Jaiku geniuses acquired by Google

Ah! Get in! Fantastic!

When I met Jyri earlier this year, I asked him when he was selling out 😉 I didn’t think any of the key players, Google, Yahoo or the like, could ignore Jaiku for long.

Obviously he couldn’t comment and he gracefully refused an answer with a polite smile. I’m delighted for the team.

Interestingly, I wonder what’s next for Jaiku … and Google. Geez. The things they could do.

All verrrrry exciting.

Link: Jaiku | Google Q&A

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

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