Google's Own Social Network (RT @SaraCera)


Thu, Aug 12th, 2010 14:00 by capnasty NEWS

According to this ComputerWorld article, Google may be looking towards its own social network and prepping for war against social network behemoth Facebook.

"I think it's obvious that Google wants to become the primary -- if not only -- stop on the Internet," said Dan Olds, an analyst at Gabriel Consulting Group. "Which means they need to not only dominate search, but also to become the biggest player in social networking."

Although Google has been quiet on its plans, industry analysts speculate that it would be natural for Google to work its way into social networking. Google's decision to kill its failed Google Wave social networking and collaboration service means the company has figured out that it needs to go after the booming social networking audience with a really big piece of bait: online social gaming.



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