Fri, 23 Jan 2004 13:36:06 GMT

Watch out Friendster, here comes Google's Orkut. says: Google tip-toed into the hot market of online social networks with the quiet launch of on Thursday, CNET has learned. The search company, which is expected to go public this year, is flexing its power with its Internet fans by constantly offering new services, including comparison shopping and news search. Orkut could be the clearest signal that Google's aspirations don't end with search. “Orkut is an online trusted community Web site designed for friends. The main… [Jeremy Zawodny's blog]