Google Wants To Be Facebook, Facebook Wants To Be Gmail

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google has plans to make Gmail “more social,” according to an anonymous source. The idea is to make it easier to post links and share status updates. Meanwhile, Facebook is apparently planning a “Gmail killer.”

From Slate:

If the rumors are true, Facebook Mail will be accessible without logging into your Facebook account, and your e-mail address would consist of your Facebook username @facebook.com. According to the post, the product is officially called “Project Titan” within the company, but it’s also been optimistically dubbed a Gmail killer.

The grass is always greener.


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