Katango Acquired by Google; Becomes Part of Google+

Katango, which launched this past summer, is a small start up backed by Kleiner Perkins. In September, it was acquired by Google. News of the acquisition has been officially confirmed today in an announcement from Katango.

In the announcement, Katango said that Google has acquired them and soon it will be joining Google+, in a statement on the official Katango website.

According to rumour, Google is not only interested in Katango's talent, but also in their technology.

Katango focuses primarily on Facebook. The company made its debut in July 2011 as an iPhone application with the purpose to simplify the process of selectively sharing among different groups of Facebook friends.

While the Facebook List option was always available to help categorise friends and share files and contents as per user choice, it was all done manually. The Katango app revolution to this feature by automating it, making it easier and faster for users, as reported by Tech Crunch.

On these developments, a Google spokesperson, said, "We were impressed by the Katango team's innovative approach to making your social circles smarter, and we think they'll be a great addition to the Google+ team."