The oft-mocked Google+ is getting stripped of features that’ll be incorporated elsewhere into the Googleverse. Google has decided to “move some features that aren’t essential to an interest-based social experience out of Google+,” according to a post on its official blog today.
A new Pew research study on teenagers’ social media habits has a few surprising results. Teens are still on The Facebook en masse, with Instagram and Snapchat close behind. But 33% reported using Google+. Tied with Twitter! Come again?
Google's free email service is great—tons of people use it. Google+ isn't nearly as popular, even though new Gmail users have been forced to connect to a Google+ account for years. Now, Google's making that social service integration optional. Finally.
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.
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.
Google's rolling out its new your-face ads today, so here's a timely reminder on how to tell them to knock it off.
And another one bites the dust; Google Latitude is being put out of its misery on August 9th, and has already been disappeared from Google Maps for Android. You likely won't even know that it's gone, but if its absence leaves a hole in your heart, most of it can be filled by Google+.
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…
Hangouts are one of the redeeming qualities of Google+, and they're about to be more widely available. Google announced that it's rolling out the video chats to Gmail.
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+.
Well, this is officially sad, desperate, and annoying! Google+ is now reminding us that we have no manners, and ought to thank the people who have liked (probably by accident) a link via the abandoned social network. Oh my goodness!
Tonight's the big night—you don't have to be a Washington fat cat or DC insider to get some face time with the Commander in Chief. Barack Obama is hosting a "cool" Google+ hangout, and we're covering it live.
Google just reported its earnings results from the most recent financial quarter, and while there's not too much to go on yet, it's notable that for the first time, the company took in over $10 billion of revenue in a single three-month period.
I'm not the only one troubled by Google's new Search Plus Your World—Google's aggressive push to include social results in its search that seems to favor Google+ over other social media services. So is the FTC.
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!
Google has announced its earnings for the most recent quarter, and—surprise!—they made lots and lots and lots of money, mostly off of search revenue. Which is the same story that's been written about Google earnings for the last ten years.