Google Gets Mobile, Acquires Jaiku
Posted by Jacqueline on October 9, 2007
The mobile web is definitely hot right now, and the almighty Google has just solidified their presence in the mobile space by buying Jaiku, a Finnish company that provides a mobile instant messaging service.
There’s a FAQ about the acquisition on Jaiku’s website – they say that it shouldn’t change much for users at the moment, but it will be exciting to see what Jaiku does now that they have Google’s support. Of course, this way Google can also extend its advertising into the mobile sphere – which might not be such a bad thing, especially for mobile-centric companies in search of ad revenue. Also, considering that reports of a “gphone” have been popping up on tech blogs, Jaiku could end up being an important component of that.
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