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Jaiku just got bought by Google  (View post)

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, October 9, 2007
13 years ago4,600 views

" Wonderful Jaiku users,

Exciting news, Jaiku is joining Google!

While it’s too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you'll find interesting and useful. Our engineers are excited to be working together and enthusiastic developers lead to great innovation. We look forward to accomplishing great things together. In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now.

But fear not, all our Jaiku services will stay running the way you are used to and you will be able to invite your friends to Jaiku. We have put together a quick Q&A about the acquisition.

Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen, Jaiku Founders "

jaiku.com/

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Mark "Rizzn" Hopkins [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I can honestly say I didn't see this acquisition coming.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

jaiku.com/blog/2007/10/09/were ...

Reto Meier [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/1 ...

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

techcrunch.com/2007/10/09/goog ...

mashable.com/2007/10/09/jaiku- ...

technorati.com/posts/tag/googl ...

jilm [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

So that means that Evan Williams won´t return to Google with another start-up. :-)

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Is this more of an acquisition to prevent other companies from buying mobile technologies?

BUGabundo [PersonRank 7]

13 years ago #

[put at-character here]Colin, dont think so.

Jaiku was going strong, and I love it very much, and the team and owners are really good guys, that just talk to the users.
I dont see that on many sites/communities.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google is getting hardcore with mobile companies huh? :P

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

This is like Twittr, right?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

It's the third acquisition if you count GrandCentral, too.

jon bradford [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #


Very cool – and unlike some of the other competitors has a strong location element (includes bluetooth funcationality)

"Jaiku enables you to name the neighborhood and the city/region that
you are currently in based on the cellular network tower ID."

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I would love to see some more Google iPhone projects.

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

You have 8 invites left. mail me if you want one [ stefan2904[put at-character here]gmail.com]

jon bradford [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #


have 7 invites left – mail me at jdbradford at gmail

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

(To get an invite please email the nice invitors above...)

徐杰 [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Jaiku is blocked in china....

:(

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Analyst: Now that Google has Jaiku.com, is Yahoo after Twitter?

More at
news.com/8301-13577_3-9794086- ...

pointing to quote of RedMonk's analyst James Governor.

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

There are many, many Jaiku.com servers, says UK-based Netcraft:
uptime.netcraft.com/up/hosted? ...

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