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22 April 2024

No date yet on Arabic version of Google Buzz

No date yet on Arabic version of Google Buzz. (REUTERS)

By Dima Hamadeh

Google has not specified a timeline for rolling out the newly launched Google Buzz in the Arabic language. Responding to a query from Emirates Business, Google said: "We cannot say that we will be launching an Arabic version in 90 days."

Earlier reports said Google Buzz was expecting to run in Arabic within three months, basing information on a statement by Vint Cerf, Google's Vice-President and Chief Internet Evangelist, at the Google-day held in Dubai and titled "Imagining the Future of Arabia".

The Google statement continued: "We do our best to get our products out in our top 40 languages as soon as possible, but we can't put a timeline against it. Cerf said Google generally takes about 90 days to launch new services in other languages, but that he did not work on Google Buzz and it would be up to the team involved to provide information regarding the Arabic version.

Mohammad Gawdat, Managing Director of Southern and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Google and Head of the Emerging Markets Council, stressed the importance of Arabic within the Google strategy. Other social networks have not fully been adopted in Arabic yet.


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