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Is Opera looking to be bought?

December 23, 2005

I was just talking to a reporter, who brought up an interesting point regarding all these rumors of Opera being acquired by larger companies.

The issue isn’t whether Google or Microsoft was looking to buy Opera, but rather whether Opera is looking to sell itself. What is Opera’s strategy? Do they want to remain independent and grow the company? Or sell to some other company?

I have spoken to a few top Opera insiders over the past week, and the feeling that I got was that Opera is not shopping itself around. One insider told me “Opera is his baby” (referring to Opera’s founder and CEO) he would never sell it no matter the dollar size.

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  1. December 23, 2005 at 12:57 pm

    And we are like this “baby” too!
    Happy holidays to everyone! 😀

  2. Anonymous
    December 23, 2005 at 4:07 pm

    Can’t we get some shares for the licenses that have become obsolete after Opera went free? That way we could prevent a take-over… 🙂

  3. December 24, 2005 at 1:32 am

    Amusing as these rumours are, it’s great to see that Opera is getting so much attention in the press. Keep them flowing! 😀

  4. Anonymous
    December 24, 2005 at 4:24 am

    would never sell it no matter the dollar size

    famous last words

  5. December 25, 2005 at 7:17 pm

    Perhaps, this sort of publicity is not a good thing, though, if it is perceived that Opera is a lame duck that will be discontinued in the near future because of a buyout.

  6. December 27, 2005 at 8:50 am

    If there is absolutely nothing going on, how does one interpret this?

  7. Anonymous
    December 27, 2005 at 12:26 pm

    Berislav: Nothing to do with rumors. Just moving money from one pocket to another. You see those stocks are still in Opera’s control.
    Same as Arepo 🙂
    -Olli

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