TechRadar: I came across this unloved browser and now Google Chrome looks even worse

TechRadar: I came across this unloved browser and now Google Chrome looks even worse. “From controlling how much of any given resource websites can use to built-in adblocker to its tight integrations with Discord, YouTube Music, and more directly through the browser interface, there are near endless ways users can augment their experience with Opera GX.”

Engadget: Opera’s crypto browser is now available on iOS

Engadget: Opera’s crypto browser is now available on iOS. “Opera launched its dedicated ‘Crypto Browser’ into beta back in January, promising to make Web3 as accessible as any Web2 website. The company released the browser for Windows, Mac and Android users back then, but the version for iOS devices still wasn’t ready for rollout. Now, Opera has announced that the Crypto Browser for iPhones and iPads is out and available for download from its website.”

Opera Blogs: Meet the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks

Opera Blogs: Meet the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks. “We’re proud to announce that Opera is now the world’s first alternative browser optimized for Chromebooks. The Opera Browser brings many unique features previously unavailable on the Chrome OS platform, including a free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN, ad blocker, cookie dialog blocker and color themes.”

Opera loses Touch with iOS app: Browser maker locks and loads the rebrandogun (The Register)

The Register: Opera loses Touch with iOS app: Browser maker locks and loads the rebrandogun . “As with the iOS versions of Microsoft’s Edge, Google’s Chrome, Vivaldi and so on, Opera has attempted to differentiate itself via the bits around the core rendering engine (what the company refers to as ‘the personal browser experience’). As well as the ad and cookie blocking that has become common among browsers, Opera added its Flow technology to the mobile browser at its 2018 launch to facilitate the sharing of files between desktop and device.”

VentureBeat: Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10 million and launches Opera Gaming division

VentureBeat: Opera acquires YoYo Games for $10 million and launches Opera Gaming division. “Web browser maker Opera has acquired YoYo Games, maker of the GameMaker Studio 2 game engine, for $10 million, and it has also launched its Opera Gaming division. The deal underscores Opera‘s efforts to differentiate its web browser, Opera GX, through a gaming community. Opera itself has more than 380 million people using its web browsers worldwide, but the new Opera GX gaming browser has seven million monthly active users as of December, up 350% from a year earlier.”

Ubergizmo: Latest Opera Update Will Make Easier To Manage Multiple Tabs

Ubergizmo: Latest Opera Update Will Make Easier To Manage Multiple Tabs. “These days browsers pretty much all come with tabs. Depending on the type of user you are, you might be the type that has many tabs open at once. This can be rather confusing if you’re trying to sort between the tabs, but if you’re an Opera user, then you might want to check out the latest update to the browser.”

The Register: Opera hits back at ‘short seller’ whose report claimed its ‘predatory’ microloan droid apps could hurt, er… investors

The Register: Opera hits back at ‘short seller’ whose report claimed its ‘predatory’ microloan droid apps could hurt, er… investors. “In response to the report, Julia Szyndzielorz, a senior public relations manager at Opera, said: ‘We believe Hindenburg has issued this report with the attempt at creating a situation to short Opera shares.’ She told us: ‘The Company believes that the report contains numerous errors, unsubstantiated statements, and misleading conclusions and interpretations regarding the business of and events relating to the Company.’” None of those errors, statements, etc. were apparently included in the response given to the Register. I’m going to keep an eye on this, as I was a huge Opera fan back in the day.

Engadget: Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps

Engadget: Opera accused of offering predatory loans through Android apps. “Opera has frequently tried to claim the moral high ground in the web browser world, but it’s being accused of using its side projects for far less virtuous behavior. Hindenburg Research has published a report alleging that Opera is running four Android apps aimed at India, Kenya and Nigeria (CashBean, OKash, OPay and OPesa) that appear to be in direct violation of Google Play Store policies forbidding predatory loans and deceptive descriptions.”

Engadget: Opera’s latest browser update will show you how much you’re being tracked

Engadget: Opera’s latest browser update will show you how much you’re being tracked. “With its previous release, Opera unveiled a tracker blocker for its browser that sped it up by up to 20 percent and offered more privacy, to boot. With the latest version, you’ll be able to see a list of those trackers to get an idea of just how often advertisers and websites are watching you.”