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Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

Google Eases Up On Google+ Requirement

By Chris Crum 18 hours ago

You know how Google has been forcing Google+ down people’s throats for the past several years? For the last couple, you’ve had to sign up for a Google+ account to sign up for a Google account (like a Gmail account) …

Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+ Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” …

Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years Google Shuts Down Orkut After Ten Years

Google announced on Monday that it is shutting down is original social networking service Orkut after ten years of existence. Orkut never quite caught on in our neck of the woods, but was pretty popular in Brazil at one point, …

Chromecast Users Get More To Watch Chromecast Users Get More To Watch

Earlier this year, Google took its Chromecast SDK out of beta, paving the way for developers to go wild adding support to their apps, which in turn means that users of the $35 streaming device get access to more and …

Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared Growth Rate Of Social Apps Compared

This week, GlobalWebIndex released a new report about global trends in social platform usage. It found that SnapChat is the fastest-growing social app, followed by Kik Messenger. It’s interesting that the top fastest-growing social apps are completely independent of any …

Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S. Google+ Is A Top-15 Smartphone App In The U.S.

comScore released its March 2014 U.S. Smartphone Subscriber Market Share report on Friday. You can delve into that here, but given all the talk about Google+ dying lately, there’s one takeaway here that directly contradicts that. Google+ has made the …

Google+ Now Required For Google Partners Sign-Up Google+ Now Required For Google Partners Sign-Up

As you may know, the future of Google+ has come into question since Vic Gundotra announced he is leaving the company. Reports have suggested that Google will start winding down the product part of Google+, and focus more on using …

Google Tests Login Button That Drops The '+' Google Tests Login Button That Drops The '+'

Last year, Google launched Google+ Sign-In, a button that sites can use to let users login with their Google+ accounts, which are essentially their Google accounts. Google is now testing a button that drops the “+,” encouraging users to simply …

Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away? Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you …

Googler: Google+ Will Stay As Is Googler: Google+ Will Stay As Is

Last week’s news that Vic Gundotra is leaving Google put the Google+ community on edge. This was amplified by a TechCrunch report, which indicated that Google+ “Is walking dead“. That report indicated that Google would be shifting team members to …

Google+ Isn't Going Anywhere, Says Popular User Google+ Isn't Going Anywhere, Says Popular User

On Thursday, Vic Gundotra, the guy who has been running Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. Rumor has it that David Besbris will take over to run Google’s social layer. Is the future of Google+ in jeopardy? We don’t …

David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra [Report] David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra [Report]

As previously reported, Vic Gundotra, the top dog at Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. But who will replace him? According to a report from Re/code, it will be VP of Engineering Dave Besbris. They cite unnamed sources. No …

Vic Gundotra Says He Is Leaving Google Vic Gundotra Says He Is Leaving Google

Vic Gundotra, commonly known as the man behind Google+, just announced that he is leaving the company. He didn’t say what he’ll be doing next, but shared one of the more touching resignation announcements we’ve seen in recent memory. Here’s …

Google+ Advice From One Of Its Most Popular Users Google+ Advice From One Of Its Most Popular Users

As businesses face drastic drops in the organic reach of their Facebook posts, there are no doubt some shifting focus over to Google+. With recent reports, who could blame them? Forrester says marketers need to be using it. Shareaholic says …

Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers Google Opens +Post Ads To All Advertisers

Late last year, Google revealed that it had been testing +Post ads, enabling advertisers to reach audiences across the Google Display Network with their Google+ posts. Today, the company announced that it has opened the ads up to all advertisers. …

Is A Smaller Fanbase The Key To Facebook Success? Is A Smaller Fanbase The Key To Facebook Success?

Komfo recently released results of a study about Facebook Page reach and engagement that’s currently making the rounds. The study looked at 5,349 Facebook Pages. It found that fan penetration has decreased from 25.2% in August to 11.3% in March. …

Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+ Forrester Says Marketers Need To Be Using Google+

Forrester Research surveyed 60,000 adults in the U.S. about the social sites they use, and 22% said they visit Google+ each month, which is the same as they got for Twitter, and greater than what they heard for LinkedIn, Pinterest, …