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By Owen Weldon     May 27, 2012 in Technology
Opera Software, the maker of the Opera and Opera Mini browsers, may be acquired by the social networking website, Facebook.
Opera Software also makes browsers for mobile phones and desktops. The Norwegian browser maker may be bought by Facebook.
According to Computer World, if Facebook does buy Opera, then Facebook will be able to develop a dedicated browser very quickly and even customize it for its site and the 900 million users who use the site on a monthly basis.
Facebook would also get into a browser battle if they were to acquire Opera. Facebook would be competing directly with Google's Google Chrome, Apple's Safari, Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft's Internet Explorer.
According to Los Angeles Times, sources say that Facebook is indeed interested in buying Opera because of its web browser.
According to RedOrbit, both Opera Software and Facebook were contacted about the possible purchase. Both companies did not have anything to say about the subject.
However, there are sources that are close to Opera and those sources did say that the company's management are in talks with potential buyers. There is also a hiring freeze at Opera and this could be a sign that something very big is about to happen. As of now though, it is not confirmed whether or not Facebook is a potential buyer.
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