Google Acquires Angstro, a Social Networking Start-Up

August 30, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — Google continues to expand its social expertise with the acquisition ofAngstro, a small social networking start-up. Angstro builds apps to easily exchange information among social services across the Web, pulling in data from social sites including Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Its co-founder, Rohit Khare, said in a blog post on Friday that he had joined Google, presumably to work on a rumored social network project. Google, which is staying mum about its social ambitions, confirmed the acquisition and hiring of Mr. Khare but would not comment on which product he would be working on.

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