Google buys phone software maker

Posted on Wednesday, Oct 10 2007 @ 16:13 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Google announced the acquisition of Jaiku, a Finish mobile phone software start-up.
In a note posted Tuesday on Google’s blog, Tony Hsieh, a product manager for the company, said it believed that Jaiku’s technology could help develop new ways to use mobile devices.

It has made no formal announcement, but Google is reportedly working on an operating platform for mobile devices to make it easier for people to get access to Google when they are away from their personal computers.

Founded last year in Helsinki, Jaiku specializes in mobile phone software that makes it easier for users to share updates about their whereabouts and thoughts. The concept, known as microblogging, is also being promoted by Twitter, a San Francisco start-up.
Source: NY Times

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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