Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Helsingin Sanomat - International Edition - Business & Finance

On Tuesday the Internet search engine company Google acquired the Finnish social network platform Jaiku, which can be accessed both from computers and mobile phones.The service’s business idea is based on presence. Through Jaiku, its users can inform each other of their movements and doings. In Jaiku the messages are short, under 140 characters.

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This is very interesting. And here is a clip from Jaiku website:

Jaiku Tour

III. Use Jaiku on Your Phone

Download the new free Jaiku Mobile Beta for Nokia S60 3rd Edition handsets. Learn more

Have another Java phone? Download the Jaiku widget

  • Text presence updates from any phone
Or, download Jaiku to your smartphone:
  • Use Jaiku as your phonebook
  • Browse and post Jaikus
  • Add comments
  • Share your location
  • Share your availability
  • Share your calendar events
  • Share who you're wit

The problem is that if you want to join Jaiku, you have to get invited. The request to register in Jaiku gives the next message:

Request an Invite Code

We're pleased to see that you are interested in Jaiku. To request an invitation to beta-test the service, please enter your email address in the field below, and we'll let you know when an account becomes available.

I entered my e-mail and I am curious to see how long it will take.
I guess this means I really have to buy a new mobile I have been planning to.

1 comment:

giL said...

Very interesting. Its always exciting when Google acquires a company from your small country. suddenly some very cool features begin popping up every now and then and usually for free. So from the narrow user perspective this is usually good.