All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Plus’

Your Google+ Stream Just Got Cozier with Google Drive

In more “Google+ is Google” news, the company has just announced that Google Drive users can now share things on Google+. That’s not new in and of itself, but exactly how that stuff is shared on Google+ is new, and it’s pretty awesome. Now, your documents, slideshows, videos, and more from Google Drive can be shared to your Google+ circles, …

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Google Lets You Check Out Users’ Reviews In Google+ Profiles

Google has added a new feature to Google+ where users can see the local businesses that others have reviewed. Under the “About” tab on a user’s profile page, there is now a section called “local,” which will show you how many reviews the user has. You can click through to see the reviews. Google announced the feature in a Google+ …

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Google+ App for Android & iOS Gets Support for Pages

Google has shipped an update to both the Android and iOS version of their Google+ app to include one of the most requested features, according to the company. Now, on both iOS and Android, mobile users can interact with pages – that means post as their page and comments as the page. Previously, the Google+ app only allowed users to …

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Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage

Google is making efforts to make its mobile experience more unified, much like it has been doing with the desktop experience over the past year or so. Google has updated its mobile homepage to include a new navigation panel, which basically mirrors the one found in the Google+ app. It’s pretty much the mobile version of the top black navigation …

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Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local

Google has been rolling out an update to its local ratings system. As you may recall, Google recently made some changes to the system on Google Maps for Android, so users can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. A similar system is now hitting the desktop experience. Google’s Megan Stevenson posted the following to Google+ on Wednesday: Megan …

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The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But…

Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves). However, he did indicate that Google is really only getting started with authorship, which he hinted will only become a stronger signal going forward. Have you seen …

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Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature

As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific process to follow to be included in its authorship program, which gets your picture in the search results and helps …

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Google Acquires Facial Recognition And Augmented Reality Company Viewdle

Update: All Things D is sharing a statement from the company indicating that Google’s Motorola Mobility has indeed acquired Viewdle, under undisclosed terms: “Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company,” a Motorola representative said in a statement. “Motorola and Viewdle have an existing commercial agreement and have been collaborating for some …

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Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is all about some photography, and has used this enthusiasm to market products like Google+ and Google Glass, both of which were major elements of the Google+ Photographer’s conference, where Brin led a photowalk with attendees. In fact, it’s hard to catch a glimpse of Brin these days, where he’s not wearing his Glass. He was …

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Google Adds Another Dash Of Google+ To Gmail

The integration of Google+ into Gmail continues. Today, Google announced it has added interactive email notifications for Google+ Events invitations, so you can RSVP, invite and comment from the inbox. Google’s Roshni Malani says you can RSVP with one click, invite your friends, read and respond to comments and share photos “all without leaving your desktop inbox.” According to the …

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Google+ Parades Picturesque Peaks for #MountainMonday

If you hop onto Google+ on any given day, there’s a good chance that users will be trending a highly impressive collection of photography, whether it be their own or curated from other users on the network. That’s because Google+ is distinguishing itself as the premier social network for photography buffs. Last week, Monday was dominated by the close-up photographers …

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It’s a #FloralFriday on Google+

Google+ and photography. They fit together like Cinderella and her slipper. Hall & Oates. Facebook and annoying baby posts. Every day, Google+ trends a photography-related hashtag. Yesterday, we oooo’ed and aaaahh’ed over #LongExposureThursday. Other weekday photo showcases include #MacroMonday, #TreeTuesday and #WildlifeWednesday. But nothing is as pretty as #FloralFriday. Here’s the best of what the Google+ community has to offer: …

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