May, 26 2012

Well Facebook is just buying companies like there is no tomorrow. They have recently purchased Karma, Instagram and Lightbox, and it seems they are not stopping any time soon. According to the latest rumors, Facebook is planning to purchase Opera Software (Opera Browser developer) and launch its very own browser.

The rumor comes from Pocket-Lint’s sources, who claim that the company is planning to compete against Google, Microsoft, Apple and Mozilla in the Browser wars. Opera happens to be a very popular and good browser, which would give Facebook a good head start – Opera currently has around 200 million users through all platforms.

It seems like it would be hard for Facebook to be able to compete against Chrome, though, which has recently become the most popular browser in the world. But could Facebook take a good spot in the browser world if it plays its cards right? We will have to wait and see.

One thing is for sure, Facebook is definitely investing a lot of money. We can see a future where the Social Network Giant is present all over the internet. What do you guys think? Would you go for Facebook Browser on your computer or Android device, instead of Chrome?

[Source: Pocket-Lint]

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