Facebook hasn’t been standing very still these last couple of months, going public with a very healthy, $100 billion valuation, acquiring Instagram for a cool billion, announcing its own App Center and allegedly planning to release its own phone a year from now and perhaps buying Opera to create its own web browser.
There are unconfirmed reports circling the web saying that Facebook is aimed at buying face recognition company Face.com for between $80 and $100 million and now is expected to acquire Opera Software, according to recent reports.
The reason Facebook might be interested in acquiring Opera is the increased mobile traffic to the social network, which the company is unable to fully take advantage of. Buying Opera might be a huge step in solving this problem, according to analysts, and if Zuckerbeg wants to make this happen, he might have to fork out north of a billion dollars.
Because of various rumors on the matter, Google and other competition have also claimed interest in the Oslo-based company. This led to a 26 percent jump in Opera’s shares today, making the company worth a bit over $1 billion.
sources GSMarena and BusinessInsider