Opera acquires Aussie email provider FastMail.fm

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Opera acquires Aussie email provider FastMail.fm

Mobile browsing company Opera Software has acquired Melbourne-based email provider FastMail.fm to deliver cross-platform messaging to the browser company's 100 million users. 

As a result of the acquisition, Opera will offer email across products including computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

Rolf Assev, chief strategy officer at Opera Software said having "world-class messaging capability alongside a rich and compelling web experience is essential".

"This will enhance the value Opera provides to consumers, while assisting our operator partners in reducing customer churn," he said.

In blog post FastMail.fm owner Rob Mueller said the changes were "exciting". 

"This is great news for FastMail.FM users.

"FastMail.FM will continue to run and grow as the reliable email service you've known for over 10 years.

"We'll be combining forces with Opera's technical teams, expertise and products to develop new and innovative products.

FastMail.FM said Opera's "huge" customer base of over 100 million users will help FastMail grow in size and reach.

Some FastMail.FM staff will be transferred Opera's head office in Norway and vice-versa.

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