Microsoft is opening up its Socl social-networking research project, but there are still no public plans as to when, how, or if Microsoft will take Socl commercial.
The site appears ready to challenge Facebook and Google with an experience The Verge describes as mixing search, discovery, and social networking.
The much-rumored social-networking project from the software giant is geared specifically toward students who want to share information for their studies.
Software giant's "experiment in open search" is designed to be a research tool in which students share information on a variety of topics of interest.
The software company has taken down a site, socl.com, that some say is a social service that Microsoft has yet to unveil. For its part, the company says it's an internal design project that was "mistakenly published to the Web."
Microsoft has accidentally revealed what looks like the home page for a new social network. It's called Tulalip and seems to be some kind of search tool with social features.
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