Other than Google Glass, the standout launch at Google’s I/O conference has been a major update of Maps, with much of the new functionality drawing on Google’s increasing social intelligence.
Certain brands are now sharing offers with the people in their circles on Google+, Google announced today. The deals can be redeemed online with a code or in-store using the Google Offers mobile app. Here’s a quick run-down of what happens when you click on a deal.
In a fireside chat held by Google+ engineers, users expressed real dissatisfaction with the way the platform forces users to juggle multiple accounts but praised Hangouts.
Google will begin rolling out a customizable multi-column design for the Google+ stream later today, bringing sophisticated photo-editing tools into the platform and spinning out Hangouts as a free-standing app.
Is Google+ a ghost town or is it a speakeasy with a cup full of moonshine waiting for those brave enough to knock on its door? We used our Google+ analytics tool GPlusData to find those people and pages who had a.) posted within the last week and b.) gotten some response from their followers other than crickets and spam. It wasn’t that hard, actually. Here are the top 9 (and 3 of our favorite posts).
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.
Google search results for mobile and Web apps that use Google+ sign-in will soon include popular activities inside the services to the right of standard search results.
Google+. Where do I even start with this shit? I mean, beyond the thorough bashing of it I delivered, and in turn, also delivered to social media marketer Chris Brogan for his ill-timed and poorly conceived Google+ seminar, in Social Media Is BS? Ok. How about I start with this: Every Google employee I know hates Google+.
Earlier this week, Google+ quietly started supporting uploads of full-resolution photos from desktop computers in addition to Android smartphones.
Just over a month after unrolling a Google+ social sign-in, Google announced today that hundreds more sites feature the sign-in option. Google+ login is available as an option for any website using identity-management tools peddled by Janrain and Gigya.