All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Vic Gundotra’

Former Google+ Chief Loves Facebook’s ‘Buttery Smooth’ Instant Articles

As you may have read, Facebook finally introduced its Instant Articles offering officially. The company has partnered with The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild to launch the initiative, and will add additional partners in time. What it does is enable publishers to feed content directly to Facebook, which then …

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Google Insists (Yet Again) That Google+ Is Here To Stay

Google+ has been around for over three years, and has pretty much faced a never-ending amount of ridicule and expectations of its demise for the majority of that time, but the product just keeps on going. In April, Vic Gundotra, who was running Google’s social layer, announced he was leaving the company, and then the speculation about Google+’s demise really …

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Google Abandons Real Name Policy for Google+, Apologizes for the Confusion

After years of complaints from users, Google has finally caved and dropped the real name policy that governed Google+, which in turn affected many other Google entities. In an apologetic post, Google admits that their name policy has “been unclear” and that it has led to “unnecessary difficult experiences for some.” “For this we apologize, and we hope that today’s …

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Would You Miss Google+ If It Went Away?

Is Google+ dying or not? Some say yes, but Google says no, and it seems like loyal users tend to believe the company. Would you miss Google+ if it went away? Let us know in the comments. In case you haven’t been following, Google+ head Vic Gundotra announced that he is leaving Google last week. Shortly thereafter, the “Google+ is …

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Googler: Google+ Will Stay As Is (Including Its Team)

Last week’s news that Vic Gundotra is leaving Google put the Google+ community on edge. This was amplified by a TechCrunch report, which indicated that Google+ “Is walking dead“. That report indicated that Google would be shifting team members to other groups, and that Google+ would become a platform rather than a product, with Google turning focus to separate apps …

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Google+ Dying? Not So Fast, Says One Of Its Most Popular Users

On Thursday, Vic Gundotra, the guy who has been running Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. Rumor has it that David Besbris will take over to run Google’s social layer. Is the future of Google+ in jeopardy? We don’t know for sure, but Google says no. TechCrunch says it is, and it also shares this quote from Google: Today’s …

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David Besbris To Replace Vic Gundotra On Google+, Says Report

As previously reported, Vic Gundotra, the top dog at Google+, announced that he is leaving Google. But who will replace him? According to a report from Re/code, it will be VP of Engineering Dave Besbris. They cite unnamed sources. No official announcement has been made on Gundotra’s replacement. CEO Larry Page had this to say after Gundotra made his announcement: …

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Vic Gundotra (The Guy Behind Google+) Just Announced That He’s Leaving Google

Vic Gundotra, commonly known as the man behind Google+, just announced that he is leaving the company. He didn’t say what he’ll be doing next, but shared one of the more touching resignation announcements we’ve seen in recent memory. Here’s his full post. CEO Larry Page commented on his post, saying, “Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight …

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Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+

Everybody knows that (like most web products) Google+ is an ongoing effort that is not complete. According to Google, it will be “several years” until the vision is really fulfilled. Google’s Vic Gundotra participated in a Hangout with Norwegian social media news channel Sosial direkte to talk about the “project” (he says they call it a project rather than a …

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Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories

In a move that should only help Google’s impressive social network growth, the company announced today (via Google+ update) that Google+ is now available for iOS in 48 new countries and territories. Google’s Vic Gundotra shared a post by Googler Frank Petterson (via 9to5Google) announcing the news. New countries and territories getting the Google+ iOS app include: Albania Anguilla Barbados …

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Google’s Vic Gundotra Talks About Google+ For An Hour [Video]

On Thursday, Google announced that Google+ (as in plus.google.com) has reached 135 million active users. “Today Google+ is the fastest-growing network thingy ever,” proclaimed Google SVP, Engineering, Vic Gundotra. “More than 500 million people have upgraded, 235 million are active across Google (+1′ing apps in Google Play, hanging out in Gmail, connecting with friends in Search…), and 135 million are …

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The New Google+ Is Only The Beginning

Google launched a big redesign of Google+ on Wednesday. It’s in the process of rolling it out over the next few days. A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “The new version of Google+ will gradually start rolling out to all Google+ users globally this morning.” Do you like the new Google+ design? Is it an improvement over the previous version? Tell …

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