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Written on April 15, 2009
Google’s first attempts at a social network with Orkut have not proved fruitful, apart from in Brazil of course. Other more standard social networks such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo have seen great success with large rounds of investment and major acquisitions.
Little did we know however that whilst we thought Google had made a conscious decision to take steps away from the “social networking” arena, they were building one right under our noses and have the capabilities to grow larger and more useful than any competitor.