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…

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,…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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+…

Vic Gundotra Talks Google+ At SXSW, Draws Some Criticism

Vic Gundotra, Google’s Senior Vice President, Engineering, talked about Google+ at SXSW in a conversation with Guy Kawasaki, now immortalized in a hip hop song. Much of the conversation was a rehash of things we already knew about – Google’s…

Google: 90 Million Google+ Users, 11 BILLION Android Market Downloads

It’s 2012 and at this point I’m certain we can retire the debate over whether social media is a good way for businesses to engage users on these sites. It just is and that’s that. In the midst of Google’s…

Google Apologizes for Spamming Google+ Users

If you’ve recently noticed some Google+ spam, you’re not alone. The culprit? Google+. Google had some technical difficulties over the weekend with notifications, and on Saturday, took the time to address this for users, at least for users following Vic…

Google I/O Sells Out In Record Time

Whenever Google gets around to planning its I/O 2012 event, someone should really consider either hiking ticket prices or finding a bigger place to host it.  This afternoon, people were invited to register for Google I/O 2011, and within one hour, the event was sold out.

Vic Gundotra, Vice President of Engineering, made the feat official with an announcement on Twitter.  By comparison, it took 90 days to sell out Google I/O in 2009, and 50 days to sell out Google I/O last year.

Google Hopes Mobile Ad Rates Beat Desktop Standard

Investors and online advertising experts may want to consider for a moment what, exactly, has contributed to Google’s stupendous financial success (current market cap: $180 billion).  Now consider this: Google thinks mobile ad rates might surpass what’s come to be deemed the industry standard.