Google reportedly set to launch social media platform

Google is set to launch a bid for a slice of the burgeoning social networking market with the launch of Google Circles this May – according to technology blog The Next Web.

Though it has grown to become a digital leviathan social media is regarded as the search giants Achilles heel where it lacks any notable presence, restricted social recommendations through its location based services.

Faced with the rise of the likes of Facebook however the company is seen as being keen to make up for lost ground with its own belated entry.

Asked for comment a Google spokesperson said that they would not comment on “rumour and speculation”.

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