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Google+ Unveils New Reporting Mechanisms for Content, Hangouts Google+ Unveils New Reporting Mechanisms for Content, Hangouts

Google just announced some new privacy functions for Google+ that deal with how users report abusive content within the stream as well as abuse within Hangouts. Here are the changes, as announced by Google’s Pavni Diwanji on Google+: Reporting content …

Sergey Brin’s Political Statement Gets Facebook Product Director To Share A Google+ Link Sergey Brin’s Political Statement Gets Facebook Product Director To Share A Google+ Link

Earlier, we shared a Google+ post Google co-founder Sergey Brin posted last night about today’s elections. In case you missed it, here is what he said: Sergey Brin8 hours ago I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.Not because of …

Google+ Hangouts Get A New Sidebar Google+ Hangouts Get A New Sidebar

Google has launched some new updates to Google+ Hangouts on the desktop. These include a new sidebar, new notifications and improved app management. Users can choose whether to show or hide the sidebar. ” The most important part of a …

Your Google+ Stream Just Got Cozier with Google Drive Your Google+ Stream Just Got Cozier with Google Drive
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In more “Google+ is Google” news, the company has just announced that Google Drive users can now share things on Google+. That’s not new in and of itself, but exactly how that stuff is shared on Google+ is new, and …

Google Lets You Check Out Users’ Reviews In Google+ Profiles Google Lets You Check Out Users’ Reviews In Google+ Profiles
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Google has added a new feature to Google+ where users can see the local businesses that others have reviewed. Under the “About” tab on a user’s profile page, there is now a section called “local,” which will show you how …

Google+ App for Android & iOS Gets Support for Pages Google+ App for Android & iOS Gets Support for Pages
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Google has shipped an update to both the Android and iOS version of their Google+ app to include one of the most requested features, according to the company. Now, on both iOS and Android, mobile users can interact with pages …

Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage Google Adds Familiar Navigation to Mobile Homepage
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Google is making efforts to make its mobile experience more unified, much like it has been doing with the desktop experience over the past year or so. Google has updated its mobile homepage to include a new navigation panel, which …

Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local Google Adjusts Ratings System For Google+ Local
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Google has been rolling out an update to its local ratings system. As you may recall, Google recently made some changes to the system on Google Maps for Android, so users can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. …

The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But… The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings, But…
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Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves). However, he did indicate that Google is …

Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature Bing Talks More About Its New Authors Feature
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As previously reported, Bing has launched a new feature that surfaces authors of news articles articles in its social sidebar. Bing did not talk about how to be included in this in its announcement. With Google, you have a specific …

Google Acquires Facial Recognition And Augmented Reality Company Viewdle Google Acquires Facial Recognition And Augmented Reality Company Viewdle
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Update: All Things D is sharing a statement from the company indicating that Google’s Motorola Mobility has indeed acquired Viewdle, under undisclosed terms: “Motorola Mobility today announced that it has acquired Viewdle, a leading imaging & gesture recognition company,” a …

Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer Sergey Brin Is A Pretty Good Photographer

Google co-founder Sergey Brin is all about some photography, and has used this enthusiasm to market products like Google+ and Google Glass, both of which were major elements of the Google+ Photographer’s conference, where Brin led a photowalk with attendees. …

Google Adds Another Dash Of Google+ To Gmail Google Adds Another Dash Of Google+ To Gmail

The integration of Google+ into Gmail continues. Today, Google announced it has added interactive email notifications for Google+ Events invitations, so you can RSVP, invite and comment from the inbox. Google’s Roshni Malani says you can RSVP with one click, …

Google+ Parades Picturesque Peaks for #MountainMonday Google+ Parades Picturesque Peaks for #MountainMonday

If you hop onto Google+ on any given day, there’s a good chance that users will be trending a highly impressive collection of photography, whether it be their own or curated from other users on the network. That’s because Google+ …

It’s a #FloralFriday on Google+ It’s a #FloralFriday on Google+

Google+ and photography. They fit together like Cinderella and her slipper. Hall & Oates. Facebook and annoying baby posts. Every day, Google+ trends a photography-related hashtag. Yesterday, we oooo’ed and aaaahh’ed over #LongExposureThursday. Other weekday photo showcases include #MacroMonday, #TreeTuesday …

Google Tweaks Mobile Ratings, Adds Favorite Stars On Google+ Local Google Tweaks Mobile Ratings, Adds Favorite Stars On Google+ Local

Google announced a couple of updates to Google+ Local today. First, on Google Maps for Android, the ratings system has been adjusted so you can choose between Poor/Fair, Good, Very Good, and Excellent. On the desktop, Google has brought back …

Oooh Pretty! It’s #LongExposureThursday on Google+ 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 …

Google+ Celebrates #TreeTuesday with Wonderful Wood 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, …

Google+ Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users Google+ Tops 100 Million Monthly Active Users
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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, …

Google Acquires iPad App Of The Year Snapseed (And Its Makers Nik Software) 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 Google Glass Fashion Show Now Has An Accompanying Film 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, …