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July 5, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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"At MySpace we had the luxury of having social first, and building the products on top of that layer. Then I choked and Facebook realized that vision."
-- MySpace founder Tom Anderson (The Telegraph)

* Facebook may reportedly have nearly 700 million active users, but Google + has a few things going for it users can't find over in Mark Zuckerberg's court, like better friend management tools and an excellent group video chat feature in "Hangout." That would at least go some ways to explaining why Zuck himself is on the fledgeling social network. (PCWorld and TechCrunch)

* Why Google + represents a six-prong attack on areas including the browser, mobile, search, and even enterprise. (TechCrunch)

* The launch of Google + may also be why the Internet giant suspended its Real Time Search (RTS) feature, which featured a partnership with Twitter whereby relevant Tweets would show up in search results. Google will reportedly relaunch RTS, but it'll be powered by Google + and other third-party sources. (Business Insider) More

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