• Google has a new social networking app, but it is no Facebook competitor

    4 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Google+, which was shut down in April, may have been the Internet search giant's most popular stab at creating a social network, but it wasn't the first. Technically, it was the fourth-following in the footsteps of such mishaps as Google Buzz, Google Friend Connect, and Orkut (yes, that was a thing in India and Brazil)-and Google+ aimed for the stars, but never quite managed to catch up to the hopes of its creators.
    Fresh on the heels of the Google+ shutdown in April, the company is at it again with another idea for a social networking app. This time around, ...
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  • Google takes another run at social networking with Shoelace

    Google takes another run at social networking with Shoelace

    4 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Google's in-house incubator, Area 120, is working on a new social networking app called Shoelace which is aimed at organizing local events and activities. You use it by listing your interests in the app, allowing it to recommend a series of “hand-picked” local activities which it calls “Loops.” You can also organize your own events, and there's a map interface to view and RSVP to other people's Loops.
    Shoelace's soft-launch comes just months after Google shut down Google+ , its most prominent attempt at building a social media platform. However, rather than trying to create a new...
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