With Buzz, Google Plunges Into Social Networking

Google and Facebook are on a collision course in the increasingly competitive market for social networking services.On Tuesday, Google introduced a new service called Google Buzz, a way for users of its Gmail service to share updates, photos and videos. The service will compete with sites like Facebook and Twitter, which are capturing an increasing percentage of the time people spend online.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/10/technology/internet/10social.htmlAlso see:Google to turn email into social network
Google is to expand its email service by turning it into a social network to take on the growing challenge it faces from rivals like Facebook.In an event held at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, the search engine announced a new product – Google Buzz – that draws on elements of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter, and creates what senior executives called “the poster child” for the company’s future.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2010/feb/09/google-launch-expand-social-networkingGoogle takes on Facebook and Twitter with network site
Google has taken the wraps off its latest social network known as Buzz.The service – integrated directly with its e-mail service Gmail – allows users to post status updates, share content and read and comment on friends’ posts.The site pitches Google directly against rival networks such as Facebook, which has amassed nearly 400 million users since its launch in 2004.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8506148.stmGoogle Buzz takes aim at Twitter and Facebook [Reuters]
Google has injected social networking features into its popular web email product as the world’s No. 1 search engine seeks to fend off competition from Facebook and Twitter.Google introduced a new product dubbed Google Buzz this evening that allows users to quickly share messages, web links and photos with friends and colleagues directly within Gmail, the company’s popular email product.
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/google-buzz-takes-aim-at-twitter-and-facebook-1894332.htmlGoogle adding status updates to Gmail: WSJ [Relax News]
Google plans to make it easier for users of Gmail to view online status updates from friends in a swipe at Twitter and Facebook, The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.The newspaper, citing “people familar with the matter,” said the Internet giant could announce the new feature for its popular email service as soon as this week.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/google-adding-status-updates-to-gmail-wsj-1894652.htmlGoogle Buzz takes the fight to Facebook
When the world’s largest Internet company decides to spend some of its massive development budget on social networking tools, industry analysts say the likes of Facebook and Twitter better take a long glance over their shoulder.Google Inc. today took a powerful swing at such social networking sites by unveiling upgrades to the Gmail e-mail service that make it more of a social networking hub.

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