Google Engineer Calls Google+ a Pathetic Afterthought

When Google+ launched, it was exciting! A new Facebook! Better! Purrrty! But then everyone forgot about it. Folks at Google forgot too. Last night, Steve Yegge, a Google engineer, accidentally posted a rant about Google to his public Google+ profile. It's revealing and absolutely rips Google+. It's also true. » 10/12/11 12:02pm 10/12/11 12:02pm

So, is Google Building a Facebook Rival Or Not?

Facebook's former-CTO confirmed Google was building a Facebook "killer," perpetual rumormonger Kevin Rose tweeted it'd be called "Google Me"—but Google has said (again) that "we're not working on a social network platform." » 11/12/10 4:20am 11/12/10 4:20am

Soon, Gmail Users Won't Be Able to Find Contacts on Facebook

After Google hired the Facebook app developer (it was "frustrating" claims Zuckerberg), their relationship has now soured even more, as Google's changed their terms of service so Gmail users can't import their contacts to Facebook—because Facebook doesn't reciprocate. » 11/05/10 4:00am 11/05/10 4:00am