Along the road to 500 million users, Facebook became the premier destination for social gaming on the Net. And now Google wants in. Reports state that the online giant is looking to start its own social network centered around gaming. Firms already in talks with Google include Playdom Inc. (Walt Disney) and Playfish (EA). Chief Executive Eric Schmidt wouldn't comment on the social-gaming venture, but fired a thinly veiled shot at the competition saying, "The world doesn't need a copy of the same thing." Let the battle for social-gaming supremacy begin!
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