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If Facebook wants Opera browser, analysts predict $1-billion price tag

TheGlobeandMail: Opera Software would cost Facebook (FB-Q28.84-3.07-9.62%) over $1-billion as competition from Google and others could push up the price tag, analysts said on Tuesday, as takeover talk pushed the web browser-makers shares up as much as 26 per cent on Tuesday.

Oslo-listed Opera, coveted for its advanced mobile phone software technology, could be a perfect fit for Facebook but the firm’s business is also vital to some of the industry’s biggest players. Any bid is likely to attract others to the table.

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