After Google, Microsoft is RUMORED to have bought Opera!
Ok. This is getting a bit out of hand for us right now. We at TechWhack love to use Opera. And we have been following the development of the company since quite sometime. The people at Opera have always claimed to have a specific goal and that goal does not include getting acquired by a bigger company. Some days back the media was mocked for having spread the rumor around that Google had possibly acquired the Norway based Opera Software ASA and now the same rumors are back again but with Microsoft being named as the new owners of the company.
CoolTechZone.com, a tech magazine has this insider report claiming that the worldâ€™s largest software company Microsoft has acquired Opera Software. They also claim that both Google and Microsoft were bidding for this deal and in the end, Microsoft emerged the winner out of the two. The magazine also claims that the deal is almost through and both the companies are now talking about locations for the browserâ€™s research and development centers throughout the world.
An article on the website quotes: â€œOpera will bring a significant number of things to the table for Microsoft. First and foremost, Opera will help compete against Firefox, the biggest threat to Microsoftâ€™s Internet Explorer currently.â€ We find this story quite hard to believe considering Opera has held a major grudge against the software giant for specifically targeting their browser product Opera through their online portals. MSN used to send bad code to opera users making the service quite unusable on this alternative browser.
The article also claims that Microsoft was interested in Opera because of their mobile browser products. And that the company would be announcing this news officially pretty soon.