Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Yahoo, Microsoft scoff at Google Buzz

Google's fired another salvo in its quest to rule the Internet space. The company launched Google Buzz that brings social networking right into users mail boxes (Gmail) and takes on social networking giants Facebook and Twitter right on their turf.

Though the verdict is still not out if Google Buzz will be able to usurp users from Facebook and other social networks, Google's rival seem little impressed by Google's new launch.

Just minutes after Google unveiled Google Buzz, both Yahoo and Microsoft said that they have been running a similar service for years.

"Busy people don't want another social network, what they want is the convenience of aggregation," Microsoft said in a statement. "We've done that. Hotmail customers have benefited from Microsoft working with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and 75 other partners since 2008."

Yahoo tweeted a similar scoff.

"Two years after #Yahoo! launched #Buzz, Google follows suit. Check out the original:"