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Survey Suggests Facebook Search Engine Could Instantly Grab 22% Market Share Survey Suggests Facebook Search Engine Could Instantly Grab 22% Market Share
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This week at TechCrunch Disrupt, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that search is something that Facebook will do, and that the company already has a team working on it. We talked about what this could mean to the search landscape, …

#MacroMonday Surfaces Some Cool Photos On Google+ #MacroMonday Surfaces Some Cool Photos On Google+

It’s #MacroMonday on Google+, and users are sharing some larger than life pics of some small things. It also happens to be #MirrorMonday, which is also some producing some pretty cool imagery. As they often do, today’s trending topics on …

#WildlifeWednesday As Celebrated By Google+ #WildlifeWednesday As Celebrated By Google+

Tuesday was #StarWarsTuesday, and according to the current Google+ trends, today is #WildlifeWednesday. Luckily, Google+’s photographic nature caters wonderfully to such a trend. Here’s a sampling of some of the breathtaking wildlife photos that people are sharing on Google’s social …

#StarWarsTuesday As Celebrated On Google+ #StarWarsTuesday As Celebrated On Google+
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It’s #StarWarsTuesday, and the Google Plusiverse is showing its dedication to the beloved franchise, going so far as to make it one of the top trends. Clearly, there are a lot of fans on Google’s social network, though Google itself …

Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API Google+ Developers Discuss Google+ History API

Google’s Google+ History API was recently revealed. It’s been compared to Facebook’s Open Graph, but uses Google+ connections to bring in updates from third-party services (Twitter, Foursquare, etc.). It also lets you choose what data from these services you want …

Eastwooding: Here’s Google+’s Take On The New Meme Eastwooding: Here’s Google+’s Take On The New Meme

As you may know, actor/director Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican National Convention, and spoke to President Obama in front of a cheerful crowd. Obama, in Eastwood’s speech, took on the form of an empty chair next to the podium. …

Google Launches New Google+ Business Features Google Launches New Google+ Business Features

Google announced the launch of some new business-specific Google+ features today. These include private sharing for within the organization, video meetings integrated with Gmail, Calendar and Docs, and some admin controls. The features are only available in preview mode right …

Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday Watch This Google Webmaster Hangout From Monday
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Ever wish you had a chance to sit in on one of Google’s Webmaster Central Office Hours hangouts, but just can’t find the time, or they just to don’t correspond well with your schedule? Luckily, Google sometimes makes them available …

Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil Google+ Is Getting A Lot Bigger In Brazil
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It wasn’t that long ago that Google ruled social media in Brazil with Orkut. Recently, Facebook overtook Orkut in the country, and dominated the landscape there like it does in most places. Don’t count Google out just yet, however. New …

Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual) Google+ Makes #BoycottApple A Trend (And It’s Quite Visual)
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As you may know, a jury awarded $1.049 billion to Apple in the Apple vs. Samsung case, and Google has responded with: The court of appeals will review both infringement and the validity of the patent claims. Most of these …

Google+ Expands Vanity URLs To Thousands More Google+ Expands Vanity URLs To Thousands More
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Last week, Google announced that it had started rolling out custom URLs to a limited set of verified Google+ users, like Google+ power user Hugh Jackman. Google announced today that it is expanding the URLs to thousands more users, though …

Google+ Starts Relying More On Email For Engagement Google+ Starts Relying More On Email For Engagement
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Google announced some new features for Google+ to give users more control over what they see from which of their Circles. There are three main changes, and two of them just may increase the amount of email you get from …

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 …