Google Buzz

Knowledge Identifier: $Google_Buzz


Google Buzz

Social networking, microblogging and messaging tool that was developed by Google and integrated into their web-based email program, Gmail add

Category: Business (10)

Launched in 2010.

Countries: (64%), United States (27%), Canada (9%)

Main connections: Google, TweetDeck, Twitter

Linked to: Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube




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A 2010 "New York Times" article characterized Google as being "known for releasing new products before they are fully ready and improving them over time" add something


Google Buzz was announced on February 9, 2010, in a press conference at the company's Mountain View headquarters and launched on the same day, at 11 a add something


Gmail - On February 9, 2010, & Google commenced their new service, Google Buzz, which integrated with Gmail allowing users to share links and media, as well as status updates


Also on February 16, 2010, the Electronic Frontier Foundation wrote "These problems arose because Google attempted to overcome its market disadvantage in competing with Twitter and Facebook by making a secondary use of your information add something


On February 16, 2010, Eva Hibnick, a student at Harvard Law School, filed a class action lawsuit against Google, alleging that Buzz violated several federal laws meant to protect privacy add something


On February 17, 2010, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Jennifer Stoddart, issued a statement on Buzz: add something


In May 2010, Google revealed APIs for Buzz, expanding it to being a platform as well as a service add something


TweetDeck - In May 2010 TweetDeck added integration with the Google Buzz and Foursquare social networks


On March 30, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Google regarding Buzz add something


On October 14, 2011, Google announced that it would be discontinuing the service and that the existing content would be available in read-only mode add something


Buzz was discontinued on December 15, 2011 add something


It was discontinued on December 15, 2011 add something - Note: Google Buzz was discontinued by Google on December 15, 2011


TweetDeck - In 2012 TweetDeck reverted to only supporting Twitter and Facebook, ending support for LinkedIn, MySpace, and the now defunct Google Buzz effective June 2012