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Opera Software ASA removes ad banner and licensing fee from its web browser.

Worldwide Computer Products News-20 September 2005-Opera Software ASA removes ad banner and licensing fee from its web browser(C)1995-2005 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Norwegian Internet browsers developer Opera Software ASA said on Tuesday (20 September) that it had permanently removed the ad banner and licensing fee from its desktop web browser.

Opera is now offering its ad-free, full-featured browser completely free of charge in a move to grow its user base and penetrate the mass market.

The removal of the advertising banner and licensing fee was possible due to an increase in revenues from search and service partners, including a new revised search agreement with Google.

Opera expects to see a decrease in desktop revenue in the short term, but revenue in the long term is expected to increase as the ad-free browser is expected to significantly expand Opera's market share.

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Date:Sep 20, 2005
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