NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- For as much credit as the technology sector gets for being innovative, it doesn't get nearly enough recognition for its influence in our words we use on a daily basis and its contributions to our English dictionary. As an author and one who writes extensively about technology, I'm realizing that thanks to social media giant Facebook (FB), the words "friend" and "like" have become widely popular verbs. While Google (GOOG) has essentially replaced the term "search" in our dictionary as in the widely used "Google this for me."On Wall Street, however, names of tech companies have entered our lexicon while also having become synonymous with either success or failures -- to the extent that I have recently suggested, can Google "MySpace" Facebook? Or in other words, Can Google one day render Facebook irrelevant? Samsung, which has recently overtaken both Nokia (NOK) and Apple (AAPL - Get Report) as the world's Number 1 phone manufacturer in terms of overall sales said last week that it plans to launch an online music service to compete head-on with Apple.
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