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  • Another Key Feature Of Google +1: Massive-Scale Social Video Conferencing

    Another Key Feature Of Google +1: Massive-Scale Social Video Conferencing

    Over the past few weeks, we’ve been able to dig up a bunch of details about Google’s secret forthcoming social service. The service, previously codenamed “Emerald Sea” but currently being called “+1“, essentially seems to be a toolbar that exists along the top of Google’s various properties to allow for easy sharing. We even were able to snag a picture… Read More

  • CONFIDENTIAL! Looks Like "Google +1" Was Just Accidentally Revealed (Pic)

    CONFIDENTIAL! Looks Like "Google +1" Was Just Accidentally Revealed (Pic)

    While we haven’t 100 percent confirmed it yet (update: we’ve confirmed with a source), what you see above is what we do very much believe to be a picture of Google’s latest social foray. Yes, it’s the artist formerly known as “Google Me”, then known as “Emerald Sea“, and now known as “Google +1“. As you can see, it’s a toolbar… Read More

  • Google's Social Product Is Codenamed "Emerald Sea"

    Google's Social Product Is Codenamed "Emerald Sea"

    Naturally, no sooner do a publish a story on Google’s forthcoming social product and some of the intrigue surrounding it, do some new sources come out of the woodwork. We can now confirm, by way of no fewer than four sources, that Google’s social product is in fact internally called “Emerald Sea”. And yes, obviously, it is being dogfood tested within the company. In… Read More

  • Is "Google Me" Codenamed "Emerald City"? And Why Is Google Baraza Copying Quora?

    Is "Google Me" Codenamed "Emerald City"? And Why Is Google Baraza Copying Quora?

    Follow the yellow brick road… It’s no secret that Google is working on a new social project that is thought to be a layer which will be spread over many of their properties. Actually, it is supposed to be a secret. But everyone knows about it. At first, it was known as “Google Me”, but that’s probably not what it’s going to end up being called when it rolls… Read More

  • Google Exec Repeats: "Google Me" Is Not A Product (And Says It's An Awful Name)

    Google Exec Repeats: "Google Me" Is Not A Product (And Says It's An Awful Name)

    In a talk at the Monaco Media Forum earlier today, Google’s Product Management Director, Mobile, Hugo Barra, denied that the search giant is “working on building a traditional social network platform” to compete with those who’re leading the pack in that space, and scrambling to build a variety of social applications instead. The Telegraph puts it this way… Read More

  • Zuckerberg: Social Is Not A Layer You Add (*Cough* Google *Cough*)

    Zuckerberg: Social Is Not A Layer You Add (*Cough* Google *Cough*)

    Earlier this afternoon, we posted our most recent interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The talk is full of gems of information, such as Facebook’s thoughts about social phones. But a more general statement Zuckerberg made about socialness is also very interesting. Because he seems to be taking a direct shot at Google. “Even the companies that are starting to come around… Read More

  • Facebook Follow: The Twitter-Eater, The Preemptive Google Me-Killer

    Facebook Follow: The Twitter-Eater, The Preemptive Google Me-Killer

    Up until a few months ago, I was using Facebook the same way I was using Twitter. That is, I was allowing anyone to follow me. But it was different. With Twitter, anyone can follow me without my approval. On Facebook, everyone needs my approval. Though perhaps ill-advised, I was simply blindly approving anyone. Then I stopped. There was no single reason why I switched my Facebook habits, but… Read More

  • The Google Wave That Crashed

    The Google Wave That Crashed

    When I first heard the news that Google Wave was dead last week, I was surprised. I wasn’t surprised because it was a thriving, successful product (obviously, it wasn’t). I was surprised because of the gushing I heard about it from within Google leading up to and immediately following its introduction. To hear them tell it, this was the future. So I was obviously surprised that… Read More

  • WAR! It's Patton v. Rommel: Vic Gundotra Will Lead Google To Victory In Social War With Facebook

    WAR! It's Patton v. Rommel: Vic Gundotra Will Lead Google To Victory In Social War With Facebook

    Google has chosen a General in their War With Facebook – VP Engineering Vic Gundotra, we’ve heard from multiple sources. This is the person who will control overall product strategy and execution around their new efforts to find relevance in a quickly changing Internet landscape that is increasingly dominated by Facebook. Gundotra has previously been involved in a slew of… Read More

  • Cloning Is Lame. Google Should Do It To Facebook Anyway.

    Cloning Is Lame. Google Should Do It To Facebook Anyway.

    Small companies clone big companies all the time. And by clone I don’t just mean steal a basic idea. I mean clone almost literally – they just plain rip off every single feature and hope for the best. It certainly saves time on user testing. Big companies, particularly big tech companies, don’t do this as much. Pride and ethics come into play at an individual and team level. Read More