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Orkut Creator is Back with Hello App, a new social network that Builds Loves not Likes

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Orkut Buyukkoten is back with Hello App to again connect with people and content around your passion.

The creator of Orkut.com is back with a new social network called Hello App. Hope you know Orkut is live till 2004 to 2014. After two years of its shutdown (Orkut shutdown @ 30 September 2014) the founder Orkut Buyukkokten is back after two years with a new social network called Hello.

It is now available only on mobile to download at hello.com app which is accessible for both Android and iOS. Till now, the Hello app is available in United States, Britain, Canada, France, Australia, Brazil, and Ireland. India, Germany and Mexico are listed in the next release countries in this month.

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Hello, the app that connects with people and content around the world and user gets unexpected experience that lets you show the world who you are, express what you love and create a meaningful connection, mentioned on their official website hello.com.

Hello.com (Hello App) is founded by social network pioneer Orkut and a group of ex – Google engineers. Over 12 years before its shutdown Orkut has active users of 300 million.

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Orkut helps the whole world to bring people together, and now Hello is headquartered in San Francisco. Hello is available on both Android and iOS in the above-mentioned countries. In his hello blog, Orkut says “he expressed his excitement about his previous experience about his entire career, how he helped the whole world in connecting people and knowing each other a little bit.”

Why Orkut Created “Hello.”

Orkut says, hello is the first social network that built on loves, not likes which are easy to connect with people who share your passion. Hello always says “love yourself” and making the Hello app, a more beautiful place where we all can connect,” Said Orkut.

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How Hello Works

You can use Hello app in English, French or Portuguese and the app does not use external data beyond the contact in your phone-book. You need to sign up and select five “personas” that you are interested in. The personas you can select such as photographer, animal lover, actor, clubber, Burner, foodie (one who love food), skier, etc. and you are limited only to five.

Will Orkut be a Successor on “Hello App.”

It is not so easy to connect the world online where hundreds of apps and websites help in making friends and love. But Orkut says. Still, there is hatred in the world which saddens me. So he created Hello App that builds the relationship on loves, not likes, which he mentioned in his blog and he is very much confident about “Hello” success.

We will see whether Orkut turned Hello be a competitor to other social networking Apps or websites. All the best to the social network pioneer Orkut on “Hello.”

Microsoft Takes A Big Step To Acquire LinkedIn For $ 26.2 Billion

Microsoft To Acquire LinkedIn

Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced that the company is acquiring LinkedIn for $ 26.2 Billion and it is the biggest acquisition of the company yet. The deal is to pay $ 196 per share, in cash. LinkedIn’s shares jump 47 percent after the announcement that the giant software tools manufacturer acquires the biggest social networking site for professionals, which globally has above 400 million users. And the Microsoft’s stock was down by 3.2 percent.

According to the terms of acquisition, LinkedIn’s distinct brand, culture and independence will be maintained same. Jeff Weiner will remain the CEO of professional social network and will report to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.

“The LinkedIn team has grown a fantastic business centered on connecting the world’s professionals,” Nadella said. “Together we can accelerate the growth of LinkedIn, as well as Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics as we seek to empower every person and organization on the planet.” The deal of acquisition has already been approved unanimously by both the boards. As it still needs to get regulatory and other approvals, Microsoft is planning to close it later this year.

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“Just as we have changed the way the world connects to opportunity, this relationship with Microsoft, and the combination of their cloud and LinkedIn’s network, now gives us a chance to change the way the world works,” Weiner said. “For the last 13 years, we’ve been uniquely positioned to connect professionals to make them more productive and successful, and I’m looking forward to leading our team through the next chapter of our story.”

Over the recent years Microsoft’s acquisitions has not planned out as they hoped. The software giant’s biggest purchases four years ago under Steve Ballmer, previous CEO of Microsoft are Nokia Corp.’s mobile phone business for $9.5 billion, Skype for $8.5 billion and Yammer for $ 1.2 billion had no great business as expected by the company. While Nadella’s purchase of Minecraft video game, Majang AB in 2014 is a success. So, hope this purchase of LinkedIn social network gives a significant foothold to Microsoft.

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“Today is a re-founding moment for LinkedIn. I see incredible opportunity for our members and customers and look forward to supporting this new and combined business,” said Hoffman in a statement. “I fully support this transaction and the Board’s decision to pursue it, and will vote my shares in accordance with their recommendation on it.”

To discuss this transaction, both the companies CEO’s Satya Nadella and Weiner will host a joint conference call with investors at 8:45 a.m. Pacific Time/11:45 a.m. Eastern Time. Microsoft Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood and Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith will be part of the conference. The call will be available via webcast. Please join if you can.