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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 …

Google+ Gets Private, Restricted Communities Google+ Gets Private, Restricted Communities
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Whether or not you associate Google with privacy, it has always been a major component of Google+. From the beginning, Google’s “circles” sharing concept enabled the kind of social sharing experience that wasn’t available on competing social platforms. In fact, …

Google+ Finally Offers Vanity URLs To Everyone Else Google+ Finally Offers Vanity URLs To Everyone Else
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Google launched vanity URLs or “custom URLs” of you prefer, back in the summer of 2012. They were only available to high profile people like Hugh Jackman at first, but Google expanded them to thousands more soon after. Now, here …

Google+ Gets Improved Photo Editing, Adds Auto-Awesome Movies Google+ Gets Improved Photo Editing, Adds Auto-Awesome Movies

This morning, Google+ head Vic Gundotra took the stage for a Google+ event that was somewhat veiled in secrecy. It came out of nowhere, and many users were wondering what Google could have in store for the service. As is …

Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th
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Google is getting rid of the”saved searches” feature in Google+, but if you actually use it, you probably already knew that. It’s more likely that you don’t use it or haven’t used it lately. Otherwise, it probably wouldn’t be going …

Do You Want Google Using Your Name And Face In Ads? Do You Want Google Using Your Name And Face In Ads?
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Google announced a new update to its terms of service the other day that is unsurprisingly ruffling some feathers. The change enables Google to use users’ profile names and photos across Google products as it sees fit. You know, like …

Google Adds Google+ Hashtags To Web Search Google Adds Google+ Hashtags To Web Search

Google announced today that it is adding Google+ hashtag support to Google Search. If you search for a hashtag on Google, it will show results from Google+ on the right-hand side of the results page. You can then click over …

New Google Navigation About To Roll Out New Google Navigation About To Roll Out

A new navigation style for Google has been spotted numerous times in the wild throughout the year, and it looks like it will soon finally be rolling out to users. Gerson CastaƱeda shared the following screenshot on Google+: Gerson CastaƱeda20 …

Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs Google Adds More Google+ Integration To Blogger Blogs
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Google has slowly but surely adding Google+ integration with its ages-old blogging platform, Blogger. On Monday, the company announced that users can now share blog posts to Google+ automatically. This is one of those things that seems like a no-brainer, …

Google Adds Authorship To Google+ Sign-In, Launches Google+ Embedded Posts Google Adds Authorship To Google+ Sign-In, Launches Google+ Embedded Posts
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Google made a couple of noteworthy Google+ announcements today with Google+ Sign-In integration with Authorship and embedded posts. Now when you use Google+ Sign-in to log in to a blog, your work will automatically be connected with your profile, the …

Google Now Has Official Info, Invites Available For Helpouts Google Now Has Official Info, Invites Available For Helpouts
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Google Helpouts, a new video-based ecommerce platform, was spotted in the wild last month, and now Google has a landing page that anyone can access, and request an invite to the service, as well as a series of help documents …

Would You Use Google+ More If You Knew It Could Help Your Search Rankings? Would You Use Google+ More If You Knew It Could Help Your Search Rankings?
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Update: Matt Cutts has responded to Moz’s report. See end for update. Sure, some of you are already using Google+ a lot, and I’m not one to call it a ghost town, but I don’t think many would argue that …

Google+ For Android Gets Better Apps Support As Google Launches Google+ Domains API Google+ For Android Gets Better Apps Support As Google Launches Google+ Domains API
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As previously reported, Google is launching an update to its Google+ app for Android with a number of changes. Among them are some new features specifically for Google Apps customers. For example, the app supports multiple account, so coworkers can …

Google+ For Android Updated, Messenger Ditched In Favor Of Hangouts Google+ For Android Updated, Messenger Ditched In Favor Of Hangouts

Are you one of the millions of people who use Google+ everyday on your Android device. If so, Google has a treat for you in the form of new updates. Google’s Virgil Dobjanschi took to Google+ this morning to announce …

Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media Google, Facebook And Twitter Train Mental Health Nonprofits On Social Media

Representatives from Google, Facebook and Twitter got together for a big training session for mental health nonprofits in Washington D.C. this afternoon, and Google has put 2 1/2 hours worth of video from the event online for anyone interested to …

Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts Gmail Brings Back Phone Calls Via Hangouts
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When Google recently transitioned Gmail’s chat feature to Hangouts, it got rid of voice calling, but Google announced that is back as part of Hangouts. In addition to that, calls to the US and Canada are free from all countries …