The press has been speculating since the middle of last year about a new social networking product from Google — its big attempt to compete with Facebook, SocialBeat reports. Now, some recent upgrades to Google products suggest that the company is advancing with its social plans and may be laying the groundwork for the big launch. The main news was Google’s update of its social search service, a feature that has been relatively underwhelming until now — it allowed users to share and annotate links, but Google literally marginalized the feature by pushing it to the bottom of the search...

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Denny Carter

Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i