Opera shares begin to rise to rumors that it will be bought by Facebook
While still a rumor, the possible purchase of Opera by Facebook are being echoed in various financial media this morning, as the Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg News, after the Norwegian company’s stock began to rise in value the bag.
Operates up 26% in the day today, the biggest gain since it began trading on the Oslo market in 2004. At this price, the company would be valued at USD $ 811 million – less than $ 1,000 USD Instagram , which does not totally absurd speculation of a possible purchase.
Multiple analysts have begun to discuss the acquisition would “strategic sense” to Facebook. Opera is especially popular with your mobile browser (Opera Mini), which could open the door to the social network to improve the operation of the mobile social network and Facebook could help to improve the use of standards for the web.
Having a browser would also promote their own services, and searching through Facebook or associated with Bing, belonging to one of its major shareholders, Microsoft.
Anyway, no one has officially commented on these rumors, and may in Opera are not willing to sell, one of the few remaining independent players in the field of Browsers yet.
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