Google has begun rolling out a preview of a Google+ groups feature, allowing users to form public and private groups centered around a topic or brand, according to a blog post written by Google VP Vic Gundotra.
Google added two new features to its +1 button, further integrating it with its Google+ social network and turning it into a counterpart to Facebook’s Like and Send buttons.
Remember all the hoopla about privacy invasion and Google playing Big Brother when it launched its Latitude mobile friend-finder application a couple weeks back? Despite all the negative press, more than a million consumers signed up during the first week it was available, Google VP of engineering Vic Gundotra told a crowd at Mobile World Congress.
Gundotra reportedly used the location-based app as an example of a new breed made possible by browsers and software designed to take advantage of the powerful technology in all those advanced handsets coming to market, FierceMobileContent reports.