Google promises a unified social and mobile game platform

Within the year, Google will turn its different game platforms into a single, unified platform that developers can more easily target. That’s the promise made today by Punit Soni (pictured second from right), group product manager for the company’s Google+ social layer.

Google building a store for Web applications

Sundar Pichai, a vice president of product management at Google, demonstrated a new company service today at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco that he says represents his company’s attempt to solve two of the big problems facing Web developers — discoverability and monetization.