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Opera buys FastMail for cross-platform messaging

ZDNet - Opera has bought the web-mail provider FastMail to boost its cross-platform messaging capabilities, the Norwegian browser maker said on Friday. The acquisition of Australia-based FastMail will enable Opera to deliver messaging for computers, mobile phones, TVs and gaming consoles, said the company. Opera's strategy chief Rolf Assev told ZDNet UK on Friday that the move was targeted at emerging markets, as well as operator tie-ins in all markets.