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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 …

Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out Google+ Hangouts With Extras Are Being Phased Out
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Hangouts are arguably the most popular feature of Google+, and Google has gone out of its way to promote various, prominent Hangouts. The company has also used the medium to have plenty of its own, connecting with users and/or providing …

Google+ Hangouts API Out Of Preview Google+ Hangouts API Out Of Preview

One of the more impressive features of Google+ is the Hangouts feature. It enables video chatting among multiple friends at once over the Google+ platform, but organizations also use it to meet one-on-one with people. Googlers do it all the …

How Google Approaches User Experience How Google Approaches User Experience
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Google posted the following video from an on air Google+ hangout in which a handful of the company’s UX designers talk for about a half hour about the kinds of things they do when approaching user experience projects and issues. …

Google+’s First Commercial For the UK Google+’s First Commercial For the UK

While Google+‘s commercial with The Muppets has been on in the United States since the Oscars, the search engine introduced the ad copy to the United Kingdom, making it Google’s first ad campaign for that particular region. Apparently, the tag …

Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform Google May Be Preparing Their Own Third-Party Commenting Platform
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Google may be launching their own third-party commenting platform to compete with the platform launched by Facebook last year. Comments made on websites using Google’s platform would be linked to users’ Google accounts, and the system would be tightly integrated …

Google I/O Tickets Sell Out In 20 Minutes Google I/O Tickets Sell Out In 20 Minutes

Well, that was fast. We reported that registration was open for Google I/O this morning at 7 a.m. PDT. Last year, the tickets sold out in less than an hour. This year the tickets sold out in 20 minutes. Vic …

Google+ Notifications In Gmail Now Let You Add To Circles Google+ Notifications In Gmail Now Let You Add To Circles

Email notifications walk a fine line between useful and annoying. I find that I like receiving them for some services (Twitter, especially when I get a new follower or get retweeted or mentioned) and I absolutely hate receiving them for …

Google+ Hangouts Get Free Calls To U.S. & Canada Google+ Hangouts Get Free Calls To U.S. & Canada

Another feature has graduated the Hangouts with Extras class and is now a core part of the Google+ Hangouts experience. As of today, you can now place free calls anywhere in the U.S. and Canada right inside your Hangout box. …

Google+ Hangouts Move Underwater Google+ Hangouts Move Underwater

The Catlin Seaview Survey, with the help of award-winning cinematographer and shark researcher Richard Fitzpatrick, are taking Google+ Hangouts under the sea. The Catlin Seaview Survey is a research project whose mission is the “carry out the first comprehensive study …

Google Webmaster Hangouts: 2 You Can Join In The Near Future Google Webmaster Hangouts: 2 You Can Join In The Near Future

Google often does Webmaster Central Hangouts on Google+. This gives webmasters an opportunity to connect with Googlers and learn valuable tips about how they can get more out of their sites, and out of Google. Google’s Pierre Far announced a …

Google+ Circles And Privacy Explained Google+ Circles And Privacy Explained

What’s up with employees explaining the functions of their social networking site through posts on said site instead of a company blog? I don’t know what’s causing the trend, but I like it. Just like the Facebook employee who gave …

Kevin Rose And The Milk Team Officially Working For Google Kevin Rose And The Milk Team Officially Working For Google

We reported yesterday on a rumor that Kevin Rose and his team at Milk had been hired by Google. They were just rumors yesterday and I bet that there would be an official announcement within a few days. It seems …

YouTube Gets Google+ Synchronization YouTube Gets Google+ Synchronization

The Google consolidation era is continuing with full force as their latest announcement sees a marriage of Google+ accounts with YouTube. While it’s not quite a synchronization process–this feature appears to be voluntary–the goal is the same. Like it or …

Google Docs Now A Core Part Of Hangouts Google Docs Now A Core Part Of Hangouts

Google Docs have just gotten a promotion in the realm of Google+. Today, the Google+ team announced that Google Docs are now part of the core Hangout experience, and can be accessed with the click of a single button from …

Google+ Hangouts Made More Accessible For The Blind Google+ Hangouts Made More Accessible For The Blind

Mohamed Mansour, who’s actually a software engineer for RIM, has created a Chrome extension to make Google+ hangouts more accessible to blind people. It uses text to speech technology, reading content from the chat box to the user. “Today I …

Vic Gundotra Talks Google+ At SXSW, Draws Some Criticism Vic Gundotra Talks Google+ At SXSW, Draws Some Criticism
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Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President, Engineering, talked about Google+ at SXSW in a conversation with Guy Kawasaki, now immortalized in a hip hop song. Much of the conversation was a rehash of things we already knew about – Google’s …

SXSW Day One Recap By Way Of Dope Rap SXSW Day One Recap By Way Of Dope Rap

You don’t hear raps about Guy Kawasaki and Google+ very often, but this one, which has a pretty hot beat, I might add, fills that void. It gives a nice, brief recap of day one of SXSWi in a way …