Microblogging site Jaiku sold to Google for undisclosed sum

Web 2.0

Very exciting news, everyone! Whilst you’re busy tripping out on In Rainbows this morning, here’s something that will send you into a spin – the microblogging start-up, Jaiku, got acquired by Google yesterday.

Created by possibly the nicest man in the web 2.0 world, Jyri Engeström, they put the news up on their site yesterday. “Wonderful Jaiku users, Exciting news, 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.”

The price of the acquisition hasn’t been leaked yet, but fear not, microblogging fanatics, as as soon as we hear the gossip, it’ll go straight on Tech Digest. Congratulations to Jyri and the Google gang!

Jaiku (via Tech Crunch)

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