Google Admits Google+ Was Just A Ploy To Track Your Behavior Online

As a social network, Google+ is just a bunch of empty circles spinning in a barren wasteland. But Google could give a fuck if consumers prefer Facebook. What the $400 billion data vacuum really wanted, reports The New York Times, is to track everything you do online and sell that personal information to advertisers. » 2/17/14 3:38pm 2/17/14 3:38pm

The Best Reason to Join Google+ (Or Else!)

Have you signed up for Google+ yet? Have you?! Or have you been cowering in the closet, whispering empty reassurances to yourself as it slowly but surely closes in. There's only one place this can all be headed: Enter Google Blackmail. » 12/16/13 11:47am 12/16/13 11:47am

The 9 Dumbest Theories About When Android KitKat's Coming Out

Android 4.4 Kit Kat and the new Nexus 5 are just around the corner. We've got all the leaks in the world to prove it. But we don't know when, and so of course, people have been speculating. Like lunatics. » 10/18/13 1:32pm 10/18/13 1:32pm

Weddings Via Skype Are on the Rise—Along With Questions of Consent

You've been dreaming of this day your entire life. You and your one true love will be joining your eternal souls in the resplendent, holy matrimony of... a Google+ hangout. Scenes like this used to be pretty rare (and usually involved deployed military members), but as The New York Times points out, proxy weddings via… » 3/06/13 11:39am 3/06/13 11:39am

Ex-Employee: The Worst Thing About Google Is Google+

Spencer Tipping left Google about a month ago. We know this because he's written a blog post saying as much, and listing all of the pros and cons about working for Google. Juicy! Kind of. If you're into programming, mostly. But the money shot's the number one negative of Google culture: Google+. » 6/01/12 10:40am 6/01/12 10:40am

Google Just Made Bing the Best Search Engine

I just switched the default search engine in my browser from Google to Bing. And if you care about working efficiently, or getting the right results when you search, then maybe you should too. Don't laugh! » 1/12/12 3:20pm 1/12/12 3:20pm

Why Google+ Will Never Beat Facebook

Google+'s traffic is taking a long slide down the shitter, having lost last month's entire 1269% traffic spike. Reading this forced me to remember it exists. Google+ is simply worse than Facebook. And you know what? It'll never catch up. » 10/11/11 10:30am 10/11/11 10:30am