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.
Opera to Sell Browser Business to Chinese Firms for $600M
Jul 18, 2016
Opera Software today scrapped plans to sell its entire business to a consortium of Chinese companies and will instead sell to them its consumer browser business. The original deal, valued at $1.2 billion, would have seen a handful of China-based investment firms take over all of Opera's businesses.
Google Says Developers Can Use AMP for Email to Boost Gmail Experience
Feb 13, 2018
Google today said it is porting its AMP technology to Gmail. Developers now have access to AMP for Email, a tool that allows them to create interactive, actionable email experiences that take place within Gmail itself, rather than secondary browser windows.
Ford Embraces CarPlay and Android Auto
Jan 4, 2016
Ford today announced an update to its Sync 3 in-car infotainment system, to support Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto. All 2017 Ford models with Sync 3 will support CarPlay and Android Auto, and an update will be offered for 2016 models with Sync 3.
Opera Ad Blocker Now Available to Android, iOS, Windows
Jun 16, 2016
Opera updated several of its mobile browsers today, bringing its ad blocking tool to Android, iOS, and Windows handsets. First, Opera refreshed its main Opera browser for Android.