MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ( TheStreet) -- Taking more than just a page from of its fast growing social networking rivals, Google (GOOG - Get Report) plans to turn Gmail into a friendly connection hub that could serve to undercut the appeal of Twitter and Facebook as those shops head to Wall Street.Google is expected to unveil new features on Gmail that will give users the ability to share status updates and info with friends, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
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