Guest Post In Thursday’s Google earnings call, CEO Larry Page told the world that the company’s fledgling social network, Google+ has reached 90 million registered users. He went on to say that, “Over 60 percent of Google+ users use Google products on a daily basis. Over 80 percent of Google+ users use Google products every week.”
Google, as it has long promised, is taking another step toward unifying all its web products under the Google+ umbrella by making Google+ a big part of signing up for a new Google account.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipkSRwgVtpA&w=560&h=345] Google’s introduction of Google+ links into its search results is a big departure from the company’s previous more neutral approach to search, and it exposes the company to a huge risk.
Google may be facing some antitrust inquiries from the Federal Trade Commission over its use of Google+ social results in its web search.
Facebook is soon to have 14 percent of the world’s population all to itself. A new study says the social network will hit one billion users this year.
Twitter’s lawyers are taking a long, hard look at Google’s new social search features, and they don’t like what they see.
Guest Post Google’s new Search plus Your World product, announced yesterday, is making a lot of waves. The new search puts content shared by your friends in the Google+ social network higher up in search results than other content — a move that’s raised antitrust concerns.
Updated at at 7:38pm with comments from Google representative.
Editor's Pick Do you hate change? Loathe disruption of your normal routines? Are you mad as a wet hen over the new Google+ results showing up when you try to do a simple Google search?
Fledgling social network Google+ had its best traffic month ever in December, with more than 49 million U.S. visits, a sign that the company’s bet on social is slowing paying off.
Google+ has seen a steady surge of new signups and user activity over the final quarter of 2011.
In our many trips to the Google campus during 2011, we heard and saw a lot of what the company got up to in 2011.
Google+ will add a few major improvements to its service over the next few days, including new activity stream controls, welcome changes to business Pages, better notifications and a dramatically better photo experience, the company announced today.
Google recently revealed its social network Google+ will support check-ins for businesses providing discounts through their Google Places page. Today, the capability was launched, but only through the Google+ Android application.
Quick, name one thing that Google+ does better than Facebook? The answer is Google+ hangouts, a Skype-like group video chat (and broadcast) feature. Wednesday, the search giant released a number of improvements to make its most-prized social possession more striking.
Google will keep voice calls to the U.S. and Canada free into 2012 the company announced today, after indicating earlier it might charge for calls at the end of the year.
Facebook is the most popular Android application — excluding the Android Market app — among Android owners 18 and up. Roughly 80 percent of device owners ages 18-to-34 have used the Facebook app within the past 30 days, according to new research released by analytics firm Nielsen.
Way to not tick off the privacy hounds, Google!
Do you check your Gmail religiously, but can’t seem to make your way over to Google+ to see what your friends are up to? With the new Gmail and Google+ integration, you’ll be able to see friends’ status updates from your inbox, organize your Gmail by Google circles, and more.
Facebook’s Messenger application may be adding video chat features, according to a rumor on Italian technology blog iPhoneItalia.
Here’s a new feature for you Google+ users: You can now make phone calls from a hangout on Google’s social network.
[vimeo 32942778 w=640 h=360] Have you noticed how Google+ seems to be popping up everywhere lately?
Google is bringing its Plus social tools into Google News, one of the company’s more popular web search tools.
Guest Post Below is a guest post by Reggie Bradford, CEO of social marketing software startup Vitrue. The company was recently selected as a launch partner by Google to help brands manage their social presence and engagement with Google+ Pages.
Google is testing a new design for its streaming video-sharing site YouTube, which highlights elements of the company’s Google+ social network, reports TheNextWeb.
Think you’re seeing your Google+ notifications bar on WordPress? Nope, not a browser glitch, the blogging platform has integrated the same look and feel for users logged into the WordPress site.
Google+ has finally introduced features for businesses and brands.
Google+ is getting Googled-out with new support for YouTube as well as integration into the company’s Chrome browser, according to an official blog post.
Editor's Pick Over the past couple of weeks, the Internet’s frothy enthusiasm over Google+ has dried into proclamations of its imminent death.
Google has released a revamped version of its Google+ app for Android with design cues taken from the latest much-hyped release of Android.
Google Apps customers can now access social features on the company’s social network, Google+, the company announced today on its Enterprise blog.
Google released of a slew of new social features this morning for its Google+ social network that incorporate strong, fun visual elements.
Google+ social features are coming to Blogger, the company’s web-based blogging software. Soon, Blogger users will be able to replace their profiles with their Google+ profiles, and that’s just the beginning.
Today, Google is bringing Google+ social features into Google Reader.