Google buys another social networking site in preparation for GoogleMe

0 0
Read Time:1 Minute, 47 Second

Looks like the rumours about Google gearing up to launch a ‘GoogleMe’ social networking site to rival Facebook may be true. Why else aquire yet another social networking website and add to its stable of social media/social networking experts? Google has been dabbling around with social networking for some time. It owns the Orkut social network website, which has been active since 2004 and is extremely popular in Brazil and India but less so in the rest of the world. Google Friend Connect was an attempt to allow users to connect friends together on different websites, which again has failed to make much impact. Howevere, these are all lessons learned and I think that Google is determined to get it right with Google Me.

Amplify’d from www.readwriteweb.com

Angstro, an experimental social-graph and news-crunching startup, has been acquired by Google to help lead the company’s charge against Facebook in social networking. The acquisition was first reported on by Jessica Guynn of the LA Times.

The deal appears focused on snaring the considerable talents of Dr. Rohit Khare, a software engineer with almost two decades of technical and standards experience at organizations like MCI, the WorldWideWeb consortium, one-time enterprise RSS industry heavyweight KnowNow and  CommerceNet, a nonprofit consortium dedicated to R&D in support of commerce online.

What does it mean to see someone like Khare join people like Joseph Smarr, Bradley Horowitz , Chris Messina, Brad Fitzpatrick and most recently Slide’s Max Levchin? It means that Google’s entry into social networking is going to be big, ambitious and probably engage heavily with the data-portability paradigm that has positioned itself as the strategic antithesis of Facebook.

What does it mean to see someone like Khare join people like Joseph Smarr, Bradley Horowitz , Chris Messina, Brad Fitzpatrick and most recently Slide’s Max Levchin? It means that Google’s entry into social networking is going to be big, ambitious and probably engage heavily with the data-portability paradigm that has positioned itself as the strategic antithesis of Facebook.

Read more at www.readwriteweb.com

About Post Author

Stephen Dale

I’m a life-long learner with an insatiable curiosity about life. I love travel, good food, and good company. I’m happy to share what I know with others….even the interesting stuff! My outlook on life is pretty well captured in this quote from a book about the legend of King Arthur: “The best thing for being sad,” replied Merlin, beginning to puff and blow, “is to learn something. That’s the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then — to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.” ― T.H. White, The Once and Future King So much to learn, so little time!
Happy
Happy
0 %
Sad
Sad
0 %
Excited
Excited
0 %
Sleepy
Sleepy
0 %
Angry
Angry
0 %
Surprise
Surprise
0 %
Previous post Building and Nurturing On-Line Communities (batteries not included)
Next post Facebook blocks Apple over Ping

Average Rating

5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.