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Google acquires Angstro, adds founder to team

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Aug 2010 22:16 User comments (2)

Google acquires Angstro, adds founder to team Google has acquired the Web start-up Angstro this week while also moving co-founder Rohit Khare to the Google team.
The search giant has been in an acquisition frenzy over the past few months, purchasing a plethora of sites and services that will help their upcoming assault on the social networking world and its champion Facebook.

Khare is a respected Internet researcher and entrepreneur.

Earlier in the summer, Google purchased the social gaming siteSlide, while recruiting its founder Max Levchin to become a VP of engineering for social media efforts. Levchin was the co-founder of PayPal.

Google has also invested $150 million in social gaming market leader Zynga.

The social networking service, dubbed "Google Me" internally is still in "stealth mode" and Google will not publicly discuss it.

Google versus Facebook has become a hot-topic in the tech world, with many believing Facebook will soon start its own advertising network to rival Google's AdSense, while Google prepares its full assault on the social networking world.

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2 user comments

130.8.2010 11:29

Well Google is on a rampage, Facebook is going to see a huge drop once Google me goes live. It would be the new popular social network and like sheep everyone will move to the hypnosis of "Trust in Google". Ha

230.8.2010 11:46

Let the sheep flock, easier to avoid them when they gather into a massive group(s).

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