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Now Google buys Linked-In lookalike Angstro

Google has obviously decided that Facebook is where the future lies and is dashing the cash all over the place to acquire anything that might help it close on Mark Zuckerman’s social networking giant (recently valued at $33.7bn).

It’s just bought Rohit Khare’s Angstro, a mini-network which has a lot in common with Linked-In, the business networking site. Its products include Noteworthy News, a kind of tailored news service.

Quite how Google plans to cobble all these things together is something only Google knows; surely the big attraction of Facebook is its simplicity.

This is a challenge for Linked-In obviously. It’s a great idea but it’s incredibly cumbersome to use.

Why doesn’t Google just buy that?

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