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Video interview with Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner

November 15, 2006

Earlier today I spoke with Opera’s co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner after his keynote address at the Webmaster World PubCon conference in Las Vegas (video below).

We talked about compatibility issues with the Opera browser, why developers should care about Opera, Opera’s competition, how Opera plans on growing its market share, and what’s next for Opera.

Thanks to Opera’s Tim Altman, the guy behind the video camera.

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  1. November 15, 2006 at 5:00 am

    Great interview 🙂
    And man, Jon looks tall 🙂

  2. PT
    November 15, 2006 at 9:21 am

    Either Jon is slightly higher than Daniel, or he is standing on a box or something :p

  3. November 15, 2006 at 11:29 am

    Soooo, according to Jon von Tetzchner there will be developers toolbar in 9.10
    Nice! Cant’t wait to test it. 🙂

  4. November 15, 2006 at 11:29 am

    No, Jon wasn’t standing on any boxes 🙂 — he’s actually quite tall. According to this Jon is 2 meters tall.

  5. November 15, 2006 at 2:38 pm

    Yeah, Jon is quite tall. Sorry if the camera work is messy, that was my first time operating a video camera. 😉

  6. November 15, 2006 at 4:56 pm

    Just as a notice, you really broke your page in any non Opera browser with that video..:)

  7. Rick
    November 15, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    Not that I found. Even though I play embedded Youtube videos in Opera all the time, this one wouldn’t get past the “Loading” phase. Worked right off in FF….

  8. November 16, 2006 at 1:19 am

    @ Øyvind Ø, it’s fixed now.

    @ Rick, try doing CTRL+F5 on the YouTube page, which would force Opera to do a complete page reload.

  9. November 16, 2006 at 5:45 am

    FataL: you can test the developer tool bar with any Opera 9.x. Get it at dev.opera.com/articles/view/opera-developer-tools/

  10. goohf
    November 16, 2006 at 5:23 pm

    I wish I could be that diplomatic when talking about Microsoft and Internet Explorer 🙂
    http://news.com.com/Microsoft+behind+$12+million+payment+to+Opera/2100-1032_3-5218163.html

  11. November 17, 2006 at 11:02 pm

    @Daniel Goldman

    Nope, it is still broken in IE6 at work.

    BTW; cheers for the latest interview with Mr. Tetzchner. Great reading. Keep up the good work.

    – ØØ –

  12. November 22, 2006 at 12:31 pm

    it’s always awesome to hear how passionate jon is about opera.

  13. February 10, 2007 at 8:44 am

    Still new 2 opera but so far im impressed…keep up the gud work u guys.. 🙂 would love 2 be able 2 access video feeds from mini opera on cell tho…

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