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Gmail Update To Compete With Twitter

Google plans to launch a new 'updates' service this Wednesday which will allow users to share links and content.

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
Piers Fawkes, PSFK on February 9, 2010. @piers_fawkes

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google plans to launch a new ‘updates’ service this Wednesday which will be seen my the industry as a move to compete with social media services including Twitter and Facebook. The move will will allow the 176m Gmail users to view a stream of status updates from people they choose to connect with. It will also make it easier links and content.

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PSFK noticed last week that our content by our Gmail contacts was already showing up in our search results (pictured above). This move could signify a greater dynamic between personal content and real-time search.

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