The Online Writers Competition is well under way. We have a lot of good submissions and have approved the best of them. With the prize being a fully paid internship in Oslo, Norway for Opera, we want you to apply!
The perfect candidate has the ability to explain complex technology in simple terms, possibly with a humorous and light touch. Your background is not important as long as you have strong English writing skills.
How to join
To join the competition you need to write an article in 400 words about innovation in technology, you also have to include at least one Opera browser innovation in the article.
Check out the internship competition on the following page:
Gaming is a popular activity for a lot of people. Some gamers raise the bar how good you can get and in "World of Warcaft", these players make up "Elitist Jerks", probably the best theorycrafting Web site in the world.
“Opera knows that the vehicle for online gaming is the browser, so why not make the browser a part of the game?” says Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Gaming is something we have always taken very seriously, and by creating a custom browser for gamers, we hope to make their online adventures even better.”
The browser for the Elitist Jerks community is filled with numerous customized features, including a pre-set Speed Dial complete with important theorycrafting sites, selected RSS feeds and an array of helpful, built-in bookmarks. Elitist Jerks members or fans will feel right at home, as the skin and layout are designed to match the look and feel of their Online community Web site.
“It’s a thrill to finally have our own Elitist Jerks browser. Our community members have worked hard to build our site into the success it is today, and it is great to get the recognition from Opera who provided us a custom-made browser to enhance the overall experience,” said Andrew Hunn aka Boethius from the Elitist Jerks community.
Moods of Norway started in Honolulu, Hawaii, as an after party idea between the two designers Simen Staalnacke and Peder Børresen. After finishing studies in Australia and Hawaii, one night of sizzling cocktails resulted in the concept, Moods of Norway. Simen and Peder simply wanted to tell stories from Norway and make clothes for different moods. That is why every Moods of Norway item has a small Norwegian detail or twist to it.
When returning to the country known for polar bears and expensive gasoline, the duo drew their first lines for the coming collection. The brand has the headquarters and showroom in the town of Stryn (population 5750), a place known for glaciers, salmon fishing and one newly opened escalator.
The fun loving Norwegian based company has been doing the hibbedy-dibbedy on the international fashion dance floor for barely 4 years now, and the philosophy is still the same even though Norwegian oil price is as flexible as an Bulgarian gymnast after 14 tequila shots.
The main goal, besides making their grandmas happy, is to create happy clothes for happy people around the world. As of this golden minute, Moods of Norway is represented at the most polished shops and by the finest agents in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Benelux, Eastern Europe, Iceland, Australia, Japan, USA, among others. And now also on My Opera with one of the best lifestyle blogs we've ever seen.
So, what can you expect from this blog? Well, did we mention that these guys are designers? We smell contests, fun and games lurking on the horizon... Bookmark or subscribe now to receive the latest news.
Check out "The Norwegian Five Step Program" by Moods of Norway:
Meet a 44-year old American who has only been a member of our humble community for three months, but has already made up his mind on our new look and feel. We think his header image is really cool and fits perfectly with our "Darkside" theme.
Besides the header image, his blog is different in many ways. He has a writing style we really enjoy.
His latest post titled "Rough Day" is precisely what it is because:
"When I put on my pants in the dark this morning, things felt a little off. I was in a hurry, so I didn't deal with it at the time. A trip to the bathroom reveals a solid reason for my disdain for both pants and underwear: my underwear is on backwards, which is a functional nightmare when one stands at the urinal. Google reveals that I am not alone, and that other gentlemen with the same problem are funnier than I am."
Kudos to Matthew, or Noah Counte which is his My Opera username for writing such funny and interesting blog posts! Keep it up — and congrats on being this week's member of the week.