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Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability Google Apps Admins Can Set Default State For Google+ Profile Discoverability

Google announced that Google Apps admins can now set the default state for profile discoverability in their domain through a control in the admin console if they have enabled Premium Features. It is checked by default, making profiles discoverable in …

Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014 Infographic Looks At B2B Social Media Potential For 2014

UK-based Real Business Rescue has gathered some findings about B2B social media use to project what’s in store for the remainder of the year. Data comes from a bunch of sources including eMarketer, Social Media Examiner, InternetRetailer, BusinessInsider, MediaBistro, AdAge …

Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters Google Launches Official Google+ Page For Webmasters

There is now an official Google+ page for Google Webmasters. Matt Cutts tweeted a link to it, and the page made its first post last night: So far, that’s all that it has to offer, but we can probably expect …

Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard Google Shows Analytics Metrics On Google+ Dashboard

If your’e an analytics junkie who happens to spend a lot of time running a Google+ page, there’s good news. Google starting to show Analytics metrics right on the Google+ dashboard for sites that are connected. You can see things …

In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’ In Case You Missed The Memo, ‘Google+ Is Google (Which Includes Gmail)’
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Google announced a new change to Gmail this week, enabling people to send messages to Google+ users without knowing their email address. If you have a Gmail account and a Google+ account, you can send such messages to other Google+ …

Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1 Google Play Services Upgraded To Version 4.1
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New Android versions are always a cause for celebration as Google works some interesting new features into its mobile OS. Similarly, updates to Google Play Service should be met with the same kind of enthusiasm as Android app developers get …

Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses Now Google+ Users Can Email Gmail Users Without Knowing Their Email Addresses
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Google has added increased Google+ integration into Gmail. When you go to compose a new message, and start typing, it will now bring up Google+ connections as suggestions in addition to your regular contacts. In other words, Google+ connections become …

Google+ App Update Adds Snow To Your Photos Google+ App Update Adds Snow To Your Photos
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Google is treating Google+ users to some holiday fun with the latest app update for Android. You can bring up any photo in Google+ and shake your device to make it snow. A second shake will let you share the …

Google+ Sign-In Adds Support For Apps Users, Non-Google+ Users Google+ Sign-In Adds Support For Apps Users, Non-Google+ Users

Google announced several improvements to Google+ Sign-in today. A major one is support for all Google account types. Now, Google Apps users and even those without Google+ accounts can use the feature to sign into third party apps and websites. …

New ‘+Post Ads’ Let Advertisers Reach Millions Of Sites With Google+ Posts New ‘+Post Ads’ Let Advertisers Reach Millions Of Sites With Google+ Posts
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It was only a matter of time before Google+ got ads, and that time has now come. Google product manager Eran Arkin announced in a Google+ post that the company’s social layer is introducing something called “+Post Ads”. These are …

Are These The YouTube Comment Fixes Users Are Looking For? Are These The YouTube Comment Fixes Users Are Looking For?
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Earlier this month, Google launched a new commenting system on YouTube powered by Google+. Google said in its announcement that the “comments you care about” would move to the top. The new system also enabled private conversations to take place …

Is Google Being Transparent Enough? Is Google Being Transparent Enough?
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Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far …

Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools
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Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, …

Here’s One Thing That’s Wrong With The New YouTube Comments Here’s One Thing That’s Wrong With The New YouTube Comments
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Google recently implemented a new commenting system on YouTube, which integrates Google+ into comments on YouTube video pages. Maybe you’ve heard about it. Have you had any problems with the new YouTube comments? Let us know in the comments. As …

Google Can Now Use Your Name And Face Wherever It Wants Google Can Now Use Your Name And Face Wherever It Wants
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Remember last month when Google updated its terms of service so that it can use users’ profile names and photos across Google products as it sees fit (like in ads)? Well, that is now in effect. Are you okay with …

Now That’s How You Complain About YouTube Comments Now That’s How You Complain About YouTube Comments
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In case you haven’t heard, Google has changed the commenting system on YouTube, moving toward a Google+-based approach. Users aren’t very happy about it. Even one of YouTube’s co-founders has apparently broken an eight-year silence to complain. Obviously there are …

A Lot Of People Hate The New YouTube Comments A Lot Of People Hate The New YouTube Comments
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On Wednesday, Google announced that it is finally implementing the YouTube comment system change that users and video providers have been anticipating. They’ve moved to a Google+-powered commenting system, further tying YouTube to Google’s larger “social layer”. Obviously the reaction …

Google Misses The Mark On Business Listings Google Misses The Mark On Business Listings
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Google unveiled Android 4.4 (KitKat) last week, and has since talked about some changes to the Phone app. These are some pretty big changes, and they have a direct impact on how users can and will engage with businesses by …

Did YouTube’s Co-founder Slam The New Comment System? Did YouTube’s Co-founder Slam The New Comment System?
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It looks like Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, has left his first comment on YouTube in eight years to slam the new commenting system that Google is rolling out. Its unclear whether it really is him, but it is the …

These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA
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Last week, it was revealed that the NSA and Britain’s GCHQ collaborated on a program called MUSCULAR. In short, it would break into the data links that connect Google’s data servers and pilfer information without the company knowing about it. …

Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID Android Adds Google Profile Photos To Caller ID

Google took to its Android Google+ account to discuss the new Phone app that comes as part of the latest version of Android, KitKat (4.4). Among the features are better search and an interesting take on caller ID. The app …