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Now You Can Talk About People In Google+ Hangouts Behind Their Backs Now You Can Talk About People In Google+ Hangouts Behind Their Backs

Google+ is getting a new experimental feature, which lets you send private messages to other users inside of Hangouts. The feature is the product of Google interns Mairin Chesney and Anthony Tordillos, who announced the update in a Google+ post …

Google+ Mobile Apps Get New Hangouts Features Google+ Mobile Apps Get New Hangouts Features
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Google has released an update for the Google+ app for Android, which has five new features. First, teens can now create and join hangouts from their mobile devices. Secondly, you can now join Hangouts On Air from your mobile device. …

Google+ Gets Vanity URLs (Hugh Jackman Has One, But You Don’t) Google+ Gets Vanity URLs (Hugh Jackman Has One, But You Don’t)
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Google announced today that it has started rolling out custom URLs to a limited set of verified Google+ profiles and pages. For example, you can find the official Google+ page at google.com/+googleplus. “While we’re not quite ready for everyone to …

Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic] Google+ Is Devoid Of Life [Infographic]
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There’s been a lot of debate lately over whether or not Google+ is actually doing anything for the search giant. Google was quick to point out during I/O that the social network now has over 250 million users with 70 …

Hugh Jackman Shows Google+ How Pumped He Is For “The Wolverine” (And Hugh Jackman) Hugh Jackman Shows Google+ How Pumped He Is For “The Wolverine” (And Hugh Jackman)

Hugh Jackman is one of those people who actually has a lot of followers on Google+. His verified, official account is in nearly 3 million people’s circles. For Google+, that’s pretty popular. On Friday, he posted this: Hugh Jackman3 days …

Now Google Is Getting Robots Involved With Google+ Now Google Is Getting Robots Involved With Google+

Google has uploaded a new video to its YouTube developer channel introducing OSCAR the Hangout Robot. It’s a robot that uses Google+ hangouts. I’m not exactly sure where Google is going with this, but here it is: Here’s the video …

Google+ Might Not Be Doing So Well After All Google+ Might Not Be Doing So Well After All
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Google+ has been a huge investment for Google over the past few years. This year saw some of the biggest investment so far with Google buying up talent like Meebo and Milk to help support Google+. The company also showed …

Google Finally Integrates Google+ Into Blogger Google Finally Integrates Google+ Into Blogger
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Google has been integrating Google+ into everything these days. Surprisingly, one part of the Google empire that has not yet felt the touch of Google+ has been Blogger. Despite my assumption that Google would integrate their social media platform into …

It Looks Like Google+ Growth Is Doing Pretty Well Globally Too It Looks Like Google+ Growth Is Doing Pretty Well Globally Too
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Earlier this week, we reported on Compete’s numbers for Google+’s unique audience growth in the U.S., as pointed out by Kontxt communication consultant Morten Myrstad in a post on Google+ itself. For a ghost town, as many seem to consider …

Google Crams More Google+ Into Search Results Google Crams More Google+ Into Search Results
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Google is showing an “actively discussed on Google+” link underneath some search results, which are (as you may have guessed) actively being discussed on Google+. It’s unclear what the criteria are for such a result displaying this, but it is …

For A Ghost Town, Google+ Sure Grew A Lot Last Month For A Ghost Town, Google+ Sure Grew A Lot Last Month
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The words “Google+” and “ghost town” are often found in the same sentence, but new data from Compete appears to indicate that, at least in the U.S., Google’s social destination is growing nicely in unique monthly visitors. In June, the …

Google+ Continues To Prove Its Versatility By Hosting A Digital Summer Camp Google+ Continues To Prove Its Versatility By Hosting A Digital Summer Camp
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Ah, summer camp, the one time of the year where kids leave the house to stay a week or two in the woods. That was my experience at least. Summer camp is supposed to teach kids vital life lessons whereas …

Everyone Can Start Getting More Pageviews From The +1 Button Starting Today Everyone Can Start Getting More Pageviews From The +1 Button Starting Today
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We recently reported on a new feature Google unveiled for the +1 button: recommendations. When you hover over the button on a site, it will now recommend other content on that site based on +1′s, providing a way for users …

This Video Will Get You Started Developing With The Google+ History API This Video Will Get You Started Developing With The Google+ History API
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While it may not have been one of the most talked-about announcements from Google I/O, the Google+ History API could end up being one of the most significant for the company. It’s been described as Google+’s answer to Facebook’s frictionless …

Google Launches Much Needed Google+ Hangout Accessibility App Google Launches Much Needed Google+ Hangout Accessibility App
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Google is working on making Google+ more accessible. The company announced that it is launching a new app called Hangout Captions to help inegrate live transcription into Google+ Hangouts. The following update from Google just hit Google+: Hangout Captions26 minutes …

Know When Your Favorite Store Is Open With The Google Places API Know When Your Favorite Store Is Open With The Google Places API
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Out of all the APIs that Google has released updates for this year, it seems that Google Places is the one they love the most. It has consistently received the biggest and best updates that really help developers take advantage …

Chrome Web Store Gets Google Plusified Chrome Web Store Gets Google Plusified
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Google announced that it is adding Google+ sharing features to the Chrome Web Store today. The Google plusification of the Web Store includes the addition of the +1 button, which will help users recommend apps (and extensions) to their friends, …

The Heat Is Getting To Everybody, Including Android The Heat Is Getting To Everybody, Including Android

If you’ve been outside within the past week, you probably realized that it’s really hot. The heat index for last week broke all kinds of records and it doesn’t look like it will be letting up anytime soon. Unfortunately, the …

Google Places For iOS Gets Rebranded As Google+ Local Google Places For iOS Gets Rebranded As Google+ Local

Google Places for iOS got a significant makeover yesterday, complete with a name change. In keeping with their plan to foist Google+ upon as many of their users as possible, Google Places is now Google+ Local. The update, rolled out …

Google Is Hit With Another Lawsuit, This One Actually Seems Legitimate Google Is Hit With Another Lawsuit, This One Actually Seems Legitimate
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Lawsuits are being thrown around the tech sector like they’re free candy these days. It’s hard to actually think that any of these lawsuits hold merit since most of them equate to a nerdy slap fight over which robots were …

Google Upsets Google+ Power User Wil Wheaton Again, What About You? Google Upsets Google+ Power User Wil Wheaton Again, What About You?
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Geek celebrity Wil Wheaton is what you might call a Google+ power user. He’s actively engaged on Google’s social network, and has amassed 1,373,118 followers to date. That’s a lot for Google+. Google, however, keeps doing things with Google+ that …