Google Buys Maker of Mobile Social Network
Finnish firm Jaiku markets a social-networking service similar to Twitter.
Google Inc. continued its acquisition spree with the purchase of Jaiku Ltd., a Finnish company that offers a social-networking service similar to Twitter.
Jaiku describes the service as one that lets users share their “activity streams,” which it defines as “a log of everyday things as they happen.” An activity stream can include recommendations, details of events the user is attending, photos and questions. Users can post new items online, via instant message and on mobile phones using text message.
Full article: pcworld.com