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Google To Shut Down Orkut

Via TechCrunch:
Orkut, the social networking service Google launched back in 2004, miraculously survived multiple rounds of spring cleaning despite the fact that it was never a huge hit outside of Brazil, India and a few other countries. It was always just a matter of time before Google was going to shut it down, however, and that day has now come. On September 30, 2014, Orkut will be officially shut down. At that point, users won’t be able to log in anymore, photo export to Google+ will be unavailable, and all the APIs and other tools will go down, too. Today, 50 percent of Orkut users are still in Brazil, 20 percent in India and just under 18 percent are from the U.S.

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