May 292012

Fresh off Facebooks acquisition of Instagram for a whopping $1.17 billion and following a lackluster initial public offering punctuated by more fizzle than sizzle, Mark Zuckerberg and company are reportedly interested in scooping up Opera Software, the Norwegian outfit behind the semi-popular Opera browser, and the only browser maker that puts out entertaining press releases.

Word of a possible acquisition comes from, which is getting its information from one of its “trusted sources.” This “man in the know” tells Pocket-Lint that Facebook wants its own browser, one that would allow its users to interact with the site through baked-in plug-ins and special features on the menu bar.

SOURCE Maximum PC | Facebook Eyes Browser Acquisition, Wants to Throw an Opera Party.