All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google Plus’

Google+ Gets 41 New Features, Including Stream Redesign [Google I/O 2013]

At Google I/O 2013, Google announced that Google+ was going to get 41 new features in the coming year. Those new features will be added to three key areas – stream, hangouts and photos. The first major change is an entire upheaval of the Google+ stream on desktop from a single column to a multi-column design. Some photos and videos …

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Google Unifies Storage Across Gmail, Google+ And Drive, Upgrades Everyone To 15GB Of Storage

If you’re like me, you’ve probably already used up most of the free 5GB Google provides to Google Drive users. You may even be thinking about upgrading. You might want to hold off on that as Google is about to upgrade everybody for free. Google announced today that its unifying storage across Gmail, Google+ photos and Google Drive accounts. To …

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Google+ Aims To Lower Your Site’s Mobile Bounce Rate

Google announced the launch of content recommendations for mobile sites via the Google+ Platform. By adding a line of code, webmasters can encourage users to look at more of their articles when they’re browsing mobile sites, by delivering recommended (by Google) content based on a variety of factors. “When you help someone find a great article on your site, you’re …

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Google Sets Up Mother’s Day Page To Suggest Gift Ideas And More

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. Do you have all the preparations ready to celebrate the most important woman in your life? If not, Google’s got your back. Google announced today that it has launched a special Mother’s Day page to help sons and daughters everywhere plan an extra special day for their mothers. The page includes a gift guide (with …

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Google Is Shutting Down The Meebo Bar

Late last year I wrote, “This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+“. Apparently I was wrong, because Google announced that it is shutting it down. To be fair, they’re shutting it down to focus on Google+ Sign-In, which was announced two months after I wrote that. A message from the Meebo team on the Meebo homepage says (via TNW): …

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Learn How To Make Interactive Google+ Posts On iOS

Facebook may be integrated into iOS, but it doesn’t mean every developer wants to integrate Facebook into their app. In fact, some prefer Google+. For those developers, Google is now hosting a number of tutorials that teach developers how to get the most out of Google+ on iOS. Last week, Google showed developers how to integrate Google+ Sign-In on iOS. …

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Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs

As I reported in October in 2011, and others picked up on about five months later, Google would be launching a Google+-based comment platform for blogs. Today, Google made the announcement, but it’s only for Blogger blogs, at least at this point. The feature can be enabled from the Blogger dashboard. “Now when you’re browsing your blog’s comment threads, you’ll …

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Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts

Google has just taken steps to eliminate a small, but annoying aspect of Google+ Hangouts: keyboard sounds. In an update launched today, Google will now mute your mic when you’re typing. Google’s Tim Haloun explains it as such: Does anyone actually like the sound of typing in a Hangout? click click clack clack click clack clack! If you’ve done Hangouts, …

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Don’t Like Facebook Single Sign-On For iOS? Use Google+ Sign-In For iOS Instead

In iOS 6, Facebook became more closely integrated with the mobile OS. Part of that integration made it easier to implement Facebook Single Sign-On in iOS apps. Of course, some developers may not like Facebook, or maybe they prefer Google+. For those developers, Google has just the thing. Join +Silvano Luciani and +Xiangtian Dai from the Google+ iOS team as …

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U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series

Google announced today that the U.S. Department of State is launching a series of Google+ Hangouts, starting Friday, April 19 with one featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. The series follows various hangouts this year from members of the Obama administration, including the president himself. Google’s Ramya Raghavan writes on the official Google blog: Over the past year, Google+ has …

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Today’s Your Chance To Hang Out With Halle Berry On Google+

We’ll see how much of a ghost town Google+ is tonight when Halle Berry shows up for a hang out to promote the new Brad Anderson flick The Call. (image) (image) Google+3 hours ago Have you ever dreamed of meeting famous movie stars? Today you can Hangout with the award-winning actress Halle Berry live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The …

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