CoolTechZone: Microsoft Buys Out Opera
Dec 23, 2005, 14:30 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Here comes a surprise. In a recent conversation with one of our
insiders at Microsoft, the source revealed that Microsoft Corp.,
the world's largest software maker, has acquired Opera Software,
makers of the Opera browser. The insider reported that both
Microsoft and Google were trying to bid on Opera, but in the end,
the software maker took the lead.
"At the moment, the deal is almost through with Microsoft and
Opera planning on locations for the browser's research and
development centers throughout the world..."