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Sharp Rise in Shares for Iceland-Founded Opera

Shares in the Norwegian IT company Opera Software, which was co-founded by Icelander Jón S. von Tetzchner, its former CEO, increased by 26 percent since the website Pocket-Lint reported that Facebook was interested in acquiring the company.

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Jón S. von Tetzchner.

The company’s market price climbed to USD 807 million (ISK 100 billion) in the process, visir.is reports.

According to Bloomberg, the Opera browser is a good option for Facebook as it is the only browser not connected with Google, Microsoft or Apple.

In 2010, Opera Software became the first foreign company to use Iceland’s first data center, Thor DC.

Click here to read Bloomberg’s full story and here to read more about Opera.

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