Opera acquires video optimization company Skyfire

Opera announced today that they have acquired Mountain View based Skyfire Labs.

Skyfire + Opera

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). Skyfire brings cutting-edge products like Rocket Optimizer and Skyfire Horizon that are proven in commercial deployment, and signed customers including 3 of the largest U.S. wireless operators. Our technology in video, app optimization, and mobile browser personalization for smartphones and tablets extend Opera’s portfolio into high-growth areas.

Skyfire provides a range of products for both operators and consumers:

Earlier this week Opera announced that it is switching to webkit. And, this move will enable the company to improve its mobile offering further.

Skyfire will be retaining its brand.

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