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Google+ May Be Getting Events In The Near Future Google+ May Be Getting Events In The Near Future

Well, this is convenient. This morning we brought you word that Google was adding Events support to the Google Places API. It’s no secret that Google has its APIs work together in one big happy family so one feature hitting …

Google+ Gets A Little Less Emphasis From Google Search Google+ Gets A Little Less Emphasis From Google Search

Beyond algorithm updates, Google has made at least two major changes to its search engine this year: Search Plus Your World and the Knowledge Graph. The former was designed to offer users a search experience more tailored to their own …

Google Glasses: Google Lets Photographers Try Them Out Google Glasses: Google Lets Photographers Try Them Out

Photos are clearly an important part of Google’s larger strategy, and Google+ has been an impressive offering into the photography world. Google is working on what could be an even more impressive offering, however, with Project Glass (aka: Google Glass), …

Google Wants a Deeper Relationship With You, Photos A Major Part Of That Google Wants a Deeper Relationship With You, Photos A Major Part Of That

Google held its first Google+ Photographer’s Conference this week in San Francisco, and emphasized the social network’s role in the photography world. Of course, the thing about that is that everyone’s a photographer (granted, not everyone’s good at it), now …

Google+ Is from Mars, Pinterest Is from Venus Google+ Is from Mars, Pinterest Is from Venus

So every webpage you visit these days is required to have a minimum of twenty social media buttons so that visitors can send updates of their internet activities shooting across the web for all to see. I bet you didn’t …

Facebook Gets Hangouts Through Oovoo Facebook Gets Hangouts Through Oovoo
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Google+ has one major feature that sets them apart from Facebook – the Hangout. With the recent public release of Hangouts on Air, the value is even greater. Facebook only has one-on-one video calling Skype, but a third-party application is …

Gmail Gets Better At Autocomplete Search Gmail Gets Better At Autocomplete Search

Google announced today that it has made some improvements to autocomplete predictions in Gmail. Specifically, they will now take into account the actual content of your emails. “For example, you might now get lax reservation or lax united as predictions …

Google Analytics Gets A Google+ Page Google Analytics Gets A Google+ Page

Google announced that there is now a Google Analytics page on Google+ that users can follow for updates. I’m not sure what took them so long, but it’s here now. “We’ll be sharing the latest and greatest about Google Analytics …

Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours Google Maps API History Revealed In Office Hours
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The Google Maps team does some of the more interesting things on the Web. It’s always a pleasure to hear what they have to say so this week’s Office Hours hangout is a treat. This week has Josh Livni and …

Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates Google: Personalized Search Results Are Lifting Clickthrough Rates
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Google launched Search Plus Your World earlier this year. Most Google users probably just know it as Google filling their results with a lot more results based on social connections. A lot of users complained about it, but Google appears …

Is Google+ a Ghost Town?  A New Study Reveals Weak User Engagement Is Google+ a Ghost Town? A New Study Reveals Weak User Engagement
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To hear Google tell it, Google+ is growing into a major social network that will soon rival Facebook. The company loves to point out that more brands are adopting the social network and that the site now has over 170 …

Google+ For iPhone: Google Finally Gets A Sense Of Style Google+ For iPhone: Google Finally Gets A Sense Of Style

Despite the perennial concerns over privacy and security, Google’s services remain pretty popular. Google can generally be counted on to make services that are easy to use and that make our lives easier. Even iPhone users tend to rely pretty …

Google Talks Content API For Shopping Testing Google Talks Content API For Shopping Testing

Only a few days after Google pushed the Hangout for the Content API for Shopping, they’re back again with another Hangout from just last week. This week’s Hangout focuses on a slew of new questions for the Content API team. …

Google+ App For iOS Gets A Facelift, Android Version Coming Soon Google+ App For iOS Gets A Facelift, Android Version Coming Soon

Google has rolled out an update to their Google+ app for iPhone. Google+ 2.0 gets a major overhaul for the user interface and a streamlined navigation experience. If you’ve used Google+ for iOS before, you know that the interface left …

Google+ Games Need To Take Advantage Of The Platform’s Strengths

It’s pretty much a given these days that games are by far the most popular application on Facebook. The social gaming boom has been enormous and everybody wants a piece of the pie. Google saw that and started getting developers …

Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement Luxury Brands Have Highest Google+ Brand Engagement
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Google+ users apparently have some champagne tastes. A new survey from Simply Measured, a social media analytics firm, reveals that luxury brands like Ferrari, GUCCI, and Burberry rank the among highest among the Interbrand Top 100 brands on Google+ when …

Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout Google Details Content API For Shopping During Hangout

There’s a new Office Hours Hangout this week that covers one of the less publicized, but still important, APIs – the content API for shopping. According to Google, this API lets you “programmatically manage the structured items you upload to …

Marketing with Social Media Makes Ten Kinds of Win Marketing with Social Media Makes Ten Kinds of Win
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Even though most people agree that social media has changed the world of marketing, many businesses still haven’t jumped onboard the social marketing strategy. Utilizing social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and even LinkedIn can increase your consumer base, …

Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Available To All Users

When Google+ introduced Hangouts, it was a major win for Google’s social networking service. It was the major defining feature for a lot of people and set Google+ apart from the competition. Google then introduced Hangouts On Air to a …

Tabletop Forge Team Discuss Google+ Hangouts Project Tabletop Forge Team Discuss Google+ Hangouts Project

I’m not as involved as I used to be, but I was a big fan of tabletop roleplaying games during my college years. I especially loved playing Call of Cthulhu. Eventually, friends left and we just sort of stopped playing. …

Google+ Promotion May Improve Organic Search Ranking Google+ Promotion May Improve Organic Search Ranking
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Although previous studies have concluded that social media really does a shoddy job at driving traffic to your websites, TastyPlacement conducted a short experiment to assess a similar concept. More specifically, the group investigated whether social media engagement can help …