Friday, October 12, 2007

Google Hints at Social Network Plan - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

Hmm...

In a conversation that also included the company’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Mr. Schmidt did little to answer what was in the mind of several reporters: What is Google going to do to remedy its lack of success in social networking?

Mr. Schmidt did say that over the next year, Google is planning to use information it has about the connections between its users, something techies call the “social graph,” to improve searches and other Google services. He said the company would like to sell advertising for Facebook, a position currently enjoyed by Microsoft. And he highlighted the Google’s existing social network service, Orkut, and its deal to sell ads on behalf of MySpace, the largest social networking site.

Google Hints at Social Network Plan - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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