Leak: Microsoft Going Social With Tulalip
It looks like one of Microsoft’s research teams accidentally leaked information about an upcoming social platform from Microsoft. The social project is dubbed Tulalip (at least at the present time), and the site was quickly taken down after it had published.
The welcome message states “With Tulalip, you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever.” Which clues us in that Microsoft wants a piece of the social media pie.
Right when we thought Google+ was joining late to the pack, it looks like Microsoft is realizing how important social really is, and wants to get in on the action, hopefully with their project not becoming a bing’d failure.
Microsoft later replaced the webpage with a note that said, “Socl.com is an internal design project from a team in Microsoft Research which was mistakenly published to the web. We didn’t mean to, honest.”
While I never questioned Microsoft’s honesty when admitting to a mistake, I am curious what exactly the company is planning behind those closed doors. When the website was accidentally leaked, it had Twitter and Facebook sign in buttons, cluing us in that this might be more of a social add-on than its own social network. What do you guys think? Hit us up at facebook.com/techmento and let us know your thoughts.