Opera optimizes its browser and launches a news engine for African consumers


The Norway-based tech icon Opera is huge in Africa, with almost 100 million people using its mobile and desktop products across the continent. Recognizing this, Opera is investing $100 million (30 billion Nigerian naira) in Africa over the next two years, aiming to speed up Internet adoption and strengthen the local Internet ecosystem. The company is also overhauling its browser product with African consumers in mind, and has partnered with several major African publishers on a news curation system. On the browser front, Opera plans to add value-added services to its product, including data bundling and mobile payments. The latter is pretty exciting.…

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