Opera Software, maker of the Opera web browsers for desktops, devices and mobiles, could build a web browser for kids. “We think about creating an internet browser for kids. It’s a secret, exclusive..,” said Opera Software Communications Manager in Russia, Vladimir Isaev in his recent interview to Runetologia. He added that the company thinks about adding extensions to the Opera browser in its future versions (similar to add-ons to Firefox).
The safe search engines and web browsers for kids include Ask Kids, KidZui, KIDO’Z, and our own Quintura for Kids.
Being the leading internet browser for desktop and mobile in Russia and Ukraine, Opera Software has decided to open an office in St. Petersburg, Russia. Headquartered in Norway, Opera has 5 employees in Russia who work remotely.
In May 2009, Opera Software bought Mobica Solutions of Poland for $2 million. Before purchase, Opera contracted consultants from Mobica.
In January 2010, Opera Software acquired mobile ad optimizer AdMarvel for $8 million, plus, an additional consideration of up to $15 million, subject to meeting certain financial targets over the next two years.