updated 11:05 am EDT, Fri July 15, 2011
Microsoft Tulalip site leaked, since pulled
Microsoft has accidentally put up a new social media site and since pulled it, instead posting an apology in its place, Fusible found. The image of the site's home page was captured by the source, however, which reveals Microsoft plans a social search engine of sorts. "With Tulalip you can Find what you need and Share what you know easier than ever," a message on the homepage read.
The site was taken offline once it started receiving hits. Microsoft calls it an internal design project from one of Microsoft's research teams that was mistakenly published on the web. The last part is believable, as the site wasn't fully operational and in an early stage of development. Users would have the option to sign in using their Facebook or Twitter account as well.
Tulalip is the name of a Native American tribe based near Redmond. If or when it launches, it may be placed as a competitor to Google's recently launched Google+ social service. [via WinBeta]