Could Microsoft and Facebook Challenge Google?

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at recent data behind Google+ usage. Although the service now boasts more than 40 million users, engagement is sliding. With social as one of the more disruptive ideas to search as it currently exists, Eric and Jeremy take a further look at the history of Facebook and Microsoft as a partnership, and what could be gained if the two furthered their ties to challenge Google.

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At the time this article was published BothEric BleekerandJeremy Phillipsown shares of no companies listed above. The Motley Fool owns shares of Google and Microsoft.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Google and Microsoft and creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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