All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘orkut’

Orkut Officially Dies After Ten Years

Google announced in June that it would shut down its original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. At the time, they set the death date as September 30th, and that day has come. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, with Facebook finally¬†overtaking it¬†in …

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Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, with Facebook finally overtaking it in that country two years ago. Apparently there’s not even enough of an active user …

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Facebook Beats Out Google in Brazil

The Brazilian version of Experian Hitwise has reported that Facebook has passed Google Brazil as the most visited site in that country, five times since April 1st. While it isn’t clear if April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Brazil, the next two days Facebook beat out Google also fell on holidays in that country – Good Friday, (April 6th), and …

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Google’s Social Network (Orkut) Gets More Musical

Google seems to be taking a page out of the Facebook playbook and giving its social network a more musical experience. Unfortunately for many of you, we’re not talking about Google+, but Google’s other social network, Orkut. “What could be better than listening to your favorite favorite music? Sharing the experience with your friends!” writes Google engineer Eduardo Ferreira. “Now …

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Facebook Leads Brazil’s Social Surge

Brazil is fast becoming one of the world’s largest internet markets and Facebook is capitalizing on the country’s growing user base. According to a study from comScore, Brazil now ranks as the 7th largest internet market globally and Latin America’s online population grew the fastest of any global region in 2011. The study, which will be presented in a webinar …

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Orkut Gets New iPhone/iPod Touch App As It’s Surpassed By Facebook In Brazil

Yesterday, comScore put out a report on Facebook growth in Brazil, as the king of social networks finally surpassed Google’s Orkut in Brazil. Interestingly enough, Google just announced a new iPhone (and iPod Touch) app for Orkut. On the Orkut Blog, Google engineer Ralf Botchen writes: With this version, you can access your friends’ profiles, scraps, updates, birthdays, and even …

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