Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th May 2011 21:10 UTC
In the News What about a little Nixonian intrigue? A respected public relations firm has been caught executing a secret smear campaign against Google to large media outlets, trying to make Google looks bad (or worse, depending on your point of view). Who hired this firm to do this? You'd think Microsoft or Apple, it's right up their alley - but no, it's actually Facebook.
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Orkut?
by Moredhas on Fri 13th May 2011 08:22 UTC
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

I'd have thought long ago that Google would try and leverage Android's market position to bring Orkut back to life in English speaking countries. Google has all the services a social network like facebook offers, and then some, they're just in a disparate mess of things that use your Google account.

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RE: Orkut?
by Johann Chua on Fri 13th May 2011 12:22 in reply to "Orkut?"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Google Buzz never really took off, right?

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RE[2]: Orkut?
by Moredhas on Fri 13th May 2011 20:37 in reply to "RE: Orkut?"
Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

It should have, but google handled the launch wrong. They didn't build any hype and then they foisted it on people and tried to auto-henerate friend lists from frequently emailed gmail contacts. Further separation from gmail wouls habe been nice.

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