Microsoft is apparently ready to mix it up with Facebook and Google.
Speculation began to mount that the software giant was getting ready to launch its own social network after it accidentally published a Web site called Socl.com earlier this year. The site, which was found to be a Microsoft project, was described as a "social search" service that would allow users to "find what you need and share what you know."
The service offered Facebook and Twitter sign-in buttons, but little else was known about Socl.com. Microsoft soon took the site down, saying … Read more