After acquire Instagram for a $1 billion dollars, Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, is expected to acquire Opera Software too, according to recent reports.
The reason Facebook might be interested in acquiring Opera is the increased mobile traffic to the social network, which the company is unable to fully take advantage of. Buying Opera might be a huge step in solving this problem, according to analysts, and if Zuckerbeg wants to make this happen, he might have to fork out north of a billion dollars.
Because of various rumors on the matter, Google and other competition have also claimed interest in the Oslo-based company. This led to a 26 percent jump in Opera's shares today, making the company worth a bit over $1 billion. The norwegian bank DNB has valuated Opera at $1.35 billion.
Today Opera Software is showing off a labs version of the Opera Mobile web browser for Android, now optimized for Intel architecture. This Opera Mobile Labs release will include advanced HTML5 and WebGL demos on the latest mobile devices powered by Intel chipsets.
Opera and Intel have been working together for over a year to bring Opera Mobile to Intel-processor-based Android devices. Now, developers with an Intel-processor-based phone or tablet can see the results by downloading Opera Mobile Labs at labs.opera.com. Advanced demos will also be available in the Opera booth in Hall 1 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Opera Mobile is an increasingly popular browser on the Android operating system, with super-smooth browsing, data savings when using the Opera Turbo mode, WebGL and industry-leading HTML5 support. Download and try below!