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Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate]

Google has launched the ability to pan and zoom when viewing photos on Google+ from your desktop. To do so, simply open a large photo in the lightbox, then zoom in/out with your mouse wheel, and click and drag to pan right, left, up or down. Google’s Dave Cohen announced the feature in a Google+ post last night, which Google’s …

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Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses

Online reviews are a hot button issue right now, particularly as one case involving Yelp reviews has attracted some media attention. You can read about that here. Basically, a woman was sued for defaming remarks, as she claimed in reviews on Yelp and Angie’s List that a contractor had stolen jewelry from her, which she has so far been unable …

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Before There Was Bugdroid, These Terrifying Creatures Were Proposed As Android Mascots

Most Android fans know and love Bugdroid, the adorable mascot of the brand. Even if you’re an Apple or Windows Phone fan, you can’t deny the little guy has a charm that’s unmatched in the mobile industry. The funny thing is – Bugdroid wasn’t the first mascot proposed for the brand as Dan Morrill has just revealed his terrifying Dandroids. …

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Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+

Google recently posted a webinar to YouTube to help brands make more of their Google+ experiences. Here’s the video description: We’ve seen many brands engage with Google+ users, in fact, brands created over 1 million pages in just a few months. Google+ is a fresh canvas for building and strengthening your digital brand and ties into all the marketing you …

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This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+

As previously reported, some sites have been spotted using the new Google Plus-ified version of the Meebo bar. Google acquired Meebo earlier this year, and the bar was the only product from Meebo kept alive. It is now clear to me why this was a particularly good pick up for Google. Simply put, the Google+ version of the Meebo bar …

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Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If you go here, you can schedule a holiday hangout, and Google will send invitations out with a Wallace and Gromit video. “Since hangouts let up to 10 people …

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Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators

Earlier this month, Google launched a new Communities feature for Google+. It’s basically the Google+ answer to Facebook Groups. Google has now added a new feature that will let community managers easily add moderators. Google’s Brian Glick explains in a Google+ post (hat tip: JoshOng): Brian Glick13 hours ago Adding moderators to large communities on Google+ Many of you who …

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The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ Tool

Earlier this year, Google acquired Meebo, which let users “create an interest profile to get new and timely information about the things that matter most” to them. The company’s other products shut down, but its flagship Meebo Bar stuck around. Here’s what it looked like before: It looks like the bar has been Google+ified. Here’s what it looks like now: …

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Google+ Gets A Bunch Of New Features

Google announced the release of a slew of new Google+ features today. Guy Kawasaki must be ecstatic. Google VP of Engineering Dave Besbris announced them in a Google+ post pointing to a page on the Google+ Project. For Android, Google has added mobile profile editing, an easier way to author content, and a “subtle” notice when there’s new content to …

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YouTube And Google+ Get More Integrated

Google has added a feature to YouTube making it easier to share videos on Google+, continuing its mission to unify its products. Now, when you go to upload a new public video, you’ll see an option to share to Google+. You can check the box and add a note if you like. “And for those of you who are aspiring …

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Google’s Vic Gundotra Talks About Google+ For An Hour [Video]

On Thursday, Google announced that Google+ (as in plus.google.com) has reached 135 million active users. “Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever,” proclaimed Google SVP, Engineering, Vic Gundotra. “More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google (+1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search…), and 135 million are …

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