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Google to kill social network Orkut

As Google focuses more on services like Google+, it will shutter the decade-old social network, popular mostly in Brazil.

By June 30, 2014


ComScore: Facebook has passed Orkut in India

Social networking use in India--one of the Google-owned Orkut's strongholds--is now slightly dominated by Facebook.

By August 25, 2010


File transfers come to iGoogle, Orkut; Gmail's next

Google Talk is finally getting a feature it's been missing since launch: file transfers. The feature could even be making it to Gmail soon.

By March 29, 2010


Security firm: Google's Orkut being used to spread Trojans

Spam message on Orkut is disguised as an official e-mail from the social-networking site, but the links in the message lead to Trojans, Websense says.

By November 25, 2008


Programmers in India prefer Google's Orkut

A new survey shows that more software developers in India are choosing Orkut over Facebook and MySpace.

By July 8, 2008


OpenSocial apps now available to Orkut users in India

Plenty of social networks are rolling out OpenSocial-compatible developer platforms, but Orkut's is of particular interest because Google owns it.

By April 17, 2008


Google: OpenSocial on Orkut is coming, we promise, pinky-swear

Engineers for the developer project say it will go through a four-week test period on select applications before launching on Google's social network.

By February 27, 2008


So explain again why Google doesn't clone Orkut?

A Google bigwig again doused speculation the company may challenge Facebook--but this idea may get revived.

By February 25, 2008


Report: Google's Orkut fights off worm attack

Worm creates scrapbook entries on Orkut profiles and then propagates to friends on the network.

By December 19, 2007


MySpace Brazil launches, entering the Orkut jungle

News Corp.-owned social network launches another localized site, this one a Portuguese-language version for a Brazilian audience.

By December 14, 2007