Google's Gmail Upgrade: Gunning for Facebook and Twitter

For the last two years as the real-time social Web has swept the world, Google (GOOG) has watched nervously as upstarts Facebook and Twitter have exploded in popularity. Although Google remains a prodigious moneymaker, it's no longer the anointed Internet prodigy. So, Google is now preparing an assault on Facebook and Twitter with new social tools for Gmail that will likely incorporate rolling status updates and file-sharing capabilities.