Dec 2016

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Your favorite blogs from 2016

2016 has been quite the year and whether you're looking back with wondrous appreciation or counting down the days until 2017 can come to the rescue, it's the season for reflection and appreciation. …And chocolate and cake and wine and all the other really important things. Here are some of the Opera stories you like...

06 Dec 2016 1:46pm GMT