Google (GOOG) Takes On MySpace

Recent research picked up by TechCrunch shows that Google (GOOG) social network Orkut now has about 25% of the audience of News Corp’s (NWS) MySpace. In the fast-growing Asia region, the sites are neck-and-neck.

TechCrunch adds “Business Week also confirms our estimated November 5 launch date for a new set of APIs which let developers build applications that span a number of Google services.”

Douglas A. McIntyre