50 Million Google+ Accounts Compromised in Latest Data Breach, Platform to Shut Down Earlier Than Planned

The discovery of another privacy flaw has pushed Google to shut down Google+ much earlier than expected. Google announced on December 10 that it had discovered a security issue that potentially left more than 50 million accounts vulnerable in November.…

Google Plus Announces It Will Shutdown After Reportedly Compromising 500,000 User Accounts

Google recently announced that it is shutting down Google+, with the service expected to cease operating by Nov. 2019. The announcement came on the heels of a report that an API bug exposed the profile data of 500,000 Google users…

Google Plus Recruits Beta Testers to Help Improve Features and Increase User Base

Google is not yet giving up its bid to conquer social media. In fact, the search engine giant will be rolling out new Google Plus features and is now encouraging users to be one of its beta testers. As the…

Google+ Upgrades to a core Google Apps for Work Service

The Google Apps Team has announced on their blog that starting today, Google+ is considered a core Google Apps for Work service when used within a domain or corporate intranet. This gives Google+ the same level of technical support as…

Google+ App Gets Update, Improved Search

Google announced the launch of a new update for its Google+ Android app to version 7.0.0. The update has begun rolling out, and will continue over the next day or two. “This version includes two of our most requested Android…

Google+ Gets More Changes (On the Web)

Google+ has been going through a lot of changes this year as Google has sought to detach it from all the other services it has been integrated with over the years. Still reluctant to just put it out to pasture,…

Google Kills AdWords Social Extensions, Which Showed Google+ Follower Counts

Google announced that social extensions, which showed Google+ follower counts, will no longer be displayed with ads on Google search and search partners as of December 10. Well, December 10 is here, and Google+ has been going through some major…

What Does The New Google+ Mean For Businesses?

People have been calling Google+ dead for nearly as long as it’s been around, but it just keeps on going in form or another. This week, Google announced a big revamp that puts the spotlight on two features in particular.…

Google Announces Google+ Redesign Focusing On Collections And Communities

Google announced that it is rolling out a new, redesigned Google+, confirming that it’s not dead just yet. As you may know, people have been saying it’s dead pretty much since it launched, yet it just keeps going. It’s true…

Google Adds Collections To Google+ For iOS

Back in May, Google launched Google+ Collections, which lets users create collections of content around any given topic, just as they could create a board on Pinterest or a magazine on Flipboard. Collections basically look like any other Google+ page,…

If You Think There’s Nothing Left To Get Out Of Google+, You’re Wrong

So Google+ didn’t exactly turn out to be a Facebook killer, and the company has been backing off of its previous efforts to force it onto users of its other products. People are saying things like, “Google+ is dead,” as…

Google Gets New CEO As Page And Brin Head Up Parent Company ‘Alphabet’

Google just dropped some major news in that exec Sundar Pichai is taking over as CEO of the company, which is becoming one of many companies under a new parent company called Alphabet, which will be run by Larry Page…

Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people…

Google Sets a Kill Date for Google+ Photos

This isn’t a shocker – we knew this was coming eventually. But Google has just set a kill date for Google+ Photos. Google will begin to shut down the photo feature inside its struggling social network on August 1st. The…

Here’s Your Social Media Character/Word Count Cheat Sheet

Ever wonder if there’s a magic number for character counts on various social media platforms? How long is the perfect tweet, Facebook status update, or Google+ post? While character count is certainly just one variable when it comes to an…

Google Unveils Its New Photos App At Google I/O

At Google I/O on Thursday, Google unveiled its new Google Photos app, which removes what little friction its old one may have had (by untying it from Google+) and giving users unlimited storage to store a “lifetime” of photos and…

Google’s New Standalone Photo Service Could Debut at I/O

If Google+ has seen any sort of enthusiasm over the past couple of years, it’s thanks to photos. Google+ has some nice photo features, but there’s a problem – it’s all tied to Google+. The social network aspect of Google+…

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…

A Closer Look At The New Google+ Collections Feature

Google seems to be telling people that Google+ is very much alive. Last week, it randomly joined Twitter out of the blue, and now it just announced a new feature that brings to mind offerings from Pinterest and Flipboard. The…

Google Hangouts App For Android Gets New Features

Google launched an update for its Hangouts app for Android that includes a bunch of new features. For one, there are new “smart suggestions” in conversations. “When you’re trying to meet up with friends in real life and someone asks,…