Google notes social failures, and touts its social advances


"Google will keep putting out social things, some of which will have some success, but none of which will out-FaceBook FaceBook," he said, adding he's not surprised to hear Schmidt fall on his sword about social. "The great ones lose sleep over every blown opportunity."

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