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How do they make money?[edit]

It doesn't seem clear to me from the page, and it is a rather important question which should be answered on a wikipedia page about a company! All that I could tell is they get their money from Opera Mobile? Everything else seems to be free. Doesn't seem quite right that is their only source of income, or is it actually so? Mathmo Talk 12:17, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

The same way Mozilla corp makes money - by letting companies bid against each other for product placement in the browser. The fact that there's an Amazon search bar in the initial settings is no accident. Opera also does a lot of licensing to non-computer applications, like the Kocom wall mounts, or hotel peripherals, etc. And then there's $12 million settlement against Microsoft. Applesanity 18:35, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
I won't edit the article itself, being an employee, but Opera's sources of revenue are found in the financial reports on our investor relations page —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.236.208.22 (talk) 10:17, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

And the many uses of their software, pretty much every games console except the xbox as far as I know. 86.136.93.21 (talk) —Preceding comment was added at 19:01, 6 July 2008 (UTC) Opera make money thru Google Ads, when you type in search commands into Opera in Google Search box, Opera will get paid when users clicked on Sponsored links. Opera also installs its browsers into OEM phones and thats where they get some money from there as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jeremy89632 (talkcontribs) 11:28, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

This should maybe be mentioned explicitly in the article, I too was wondering how exactly they made their revenue whether services or through ad deals. If no one else wants to add something I'll give it a go within the week IRWolfie- (talk) 19:42, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Keeping up with the figures[edit]

There are some facts about the subject (mainly users, financials etc) that are a bit outdated. I work for Opera, so I'd just point out some sources where you can get fresh numbers of users and financial figures, instead of editing the article (to be in compliance with the Wikipedia guidelines): Mobile users numbers are found in the monthly published State of the Mobile Web report: http://www.operasoftware.com/smw Total user numbers for the combined user base of mobile + desktop users are found in the press releases toward the bottom of each release: http://www.operasoftware.com/press Financial figures can be found quarterly in the financial reports published here: http://www.operasoftware.com/company/investors — Preceding unsigned comment added by Paalu-z (talkcontribs) 14:34, 17 March 2014 (UTC)