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Google announces closure of Orkut at end of September

06/30, 12:54pm

Early Google social network shuttering, focus shifts to YouTube, Google+

Google is warning it will be shutting down its early social network, Orkut. Closing after ten years, the service will officially stop operating on September 30th of this year, with the search company planning to focus its "energy and resources" on its other social efforts, including Google+, YouTube, and blogging platform Blogger, to make them "as amazing as possible for everyone who uses them."

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Google brings Orkut social network to iPhone

01/18, 2:50pm

Most users in India, Brazil

Google has introduced an iPhone app for Orkut, one of the company's lesser-known social networks. While virtually invisible in North America and Europe, the network still has about 66 million users worldwide, 80 percent of which are based in India and Brazil. Google currently throws most of its weight behind Google+, which started in late June but already has over 62 million users.

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Nokia outs four entry-level Symbian S40 Asha phones

10/26, 12:40pm

Nokia shows off four Symbian S40 Asha phones

Nokia also revealed four new entry-level handsets at Nokia World. The Asha (derived from Hindi and meaning hope) line includes the Asha 303, Asha 300, Asha 200 and Asha 201. The 303 is the most advanced, getting a 2.6-inch capacitive touchscreen, a hardware QWERTY keyboard, and a 1GHz processor.

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