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Google has tweaked the toolbar on Google.com to add something rather interesting: your name. If you’re signed into a Google account and visit Google.com you’ll now get your name in the top right hand corner with a drop down menu attached. Right now that drop down just features your Gmail address and the ability to sign out but there’s clearly space to add other functions there…

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The plan behind the Google Nexus S NFC smarts is rolling out. Google has begun to send NFC-embedded stickers to businesses in the hipster haven of Portland, Oregon so customers can recommended businesses and check-in by just tapping their phones on a surface. The Google NFC stickers will be tied to Google Places and the Google Hotpot service that quietly emerged a few weeks back. The Google NFC stickers and the NFC-skills built in to the Google Nexus S could also tie in quite nicely to Google’s social network plans (the project we now know is NOT called Google Me). Hit the headline and let us know: what do you make of the Google Nexus S and NFC?

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It looks like Google Me preparations are ramping up. The search giant has completed its acquisition of Plannr, a social planning startup that looks like a perfect fit to be absorbed into Google Me. While Google already has Google Calendar, Plannr is a little different, tying together groups of friends using geolocation, email, text messages and phone calls. The whole point of it is to make organising socialising simper. There’s also a good chance that Google gobbled up Plannr for its two founders, expanding the talents on hand to create Google Me.
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Google’s edging into the social networking space, with plans afoot to launch its own service, Google Me, a renewed focus on instant search to rival Twitter, and now it seems CEO Eric Schmidt has plans to plunder your data direct from Facebook pages.

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Google Me is go! The long-rumoured   n from Google is definitely on the way. Eric Schmidt confirmed that Google Me will arrive this autumn during the Google Zeitgeist conference in Arizona. But don’t expect a Facebook knock off, it seems Google Me will be a new layer on top of some familiar Google products…

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Google only just outed Google Instant but already tech sleuths have uncovered clues that point to the search giant’s next steps. Do two tiny images hidden in plain sight point to the Google Me and Google Questions waiting in the wings? The evidence seems to stack up…

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Google Me is still just a rumour but the search giant continues to snap up firms that could help power it. It’s already grabbed social app firm Slide, social payments company Jambool and social address book creator Angstro this month. Now it’s completed its August shopping spree by snapping up mobile social app maker Social Deck. It looks like those Google Me plans are starting to take shape…

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Facebook is gearing up for a serious update according to rumours flying around Silicon Valley. The reason for its major overhaul? Google Me. Despite no official confirmation of the rumoured Google social network, Facebook head honcho Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly declared a “lockdown” – getting engineers in on the weekend and, curiously, sticking a neon sign on his office door…

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