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Google+ Hangouts API Detailed During Meta-Hangout Google+ Hangouts API Detailed During Meta-Hangout

It feels good to have a Google+ office hours Hangout actually come out on time. Today’s hangout comes from just yesterday where the Google+ team and the Hangouts API lead Richard Dunn took the time out of their day to …

Google Launches New Google+ Share Button Google Launches New Google+ Share Button

Google has just unveiled an all new Google+ share button that will hopefully help visitors to your site go beyond a simple “+1″ of your content. Via the Google+ Developers blog: When your visitors come across something interesting on your …

Google+ Team Details Hangouts API Version 1.0 Google+ Team Details Hangouts API Version 1.0

As you are probably aware, Google took the Hangouts API out of preview last month. That means that anybody can mess around with Hangouts now to make their own Web applications that utilize what is arguably Google+‘s most popular feature. …

Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC Google Protothon Shows Off The Future Of WebRTC

It’s official: WebRTC is the next big thing as far as HTML5 applications are concerned. All three major players – Google, Mozilla and Microsoft – are now working on their own WebRTC applications for video chat over browsers. Mozilla hosted …

Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs Google+ Team Talks JavaScript And REST APIs

It was only yesterday that Google posted the latest Google+ platform office hours on YouTube. That one was from last weekend and contained lots of juicy info including a live coding session. It might surprise you then that Google was …

Google+ Platform Office Hours Details jQuery Plugin Google+ Platform Office Hours Details jQuery Plugin

It’s another week and you know what that means – another Google+ platform office hours. While most of these are usually pretty interesting, this week has something that’s far more helpful to developers. The office hours last week were hosted …

Google Authorship Can Help “Level The Playing Field” In Search Visibility Google Authorship Can Help “Level The Playing Field” In Search Visibility
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Last summer, Google announced that it would begin supporting authorship markup, or rel=”author”. It’s still in pilot mode, but Google has been making use of it in search results ever since, in increasing numbers, as more web content authors use …

Is Email The Future Of Social Media? Is Email The Future Of Social Media?
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It’s quite interesting that despite all of the social media offerings and new features from social networks that have come out over the last several years, we continue to see not only email continue to thrive as a communication channel, …

Can Google+ Rival Facebook? Can Google+ Rival Facebook?
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As you may know (especially if you’re a Google+ user), Google+ got its first major redesign this week. There’s a pretty healthy mix of likes and dislikes among users, but one thing remains clear: the Google/Facebook competition isn’t dying down. …

The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning
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Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ …

Google+ Redesign Breaks Developer’s Apps And Extensions Google+ Redesign Breaks Developer’s Apps And Extensions
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“Thank you Google for breaking all my apps and extensions without warning!” That’s what Mohamed Mansour, creator of the Google+ extension that helps the blind use the service, said today on his Google+ profile. What follows is a rant explaining …

Big Changes Announced for Google Plus Big Changes Announced for Google Plus
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Google announced today that there are some big changes coming for the Google+ interface. Senir Vice President, Vic Gundotra, posted to the Google Blog today to give a rundown of the upcoming re-tool. Right off the bat in the announcement, …

Google Makes Google+ “Simpler, More Beautiful” Google Makes Google+ “Simpler, More Beautiful”

Google is in the process of introducing a more “functional and flexible version” of Google+, in an effort to attract more and more users to their social media hub. Aside from a refined look and feel, there’s also some structural …

Google+ Pages In Google Analytics Soon To Be A Reality Google+ Pages In Google Analytics Soon To Be A Reality

It looks like Google may be gearing up to offer even more social data in Google Analytics than originally thought. Arvid Bux at DutchCowboys.nl (via State of Search) blogged about a presentation Google gave, indicating that you will soon be …

Google Plus Now Claims 100 Million Users Google Plus Now Claims 100 Million Users
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In a letter released publicly last week, Google co-founder Larry Page laid some news on us all about the state of Google Plus. Far contrary to the doomsday expectations that we have countered here before, Page highlighted some unexpected good …

Google Places Helps Small Businesses Get Noticed Google Places Helps Small Businesses Get Noticed
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Google has touted the benefits of Google+ for small businesses through various promotional videos. One service that doesn’t get a lot of public love in regards to small businesses is Google Places. The Google Places team held a Hangout on …

Google+ Has Over 120 Integrations Throughout Google Products Google+ Has Over 120 Integrations Throughout Google Products

Google CEO Larry Page put out a lengthy letter to investors today. In talking about Google+, he mentioned that there are over 120 Google+ integrations (I assume this means internally with other Google products). Unfortunately, he doesn’t list them all. …

Larry Page Posts Huge Letter About Google’s Direction Larry Page Posts Huge Letter About Google’s Direction
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Google CEO Larry Page has posted a new update on the company’s focus in a nice, lengthy letter on the Google Investor Relations page. On Google+,Page writes: [I]t’s been just over a year since I became CEO again. Instead of …

Google+ Questions Answered In Latest Hangout Google+ Questions Answered In Latest Hangout
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One of the coolest things Google does is list the office hours of their various departments. This allows users and developers to ask questions of the team and get answers from the actual people working on the software. The Google+ …

Google CEO Larry Page Talks Google+, Google vs. Apple Google CEO Larry Page Talks Google+, Google vs. Apple
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Was Steve Jobs’s anti-Android rage all just for show? Was getting into social networking a good idea for Google? Is Google even really still a search company, or are they something else? Those are the questions that Google CEO Larry …

Google Favors Google+ Less In Search Results Google Favors Google+ Less In Search Results
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As you may know, Google released a huge list of algorithm changes it made in the month of March. We’ve already looked at what Google had to say about the Panda update, and Google’s increased focus on freshness. Another noteworthy …