Google has recently announced that Google+ has reached more than 10 million users in just two weeks. Though it only represents around 1% of Facebook’s 750 million global users, still a surprising growth for Google+ which currently remains in a “limited” trial stage.
Google CEO Larry Page said that the growth on Google+ is considerably great. With over 10 million users who joined, more than 1 billion items are being shared on the network every day and the “+1″ button has been clicked 2.3 billion times a day.
Despite Google’s stand as the leading search engine worldwide, Page still treats the company as a startup, increases human resources and initiates several opportunities for Google. “We’re only at 1% of what’s possible. Google’s just getting started,” Page said.
Google has accordingly increased its headcount by 9% or about 2,500 employees in the second quarter.
In support of these developments, Google has already spent more than $900 million for infrastructure to include expansion of its data centers. And more significant capital investments are expected, however, Google says that all this spending keeps the company ahead of its competitors.
More so, Google has also started to sell its Chromebook line of laptops for Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) and has launched its Music application to match the Apple’s (AAPL, Fortune 500) iTunes and Amazon’s (AMZN, Fortune 500) Cloud Drive.
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