Google has announced the closure of its ten-year-old social network, Orkut. Due to shutter at the end of September, the move has been effected alongside with the cessation of a number of other ailing services. The platform will remain deactivated but visible until 2016, compatible with Google Takeout for users to carry their information and site activity away with them. The full extent of this Market Insight is for suscribers only. Please login to continue.