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Google Mine may look to bring real world sharing to G+ users

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Google Mine may look to bring real world sharing to G+ users
Sharing is caring, so they say. And, we've gotten extremely good at sharing things digitally. We share photos, videos, news, random thoughts, games, music, and more; but, Google doesn't want to stop there with Google+. Instead, Google wants to promote more sharing in the real world, at least according to a leaked document for a new service called Google Mine.

Google Mine may look to bring real world sharing to G+ users
The service is reportedly in internal testing at Google, which means that there's no guarantee that the service will ever actually be released to the public. If it is released, the idea is that it will help Google+ users to share real world items with people in their Circles. You would be able to list items that are available for lending, offer them to those in your G+ Circles, and use the service to keep track of who has what. 

It's an interesting idea, and one that we wouldn't have thought twice about until earlier today when recommending a book (What Technology Wants by Kevin Kelly) to a friend, and realizing that it had been lent to someone, although to whom was a mystery. The leaked document says that Google Mine would have a web client as well as an Android app, if Google likes it enough to release to the public. 

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 18:35 4

1. Zeus.k (unregistered)


Sounds cool. Google is the future of tech. I mean they never get tired of innovating great stuff. +1

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 12:22

2. Jphones (Posts: 235; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


that sounds cool imagine what it could do for gaming and textbooks. Google+ real social networking in communities

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 14:16

3. kozza3 (Posts: 575; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


exactly what i was thinking, textbooks are a real pain to keep track of

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 15:25 1

4. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


now this is what i call innovation,apple take note

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 10:27

5. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)


Do you mean "Apple steal it, patent and sue?" :)

posted on 23 Jun 2013, 14:15

6. hms2407 (Posts: 94; Member since: 25 Apr 2013)


yes!!!

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