Google's online social networking service 'Google Plus' has crossed 90
million users mark since its launch in June. Google Plus now has
attracted 90 million users,reflecting the huge interest in the social
networking site which was opened to the public on September 20. That
more than doubles the 40 million that Google reported in October.
Google Plus service was available only through invitation as part of
trial runs. Interestingly, rival Facebook took about four years to reach
90 million users. Facebook, founded in 2004, has now 800 million users
"I am super excited about the growth of ... Google
Plus,which now has 90 million users globally well over double what I
announced just three months ago. By building a meaningful relationship
with our users through Google Plus we will create amazing experiences
across our services," Google CEO Larry Page said while announcing the
company's latest quarterly earnings.
Google unveiled 'Google
Plus' in late June as part of efforts to garner a share of the lucrative
social networking space that has so far been dominated by Mark
Zuckerberg led Facebook.
Since launch, Google has added toolbars
and other buttons on its websites to aggressively promote the service.
During the quarter, Google has reported a net income to USD 2.71 billion
in for October-December, which analysts termed as below market
expectation.It registered revenue of USD 10.58 billion for the quarter
ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 25 per cent from the year-ago