22 Mar 2013
As first reported on the Opera People Watch blog, Meiyang Chang, finalist-turned-host of the Indian Idol TV contest, has become the goodwill ambassador for Opera Software's Smile with Opera Mini campaign. This initiative was launched in partnership with the Smile Foundation and will see Rs 5 being donated to the foundation for every download of the Opera Mini mobile web browser from opera.com/swom/ towards the education of under privileged children. Chang adds, "It gives me immense pleasure to be the goodwill ambassador for the "Smile with Opera Mini" campaign. To this end, I pledge all my support towards bringing a big smile to those who will shape our tomorrow."
Chang has also created a special anthem for the campaign called "Kuch Dino Se". In his words, "It's a subtle, philosophical look on life as to how all of us are stuck focusing on mundane things every single day. Then, there is something exciting that comes out, and it changes your life. In my case it has been the association with Smile kids."
A technology enthusiast himself, Meiyang Chang believes that a mobile phone and the internet are the best companions for a curious mind.
Chang is an active social media enthusiast and believes India still needs better internet speeds for people to realize the potential of the platform. He noted that many users across the country face strong barriers to internet usability; but he was quick to add, "Opera Mini is one of the fastest browsers. I usually hit 'O' whenever the curiosity bug inside me is hungry for more information. It works great, especially when I'm traveling and in areas where the connectivity is weak."
22 Mar 2013 10:50am GMT
18 Jul 2012
Today is Nelson Mandela's birthday: the South African leader turns 94!
To mark Mandela Day, as the 18th of July has become known, people around the world are encouraged to do a good deed or perform some service for others. Giving 67 minutes of your time is a symbolic tribute to the 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted to campaigning for human rights.
One of Opera's partners in Africa, MTN is doing its part for Mandela Day, by facilitating people writing birthday messages for Mr. Mandela, or making pledges to do good deeds for others. These contributions will be compiled into a book by MTN, which will then be given to Mr Mandela as a birthday gift. You can add your thoughts to this book by going to MTN's website.
Happy Mandela Day!
18 Jul 2012 1:19pm GMT
06 Jul 2012
Now and then we come across amazing community members that makes us lost for words..
The disco madness and amazing colors in the picture below caught our eye among all the awesomeness in this illustrators portfolio!
Congratulations Gabriela, you are our well deserved Member of the Week!
06 Jul 2012 11:00am GMT
22 Jun 2012
"Lessons from Life" sure is an interesting title for a blog. Not everyone could boast such a title and get away with it, but this weeks member of the week isn't like everyone else. Say hello to one of our oldest and most faithful My Opera members!
The posts we find is a nice combination of personal experiences written almost as mini stories.
It's time to put our hands together for Stardancer - our member of the week. :cheers:
22 Jun 2012 9:22am GMT
15 Jun 2012
"Me and Opera" is the title of this week's spotlighted blogger here on My Opera. Since February 2008, he has been writing and sharing his experience with Opera - including service such as Opera Mail. :up:
Congratulations Nimesh - you are this week's member of the week. :cheers:
15 Jun 2012 9:56pm GMT
08 Jun 2012
A talented singer-songwriter who offers you a chance to listen to her tunes is this week's spotlighted blogger. Since February 2007, she has been a frequent poster, active commentator in blogs and photos and she has sure made a lot of new contacts and friends here the Opera community. :up:
Congratulations studio41 - you are this week's member of the week. :cheers:
08 Jun 2012 6:10pm GMT
01 Jun 2012
This week we would like to intruduce you to a special blogger - originally from Serbia, now resident in Canada. With a blog that teaches us something new with each and every post, we were quick to hit the subscribe button!
His recent posts describe his travels in the Vancouver area, including a trip to Vancouver Aquarium, complete with a Finding Nemo reference (we enjoy the small things here on My Opera). We also agree that Frankfurt Airport is brilliant, however it seems like he has also had some mixed experiences!
We are super happy everything sorted itself out in the end for you,Darko! Not only are you our Member of the Week, but you also have one of the very best blogs on My Opera!
01 Jun 2012 12:53pm GMT
25 May 2012
Amazing design, fantastic content and great personal style - what more could you ask from a member of the week? Hailing from the Netherlands, this artist and longtime member is a true My Opera gem!
Perhaps the most striking content on his blog is the fabulous artwork. His sketches and paintings leave us wanting to see even more. An all-round talent, he even has a few fashion concepts to show off!
After enjoying his contributions to My Opera so regularly for the past six years, we have to confess we were sad to see him devoting less time to his blog lately. But maybe you guys can help us motivate him to keep it up? Regardless, congratulations and applause are in order! Jurjen, you are our Member of the Week!
25 May 2012 11:54am GMT
11 May 2012
This week we are going to make a departure from our recent run of member mentions in Asia with a special Opera fan from France. (Su-per!)
Our Member of the Week is a great example of those Opera fans who go above and beyond to help us. He started a French website called Opera-Fr.com. His site promotes Opera and shares Opera news in French. He also runs a Twitter account promoting Opera in French!
Thank you so much for all your hard work Pierre, you are our Member of the Week! We look forward to seeing more amazing stuff from you in the future!
11 May 2012 2:20pm GMT
04 May 2012
Let's take a trip to Indonesia and meet one of the friendliest guys on My Opera!
With almost 2000 friends on My Opera this week's highlighted artist is truly embracing My Opera! We love the idea he had for a 2012 New Years painting. That being said we would love to see one of his abstracts as a Theme in the upcoming Opera 12!
Keep up the amazing work Dandan Sa, we look forward to seeing more paintings in the future! Give it up for our Member of the Week everyone!
04 May 2012 12:24pm GMT
27 Apr 2012
This week we are staying in South America to bring you a community-recommended Member of the Week from Argentina. Get out your headphones and start the weekend on a musical note! :yes:
From her latest post promoting Traditional Chinese Music to Lost inspired Bryan Adams, she has over one hundred recommendations for us to enjoy. It's a great example of how one person's passion can inspire so many others.
Thanks for all the entertainment and hard work you put into your posts, Dasha. You are our well deserved Member of the Week!
27 Apr 2012 2:42pm GMT
20 Apr 2012
We're back and better than ever!
Following a brief hiatus, the member of the week section has returned to put the spotlight on noteworthy members of My Opera. This week we want to introduce you to the life of Vígi, an extremely cute Brazilian dog who has lots of fun and exciting adventures!
Although the blog is in Portuguese, we are able to follow it thanks to a nifty little translated link. Our favorite post so far is the shaving story and water training. (We don't want to spoil any surprises - read it for yourself!)
Aside from blogging about the life of Vígi, his owner is also an active member of My Opera, boasting over 600 posts in our forums as well as numerous comments. Congratulations to both Vígi and his owner Diego Schild on becoming our Member of the Week!
20 Apr 2012 1:17pm GMT
02 Mar 2012
Welcome to Ghana, home of a special Opera fan - this weeks Member of the Week!
You might have encountered him in the Opera Campus Crew, but these days we see him as an active blogger. We are not sure if we like his no internet for a week challenge though! :no:
We also see him on Twitter helping fellow students and friends. In addition to sharing Opera Enoch also shares Internet among his fellow students. We would like to once again thank Enoch Appiah Junior for all his help. Keep up the good work and enjoy your week as out Member of the Week!
02 Mar 2012 2:51pm GMT
28 Feb 2012
To speed up growth on our Facebook page we ran a promotion campaign to reach 1.000.000 fans. The goal was simple; share Opera with your friends and win some cool Opera Swag. The promotion is over and here are our lucky winners in addition to our Grand Prize winner Rajan Dhiman from Ghaziabad, India!
All lucky winners should receive an e-mail where we ask that you reply with your address within 7 days :) Thanks for participating everyone!
|Wendy Limauge||Estuardo PÃ©rez|
|Sagar Ramavtar Agrawal||David Picazo Caravaca|
|Caterina De Bellis||neetu agarwal|
|Ayub Bilakhia||Sabri Ã‡etin|
|Joyce Varghese||Mahmoud Mostafa|
|Daniel Garcia Carmona||Lucie VaverkovÃ¡|
|ciro del prete||fabrizio|
|Kaushal Mahesh Gupta||Mark|
|sasi kalyan||chaitanya kumar|
|Priyanka Munjal||Michelle Hudak|
|Kaabi Ahmed Zaki Eddine||Melissa Trinh|
|Anoop Singh Rawat||Rosanna Barbara|
|YU Kai Bin||Mary squillace|
|saad amer hamed||Dusan Aleksic|
|Jacek Nowacki||Fatma Ä°LHAN|
|Felipe Apolinar Melchor Andrade|
Are you a fan of Opera on Facebook? If so, do you remember the number of fans we had when you joined?
28 Feb 2012 2:24pm GMT
10 Feb 2012
This week we head to Slovakia's second-largest city, Košice, to track down our member of the week, who is a devotee of photography. Whether experimenting with light, capturing the fast action of a live sporting event or just passengers on a bus, his blog is the showcase for an ever-curious eye.
We are especially pleased to highlight this member of My Opera since he is active in other forums as well. Not only is he a participant in the Shoot & Tell group, but he also took part in our Movember activities at the end of last year.
Thanks for an amazing job and your support Zdenko Timulak, you are our well-deserved Member of the Week!
10 Feb 2012 3:48pm GMT
03 Feb 2012
This week we travel to the fairytale land of Kashmir and a very enthusiastic Opera Mini fan! From Opera Mini 3 up to today he has been a faithful user with a lot of insight into the mobile browser market. We fist encountered this in his rather epic reply to the Suggestions thread in the Opera Mini forums.
Comprehensive to say the least, the ideas and suggestions were a welcome addition to both Product Development at Opera and our engineers. Although we can't promise to deliver on all his requests, we always appreciate solid feedback. Especially when we see how passionate our users are!
Thanks for an amazing job and your support Suhail, you are our well-deserved Member of the Week!
03 Feb 2012 12:53pm GMT
10 Nov 2011
Opera Software today released the beta of Opera 11.60, the next update of its flagship desktop browser. The beta introduces Ragnarök, Opera's implementation of the new HTML5 parsing algorithm. Because HTML5 specifies how browsers should handle incorrect code, browsers will soon handle coding missteps the same way - a big win for web-application compatibility across browsers.
10 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT
09 Nov 2011
Rwandan MTN subscribers will now have access to the Opera Mini browser, which gives them faster and cheaper access to the Web through their mobile devices, as well as quick access to their favorite sites and MTN portals.
09 Nov 2011 2:00pm GMT
07 Nov 2011
Mxit, the leading mobile social platform in Africa, today announced a partnership agreement with Opera Software. Opera and Mxit will work together to bring the best mobile experience to consumers in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
07 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT
02 Nov 2011
The heady days of free data usage at a fixed price are drawing to an end, but, fret not, as you can still enjoy the mobile web experience. Today, Opera Software released the Opera Mini browser in version 6.5 for iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Symbian S60 and Java-enabled phones. As an added bonus, the Opera Mobile 11.5 browser is now also available on Symbian S60. Fresh off the heels of releasing Android versions, the new browser now enables consumers to keep better track of data costs when surfing the Web. By saving up to 90% of data cost, Opera Mini lets you save money and more:
02 Nov 2011 9:00am GMT
27 Oct 2011
Did you know that Android users are actually more likely to be active on music web sites than iPhone owners? Or, that feature phone users are the most active social web users? These stats and more are available in this month's State of the Mobile Web report where we take a look at the differences between web usage for Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows Phone and feature phones users. Anonymous, aggregated data from the Opera Audience Network show the differences in surfing habits between the different mobile platforms.
27 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT
24 Oct 2011
Time to take your browsing experience to the next level! Smart Communications and Opera Software have taken their "Winning Mobile Internet Experience" slogan to the next level. Loyal subscribers of Smart's "Always On" package will soon have the chance to win a big prize: a brand-new Mini Cooper.
24 Oct 2011 3:00pm GMT
18 Oct 2011
With the signing of an agreement between MTN and Opera Software, over 40 million subscribers can now expect to see faster, easier and more cost-effective mobile web surfing on their handsets.
18 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT
17 Oct 2011
Vodafone Turkey today released a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser to add a little spice to the mobile web experience for its subscribers. This partnership has its roots in the midsummer of 2011 when Vodafone Group Services and Opera Software signed an extended global frame agreement.
17 Oct 2011 9:00am GMT
14 Oct 2011
Are you a Vodafone Czech Republic subscriber? Then, we have something special for you. Vodafone Czech Republic and Opera Software have launched a special version of the fast and feature-rich Opera Mini mobile web browser. Downloading it today from m.opera.com will let you enjoy the best mobile browsing experience, together with unlimited access to the mobile version of Idnes.cz for a one-month period.
14 Oct 2011 10:00am GMT
11 Oct 2011
A megabyte saved is a megabyte earned. Now, the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers for Android make it easier than ever to keep control of surfing costs.
11 Oct 2011 5:00pm GMT
29 Sep 2011
Kenya's largest integrated telecoms operator Safaricom, today announced the extension of its existing partnership with Opera Software to deliver the Opera Mini browser solution to its more than 17 million subscribers. This includes the launch of a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser, which is now available for download across Safaricom's network in Kenya. This is part of a global agreement between Vodafone and Opera Software.
29 Sep 2011 1:00pm GMT
Making the mobile Web not only faster, but also greener, Opera Software has chosen Fortress Colocation Centers as its newest provider for its North American data center services. The Fortress offering of a renewable green energy source, low PUE and high availability of fiber and fiber providers was instrumental in helping Opera choose Fortress as the primary colocation provider in the Pacific Northwest.
29 Sep 2011 9:00am GMT
The world is ever more interconnected, and data centers are appearing all over the world. Data centers, the mystical warehouses of computers that process everything from your web-based email to compressing web pages for your phone, are on the increase.
29 Sep 2011 9:00am GMT
23 Sep 2011
Today, at the Webstock event in Bucharest, Vodafone Romania and Opera Software launched a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser as a part of an extended global agreement between Vodafone Group Services and Opera. In addition to the existing Opera Mini version offered by Vodafone Romania, the new special version is now available for download for over nine million Vodafone subscribers.
23 Sep 2011 11:00am GMT
19 Sep 2011
Opera Software announced today that it has acquired Handster Inc., a leading mobile application store platform company.
19 Sep 2011 10:00am GMT