Opera acquires video optimization company Skyfire

Opera announced today that they have acquired Mountain View based Skyfire Labs. + On his blog, Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck commented: Opera and Skyfire are a natural fit. Both companies have extensive focus on operator products well beyond our well-known consumer web browsers, with complementary geographic strengths (Skyfire in North America, Opera globally and especially across the entire developing world).

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BlackBerry announces BlackBerry 10

Last week saw BlackBerry announce its new platform and the two new phones that will be available to use with it. The Platform is known as BlackBerry 10 and is said to be aimed at the socially active person as everything is in one place at the swipe of a finger. The Platform BlackBerry 10 is dubbed as a “robust and reliable platform that is smooth and responsive”.

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Skype releases a preview of its Windows Phone 8 app

The Skype team today released a preview of the Skype for Windows Phone 8 app. Available for download in the Windows store. In this Preview, you’ll get all of the Skype basics in the new, modern design along with many of the new features such as integration with the People Hub and a combined contact list with buddies from Windows Live Messenger.

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