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Google Plans a Gradual Entry Into Social Networking

If you're waiting for Google to announce its new Facebook-beating social networking entry, you're going to be waiting awhile. CEO Eric Schmidt says Google's new plan is to gradually roll out some social networking features starting this fall, rather than launching a full-fledged standalone service.

Report: Google Preps Social Challenge to Facebook

A top former executive at Facebook says Google is preparing a new social networking offering to challenge Facebook. Google's new effort, reportedly known as Google Me, comes after the company's last social networking attempt, called Buzz, ran into opposition over privacy issues.