All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Plus’

Now That’s How You Complain About YouTube Comments

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 some very colorful comments all over YouTube (and the rest of the web for that matter), but one YouTube user …

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A Lot Of People Hate The New YouTube Comments

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 is mixed. Do you think this is the right move for YouTube? Let us know what you think in the …

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Google Misses The Mark On Business Listings

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 the phone. The app connects directly to Google+, and will provide profile info in caller ID. It also provides a …

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Did YouTube’s Co-founder Slam The New Comment System?

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 same account that uploaded the first ever video to YouTube (Me at the zoo): The new comment says, “Why the …

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These Google Engineers Are Pretty Angry With The NSA

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. As you would expect, Google was pretty angry, and its engineers took it personally. When the program was first revealed, …

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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 will let users search among nearby places and Google Apps accounts (including company directories that have employee numbers shared) from …

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Google+ Gets Private, Restricted Communities

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, it even prompted Facebook to offer a similar option to its users. Essentially, with circles, you can share to the …

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Google+ Finally Offers Vanity URLs To Everyone Else

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 in late October of 2013, Google is finally making the URLs available to everyone else. The company announced this in …

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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 the case with most Google events, it combined the expected with the unexpected. To start us off, Gundotra updated us …

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Google+ Saved Searches Are Going Away On November 15th

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 away. Google is alerting users of the news when they go to actually look at one of the searches they …

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Do You Want Google Using Your Name And Face In Ads?

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 in ads. Other changes include a reminder about mobile device safety and details on password confidentiality. Do you mind if …

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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 to see more on Google+ itself. Googler Zaheed Sabur made the announcement in a Google+ post: Just imagine how useful …

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