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“Ghost Town” Google+ Boasts 135 Million Active Users

Today Google launched Google+ Communities, which allows users of the social network to create and join large common interest groups complete with discussion, hangouts, and seamless sharing across the web. They also announced that former iPad app of the year Snapseed, which Google acquired back in September, is now available for Android. But inside those announcements, Google Senior VP Vic …

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Google Launches Communities For Google+, Snapseed For Android

Google announced the launch of new Google+ Communities today. These can provide public or private membership, and come with the option to start hangouts and plan events with community members. “From photography to astronomy (and everything in between), Google+ has always been a place to crowd around common interests and meet new people,” says Google SVP Vic Gundotra. “What’s been …

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Gmail For iOS Updated With New Look And Features

Google pushed an update for Gmail on Android 4.0 and above devices yesterday that added a lot of much needed features to the mobile email client. Now iOS users can also enjoy a completely new Gmail experience that adds new features and a slick new look. Upon booting up version 2.0 of Gmail for iOS, you’re bound to notice the …

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Google Lets You Export Panoramio Photos To Google+

Google announced today that it is now letting Panoramio users export their photos to Google+. With Google+ being such a magnet for photographers, and Google touting it as such, it’s kind of hard to believe this wasn’t already an option. “2 years ago, we launched a feature that allowed all Panoramio users to import their photos from Picasa Web Albums …

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Blogger Gets A New Google+ Widget

Google has launched a “Followers Gadget” for Blogger users who want to display Google+ followers on their blogs. The gadget, which looks similar to Google Friend Connect, highlights your total Google+ audience. Of course, it also provides a follow button. “As a result, you can grow your readership across the web, and reach them either in the Google+ stream, or …

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Link Your YouTube Channel With Your Google+ Page

Google announced today that it will soon launch the option to link your YouTube channel with a Google+ page. You will be able to use your channel name as your Google identity. Google has been beta testing the option with some channels, but it will become available to all creators in the coming weeks. For months, Google has been giving …

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Guy Kawasaki Wants You To Love Google+ As Much As He Does

If you follow the social media industry, you probably know who Guy Kawasaki is. Just in case you’re not familiar with him, he used to be the chief evangelist of Apple. He’s the co-founder of Alltop.com and Holy Kaw, and the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. What the Plus! (Google+ for the Rest of …

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Google Redesigns Its Blogger Android And iOS Apps

Google announced the launch of new updates to its Android and iOS apps. These include a new design and the addition of some new features. The new apps include landscape support for post composition. This is good news. Who really likes composing a blog post in mobile in portrait? They’ve added the ability to share to Google+. Frankly, I’m very …

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Google Ups The Hangout Limit To 15 In Google Apps

Google announced today that it has extended the limit for the number of people you can invite to a Google+ hangout from 10 to 15. “It’s still simple to get the most out of your hangouts: schedule a hangout in a calendar entry, join a hangout directly from Gmail and open a Google doc inside a hangout so everyone can …

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Google+ Now Lets You Download Android Apps From The Stream

As Google continues to unify its various products into a larger Google experience, yet another small, but notable feature has been spotted. You can now share apps from Google Play on Google+, and Google will automatically add an install button, so users can install the Android apps right from their Google+ streams, without having to click through to go to …

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Google Shopping Gets Your Friends Involved

Google announced a couple of new features for Google Shopping today: the ability to read reviews from people you know, and the ability to share your reviews. “Now you can now easily see if someone you’ve connected with on Google has reviewed a product that is in your Google Shopping search results,” says product manager Karen Corby. “When you click …

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Google+ Unveils New Reporting Mechanisms for Content, Hangouts

Google just announced some new privacy functions for Google+ that deal with how users report abusive content within the stream as well as abuse within Hangouts. Here are the changes, as announced by Google’s Pavni Diwanji on Google+: Reporting content in the stream You’ll now have more options when reporting bad posts, comments, profiles or photos. This will mean we …

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