Opera Buys Web E-Mail Provider

Susan Hall

Opera Software has acquired Web-based e-mail provider FastMail.FM to extend its services to mobile devices, reports Reuters. Financial details were not disclosed.


The Australian company said it will continue to run its10-year-old service, though some staff will move to Norway. The two companies have already been working together on new services, according to TechCrunch.


As eWEEK points out, the acquisition will allow the browser to provide messaging services to a range of new devices such as phones, televisions and gaming consoles.

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