13 Jul '11, 8pm

Rumor: Microsoft to launch its own social network? Company acquires socl.com from same broker as social.com @techmeme

Rumor: Microsoft to launch its own social network? Company acquires socl.com from same broker as social.com @techmeme

Rumor: Microsoft to launch its own social network? Company acquires socl.com from same broker as social.com J.B. | July 13, 2011 | Comments 0 Comments Tweet It’s just rumor that Microsoft could be planning to launch its own social networking service to compete with Facebook and the new Google Plus. But what’s definitely not speculation is that Microsoft has acquired the four-letter domain name socl.com. Today, the Whois record revealed Microsoft Corporation as the new owner. Now, there’s some connecting the dots in this rumor. On July 2, I wrote about Marksmen the IP and brand protection company, who made headlines in June after co-brokering the sale of social.com for $2.6 million. In the article I wrote about how Marksmen had acquired the domain name socl.com just days after the social.com deal was announced. I speculated Marksmen may have acquired the domain on behalf of...

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