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Opera loves speed, we all know that. We work hard to make the browser faster with features that speeds you up, but your connection also has a saying how fast you can go.
That’s why we’ve been working on Opera Turbo, a server-side optimization and compression technology that provides significant improvements in browsing speeds over limited-bandwidth connections by compressing network traffic. This does not only make you surf faster, but also lowers the cost of browsing when you are on a pay per usage plan.
Please not that Turbo is not for everyone. If you're on a 10Mbit fiber connection, you will most likely have no result of enabling Turbo mode. However, imagine you're stuck on an airport with a slow Wi-Fi connection... Well, fire up Turbo and experience improved browsing speed.
Today we start our time limited test phase for Opera Turbo. Please read the labs release to learn more about Turbo and download it. You can also see it in action in the following video:
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Fantastic news for our Russian speaking community – the most popular Russian search engine Yandex just released it's new website where you can already find 4 cool widgets. They are simple, useful and work with Opera!
Let's take a closer look at the widgets:
• Vietnam: The Crew at the University of Economics Hochiminh City generated a lot of interest from their display of the Opera posters (featuring quotes from My Opera users about why they love Opera ).
• Indonesia: To say thank you to Gadjah Mada University (see right), our biggest and most active branch, we provided an 'Outbound' team building day. Check out the wacky things they got up to!
• Russia: Novosibirsk State University now has Opera installed in their computer labs (see right). It's fantastic to give the students there access, well done!
• Sweden: Our member at Kalmar University last week held Demo Days each day in the campus cafeteria during the lunchbreaks. Top work .
Keep up the great work, guys! We really appreciate all of your efforts!
Here's an article featuring the official Nintendo crew who talk about the new Nintendo entertainment device, the browser and the work relationship they've gained with Opera over the years building the browser for both Nintendo Wii and DS:"Many of Opera’s staff had very distinct personalities, so depending on who was in charge of something, the work would proceed quite differently. For that reason, we drew up strategies within the team for each individual, assigning work to people based on their character (laughs). It’s a company that provides fresh discoveries every time we communicate with them."
The article is in two sections, whereas part 2 is dedicated (mostly) to Opera and the browser: