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Google+ Idea Guy Says Google Still Trying to Hold Him Back

Published on July 12, 2011
by Liz Gannes

Paul Adams, the Google social researcher turned Facebook product manager who’s credited with giving Google the idea for circles of friends that it has utilized in Google+, spoke out against his former employer tonight on his blog. Adams protests that Google is blocking the publication of a book he wrote on the topic of social circles — and while he’s at it, he gets in some digs about Google’s management and culture.

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