Opera Scoops Up Mobile Ad Company
Today Opera Software announced that it has purchased AdMarvel, a company that provides mobile advertising solutions. AdMarvel is based in San Mateo, Calif., and Opera is based in Oslo, Norway. According to Opera, the acquisition will let it expand its portfolio to include ad monetization services for its browser products, as well as the products and services offered by its network operator partners. Opera spokesperson Thomas Ford told Phone Scoop in an email that the terms of the acquisition were "$8 million now and a $15 million in cash consideration if aggressive financial goals are met within 24 months." Apple and Google have both recently acquired mobile advertising firms.
Oct 23, 2018
Motorola Solutions today announced the Talkabout T800 walkie talkies and accompanying mobile application. The concept is to let outdoor adventurers keep in touch — and, more importantly, share precise location data — when cellular networks are not available.
Mar 20, 2019
The Opera web browser for Android now includes a free VPN service, for securing data over untrusted networks such as public Wi-Fi. Opera for Android version 51 includes the feature, which is activated with a simple toggle, requiring no sign-in nor account.
Nov 22, 2019
AT&T is launching 5G for consumers in the coming weeks, and has detailed its launch plans for both sub-6 GHz (low-band) and mmWave launches in the coming year. The company promises "nationwide" 5G in the first half of 2020.
Jan 8, 2021
Motorola today unveiled a full lineup of four new affordable phones, including three g-series models ranging from $169 – $299 and one 5G model for $399. All four feature large batteries (4,000 – 5,000 mAh) and large displays (6.5 – 6.8 inches).
Dec 13, 2018
Opera Software today launched a new version of its Opera browser for Android devices that takes a step toward the internet's future. The latest build of Opera, based on blockchain, now includes an integrated crypto wallet and Web 3 support.