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RIP Orkut! Google to shut down website on Sep 30

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | More »

Orkut, Google’s first social networking site, will cease to exist after September, with the Internet giant deciding to shut down the service launched 10 years ago. Google said it will shut down Orkut, which is very popular in India and Brazil, on September 30. The service, however, did not do ...

Digital marketing firm Sokrati hires Rahul Kulkarni from Google as chief product officer

Digital marketing and analytics startups Sokrati has roped in former Google executive Rahul Kulkarni as chief product officer (CPO). Kulkarni would be leading Sokrati’s current and future product offerings. Kulkarni was senior product manager at Google, where he managed products like Google Maps a...

10 September, 2012 | More »

Orkut Introduces New Feature: Support For Hashtags

The fact that Orkut is fast losing the battle for dominance against its arch rival Facebook is no secret, but this hasn’t stopped the Google owned social networking site from bringing in new additions to its site. The latest one being in the form of a feature called ‘support for hashtags’. “...

7 February, 2012 | More »

Facebook Still Counts Orkut As A Competition In India; 5% Of Global Users Indian & Other Nuggets

For the uninitiated, it is a regulatory requirement to disclose all potential risk factors including those from competition for a company going public. But, even then we were surprised to see Facebook Inc referring to Google’s Orkut(sure it was a rage at one point of time but now?) as a competitio...

2 February, 2012 | More »


Web Must Be More Social, Like We Live Offline: Google India MD Rajan Anandan

Rajan Anandan, one of the top technology leaders and visionaries in India, moved from Microsoft India’s sales, marketing and services business to lead Google India as its managing director in February this year. With two decades of experience across high technology and management consulting domain...

5 August, 2011 | More »

India Ranks No.3 In Terms Of Opera’s Mobile Web Browser Usage

India remained the third biggest market around the world as far as users of Opera mini browser go between May 2010 and May 2011. A total of 113.5 million people used the Opera Mini browser around the globe in May according to Opera Software ASA. While 63.3 billion pages were accessed on a global bas...

30 June, 2011 | More »