Tech: Vivaldi Browser
Okay, truth be told, there’s not a factory on Cape Ann churning out web browsers. But when the founder and CEO (and his family) moved to Magnolia, so, technically, did Vivaldi Technologies. Like so many other tech companies, Vivaldi is largely virtual — it has offices in Oslo, Norway, and Reykjavík, Iceland — but the brains of the company, Jón von Tetzchner, took up residence here in 2013, and hasn’t looked back.
The company’s browser is a darling of serious technophiles, and in a review in New York magazine, Jake Swearingen, an avowed Google Chrome user, says “whenever I jump into actually digging into a subject for work, or do something like plan out a trip, Vivaldi has quickly become my browser of choice.”
Maybe it’s time to try out the hometown browser?
▶︎ Vivaldi Technologies, Innovation House, 18 Norman Avenue, Gloucester.