The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker and chief technology officer Jeremy Phillips discuss emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Jeremy and Eric look at recent data behind Google+ usage. Although the service now boasts more than 40 million users, engagement is sliding. With social as one of the more disruptive ideas to search as it currently exists, Eric and Jeremy take a further look at the history of Facebook and Microsoft as a partnership, and what could be gained if the two furthered their ties to challenge Google.

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