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Facebook: Google+ has no users

Published by pratyushkp on August 18th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Facebook executives have choice words for Google’s efforts to bring casual games to its fledgling social network.

A little less than two months after Google launched its fledgling social network, Google+, Silicon Valley’s latest rivalry is heating up.

Google+ (GOOG) launched in June with an innovative group video chat dubbed Hangout. One week later, Facebook announced a video chat feature of its own in cooperation with Microsoft’s (MSFT) Skype. Last week, Google announced that games like Zynga Poker and Angry Birds would find a home on Google+. A day later, Facebook unveiled a slew of improvements to its games platform, including a newsfeed-like live ticker with game updates and higher-resolution gaming.

If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg is paying very close attention.

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