Rumor: Google/Slide working on new web application called Hootzy

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Slide, Inc. has been busy launching new applications over the past year, most recently including VideoInbox and Prizes.org.

Their pace isn’t slowing, according to recent domain name registrations that indicate the company is developing a new app called: Hootzy.

On July 28, 2011, Ken Brownfield (LinkedIn Profile), Operations Manager at Google (Vice President, Operations at Slide) registered the domains hootzy.com and hootzy.org through Go Daddy. 

Slide likes to quietly launch new apps, so don’t expect to hear much from Google/Slide until the app is out the door.

Here’s a look at the Whois record for Hootzy.com.

Registrant:
   Google, Inc. (Slide, Inc.)
   345 Spear St.
   San Francisco, California 94105
   United States

   Domain Name: HOOTZY.COM
      Created on: 28-Jul-11
      Expires on: 28-Jul-13
      Last Updated on: 28-Jul-11

  Administrative Contact:
      Brownfield, Ken 
      Google, Inc. (Slide, Inc.)
      345 Spear St.
      San Francisco, California 94105
      United States
      +1.4157360000      Fax –

   Technical Contact:
      Brownfield, Ken 
      Google, Inc. (Slide, Inc.)
      345 Spear St.
      San Francisco, California 94105
      United States
      +1.4157360000      Fax –

Care to guess what type of web app Hootzy will be?

Because there’s no definition for the word ”hootzy” in the dictionary, it’s difficult to speculate what’s in store. 

Currently, both web addresses resolve to a parked page on Go Daddy.

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