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Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+

Everybody knows that (like most web products) Google+ is an ongoing effort that is not complete. According to Google, it will be “several years” until the vision is really fulfilled. Google’s Vic Gundotra participated in a Hangout with Norwegian social media news channel Sosial direkte to talk about the “project” (he says they call it a project rather than a …

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Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages

Google announced the other day that it has added Blogger and Google+ Pages to Google Takeout, meaning that users can more easily export their data out of these services if they would like to leave. Kári Ragnarsson from Google’s The Data Liberation Front wrote on the Data Liberation Front blog: Meet us at https://www.google.com/takeout, and together we will export each …

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Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs

Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s Dasha made the announcement in a Google Groups forum thread (via Search Engine Roundtable). “Online reviews have been in the …

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President Obama To Do A Google+ Hangout On Thursday

Members of the Obama administration have been regularly talking in Google+ Hangouts in recent weeks, and this week, President Obama himself will participate in one. The hangout will come two days after Obama delivers the State of the Union address on Tuesday, when he will discuss the agenda for his second term in office. Recently, Vice President Joe Biden participated …

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White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout (This Time On Immigration Reform)

Members of President Obama’s administration have been participating in a series of “fireside hangouts” on Google+. Vice President Joe Biden recently discussed gun violence in one, for example. On Thursday, Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, participates in one about immigration reform, along with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, America Ferrera, Jim Wallis, Cristina Jimenez, and …

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Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping by Google+ to participate in a hangout, and discuss gun violence on Thursday at 1:45 PM Eastern. According to Google, Biden will hangout for 30 minutes, and discuss the White House policy recommendations on reducing gun violence with Guy Kawasaki (author of Google+ book What The Plus), Phil DeFranco and Hari Sreenivasan from …

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Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories

In a move that should only help Google’s impressive social network growth, the company announced today (via Google+ update) that Google+ is now available for iOS in 48 new countries and territories. Google’s Vic Gundotra shared a post by Googler Frank Petterson (via 9to5Google) announcing the news. New countries and territories getting the Google+ iOS app include: Albania Anguilla Barbados …

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Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users?

Google, who just officially came away from a major antitrust investigation unscathed, is now drawing some criticism in the press over its “requiring” of people to use Google+, or rather having a profile when they sign up for various services like Gmail, YouTube, etc. Do you have a problem with Google pushing Google+ this aggressively on its users? Let us …

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Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, using the Google+ Circles (or public) functionality. Here’s what Google had to say about it: Google+12 hours ago When you …

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Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Default To Full Screen For Single Person Broadcasts

Google announced in a Google+ post that Hangouts on Air broadcasts will now default to full screen when there is only one participant visible in the broadcast. Dori Storbeck announced the news with the Google+ Help account (via TechCrunch): Google+ Help20 hours ago Make it Larger! Full screen Google+ Hangouts On AirPosted by +Dori Storbeck  Looking for a full screen …

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James Cameron Will Soon Answer Your Questions On Google+

National Geographic announced today that James Cameron, Jane Goodall, and Robert Ballard will participate in a Google+ Hangout on Sunday to answer questions from people around the world abou their studies and endeavors. While many know Cameron for his classic films, he also set a record with a 35,756-foot solo dive to the ocean’s deepest point in the South Pacific’s …

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