Via Opera Watch. Opera is set to make an announcement regarding changes to its desktop browser revenue model. Most speculate that Opera will finally remove its ads in the free version of the browser to put it on the same playing ground as Mozilla Firefox. This is something Opera should have done a long time ago while at the same time charging for its mobile browser and expanding its product portfolio (possibly moving into the content generation space?). Trying to make a successful company based on desktop browser revenues when there are free alternatives out there for every single operating system is just insane, I'm surprised they've been able to do it.

The announcement will undoubtedly coincide with Opera's Virtual Party on Aug. 30th celebrating its 10-year anniversary where a "HUGE surprise" will be unveiled.

§145 · August 24, 2005 · Opera, QuickLinks, Software, Technology, Web · · [Print]

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