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About Katango

Katango was formerly known as Cafebots. Katango created an application that helped users sort their friends. In November 2011, Google acquired Katango.

Headquarters Location

1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Suite 400

Mountain View, California, 94043,

United States

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Latest Katango News

Google Buys Katango To Solve The Labor Of G Circles - Jon Mitchell via ReadWriteWeb

Jan 10, 2012

What’s wrong with this picture? Jon Mitchell via ReadWriteWeb Ever since we broke the news about Google’s circles, it seemed like a necessary new social networking feature. The ability to selectively share with the right groups of people is an important part of being oneself on the Web. But the effort required to maintain G circles is discouraging. Facebook’s smart lists solve the problem remarkably well. Hopefully, the Katango team will help Google help us keep our online social lives organized. A feature that is touted as ‘helping’ us with the 'management’ of our social connections turns out to be too time consuming: the juice isn’t worth the squeeze. But instead of realizing that obsessively segregating and resegregating your friends into different cliques is a bit obsessive, and basically impossible if you have a lot of connections, the brilliant folks at Google decide to use software to be obsessive on your behalf. Now, in some cases, having software do things for you makes sense, like backing up your file system. But there is a reason that our operating systems don’t automatically create the folder set up on your hard drive: we are too idiosyncratic about where we want to put our files. Same thing with friends.

Katango Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Katango founded?

    Katango was founded in 2010.

  • Where is Katango's headquarters?

    Katango's headquarters is located at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View.

  • What is Katango's latest funding round?

    Katango's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Katango raise?

    Katango raised a total of $5M.

  • Who are the investors of Katango?

    Investors of Katango include Google and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

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