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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Breaking News : Google acquires Jaiku

Jaiku is now a part of Google from today onwards.

"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."

This acquisition will not affect Jaiku's services. Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally. Jaiku will continue to support its existing user base. Jaiku users will be able to invite new friends, but new user registrations have been closed for the time being. A limited number of users will be able to sign up for an invitation to participate in continued beta-testing of the service.

The terms of the acquisition are confidential and the deal is officially closed.

About Jaiku

Jaiku is an activity stream and presence sharing service that works from the Web and mobile phones. Jaiku, Ltd. was founded in February, 2006 by Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen from Finland. The service was released on the Web in July 2006. Jaiku is based in Helsinki.

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