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CNNMoney: An ex-Googler's inside view on Google+ vs. Facebookupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 07:01:00

Dhanji R. Prasanna is a Sydney-based software engineer. He recently left Google after a nearly three-year stint working on projects like Google Wave. A version of this post first appeared on his blog,, where you can read more about him. There's no shortage of punditry around the future and fate of Google+, a massive social networking effort from Google. Much of it centers around competition with Facebook, and whether or not it will succeed in unseating the latter as the dominant social networking site.

Anyone want a Google+ invite? Sorry ...updated: Thu Jun 30 2011 15:05:00

Want to come to the Google+ party?

CNNMoney: Investors are falling out of love with Googleupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 09:12:00

Google's stock is exactly where it was in September 2007, and it has fallen 9% since Eric Schmidt announced in January that he'd be stepping down as CEO.

With +1, Google really, really wants to be your friendupdated: Thu Mar 31 2011 14:40:00

Google is pretty good with robots. Not so much with people.

Great gobblin' gadgets! Our top 10 tech turkeysupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 09:54:00

Ahh, Thanksgiving -- a time to reflect on all that is good in our lives and express our gratitude for it. And, of course, for snarky journalists to take seasonal advantage of the word "turkey."

Why big tech companies like Google can still innovateupdated: Fri Nov 05 2010 07:23:00

Earlier this week, one of Google's rock-star engineers left that mammoth company -- population: 23,000 -- for Facebook, which has about 2,000 employees.

CNNMoney: Google's next giant revenue streamupdated: Thu Oct 07 2010 09:51:00

Google has made its famous search algorithm into a $20 billion business, but for years, investors have asked, "What's next?"

CNNMoney: Google makes bold move to battle Skypeupdated: Thu Aug 26 2010 11:37:00

Google announced Wednesday that it will allow users to make phone calls over the Internet through its Gmail service, encroaching on territory that has thus far been dominated by Skype.

Google CEO: 200,000 Android devices sold each dayupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 12:42:00

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said on Wednesday that Google believes that some 200,000 new Android devices are being sold each day, leading to significant revenue in the form of increased mobile search traffic.

Why Google Wave's demise is good news for Facebookupdated: Thu Aug 05 2010 11:06:00

Google this week abandoned "Wave," its much-hyped social collaboration tool. Wave was perhaps the prototypical Google product: Technically advanced, incredibly ambitious and near-impossible to use.

CNNMoney: RIP Google Waveupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 18:27:00

Google's attempt to reinvent e-mail has fizzled. The company said Wednesday it is pulling the plug on Google Wave, a collaborative tool that drew intense attention when it debuted last year.

Google plans to drop Waveupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 17:57:00

Google is pulling the plug on Google Wave.

One year later: Google Wave still shows promiseupdated: Fri Jun 11 2010 10:00:00

One year ago on May 28, Google launched its Wave collaboration tool to much fanfare. Initially open to just a handful of developers, Google eventually opened the service to a larger beta pool last fall. At that time, nearly everyone involved in tech was requesting or giving away Wave invites -- everybody wanted to try it. The limited availability of invites fueled a lot of hype, most of which seemed to fizzle after everyone who wanted an invite got one and many users wondered, "What's it for?"

Google rolls out new developer toolsupdated: Wed May 19 2010 16:28:00

Google kicked off its annual developers' conference on Wednesday by introducing tools to help people build web-based applications, while making a strong push for HTML5, the next generation of the code on which the web is built.

Google to highlight Android, Web at eventupdated: Tue May 18 2010 09:13:00

How much bigger can Google's world get?

Five lesson for Google from Nexus One's sluggish startupdated: Tue Apr 27 2010 11:31:00

Barely four months after the launch of its first smartphone, the HTC-built Nexus One, Google's commitment to the device seems to be on the wane.

The genius brothers behind Google Waveupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:11:00

Lars and Jens Rasmussen were broke and jobless -- with only $16 between them -- when they made it big in the Web world by selling their idea for Google Maps.

Google Wave launchesupdated: Thu Apr 01 2010 12:11:00

On their big day, team Google Wave shoots exclusive video for CNN.

Is Google Wave getting Buzzed?updated: Tue Mar 16 2010 13:15:00

If Google Wave eventually fails to live up to the promise and hype that accompanied its launch at Google I/O in May 2009, consider its demise an inside job.

Gmail holds 'graduations' and 'funerals'updated: Thu Feb 25 2010 21:14:00

Mark Knichel's e-mail in-box is a funky grid of color.

What Google needs to learn from Buzz backlashupdated: Thu Feb 18 2010 22:27:00

Google may have reached the limits of what it can learn from dog food.

10 Web trends to watch in 2010updated: Thu Dec 03 2009 13:52:00

As 2009 draws to a close, the Web's attention turns to the year ahead. What can we expect of the online realm in 2010?

Going to the virtual office in Second Lifeupdated: Mon Nov 09 2009 09:18:00

As travel budgets are squeezed and slashed in the recession, companies are increasingly seeking innovative ways of bringing employees together for conferences and meetings remotely.

Google Wave to be released to 100,000 testers Wednesdayupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 08:02:00

Google Wave, a product that promises to revolutionize online communication, will go out to about 100,000 beta testers Wednesday.

6 ways to leverage social media for smoother travelupdated: Thu Aug 06 2009 09:53:00

Before the latest social media revolution, Jessica Gottlieb would have probably watched helplessly when her kids, Jane and Alexander, were trapped on the tarmac, waiting for their Virgin America flight to take off.

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