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thehindu - January 06, 2018
Orkut to return to India in ‘Hello’ avatar
Unlike other social networks, the firm said it was trying to create these connections in a non-judgmental environment... read more

mobiledekho - January 17, 2018
Orkut To Make A Comeback As Hello In Next Two Months
Orkut Buyukkokten, the creator of, one of the early and most famous social media platforms, is planning to... read more - May 22, 2017
Orkut’s Successor 'Hello' Is Finally Available For Indian Users, Here’s What We Think
In August 2016, Orkut’s founder Orkut Büyükkökten came up with a new social network to connect people on the basis... read more

digitalterminal - December 09, 2017
Say Hello to the New Kid on the Block!
Social networking is about broadcasting content, privately messaging, and anonymously having a say on discussion... read more

deccanchronicle - December 07, 2017
Here’s how you can make social media a happy place
Social media has become a way of life for most of us. People can post anything on them — from sweet compliments... read more

techtudo - November 21, 2017
Presenting Hello, a social network from the creator of Orkut
Back in my childhood, I truly believed that everything was much simpler. And if I have to give you my honest opinion... read more

corecommunique - December 06, 2017
Say hello to the new kid on the block
Social networking today is about broadcasting content, privately messaging, and anonymously having a say on discussion... read more

recode - December 27, 2016
Social media, which now divides us, doesn’t have to, Hello founder Orkut Büyükkökten says
Conventional wisdom holds that technology, and our addictions to it, are making us more isolated. But Orkut Büyükkökten... read more

Engadget - August 08, 2016
Orkut creator intros a social network based on your obsessions
Google might have axed Orkut a couple of years ago, but the social network's spirit is living on. Its namesake Orkut Büyükkökten has... read more

The Huffington Post - August 06, 2016
Orkut makes comeback with, an app-based social media platform
Orkut, an independent Google project that was once a popular social media platform, has made a comeback after a couple of years. The... read more

Venture Beat - August 05, 2016
Orkut founder launches Hello, a social network focused on your passions
In 2004, Orkut Büyükkökten and Githin Jose founded the social network Orkut as part of an independent project within Google... read more

The Huffington Post - August 05, 2016
Orkut Now Has A New Social Network Called Hello
Orkut is back! No, not the social network, but its founder Orkut Büyükkökten is back in business. And this time, he has brought another... read more

Press Releases

April 11, 2018
Orkut Founder Launches Hello Network in India
Orkut Buyukkokten, the founder of the beloved social network and CEO of Hello Network, Inc., today launched his new network in India. The hello app is built specifically for the new mobile-generation and brings... read more

July 19, 2016
hello by Orkut Buyukkokten, a network built on passions, launches in Brazil
Orkut Buyukkokten is a wizard of social networks. Before smartphones were even a dream and people had to join forums to chat, he created... read more

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