Google Acquires Dodgeball

What happens when you give cell phones, each with significant compute power, to a billion people? We don't really know yet, but it seems clear that an increasing number semi-serendipitous connections will be one outcome.

Dodgeball helps people find friends and friends of friends in real time, who are nearby. Mixed with Google's other social networking (Orkut), photo (Picassa), blogging (Blogger), and search services (and of course, the Google brand), Dodgeball seems likely to facilitate the birth of at least some measurable fraction of children born in 2006.

... Jeff Ubois

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