Google To Drink Twitter's Milkshake

Posted: Feb 9 2010, 11:01am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:24pm CDT, in News | Technology News

 
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What's wrong, Google? Smartphones, Internet search, and web apps aren't enough, so now you're horning in on Twitter's territory? The Wall Street Journal (via BusinessInsider reports that Google may be launching a Twitter-killing app this week.

In reality, all it seems like Google is doing is expanding the functionality of their Gmail status updates. Users have always been able to type in new updates to let their contacts know the state of their life. Now those tags will be persistent and function as a stream of sequential messages. Users who choose to 'connect' with each other will be able to view this stream.

BusinessInsider notes that Google could make these status updates link into Facebook and Twitter. That would be a more sensible approach than attempting to compete directly with either of them. Google is good, but not that good.

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