Google Will Shut Down Its Orkut Social Network In September

Orkut, the social networking service Google launched back in 2004, miraculously survived multiple rounds of spring cleaning despite the fact that it was never a huge hit outside of Brazil, India and a

Vostu, The Zynga Of Brazil, Raises $30 Million At $300 Million Valuation

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/vostu.png"> Social gaming is an international phenomenon. While Zynga is the leading social gaming company in the U.S., in Brazil it is a co

Is a New Orkut-to-Facebook Export Feature What's Crashing Facebook?

<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-235247" title="brazil_60960t" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/brazil_60960t.jpeg" alt="" width="300" height="208" /></a>Ah, the power of t

Marissa Mayer: Orkut's U.S. Failure Was Due To Slow Performance After Fast Growth

<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-226032" title="2123412" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/21234121.jpg" alt="" />Today at our <a href="http://disrupt.beta.techcrunch.com/20

"Bom Sabado" Worm Hits Google's Orkut

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/orkut-bom-sabado-virus.png" alt="" />In a week marked by Twitter and Facebook service fails, Google just became the third huge web service to

Orkut About To Fall To Facebook In India

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/orkutfbindia.jpg"> For all the grief Google gets for not understanding social networks, people often forget that it owns a pretty big one, <a

India's SMS GupShup Raises $12 Million For Twitter-Like Social Network

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/smsg.jpg" width="199" height="60" /> <a href="http://www.smsgupshup.com/">SMS GupShup,</a> a Twitter-like service in India that is pri

World Map Of Social Networks Shows Rise Of Facebook

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/worldmap1-215x109.png" width="215" height="109" /> Italian writer, blogger and photographer <a href="http://www.vincos.it/about-2/">Vincenzo

F1 Racing Driver Barrichello Wins $500,000 Libel Suit Against Google

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/barrichello-153x200.jpg" width="153" height="200" /><a href="http://google.com">Google</a> has been ordered by a Brazilian court to pay Formul

Orkut Gets Streamlined In An Attempt To Fend Off Facebook And Twitter

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/home_highligh-150x200.png" width="150" height="200" /> Forgive us for not noticing sooner, but last week Google's social network Orkut announ

Orkut Slows Hemorrhaging To Facebook By Making Friend Export Tool Nearly Useless

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/orkut_logo-215x79.png" width="215" height="79" />Orkut continues to undermine Google’s <a href="http://www.dataliberation.org/">Data Liberat

Facebook Tries To Suck The Last Drops Of Life Out Of Orkut In The US

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/dracula-175x200.png" width="175" height="200" />Facebook has seen amazing growth over the last few years, and has long since established itsel

Google Fixes That Pesky "Let's Stop Facebook's Growth In India" Bug

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/Screen-shot-2009-10-02-at-12.30.11-PM-215x194.png" width="215" height="194" /><a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/10/01/google-has-a-

Google Has A Plan To Stop The Mass Exodus From Orkut: No Friend Exports For You!

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/soupnazi-200x200.jpg" width="200" height="200" />Just yesterday, <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2009/09/30/facebooks-plan-to-trounce-

Facebook's Plan To Trounce Orkut In India May Be Working

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/orkut-215x88.jpg" width="215" height="88" /> With the growing market of internet users in the country, India has become a battlefield for soc

On the Eve Of Its First Birthday, Yahoo Quietly Shuts Down Indian Social Network SpotM

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/spotm.jpg" width="211" height="78" /> Yahoo India has decided to shut down <a href="http://in.spotm.yahoo.com/welcome?.done=http%253A%

A Map Of Social (Network) Dominance

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/socal-network-world-map-215x112.jpg" width="215" height="112" /> Even on the Web, world dominance must be achieved one country at a time. Wh

Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/socialnetworkvalues-180x200.jpg" width="180" height="200" />A year ago we <a href="http://www.beta.techcrunch.com/2008/06/23/modeling-the-real

Social Networking: Will Facebook Overtake MySpace In The U.S. In 2009?

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/fbms109.jpg' class="border" alt='' /> Year end Comscore numbers for the U.S. audience are out. The first thing we checked? How the maj

Top Social Media Sites of 2008 (Facebook Still Rising)

<img src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/wls-chart.png" alt="" /> What were the top social media sites of 2008? ComScore came out with its worldwide traffic stats for Novembe
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