All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Plus’

Oooh Pretty! It’s #LongExposureThursday on Google+

One of Google+’s biggest draws is photography. Unlike any other social network, photographers have taken to Google+ to showcase their art, and Google+ users are more than happy to share it across the platform. If there’s something that’s going to help keep Google+ relevant and push it into the top tier of social networks, I have a feeling that it …

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Google+ Celebrates #TreeTuesday with Wonderful Wood

For fans of Google+, the network is setting itself apart with photography. And you can see evidence of this in the various trending topics that emerge throughout the week. Take for instance #MacroMonday, which showcases magnificent close-up photography, or #FloralFriday, which sees Google+ users post their best flower-related images. Today, it’s the trees that get top billing. It’s #TreeTuesday on …

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Google+ Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users

Earlier today, Google announced that they had acquired iPad app of the year Snapseed and its makers NIik Software. As a part of that announcement, Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra posted a welcome message to Nik software, and inside that message he divulged some Google+ statistics. Mainly, Google+ now has over 400 million registered users and over …

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Google Acquires iPad App Of The Year Snapseed (And Its Makers Nik Software)

Google has acquired Nik Software, makers of Snapseed (among other products). Snapseed was reportedly named Apple’s iPad app fo the year in 2011, and it gives Google a good Instagram competitor. Here’s a look at the app: Nik Software posted the following message to its blog: We are pleased to announce that Google has acquired Nik Software. For nearly 17 …

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The Google Glass Fashion Show Now Has An Accompanying Film

Google recently had models at the DVF show in New York wear Project Glass on the runway. It was interesting to see Project Glass being used to make a fashion statement even if they aren’t exactly fashionable yet. It does, however, give us a first-person glimpse into what goes into making a successful fashion show. The pictures taken with Project …

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Survey Suggests Facebook Search Engine Could Instantly Grab 22% Market Share

This week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that search is something that Facebook will do, and that the company already has a team working on it. We talked about what this could mean to the search landscape, in terms of competition with Google here. There’s an interesting report (pdf) out from Greenlight Digital (via AllFacebook) about a …

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#MacroMonday Surfaces Some Cool Photos On Google+

It’s #MacroMonday on Google+, and users are sharing some larger than life pics of some small things. It also happens to be #MirrorMonday, which is also some producing some pretty cool imagery. As they often do, today’s trending topics on Google’s social network highlight the photographic nature of it, which Google has gone out of its way to foster. Keith …

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#WildlifeWednesday As Celebrated By Google+

Tuesday was #StarWarsTuesday, and according to the current Google+ trends, today is #WildlifeWednesday. Luckily, Google+’s photographic nature caters wonderfully to such a trend. Here’s a sampling of some of the breathtaking wildlife photos that people are sharing on Google’s social network, and they’re pouring in very rapidly (especially for Google+). HostelBookers4 hours ago #wildlifewednesday  +Wildlife Wednesdays How cute is this little …

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#StarWarsTuesday As Celebrated On Google+

It’s #StarWarsTuesday, and the Google Plusiverse is showing its dedication to the beloved franchise, going so far as to make it one of the top trends. Clearly, there are a lot of fans on Google’s social network, though Google itself seems to prefer Star Trek. Peter Smalley1 hour ago #starwarstuesday   Buy a vowel, Luke. 10    0 Powered by …

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Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API

Google’s Google+ History API was recently revealed. It’s been compared to Facebook’s Open Graph, but uses Google+ connections to bring in updates from third-party services (Twitter, Foursquare, etc.). It also lets you choose what data from these services you want shared. The API collects what users have done with the apps, and adds it to their personal pages for sharing …

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Eastwooding: Here’s Google+’s Take On The New Meme

As you may know, actor/director Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, and spoke to President Obama in front of a cheerful crowd. Obama, in Eastwood’s speech, took on the form of an empty chair next to the podium. For full context, here’s video from the convention: It’s been all over the Internet today. There’s already an “Invisible Obama” …

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Google Launches New Google+ Business Features

Google announced the launch of some new business-specific Google+ features today. These include private sharing for within the organization, video meetings integrated with Gmail, Calendar and Docs, and some admin controls. The features are only available in preview mode right now, for Google Apps customers. “Google Apps users now have more control over the content they post to Google+,” says …

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