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Orkut, Google’s social network that never caught on in America, looks set to cost the company some money in Brazil. Google’s lost a lawsuit brought against it by Formula One driver Rubens Barrichello.
The lawsuit revolved around several fake profiles set up in Barrichello’s name. They ridiculed him for being second driver (or more specifically, second fiddle) to Michael Schumacher, and Google wasn’t quick to take the profiles down, despite being notified.
Even if the average American doesn’t think about Orkut on a regular basis (or ever), Google demonstrated today that it hasn’t forgotten about the social network. The option to automatically share YouTube activities with people on Orkut was introduced this morning.
A lot of folks in India and Brazil are likely to welcome this move, considering that Orkut is most popular in those two countries. And since India and Brazil are the second- and fifth-most populous countries in the world, respectively, that fact’s nothing to shrug at.
Sending someone a picture or document while chatting online can seem like the most natural thing in the world; it’s common enough for topics like children or school papers to be discussed. So Google’s upgraded one of its offerings by making it easier for people to trade files.