‘Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook’ – ‘Mashable’
Seth Fiegerman says, “Create a social network or risk everything.
That was the original pitch for Google’s Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the social network’s chief architect, Vic Gundotra, in meetings with the company’s top brass.
Gundotra, described by colleagues we spoke with as charismatic and politically-savvy, eventually persuaded Larry Page, the Google cofounder who returned as CEO at the beginning of 2011 after a decade behind the scenes, to turn the company upside down for this cause.“.
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