OMG! Google acquires Jaiku

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Google acquires Jaiku

Jaiku is joining Google. While it’s too soon to comment on specific plans, we look forward to working with our new friends at Google over the coming months to expand in ways we hope you’ll find interesting and useful. Our engineers are excited to be working together and enthusiastic developers lead to great innovation. We look forward to accomplishing great things together. In order to focus on innovation instead of scaling, we have decided to close new user sign-ups for now.

But fear not, all our Jaiku services will stay running the way you are used to and you will be able to invite your friends to Jaiku. We have put together a quick Q&A about the acquisition.

Jyri Engeström and Petteri Koponen, Jaiku Founders


Jaiku, one of my favourite internet services, was just acquired by Google. Congratulations to Jyri and the rest of the team! And the mist clears slightly on the Gphone front. It´s very interesting news, but too early for me to have an analysis worth while. Let’s just let this one sink in for a bit.

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