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If You Think There’s Nothing Left To Get Out Of Google+, You’re Wrong

If You Think There’s Nothing Left To Get Out Of Google+, You’re Wrong

So Google+ didn’t exactly turn out to be a Facebook killer, and the company has been backing off of its previous efforts to force it onto users of its other products. People are saying things like, “Google+ is dead,” as they have been for years, but it’s not. It’s just not what it used to be. Do you see any …

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Google Gets New CEO As Page And Brin Head Up Parent Company ‘Alphabet’

Google Gets New CEO As Page And Brin Head Up Parent Company ‘Alphabet’

Google just dropped some major news in that exec Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of the company, which is becoming one of many companies under a new parent company called Alphabet, which will be run by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Page is CEO of Alphabet and Brin is President. The basic gist is that the co-founders will …

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Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. Google+, as we all know, didn’t really turn out how …

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Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The death will happen first on Android and then soon after on the web and iOS. Google unveiled its new Google …

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Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Ever wonder if there’s a magic number for character counts on various social media platforms? How long is the perfect tweet, Facebook status update, or Google+ post? While character count is certainly just one variable when it comes to an effective communication, studies have shown that there are indeed sweet spots. Buffer and SumAll have an infographic out looking at …

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Google Unveils Its New Photos App At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and videos. As with the existing app, photos are automatically backed up and synced. “And when we say a lifetime of …

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Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+ hasn’t been the most successful venture in the company’s history, to say the least. More evidence of that comes today, …

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Former Google+ Chief Loves Facebook’s ‘Buttery Smooth’ Instant Articles

As you may have read, Facebook finally introduced its Instant Articles offering officially. The company has partnered with The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild to launch the initiative, and will add additional partners in time. What it does is enable publishers to feed content directly to Facebook, which then …

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A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature

Google seems to be telling people that Google+ is very much alive. Last week, it randomly joined Twitter out of the blue, and now it just announced a new feature that brings to mind offerings from Pinterest and Flipboard. The feature is called Google+ Collections, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Users can create collections of content …

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Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features

Google launched an update for its Hangouts app for Android that includes a bunch of new features. For one, there are new “smart suggestions” in conversations. “When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks, ‘Where are you?’, Hangouts can now understand what you need and offer to help,” explains Google’s Rhett Robinson. “You’ll see …

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Google+ Now Lets You Pin Posts Too

You can now pin Google+ posts to the top of your profile or brand page. Such a feature has been available on Twitter and Facebook for quite some time, but now Google’s not-dead social network will enable you to do the same. Google’s Dennis Troper announced the functionality in a Google+ post, saying: People often have posts that they want …

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Facebook Referrals Still Looking Good, Not A Lot Of Good News For Other Social Networks

Shareaholic released its quarterly Social Media Traffic Report for the third quarter. Facebook is still sending way more referrals than any other social network, but at the same time, things are looking worse for traffic from the others. The report found that Facebook is driving four times as much traffic to sites as Pinterest, which is in second place. In …

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