Web: Google just boosted the odds that it will acquire Twitter

August 2015 by: From The Web

Google’s plan to build a Facebook-style social network—and data-collection service—has failed, which is why it will probably buy Twitter.

Google finally announced recently that it is scaling back its focus on Google+, the also-ran social network that the search giant has spent hundreds of millions of dollars and four years of its time trying to turn into a competitor to Facebook. Among other things, users will no longer be forced to sign in with a Google+ account when they log on to YouTube and other Google properties, and the useful parts of the network—such as Photos and Hangouts—have already been hived off and turned into standalone offerings.


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