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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google+ hangout’

NASA to Host Google Hangout From the International Space Station

NASA announced this week that it will host the first-ever Google+ Hangout live from the International Space Station (ISS). The Hangout will take place from 11 am to 12 pm EST on February 22. The event will allow NASA fans to interact with astronauts both on Earth and aboard the ISS. Astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield, and Tom Marshburn will …

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Google Celebrates National Teachers’ Day

Cristin Frodella, a group marketing manager for Google Education, revealed today how Google Education is celebrating National Teachers’ Day. Over at the Google Official Blog, Frodella shared two YouTube videos that demonstrate the difference good teachers (in combination with Google services and products, of course) can make in students’ lives. The first video tells the story of a North Carolina …

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Google Celebrates World Press Freedom Day

Google announced today that it would be sponsoring a United Nations celebration of World Press Freedom Day. The United Nations designates May 3 as World Press Freedom Day, a day which is, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) website, to “evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence, …

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Google Drive Seen During a Developer Google+ Hangout

Google has certainly been pushing their Google+ Hangouts recently. Hosting everything from conference panel discussions to an interview with the Secretary General of the UN, Google is hoping Hangout becomes the go-to place for videoconferencing. Anything, however, can happen during a live broadcast, and when you are dealing with cutting-edge technology that may still be somewhat secret, live can mean …

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Google Hangout Live From WWW 2012

A live Hangout will take place with Googlers at the World Wide Web (WWW) 2012 conference in Lyon, France. The Hangout will take place on Wednesday, April 18 at 10:30 EDT and will feature members of Google’s technical team from the Google Booth at WWW. The announcement of the Hangout was made on the Google Student Blog by Marni Levasseur, …

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Google Hosts First “TechRaking” Conference for Investigative Journalists

Google and the Center for Investigative Reporting are hosting a conference today at Google headquarters dubbed “TechRaking” 2012. The conference was meant to “inspire muckraking by exploring tools that help reporters tell stories with greater interactivity, opportunities for long-form journalism to thrive in new mediums, best practices for verifying information and fact-checking online, and much more…” according to a post …

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Google to Stream Hangout with UN Secretary-General

Google has been updating and using the “Hangouts” feature of Google+ quite a bit lately. From underwater hangouts, to answering developer questions, to launching geeky web channels, it’s clear that Google thinks Hangouts is a feature of their social network that can compete with Facebook. And with the Hangouts API out of preview, developers can now use it and implement …

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Cadbury Makes a Scrumdiddlyumptious Chocolate Cake that Looks Just Like Their Google+ Page

Cadbury UK loves their Google+ page so much that they made chocolate bars for the page’s co-founders and a chocolate cake that looks just like the Google+ page. The cake is so ornate that you would think the Cake Boss made it. The artist of this masterpiece is Prudence, a british chocolate artist. She says that she has a dream …

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New Chrome Extension Helps the Blind Participate in Google+ Chat Hangouts

Software Engineer, Mohamed Mansour, developed a new Chrome extension called Accessible Hangouts for Google+ that makes chatting in hangouts more feasible for the blind. In the following video Mansour demonstrates his technology by holdong a chat in hangout with Ken Meadows, a veteran who lost his sight while stationed in Iraq. Every time someone talks in chat their name is …

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Versus Invites People to Share Stance on the War on Drugs in Google+ Hangout Debate

Versus is a new debate series that’s using Google+ Hangouts to allow users to participate in global debates. Other Google+ hangouts have helped people connect under the sea with +World Oceans Summit and interview President Obama. Some people were able to interview President Obama via Skype while other questions from hangout followers were panned to and asked by the primary …

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