‘Google Mine’ May Soon Be Yours

By Devon Glenn 

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Google is reportedly working on a new service called Google Mine that will allow Google+ users to track their belongings and compare notes with their circles on the products they own or want to buy.

Google Operating System blogger Alex Chitu posted a screenshot containing details about the service, which integrates with Google+ and also has an Android app:

“Google Mine lets you share your belongings with your friends and keep up to date with what your friends are sharing. It enables you to control which of your Google+ Circles you share an item with. It also lets you rate and review the items, upload photos of them and share updates on the Google+ Stream where your friends get to see and comment on them.”

Google is still testing Google Mine in the company’s internal marketplace, Bazaar, according to the report.

Said a Google spokesperson, “We are always experimenting with new features to help improve people’s online experience, but have nothing specific to share at this time.”

Some believe that Google+ has potential as platform for social commerce. In a recent analysis of its customers, social commerce platform AdShoppers found that although Facebook has the greatest share of social revenue, a referral from Google+ is worth more to its merchants than one from Facebook and Twitter, and Google+ users are more likely to share about pricey electronics.

If Google Mine launches, Google+ and Android users will have a more official way to, according to the description, “organize the things you own, use, wish for, and more: gadgets, clothing, electronics, DVDs, cars, bikes or anything!”