Weekend tech reading: Google prepping Facebook 'killer'?

By Matthew
Jun 27, 2010
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  1. Is Google about to launch a Facebook killer? Should we brace ourselves for another round of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them? According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a social profile service called, aptly, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very credible source" that Google is about to unveil what is apparently a Facebook competitor, no other details forthcoming. SF Weekly

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  2. mrtraver

    mrtraver TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 230   +9

    I'm not generally a big fan of google, but i'll sign up if they will respect my privacy more than facebook! the trouble is getting all my friends to sign up, too...
  3. princeton

    princeton TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,716

    "EU secretly pushing to put kids in jail for sharing music."
    I'm glad I had no respect for their government in the first place. That is some stupid ****ing bullshit right there. Just ridiculous!
    On another note.
    "There are no reception issues" COUGH..bullshit..COUGH. Stay tuned for what? Do we get to learn who he blames if we stay tuned?
  4. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TechSpot Maniac Posts: 529   +97

    The music industry as well as most other businesses thrive on the stupidity of its customers. Why the hell does anyone need to own thousands of songs, CDs, etc. If people would get out of this mindset that you just have to have the newest shiniest product on the market, companies would be forced to lower prices making them more affordable and the governments would not have to get involved. You aren't "sticking it to the man" when you download off the torrents. You are just giving companies excuses to whine and cry about losing profits whether they are actually doing so or not allowing them to rape the consumer for more money later.

    There is a real simple solution: Just stop buying music for a while. Its not illegal and like I said, it forces companies to lower their prices. If you really need to listen to music, there is this invention that has been around awhile called radio.

    "...But I can't listen to the song to the song I want, when I want if I listen to radio." My response to that is "suck it up and quit being a whiney consumer".

    "...But if I listen to the radio, I will have no use for my expensive IPod". Guess what.. If Steve Jobs sees that Apple products aren't selling, he is going to have to lower the price on them. Now you have lower priced music AND music players.

    If you guys want the government out of your business, do not give them reason to be there in the first place. Use a little common sense.
  5. Docnoq

    Docnoq Newcomer, in training Posts: 141

    I love how Jobs can make a phone that isn't even able to get reception without buying an accessory (a case) and then claims it is working as intended. I have used many, many cellphones in my lifetime and not one of them had reception issues just because I was holding the thing.

    Sure, you might be able to get great reception if you are Darth Vader (http://i.imgur.com/h9UDd.png), but for the rest of the world, there are clearly reception issues.
  6. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,351   +122

    What happend to buzz?
    Oh yeah, no one noticed, nor cared.
  7. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 802   +8

    "There are no reception issues. Stay Tuned."

    So let me get this right...there are no reception issues despite everyone saying there is, and you want us to stay tuned for some secret...thing? [sarcasm]Ok...this makes TOTAL sense[/sarcasm]

    Why do people continue to worship this *****? You can like a product without worshiping it's leader (I LOVE Microsoft but think Ballmer is a complete and total *****). If only Jobs would act like a leader and take the blame when he screws up. I would actually have respect for him, then.
  8. matrix86

    matrix86 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 802   +8

    Ha ha. I didn't start using Buzz until my vacation. It was cool seeing what other travelers where saying. And sometimes people were pretty close and let behind buzzes about how to get around some of the road work/traffic jams. Other than that, I don't know many people who use it. Maybe a handful in the city i'm in.
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