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RumorTT: Facebook to acquire Opera, want to make a Facebook browser

RumorTT: 'Facebook browser' is possible if Facebook were to acquire Opera

By Anthony Garreffa from May 28, 2012 @ 0:27 CDT

With the news we reported just hours ago of Facebook wanting to make their own smartphone, this news makes even more sense. Pocket-lint is reporting that Facebook is looking at buying Opera Software, the boys and girls behind the Opera web browser.

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This would allow the social networking giant to enter the browser space along with Google, Apple, Microsoft, Mozilla and even Yahoo, who just launched their own browser not that long ago. If it were to acquire Opera, it would definitely be an even stronger competitor against Google, not just for a browser, but for social networking.

Opera's mobile browser is already impressive, and if Facebook were to acquire them, that's one thing they wouldn't have to bother building from the ground-up, it would just be a slot in, change some things around and go. Opera claims to have over 200 million users across all of their platforms, so that's a nice start for Zuckerberg and co.

NEWS SOURCES:Pocket-lint.com


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