by CIO Staff

Opera, eBay Team Up for Mobile Service

Jun 02, 20061 min
MobileSmall and Medium Business

eBay, the San Jose, Calif.-based online auctioneer, is running a pilot project with Opera that will enable eBay users in Germany to bid, sell and purchase goods via mobile devices, The Register reports.

Opera will provide a special version of its Opera Mini mobile Internet browser, called Opera Mini eBay edition, which is slated for release in late June, according to The Register.

Opera will be compensated based on the number of transactions made using its mobile browser, The Register reports; and considering the site’s 20 million registered users, and Opera Mini’s 3 million users, the company stands to make a pretty penny.

In the past, Opera has typically licensed its software to suppliers of operating systems and handsets, but Hakon Lie, chief technology officer with Opera, told The Register it’s wading into new waters by partnering with telecoms and content providers to expand its business and increase revenue.

For related coverage, read Yahoo, eBay Team Up to Boost Search, Ads.

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