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Ginx: Pierre Omidyar’s Stealthy New Social Recommendation Service

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar has joined the executive team of a stealthy new startup called Ginx, according to financial filings unearthed by PEHub. Very little is known about the company but based on passing whispers from early testers of the private data we have have some guesses about what the service does.

Ginx appears to be a people and news recommendation service built out of a Twitter publishing tool and a URL shortener. We think that sounds great, those lightweight technologies hold huge stores of valuable data. The company has raised about $2 million in funding so it’s the real deal, not a fly by night operation. Check out a screenshot below and our full coverage of Omidyar’s new gig over on Jobwire, our blog covering new hires in tech and new media.

Update: Omidyar pinged us on Twitter this afternoon to point us to a very short press release confirming that Ginx “is a Twitter client that aims to provide Twitter users with a rich experience for sharing and discussing links. Ginx was created to enable people to become more actively engaged in the news and topics they care about.”

For the rest of what we’ve been able to find out about the service so far, please see our post on Jobwire.

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