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Why not Twitter?

Posted by: on Oct 9, 2007 | No Comments

As I mentioned earlier, Google has bought Jaiku, and people are asking: Why not Twitter instead? Marshall Kirkpatrick suggests:

Jaiku may be stronger on the mobile platform than Twitter and probably came at a much lower price.

Definitely true. Kirkpatrick also speculates that Yahoo will buy Twitter, which follows Yahoo’s familiar buy-high-sell-low strategy. But what I’m wondering is: Why doesn’t Google leverage its previous mobile acquisition, Dodgeball, instead? Probably it’s not the software or the user base so much as the people. And I also wonder if Nokia is now kicking themselves for not acquiring Jaiku, a natural fit.

Google Acquires Microblogging Service Jaiku

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