Contrary to a resilient rumor, Google (GOOG) won't try to poach Facebook's audience by creating...

|By:, SA News Editor

Contrary to a resilient rumor, Google (GOOG) won't try to poach Facebook's audience by creating a knockoff social network, an executive says. However, "social is an ingredient for success for any app going forward," he says, and Google will combine it with its core search and advertising offerings.