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    Google to try social networking.... again?

    Ex-Facebook Exec Backs 'Google Me' Social Network Rumors | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    Back in 2004, the company launched Orkut. The site gained a good deal of popularity in India and Brazil (where it is now located), but failed to offer much competition to sites like Facebook and MySpace in other countries, including the U.S. More recently, Google launched Buzz, a Twitter-like site integrated directly into Gmail. That property has generated a good deal of negative press since its inception.
    Rumor has it that the company is gearing up for another big push in the space, less than five months after the public launch of Buzz. According to Inside Facebook, three days ago, Digg founder Kevin Rose tweeted, "Ok, umm, huge rumor: Google to launch facebook competitor very soon 'Google Me,' very credible source." That tweet has since disappeared.
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    I would use it if its more like Facebook than what Buzz is.



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    why doesn't google just go about this as they do every other venture?


    they see a company or business plan they like and just buy them out.....

    heres a list of recent google acquisitions....


    Deja.com
    Pyra Labs-Blogger
    Neotonic Software-for CRM
    Applied Semantics-for search
    Kaltix Corp-for context sensitve search
    Genius Labs-for blogging
    Ignite Logic-web templates for law firms
    Picassa-digi photo management
    Keyhole Group-digital mapping
    Where 2 Technologies-digital mapping
    ZipDash-maps and traffic for mobile devices
    2Web Technologies-spreadsheets
    Urchin-metrics/analytics
    Dodgeball-mobile social networking
    Reqwireless Inc.-Java browser
    Current Communications Group-broadband internet
    Android-software for mobile phone o/s
    Transformic Inc-search engine for deep/invisible web
    Skia-graphics software engineering
    DMarc Broadcasting-digital radio broadcasting
    Measure Map-analytics for blogs
    Upstartle-Writely, document editor for the web
    @Last Software-SketchUp 3D modeling
    Orion-Referral search engine
    Neven Vision-automatic information extraction from jpgs
    Jotspot Ind-wiki platform for websites
    YouTube-online video company
    Endoxen-geomapping software
    Xunlei-filesharing app for the web
    Adscape Media-in-game advertising
    Gapminder's Trendalyzer-presentation software
    Doubleclick-ad platform for the web
    Tonic Systems-document conversion technology
    Marratech-video conferencing technology
    Green Border Technologies-secure web browsing tech
    Panoramio-photo site sharing for Google Earth
    Feedbumer-RSS feed distribution analytics and management
    GrandCentral-mobile voice management
    Postini-communications security and compliance
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    Maybe they've tried to buy out FB and so far have not come to an agreement?
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    Maybe they've tried to buy out FB and so far have not come to an agreement?
    this is a good possibility or the fact that Facebook wants too much money.

    i mean they paid 1.65 billion for YouTube i'm sure they could give Facebook a good 10 thousand dollars and call it a deal.
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    maybe that is why the fb android apparently sucks so bad

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    i remember when offers were being thrown around to buy facebook. i dont know if it was google or not, i think it was. the prices were high as hell

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