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Opera Sold

  • I don't know anything about this company in China. I don't know who to trust. So, if I need to use Opera I won't be syncing any info. As I'm using a Chromebook right now because my main laptop is dead, this doesn't affect me personally. AT least not for a while.

    I will just watch and wait

  • As long as its stock is trading under Opera ASA's own name and listing, it probably means the final change in control via a majority of shares has not occurred. On 11 February, Quihoo stated its intention to delist the stock after it acquires control: `http://www.pressreader.com/belgium/the-wall-street-journal-europe/20160211/282230894739355/TextView'

  • I am very grateful. However, I can not access the address you indicated. The reason: "We Could not find the page you're looking for.The link might be broken, or the page might have been removed." Maybe due to my geographical localization?

  • Quinca, same here.

  • Somebody says trojan horse for Chinese market? Well, it's for Chinese not for UE or US.

  • I am very grateful. However, I can not access the address you indicated. The reason: "We Could not find the page you're looking for.The link might be broken, or the page might have been removed." Maybe due to my geographical localization?

    Agreed, the page has evaporated, most likely because of aging. I re-checked today (27 Feb) and the link no longer works, though it did yesterday and before. The article contained some quotes from a Quihoo spokesman regarding their strategy of developing global markets and assuring that they had a significant place for Opera and its products/services in that strategy, regardless of their plan to delist Opera (delisting a stock is normal when a company is bought by another and is absorbed into their internal operational structure).

  • @blackbird - Gratefull again. Enlightening.

  • The article contained some quotes from a Quihoo spokesman regarding their strategy of developing global markets and assuring that they had a significant place for Opera and its products/services in that strategy, regardless of their plan to delist Opera (delisting a stock is normal when a company is bought by another and is absorbed into their internal operational structure

    Please, I beg to ask, if delisting finally comes to be accepted by Opera, which would (or could) be the role of the Norwegian company within the expansion plan? I assume that, whatever may be, will be in absolute submission to the Chinese consortium.
    Excuse me, can be a very layman's question, and undue assumptions, but I have to keep myself within my limits.

  • Hi @blackbird71 @quinca71 @joshl, the article is still there, just the link has been mistyped - you have to remove the ' sign at the end of the link, and the page should open without a problem 😉 :cheers:

  • if delisting finally comes to be accepted by Opera

    They don't have to accept, as the delist would be made after acquisition.

    which would (or could) be the role of the Norwegian company within the expansion plan? I assume that, whatever may be, will be in absolute submission to the Chinese consortium

    The consortium would be the new owner. If it will imply in (big) changes, i guess only time will tell.

  • hmmmm, I was using Opera for a blog that I am wondering what happened to it. I just discovered after almost two years now, that Opera was sold. What happened to the content that was on the original Opera? I'd like to get back some of my images etc. I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't. Thanks for letting me know something. At least I can still use my same username and password to get in here.

    Susan

  • I just discovered after almost two years now, that Opera was sold

    Opera wasn't sold yet.

    What happened to the content that was on the original Opera? I'd like to get back some of my images etc. I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't.

    If you are talking about the old My Opera, it was closed a while ago and its content may no longer exists.

    If you had a public blog you can try finding something using Internet Archive.

  • I use to update the blog, but with so many illnesses in the family for over two years, I couldn't. Thanks for letting me know something.

    God grant that health had returned and stabilized through blessings from Him.

  • Hi @blackbird71 @quinca71 @joshl, the article is still there, just the link has been mistyped - you have to remove the ' sign at the end of the link, and the page should open without a problem 😉

    Grateful for the attention. How could you see that tiny speck at the address? Wish I have such competent eyes! :happy:

  • Just to set the record straight, the problem in the URL I originally posted was my fault. As is my usual custom, I tried to surround the URL with back-ticks (before and after the URL itself) to assure that odd symbols like underscores, etc within a URL are always correctly captured by the Markdown language used by this forum. In this case, I erred in typing the ending back-tick as an apostrophe (or forward-tick) instead. That caused it to be absorbed into the URL itself by the Markdown and, hence, led to a page-not-found error when the URL was clicked upon. Since the URL was the ending portion of my post, the error did not show up as visually clear as it might have if added text had followed it... it even trapped me when I re-clicked on it after @quinca71's follow-on post. My apologies to all for any confusion this may have caused! 😞

  • My apologies to all for any confusion this may have caused!

    Regarding me, it was better. Your text gave me a much better summary than reading the link above.

  • By chance, these subsidies came to circulate before, under this topic?

  • By chance, these subsidies came to circulate before, under this topic?

    One of the things that will have greatest bearing, and which has not yet (to my knowledge) been revealed, is just how the consortium will function. That is, who will be primarily in charge of which decisions regarding Opera? From the article you cited, a lot will depend on which of the two primary companies behind the investment facade will actually direct Opera's future actions... or will Opera even be granted a large degree of autonomy (which I believe most users would prefer)? Only time will tell, assuming of course that a stockholder majority and the Norwegian government sign onto the sale.

  • Somebody says trojan horse for Chinese market? Well, it's for Chinese not for UE or US.

    But, living at US or at UE (be this wherever be), by having a Chinese software, that Opera can well become, you are as subject to risk as the Chinese ones.

  • Opera (at least for Android) has his own tracker build-in, a bunch of democrats from Bloomberg who tracks any click on the screen. Besides, the Chinese branch of Opera operate in China since 2010 without any limitations sniffing around and even since then aleaiactaest. This affair smells like rhino.

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