A couple of days ago DailyTech had an interview with Opera Software CEO Jon S. von Tetzchner, here's a snip:
DailyTech: Speaking of Chrome, how do you see the release of the Mountain View giant's browser effecting Opera and your position in the alternative browser market already packed with Firefox and Safari?
Mr. Tetzchner: When Chrome was released, we said that our usage would likely increase. As more people discover that alternatives exist, they are more likely to stumble upon even more alternatives. Since the release of Chrome, we have seen 20% more downloads of Opera every day.
It's also important to note that Chrome will help our position regarding Web standards. This is great for everyone connected to the Web: browser makers, developers and users.