The Opera Group
The Opera Group started out in 1994 as a research project within Telenor, Norway’s leading telecom. Within a year, Opera Software ASA was launched as an independent development company. Today, Opera Software is headquartered in Norway, with over 700 employees in offices around the world.
Since the beginning, Opera Software’s founders and employees have shared the belief that access to the Web is a universal right. This has guided the company’s product development, and the Opera web browsers are adapted to a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products — including Mac, PC and Linux computers, tablets, mobile phones and PDAs, as well as various game consoles and other devices.
Opera Software has always strived to develop the fastest and technologically most advanced browsers. As a result, the Opera browser is the choice of some of the world’s most demanding and knowledgeable users. At the same time, when the powerful compression technology in the Opera browser is applied to the Opera Mini browser, the Web is accessible on even the simplest handsets, with small screens and limited memory. This has made the Opera Mini browser the world’s most popular mobile browser.
Opera Mediaworks, LLC is the world’s leading mobile advertising platform that helps power the global mobile economy. The platform improves efficiency, through technology, innovation, transparency and trust, to create an open and vibrant marketplace for publishers and advertisers across the globe. The Opera Mediaworks platform includes: AdMarvel, an ad serving and mediation platform; Mobile Theory, a premium mobile ad network in the US; and 4th Screen Advertising, a premium ad network in the UK. As part of the Opera Group, Opera Mediaworks serves impressions within Opera mobile browser and internet properties, such as the Opera Mini Smart Page and the Opera Mobile Store.
AdMarvel Inc. is the premier ad serving and inventory management platform in the mobile industry. Providing services to the world’s largest media companies, mobile operators, publishers, application developers, ad networks and agencies, AdMarvel provides dynamic SDK(s) and single platform to enable and manage the most engaging ad units available from the leading ad networks, rich media vendors and video ad providers in mobile today. As a “trusted and open” solution, AdMarvel leads the industry in working with 3rd parties to certify on the AdMarvel SDK(s) and ad platform for execution to ensure the intended user experience, audience measurement and analytics.
Mobile Theory Inc. is the first mobile ad network built just for brand advertisers. Mobile Theory’s network of premium-quality mobile sites and apps provides exclusive, unduplicated reach to 90 million mobile internet users, accessing 8 out of 10 US smartphone users via 1.2 billion impressions per month. Through rich media and stunning mobile ad executions, Mobile Theory enables the world's top brands and agencies to deliver advertising campaigns that engage and immerse the mobile consumer.
Established in 2006, 4th Screen Advertising Ltd. is Europe’s leading premium mobile advertising sales agency. 4th Screen specialises in high quality exclusive publisher representation for mobile media owners. Its focus is brand engagement and rich-media campaigns as well as offering brand-safe performance campaigns. Through the Opera Mediaworks platform, 4th Screen benefits from the premier ad serving technology of Admarvel. This global mobile advertising technology allows 4th Screen to run scalable global and targeted campaigns.
Founded in 2007, Skyfire is dedicated to leveraging the power of cloud computing to radically improve the mobile internet experience for both operators and their consumers. Skyfire’s innovative, next-generation carrier cloud approach to mobile video and data optimization provides wireless operators with huge cost savings, elastic capacity, and the ability to surgically enhance quality of experience on a per-stream level. The company has also introduced the first mobile browser extension platform to enable robust contextual & social browsing, as well as enhanced monetization opportunities for operators.
Opera Commerce is a leading provider of mobile commerce services globally that facilitates frictionless commerce between Opera users and the service providers that they wish to transact with. Through the use of the platform and services provided by Opera Commerce, partners are now able to facilitate payment transactions resulting in a substantial overall improvement in commerce success rates.
About the Opera Group
Each company within the Opera Group is an independent legal entity. The Opera Group is not a legal entity, but merely a term we use to conveniently refer to our group of companies that are tied together by corporate history. Therefore, please do not mistake the companies by their use of the similar name and mark ‘Opera’ or by their business relationships with each other. In particular, no company within the Opera Group can accept or receive service of process on behalf of another. No company within the Opera Group is legally liable for another unless it has specifically agreed in writing to assume such liability. This site does not establish any nexus between any of the companies such that you can assume that they can be sued jointly or severally on behalf of another.