Heads Up: Internet to be Reinvented Next Week

By  |  Friday, June 12, 2009 at 11:34 am

Opera LogoAs TechCrunch’s Robin Wauters is reporting, browser company Opera has scheduled a product announcement next Tuesday for something it says will reinvent the Web. Sounds ambitious!

I got an invitation to a Webcast that’s more specific. But only slightly so:

With 15 years of continuous innovation, Opera will introduce a technology that will forever change the fundamental fabric of the Web.

Whatever this news is, it’s presumably something more substantial than, say, a mere confirmation that Opera 10 is coming out of beta.

I won’t hazard any guesses as to what Opera is up to, but I hope that whatever it is, it’s an open standard: It would presumably be pretty tough for anything to forever change the fundamental fabric of the Web unless it’s supported by every major browser. Unless it’s something that goes beyond browsing as we know it?

Anyhow, I’m attending the Webcast and will report back then. Lemme know if you think you know what Opera will tell us. Or if you have any theories anout whether it’s even possible for the Web to be reinvented at this point…

 
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  1. Daniel Brusilovsky Says:

    Seems exciting – but I think Opera’s out of the browser war for now – Safari vs Firefox currently.

  2. Chris Barke Says:

    Opera can bloviate all they want. This American citizen is voting with his mouse pointer and uninstalling the Opera browser in protest over their complicity along with their “fellow travelers” the European Commission in waging a stealth trade/tariff war on American companies like Microsoft and Intel. As an American, I will not fund European socialism and it’s importation to the good old USA, the greatest country to exist in history of planet earth!

  3. Marc Says:

    I totally agree with Chris, and I’ve always found Opera was terrible to use, slow and bloated (IIRC, it had an email client, and a BitTorrent client built in!). Give me Firefox or IE over Opera any day.

  4. ediedi Says:

    Sadly, Opera hasn’s been a player for some time now. Don’t put your hopes up too much for this mega-announcement…
    @Chris – funny!

  5. Andrew Says:

    Anything innovative Opera announces is significant, because the other major browsers watch how they innovate to take ideas. Opera may be bloated, not a non-ideal browser (I’m posting this using Chrome, but I use firefox/safari at work), but they do come out with some great ideas that get pulled into the other major browsers.

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