Orkut

Facebook Hires Google Latin America Executive

Facebook is taking aim at one of the only regions where Google’s Orkut is competitive: Latin America. The company has hired Google (NSDQ: GO…

Did Facebook Just Move to Kill Off Orkut?

This past summer, Facebook moved past Orkut in India and now it appears poised to kill off the last bit of life in Google social network. According to Technolicious, Facebook has started offering users the ability to integrate and link their accounts with Orkut.

Google's Orkut Tweaks Point To Google Me

Google has made some changes to the features at Orkut, the company’s lackluster social network, that suggest the direction it is going with its overall social efforts and attemps to compete with Facebook. The changes are aimed at allowing users to target updates to specific friends.

Google Expands Real Estate Search On Maps

Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is expanding its real estate listings on Google Maps in a move that could pit it against existing listing sites and coul…

Google Social Evangelist Marks Leaves

Kevin Marks, who was behind many of Google’s social initiatives, has left the company — the latest in a long list of well-known employees t…

Does Facebook's Overseas Growth Matter?

New data shows that Facebook is growing really fast in key overseas markets. That doesn’t necessarily mean more dollars for the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company or end of MySpace, though it seems bad news for its smaller, middle of the road rivals. Continue Reading

Orkut Launches Mobile Site

Google’s (NSDQ: GOOG) social networking site Orkut, which has a substantial Indian and Brazilian userbase, has gone mobile. They’ve launched…

How to Work The Room 4.0: Getting "Man-Charm"

Editor’s Note: This is the latest installment in Larry Chiang’s series on “What They Don’t Teach You At Stanford Business School.” (He’s…

Of Zingku, Orkut and Google

[qi:83] Google (GOOG) is acquiring certain assets and technology of Zingku, a mobile social network startup that helps users organize their social…

Orkut In Indian Languages Doesn't Impress

Google owned Orkut has introduced an interface which allows users access the site in multiple languages: Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Tamil, and…