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Encyclopedia > Opera Software
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Opera Software, founded on August 30, 1995, develops the popular Opera web browser and is highly involved in promoting web standards through participation in the W3C. The full name of the company is "Opera Software ASA", where ASA stands for Allmennaksjeselskap, a type of corporation in Norway. Opera Software Logo This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Opera is a cross-platform internet suite consisting of: Web browser Email and news client News aggregator Address book IRC client Download manager BitTorrent client Opera is in active development by Opera Software of Oslo, Norway and its core layout engine, Presto, is licensed by business partners such as Adobe... A web browser is a software application that enables a user to display and interact with HTML documents hosted by web servers or held in a file system. ... The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is a consortium that produces the software standards (recommendations, as they call them) for the World Wide Web. ... A corporation is a legal entity (distinct from a natural person) that often has similar rights in law to those of a Civil law systems may refer to corporations as moral persons; they may also go by the name AS (anonymous society) or something similar, depending on language (see below). ...

Opera Software had an IPO in February 2004, and was listed on Oslo Stock Exchange March 11, 2004. // Headline text In financial markets, an initial public offering (IPO) is the first sale of a companys common shares to public investors. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

On May 18, 2004, Opera Software settled a lawsuit: May 18 is the 138th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (139th in leap years). ... 2004(MMIV) is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Opera Software ASA has settled legal claims with an international corporation resulting in payment to Opera of net USD 12.75 million. The other party is not a customer of Opera and the settlement does not negatively impact future revenues. The entire amout will be booked in Q2.
Details are confidential pursuant to the settlement agreement.

It is widely theorized that the 'international corporation' named above is Microsoft, who it was previously reported had blocked Opera users from correctly viewing MSN.com. [1] Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) is the worlds largest software company with over 50,000 employees in various countries as of May 2004. ... MSN (or Microsoft Network) is an Internet service provider and web portal (initially meant to be a parallel net to the Internet) created by Microsoft on August 24, 1995, coinciding with the release of Windows 95. ...

The introduction in August 2005 of "Opera Mini" [2], a J2ME-based web browser for mobile phones marketed not to end users but to mobile network operators, possibly marks a new direction towards directly revenue generating business, making the company less dependent on give-away and advertising-based Internet software. Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, or J2ME, is a collection of Java APIs targeting embedded consumer products such as PDAs, cell phones and other consumer appliances. ... A mobile network operator (also mobile phone operator, cellular operator or wireless carrier) is a telephone company that provides phone services for mobile phone subscribers. ... For the tax agency in the UK of the same name , see HM Revenue and Customs. ...

On September 20 Opera announced that it will be removing the advertising from the browser which up to that point displayed an advertising banner unless a user purchased a license. This decision renders the software freeware for individual use. The software remains, however, closed-source. The move was made in hopes that it would prompt more users to switch to the Opera browser.

See also

Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner is the CEO of Opera Software. ... Geir Ivarsøy, is the lead programmer at Opera Software. ... Håkon Wium Lie (born 1965 in Norway) is, as of 2004, presently Chief Technology Officer of Opera Software, where he has worked since 1999. ...

External links

  • Opera Software
  • Opera Software Stock ticker at Oslo Stock Exchange
  • Microsoft behind $12 million payment to Opera (News.com)

  Results from FactBites:
Opera Software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (398 words)
Opera Software (OSE: OPERA) is a Norwegian corporation, primarily known for its Opera suite of internet applications.
Opera Software is also involved in promoting web standards through participation in the W3C.
Initially started as a research project within the Norwegian telecommunications corporation Telenor in 1994, Opera Software was founded as an independent company on August 30, 1995 by Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner and Geir Ivarsøy [1].
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