Google denies Google+ death reports
Google+ was supposed to be a "Facebook killer". Some now say it's already dead - but the search giant says it is just getting started.
The 19th Century writer Mark Twain once famously told a newspaper journalist: "The report of my death was an exaggeration," following unfounded media speculation that the author had suffered a fatal illness.
Similarly, search giant Google, which unveiled its much-anticipated online social network Google+ at a private launch in June, is battling recent reports from pundits who claim the network is "dead".
Early reports wagered that the service would one day rival social network Facebook in popularity. But a mere four months later, grim headlines have begun popping up on the homepages of US media outlets.
Forbes published "A Eulogy for Google Plus", while Slate declared simply: "Google+ is dead".
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