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Google Maps co-founder, Lars Rasmussen, has been snapped up by Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg personally poached the Google employee with what Rasmussen says was a “compelling personal pitch”. Based on Zuckerberg’s public appearances we find that one hard to picture! Rasmussen is just the latest in a string of Google guys lured over to Facebook…
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Google Wave, when it arrived, was held aloft as being a platform of the future. It was greeted with frantic calls for invites, and subsequent scrabbling around for someone to use it with. Soon after, that madness paled into puzzled frowns. We all wondered what Google Wave was for, what its target market was, and how it fitted into Google’s mysterious roadmap. Turns our confusion was well placed, as Google has dropped any more development of Google Wave, and will be exporting the technology into other products.

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A Google Voice UK service is definitely on the way. Google head honcho, Eric Schmidt, has confirmed that the web phone service is headed to Britain and the mysterious Facebook-fighting social network Google Me got a mention too. Read on for a brief glimpse of the Google-tinged future to come…

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Right now, Google Me is effectively a mythical service. Just 14 words in a tweet from Digg founder, Kevin Rose, kicked off thousands speculating about a Facebook-fighting social network from the search giant. Meanwhile Facebook has hit 500m users and Mark Zuckerberg is confidently predicting that number will reach 1 billion. So why would Google even bother to try and battle Facebook and why would anyone predict that it could win?

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TwitterTwitter has released its lists of 2009′s most mentioned terms with the Iran Election, the death of Michael Jackson and the desperate scrabble for Google Wave invites dominating the charts.

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GoogleGoogle has started testing a new search interface, making it available to random users. Have you been lucky enough to see Google’s new window on the world?

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Google Wave iPhone app incoming!

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Waveboard for iPhoneGoogle Wave, the realtime collaboration tool, is poised to become the next big thing in social networking, and if you snatched one of the first invites to it, we’ve got good news for you: a Google Wave iPhone app is on the way, so you can splash around on the service on the go too!

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