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Google Stream? Google will launch “huge” new social features tomorrow

February 9, 2010

by Jay Hathaway (RSS feed) Feb 8th 2010 at 4:54PM

Google is working on something mysterious that has to do with Gmail and social networking, but the details are still under wraps. The new product will be unveiled tomorrow, and it could be anything from integrating Gmail status updates with Twitter and Facebook to launching a full-scale Twitter-like service of its own.

Here’s what we’re hearing so far:

TechCrunch says the new product will “intregrate with at least two existing Google products. The general consensus in the tech blogosphere is that one of the two is Gmail. The Wall Street Journal says the new product will make it “easier and faster for user of Gmail to view media and status updates.” (Media, eh? Is the other Google product YouTube?)

Meanwhile, over at Mashable, they’re calling the pending announcement “HUGE” and saying Gmail will offer a Twitter-like timeline of your friends status updates, as well as integration (Twitpic and Yfrog-style, maybe?) of Picasa photos and YouTube videos. We won’t find out until 10 AM Tuesday what this new Google hotness is called, but we can start speculating! What do you think, DLS readers?

p.s.: I haven’t actually heard anyone call this thing “Google Stream,” but don’t you think it would make a catchy name?

Posted via web from superbalanced

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