Google's Facebook-Killer Will Get Games And A Question-And-Answer Service

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Lines in the source code for Google+ hint that the service will soon get games and a Q&A service.

Engadget uncovered several cryptic lines in the source code that mention “Google+ Games.”

This isn’t a surprise: earlier this year Google posted a job listing for a product manager of games who would be “significantly influencing Google’s social platform.”

Last year, then-CEO Eric Schmidt confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that Google would eventually announce a partnership with Zynga. Details may come out whenever Zynga files for its IPO, which is supposedly happening in days.

The source code also contains references to what looks like a question and answer service, with lines like “You might try rephrasing or tagging your question to make it easier for someone to answer” and “We haven’t received an answer to your…” as well as something called “Google Experts.” This could be the revamp of Aardvark, the Quora-like Q&A service that Google acquired last year.

You can out the source code for yourself by following this link and hitting “View…Source” from your browser menu.


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