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Is Facebook Going to buy Opera? Will They Make a Facebook Browser?

May 29, 2012

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Well it looks like there’s no end to the Facebook spending spree. A new report says the social networking giant might be looking to buy Norwegian company Opera Software. If you’ve been using android for a while now, you may have run across the company’s mobile web browser application in the Google Play Store. Opera has been able to hold its own against some of the other heavyweight web browser applications made available in the Play Store.

Now fully under the microscope of Wall Street as well as Main Street investors, Facebook is trying to solve its mobile monetizing problems and has been gobbling up various companies in recent months to increase its presence in the world of smartphones (smart move).

If the latest report is on point, the Menlo Park-based company’s next target could be Opera. So what does this mean for you, the consumers? Well if this goes through I feel that it will only be a matter of time before we will see a 100% Facebook smartphone. Where your searches will first go through the Facebook database then to the web. For those that do not have an account, (me and 3 other people) this phone and/or browser will probably not be on my first things to do list. But for the rest of the world this is only the beginning.

So are you ready to trade out Google chrome and Dolphin HD for a new Facebook web browser? Let us know.

Till next time – your fan, Mr. Harrison

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jarrell permalink
    July 11, 2012 1:08 am

    About 3 or 4 months ago it woulda been a good move. Now it seems like it would build hype and crash. Opera is now showing an unwillingness to update and sorta keep up with its competition, in retrospect. I think Google Chrome would be perfect.

    • July 11, 2012 1:35 am

      Its hard to tell sometimes. The way Facebook has been buying software up the last year and then rumors of them planning to release their own smartphone…. I’d give it a few months and see if this comes full circle or not.

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