SAICAST: Why Didn’t Google Just Buy LinkedIn?

Larry Page


Google is trying to get social yet again with its newly released feature Google Plus. Nicholas Carlson, Dan Frommer and Matt Rosoff discuss if this new feature is simply dead-on-arrival or if it has potential to challenge Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter’s social dominance. A couple of interesting points that came up in today’s podcast — Facebook is actively working on a browser that could be a real disruptor; is there a social company that Google should acquire to establish itself in the social data market; and why Larry Page’s big picture strategy for social is shaped like a lion. 

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