Microsoft social networking service leaks as Google+ rival
Microsoft has leaked its own upcoming social network as it prepares to take on Google+ and Facebook
Microsoft looks set to take on Google once again with the new Google+ social network seemingly in the company’s scope after the Redmond based computer giant accidentally published details on its own upcoming social service.
Codenamed Tulalip, Microsoft’s upcoming social service was accidentally leaked via internal sources early today with the service’s front page making a brief appearance via the Socl.com URL suggesting Microsoft is planning to unveil a Google+ and Facebook competitor.
“With Tulalip you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever,” the leaked site’s strapline read whilst offering little indication about its more integral features and abilities.
Promptly removed by Microsoft with a departing note left in its place, the Tulalip social service was shown off with an aesthetic based heavily on that of the company’s Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system suggesting the service could boast a number of mobile-centric capabilities.
“Thanks for stopping by. Socl.com is an internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research which was mistakenly published to the web,” the Socl.com holding page now reads before concluding: “We didn’t mean to, honest.”
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