Less than a week after Google launched a service that allows private individuals to transfer money by email, Square has launched a similar product in a private beta.
Gmail users will be able to send money as an attachment to make person-to-person payments online, the company said today.
Google Now Offers 15GB of Shared Storage for Drive, Gmail and Google+ Photos; Apps Customers Get 30GB (The Next Web)
Google on Monday announced a change to how it offers free cloud storage to its users: 15GB will now be shared across Google Drive, Gmail, and Google+. Previously, Google offered 10GB for Gmail plus another 5GB for Drive and Google+ Photos.
Google today announced that it would merge users’ free storage allotments through Gmail, Google+ Photos and Drive, to offer a total of 15 gigabytes of free cloud storage to all Google users.
Instagram Has Tagged You in a Photo (SocialTimes)
The words everybody dreads seeing in their inboxes — “[your friend] has tagged you in a photo” — are coming to the photo-sharing site Instagram. Just like on Facebook, you will now be able to label the people in your Instagram photos by tapping on the picture and filling in the names through the “Photos of You” feature. Brands can also be tagged.
Gmail will now automatically underline dates and times mentioned in emails, allowing users to use the information to schedule events in Google Calendar without leaving the Gmail interface.
LinkedIn Rolls Out Address Book and Calendar Management App (SocialTimes)
LinkedIn Thursday launched a feature that imports a user’s email interactions and calendars and syncs them with his or her LinkedIn contacts. LinkedIn Contacts aggregates the user’s address books, emails, and calendars and keeps them up to date on the site. The user’s most recent email interactions and calendared meetings with each of his or her LinkedIn contacts appear on that person’s profile page.
Time flies, doesn’t it? It seems like yesterday that I was invited to join Google’s radically different email service. But it’s been nine years this month, according to Google.
Amazon to Acquire Book Lovers’ Network Goodreads (SocialTimes)
Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads, a community for book lovers. Founded in 2007, the San Francisco-based company has a member base of 16 million avid readers who have collectively formed more than 30,000 book clubs.
Gmail today released its new pop-out windows for composing and replying to emails to all users. The new windows are bigger than a chat box, but small enough to leave the rest of the screen open for multi-taskers to reference old emails or watch for new ones to arrive while they work.