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Google Does a Deep Integration Between Orkut and Google+ ‘Post to Orkut and G+ at the Same Time’ and More

Google opened Google+ API to its in-house non-mainstream community product “Orkut.” Originally hosted in California, Google launched “Orkut,” it first social networking service back in August 2008, and announced that Orkut would be fully managed and operated in and by Google Brazil.

The service was named after its creator, a Googler Orkut Büyükkökten …

New 45° Imagery for 26 Cities; Street View Captures European Football Championships Stadiums in Poland and Ukraine; Share Google+ Public Posts with Orkut Friends

This week, Google released new 45° imagery update for Google Maps contains coverage for 16 U.S. and 10 international locations. This update also includes our first 45° imagery for Poland and Ireland.

Here is the full list of updated cities:

US: Albany, GA (outskirts); Atascocita, TX; Clarksville, TN; Columbia, MO; Corpus …

On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Google Outlined its Approach to Removing Contents

As the World Day Against Cyber-Censorship is coming up on Monday, March 12, Google’s Rachel Whetstone, svp, Global Communications and Public Policy, outlined the Google’s approach to removing content from Google products and services.

At Google, “we have a bias in favor of free expression–not just because it’s a …

Google Launches ‘Student Veterans of America Scholarship; Hashtags in Orkut’; Google Begin Laying Out Fiber in Kansas City; Tests New UI for Related Image Searches

Kansas City Fibre-ReadyKansas City Fibre-ReadyGoogle Fibre team just announced that the Kansas City is now fiber-ready! Kevin Lo, GM, Google Access informed “starting today, we’re ready to lay fiber. As we build out Google Fiber, we’ll be taking thousands of miles of cables and stretching them across Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. Each cable contains …

Google APIs Console: Introducing v2 of Traffic Reports Page, New Dashboard and APIs

Google APIs Console was launched on Novermber 1, 2010, helps you manage API usage across your sites and apps, today received a number of enhancements including:

v2 of the Google APIs Console Traffic Reports Page is now more cleaner and compact,. The page display information about how the APIs enabled per …

Experian Hitwise: Singapore Spend Longest Average Session Time On Facebook

An international study conducted by Experian into the use of social networks, reveals just how much time people living in different countries spend on Facebook.

According to Experian, “Singaporeans emerge from the study as those who spend the longest on the social network site, with an average of 38 minutes and 46 seconds …

Raw Data from Google Transparency Report Now Available for Developers and Researchers

Google just releasd the raw data behind Government Requests tool in CSV and various other machine-readable formats on the Transparency Report site.

“Interested developers and researchers can take this data and revisualize it in different ways, or mash it up with information from other organizations to test and draw …

Zynga Sues Vostu and Google in Brazil, Judge Grants Injunction

Zynga/Vostu lawsuit: In addition to the lawsuit in California, Zynga also quietly sued Vostu on its home turf in Brazil (lawsuit embedded below in Portugese). In the lawsuit, Zynga also made Google party, apparently because Orkut, popular in Brazil, is hosting the Vostu games that Zynga says are ripoffs. Google, which is a Zynga shareholder, …

Orkut Badges for Verified Business on Google Maps and Orkut Photos ‘Popularity Counter’

Google making it easier to find businesses using Google Maps from the owner’s Orkut profile!

“Now, when you visit the Orkut profile of a business owner, you’ll find a badge indicating that his listing is already on Google Maps. To visit the listing on the map, just click on the badge”:

Add You AIM Buddies to Gmail, iGoogle, Orkut, and Google Talk on Android Phones

AOL today made it possible to chat with AOL contacts across a variety of Google services: not just Gmail, but also iGoogle, Orkut, and Google Talk on Android phones.

If you chat with AIM buddies in Gmail, you’ll notice a few changes:

First, you’ll no longer need an AIM account to …

‘Admin History’ Feature Now Available to All Orkut Communities

In order to improve the management of all communities on Orkut, Google today launched “Admin History” to every community owner and moderator.

Moderators can now view the history of all important administrative actions taken in the community — both his and those of other moderators — in the last six months, including:

Full-Screen Photo Album Viewer Added on Orkut

Orkut photo album browsing just got more better with newly added “full-screen viewer” feature that help you browse photo’s in full screen mode.

It can display photos like they deserve to be seen: BIG, fast, and with the ability to comment and like them (or not) right there!

To see your …

Orkut ‘Like’ Features and Visula Upgrade Begin Rolling Out

Orkut begin rolling out visual upgrad to its interface to a small percentage of users. “Right now, we are only upgrading those who are using new Orkut, but if you are in the old interface, please do give it a try when we complete the transition!,” stated orkut.

In addition, Orkut also annnounced …

Orkut Graduate Badge Launched

In November, Orkut launched “Orkut Badges” that would recognize Orkut’s most active users. For instance, the team created the badge “Promoter” for those who made the most successful promotions, and the “Trend Setter” badge for users who got a lot of comments on things they posted on Orkut.

Today, …

Orkut New ‘Look and Feel’ Coming To All Users Soon!

Orkut is all set to roll out new cosmetics changes to all users in approximately two weeks from now. Here are some of the new enhancements that you’ll begin to see in a few weeks:

  • Left navigation, to help you get to the most popular features more easily.
  • A new …