Google Jaiku GPhone and Orkut

  • Google

  • Jaiku

  • GPhone

  • Orkut

The search engine giant Google acquired the Finnish Jaiku microblogging community yesterday. This purchase opens up a new perspective.

Jaiku combined with the Google’s Orkut social media site, that is popular in South-America and India, can probably save $10bn for Google.

Google can build an immensely interesting social media mashup with these tools. Jaiku extends Google services to mobile phones. Facebook is still a very Web 2.0 focused Social Media.

The rumours of GooglePhone (gPhone) to hit the market early this year is also a thing that matches well in the mix.

Jaiku's main goal is to bring people closer together by enabling them to share their presence. "For us, presence is about everyday things as they happen - what you're up to, how you're feeling, where you're going." Jaiku says.

“We offer a way to connect with the people you care about by sharing presence updates with them on the Web and mobile.” Is written in the “About Jaiku” presentation.

We're a young company and developing constantly, so check out the Jaikido blog for the latest updates. We appreciate your feedback, so feel free to comment away on the blog.

The tiny company will become an important part in Google’s Social Media launch. Small is beautiful when combined with something as big as Google.

“We're based in Helsinki, the capital of Finland up in the very north of Europe. The address of our office is Pieni Rooberinkatu 7, 00130 Helsinki, Finland.” Jaiku informs.

For those who like to get more information or press, please, find the Jaiku finders at this address.

If you'd like to get in touch with us, please contact the founders Jyri (+358-40-52 28 496) or Petteri (+358-40-77 27 007). We are all reachable by email at firstname at jaiku dot com.


  1. Vesa Keinonen Says:

    Jaiku seems to be very interesting. Now they are telling about it In MindTrek Conference in Tampere, Finland. But is it possible to make money with Jaiku possiblble to make money with Jaiku?

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