29 Jun '11, 5am

Google+ takes on Facebook with look-alike

SAN FRANCISCO - Remember Google Buzz? What about Orkut, or Google Wave? Google has tried several times to take on Facebook and master social networking - without much success. Now it is making its biggest effort yet. On Tuesday, Google introduced a social networking service called the Google+ project - which happens to look a lot like Facebook. The service - which is initially available to a select group of Google users who will soon be able to invite others - will let people share and discuss status updates, photos and links like they do on Facebook. But the Google+ project will be different in one significant way: It is meant for sharing with groups - like colleagues, roommates or hiking friends - not with all of one's friends or the entire web. It also offers group text messaging and video chat. "In real life, we have walls and windows and I can speak to you knowing who...

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