Google Me coming this Fall?

Google Me coming this Fall?

Summary: Eric Schmidt has confirmed that we could be getting "Google Me" sometime this Fall. This Google Me service will introduce what Google calls "a social layer" into online search, video and Google Maps.

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Eric Schmidt has confirmed that we could be getting "Google Me" sometime this Fall. This Google Me service will introduce what Google calls "a social layer" into online search, video and Google Maps.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters quote Google CEO Eric Schmidt saying the company will integrate social networking elements to its services.

What's interesting to me is that this doesn't sound like it's going to be a stand-alone product -- it appears the plan is to weave some social goodness into Google's existing product base. Squeezing social stuff into their already successful products is probably Google's best shot at getting widespread adoption -- as I imagine it would be extremely difficult to get 500 million users to see the value in a competing service, and then decide to switch.

I am looking forward to see what Google's got up it's sleeve -- and I'm hoping it's going to knock my socks off. What do you think "Google Me" will look like?

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  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    wow really fun times, google competing with facebook and apple simultaneously. Apple also competing with facebook and Google simultaneously. Ha ha sad microsoft. I have never seen such fierce competition, great to be consumers now I guess.
    kdsandeep@...
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

      @kdsandeep@... am really waitng for it.


      Google last year introduced Google Buzz letting users share links, pictures, and thoughts with friends, but Buzz hasn?t exactly put a check in Facebook?s growth.
      Google me project in now codenamed as google+1. Its gonna come out soon
      http://www.techreign.com/2010/12/google-armed-with-google1/
      katleo123
  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    What is the source of this news?
    _Garbage_
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

      @_Garbage_ take a look at this video, Garett was there:
      http://techcrunch.com/2010/09/14/this-is-what-a-google-press-lunch-looks-like-video/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Techcrunch+(TechCrunch)
      NoamNelke
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

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    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

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  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    i think it will first showcase some awesome online games (not just another flash ones but games using o3d webgl etc...) given the fact that lots of game companies Google had acquired recently ,
    Second, it does make sense to use it as a social layer in the existing products rather than new product in itself , the wow factor here is that we have seen the fun when we update our status on facebook and when apps and games do it , but we haven't seen our google talk status update when we do a search or go a cool restaurant (again a search in maps ) or upload a picasa photo , and Google games might be next ,real time tweets are in place , google instant is awesome , because all this we haven't experienced together ,might be really cool
    Hope privacy issues do come up again :) all in all great times ahead
    stealth_777
  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    Are you nuts? Google tried to force all of its Gmail customers into its last social networking system, Buzz, and failed miserably. There's a LOT of people who want to use Google for search, and some cool apps, but do NOT want to be tied into a social network... or want to be sure they know when they are posting things publicly, like being on the Facebook page.<br><br>If Google tries to force social networking features on their customers again, they will again fail miserably, and it could do long term damage to their brand.
    PatHMV
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

      @PatHMV
      Google last year introduced Google Buzz letting users share links, pictures, and thoughts with friends, but Buzz hasn?t exactly put a check in Facebook?s growth.

      Buzz failed. But one failure doesnt mean always . . .
      http://www.techreign.com/2010/12/google-armed-with-google1/
      katleo123
  • As long as...

    ...it's opt-in instead of opt-out, more power to Google.
    rapson
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

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  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    Eric Schmidt has confirmed that we <em>could</em> be getting ?Google Me? sometime this Fall? "Could" doesn't sound like a confirmation to me.
    mainstreetct
  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    I use Google a lot for search,Google Earth, and e-mail -- but I never got excited about Buzz. And I'm not wild about Chrome. But I am looking forward to seeing what this is.
    MekhongKurt
  • Google me and Google travel (Nothing New)

    Yeah, I knew this months ago. But I think what people dont know yet is google is branching out with Gtravel , partnering with http://www.onlyrooms.com
    hungarian33
  • Not as bad as Google Wave

    I'm just hoping that Google Me is not a re-update of Google Wave just integrated into more places. The disaster they had with rolling out Buzz in Gmail will pale in comparison if they don't do this right. Google Wave, their first attempt at a social experience was a huge failure and waste of time. Please don't give us another version of that.
    salsurra
  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    Whatever the final application may be I hope that it provides a true value to users and businesses alike. It will be extremely disappointing if it ends up just being more noise. <br><br>Brett Relander<br><a href="http://TacticalMarketingLabs.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://TacticalMarketingLabs.com</a>
    @BrettRelander
    BrettRelander
  • hmmm...

    Sounds like another "6 month lifespan" aka "wave" to me!
    araxis
    • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

      @araxis buzz and wave failed. but google me will not.

      http://www.techreign.com/2010/12/google-armed-with-google1/
      katleo123
  • RE: Confirmed: Google Me coming this Fall

    I really hope that Google Me becomes more than another Facebook. There are a lot of components of Google that they could use to create something truly awesome: http://bit.ly/9ZMJwS
    foursides
  • Is this best for the "internet"

    Ok. So google "owns" a majority of the internet (I use the word own very sparingly here) , but i ask whats left of the internet if google does own it? I ask is the internet dead now? The freedom to post anything you like, and it become popular. The ability to say anything you want. The choice to go to the internet and promote your product or service.

    It is my prediction if this service google is offering becomes widespread, than google will ultimately be brought up on anti-trust charges.
    bunknown