22 Jun '11, 2pm

Google to Listen In? Company Buys Listen.in

Company acquires Listen.in domain name. Google has made a curious domain acquisition — Listen.in. Technically it’s an Indian country code domain name, so perhaps we should just ignore the obvious phrase “Listen In”. But it’s more fun if you don’t ignore it. What’s Google up to? The company does have a product called Google Listen that’s in Google Labs. Oh, and there were those apparent plans to “listen in” to your computing environment. Of course there’s the new Google music service as well, and this would be a nifty name for it when it rolls out generally. Still, I find it hard to believe the company would bank a new product on a local ccTLD like .in. The company hasn’t been big on buying generic or even “cute” domains like this in the past. Listen.in used to be a social music service based in Canada. What do you think? [Update: see comments, Ross says the got this domain...

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