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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, …

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. …