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Orkut launching A Hello Social Networking App In India
As people vouch to delete Facebook in the wake of a massive data breach scandal, Orkut Buyukkokten is a former Google employee who founded the trendsetter social networking website Orkut.com more than a decade ago on Wednesday launching a new social network “Hello” in India.
Built mainly for the new mobile generation, “Hello” brings people together around their interests to create positive, meaningful, authentic connections and sustained social engagement, the company says in a statement.
“We designed ‘Hello’ to help you make connections in the real world. It’s a social network built on loves not likes, and I’m delighted to say ‘Hello’ to India once again,” said Buyukkokten, now the CEO of San Francisco-based Hello Network Inc.
The app, currently available in Brazil with nearly one million downloads, was in the beta test mode in India for the past several months.
Test users spent over 320 minutes each month on the app, thus, reflecting the popularity of the sport, entertainment, devotion and technology in India.
According to its website, Hello Network is finding by Buyukkokten and a small group of ex-Google engineers.
Headquartered in San Francisco and with a development office in Mountain View, California, the company has grown to a team of 20.
“Today’s online networks force people to treat each other differently from how they will behaving face-to-face technology should help us become more understanding, more optimistic, kinder and better people,” the Orkut founder is adding.
According to a PTI report, when asked about the monetization model, Buyukkokten says the company did not have to sell the user data to get revenues. “When a user signs up, they are asking on five things that they are passionating on and then get recommendations that are non-intrusive.
We also ensure that every advertiser has a profile on hello for greater accountability,” PTI quoting him as saying. Hello also doesn’t share user information with third-party apps.
The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
Orkut was owned and operated by Google and is naming after its creator, Orkut Buyukkokten.
Google shut down Orkut on the year of September 30, 2014.
Interestingly, when the delete Facebook campaign began, Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group floating with the idea of alternative social media platforming.
The billionaire businessman is taking to Twitter to share his thoughts of having a social networking company that is ‘widely owning, professionally manage and willingly regulating.’ He also expressing his interest in investing seed capital if any entrepreneurs were interested in something similar.
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