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Toward a simpler, more beautiful Google

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More than 170 million people have upgraded to Google+, enjoying new ways to share in Search, Gmail, YouTube and lots of other places. It's still early days, and there’s plenty left to do, but we're more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all across Google. A critical...
Toward a simpler, more beautiful Google

PowerInbox, The Service That Turns Emails Into Apps, Launches API

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PowerInbox, the email platform that lets you run apps for Facebook, Twitter, Groupon and Google+ inside your inbox, is today announcing the launching of its API. With this addition, companies that want to make their own emails interactive can now do so. To kick off the launch, PowerInbox signed up...
PowerInbox, The Service That Turns Emails Into Apps, Launches API

Google’s (Not Provided) Impacting More Than Just SEO Sites

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Think that (not provided) is only impacting SEO-related websites? Think again. The Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism school that’s well known in media circles, wrote Wednesday about the growing impact that (not provided) is having on publisher websites. Author Steve Myers shared what... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Google’s (Not Provided) Impacting More Than Just SEO Sites

Now with 170 million users, Google+ gets a complete redesign

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Google has today announced it will launch a new revamped version of Google+, providing users with the ability to customize the way the social network looks, display the content that is relevant to them and come together in a new Hangouts interface. The search giant details the update in an official blog...
Now with 170 million users, Google+ gets a complete redesign

Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores

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Google has launched one of its biggest multi-product overhauls in quite some time with the release of Google+ Local. The new, more social, offerings will replace the current Google Places pages and brings the importance of its Zagat acquisition to light. When I spoke to the team about the launch,...
Google overhauls its local search experience with Google+ Local, featuring Zagat scores
Circl.es: Meet The Latest Dating Site That Uses Facebook To Help You Find Love

Google speeds up its Google+ app for Android, still doesn’t look so hot on tablets

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Google has just announced an update for its Google+ Android App. With a focus on speed, here are the things we’re seeing in this latest version: Massive performance improvements across the app What’s Hot! View who +1′d a post or comment Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll Infinite...
Google speeds up its Google+ app for Android, still doesn’t look so hot on tablets

Here's How To Actually Make Money Using Social Media

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Everyone loves to tout Facebook and other social media sites as huge sources for traffic. But how do you actually convert that to revenue? We sat down with a bunch of startups and companies that are using social media to generate new sources of revenue. Here's what they had...
Here's How To Actually Make Money Using Social Media

Google+ Gets A Big Refresh With New Navigation, A Redesigned Stream, A Dedicated Hangouts Page & More

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Google is announcing this morning a new look for its social network, Google+, which introduces a revamped navigation, with drag-and-drop elements and actions that appear when you hover over each item, as well as the introduction of new features aimed at making it easier to discover conversations to join, new profile...
Google+ Gets A Big Refresh With New Navigation, A Redesigned Stream, A Dedicated Hangouts Page & More

Bigger profile images come to Facebook, just days after Google+ did the same

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Over the course of the last week, Facebook has started to roll out a small improvement to Facebook profiles, increasing the size of a user’s profile picture on their Timeline, a move that comes just days after Google updated Google+ profiles to sport a larger photo. Previously, a Timeline photo...
Bigger profile images come to Facebook, just days after Google+ did the same

Taking flight: #Twitterbird

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Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird. The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.Starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of...
Taking flight: #Twitterbird

KISSmetrics Looks To Turn Your Customer Data Into An Interactive Infographic

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KISSmetrics, an analytics startup that wants to help you boost your user acquisition and retention rates by providing a more robust picture of how your customers are using your site, is today announcing “KISSmetrics Experiments.” A la Gmail Labs, Experiments enables KISSmetrics users to access and test out experimental new...
KISSmetrics Looks To Turn Your Customer Data Into An Interactive Infographic

Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar

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Google is putting a lot of effort into making its Google+ social network thing more robust to turn it into a viable competitor to market leader Facebook. One major feature Google+ was missing so far is support for scheduling, sending invitations for and sharing media from events (an inherently social...
Spotted in the wild: Google+ Events feature on its way, with tie-in to Google Calendar

Know Your Internet: What Is Pinterest and Why Should I Care?

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On the cold, crowded beach that is the Internet, another monster wave has been spotted on the horizon. This wave is called Pinterest and it looks like it could be -- or already is -- the Next Big Thing in social media. This week, Techcrunch blared, "Pinterest Reaches 10 Million...
Know Your Internet: What Is Pinterest and Why Should I Care?

Google unveils a prototype of its glasses

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Project Glass, from Google's secretive Google X lab, has posted a video preview of its bleeding edge gogglesGoogle is apparently on a mission to make wearing glasses cool again. Project Glass, an enterprise at Google's highly secretive Google X lab, released photos and posted a video to YouTube on Wednesday...
Google unveils a prototype of its glasses

Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

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Whenever newspaper executives get together to bemoan the fate of their industry, someone inevitably brings up the so-called “original sin” of the online news business — namely, a failure to charge for content when the web was new. One of the latest manifestations of this idea appears in an...
Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

Google+ Launches Developers Page, So How About That API?

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Google just launched a page for Google+ developers. It will post news updates and info about events, conferences and hackathons. host weekly video hangouts to share updates, tips and tricks about the platform. Office hours are on Wednesdays between 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Pacific. Hopefully, this is a sign...
Google+ Launches Developers Page, So How About That API?

Google+ Integration Comes To Chrome Web Store, Now Powers Social Discovery Of Apps

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Just because Google I/O is over, that doesn’t mean the Google+ announcements have stopped flowing. Yesterday, the company revamped its Google+ iOS app (it’s now “Google+ Local” and includes Zagat integration), and today, it’s integrating Google+ into its Chrome Web App Store. The integration presents itself in a section dedicated to...
Google+ Integration Comes To Chrome Web Store, Now Powers Social Discovery Of Apps

Google brings Google+ to Blogger users with two new social gadgets

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As Google continues to roll out new social features across its portfolio of websites, today the company has announced that it has launched two new widgets for Blogger account owners, allowing them to place a +1 button and a Google+ badge directly on their website. The widgets have been added...
Google brings Google+ to Blogger users with two new social gadgets

Google begins linking Google+ with Orkut. Is this the beginning of the end for Orkut?

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Google’s first social network Orkut will now let its users link their profiles to Google+, the company announced today on Orkut’s official blog. In practical terms, Orkut users will be able to automatically share their public posts on both networks at the same time. While it sounds convenient, they may want...
Google begins linking Google+ with Orkut. Is this the beginning of the end for Orkut?

How Google+ Has Morphed Over The Past Year & What We Can Expect in 2013

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One year ago, Google+ launched to the world. Initially the launch was greeted with the collective cry, "Not another social network!" But over the past year Google+ has cemented its position as one of the Big Three social networks, alongside Facebook and Twitter. Or has it? Google+ boasts similar user...
How Google+ Has Morphed Over The Past Year & What We Can Expect in 2013

Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month

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It's beginning on a very limited basis, but Bharti Airtel is achieving a rather significant milestone in India: it's set to become the very first operator to deploy LTE service within the country. Having won spectrum for four markets nearly two years ago, the company will debut its ZTE-built...
Bharti Airtel first to deploy LTE in India, launching in Kolkata this month

Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days

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The story of Ron Wayne, the third but oft-forgotten co-founder of Apple Computer (along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak), is well known in our circles. See our recent interview with the man for more context, but basically Wayne got a 10 percent stake in Apple upon the formation...
Forgotten Apple founder takes to Facebook to explain his decision to quit after 12 days

Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information

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People are relying on the Internet in general and social media specifically for election news and information than some social media "experts" would have us believe, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. Sponsor While many in tech journalism circles have been quick to call the 2012...
Poll: People Don't Rely On Facebook, YouTube, Twitter For Election Information

Twitter changes its logo to a simplified “Twitterbird” crafted out of overlapping circles

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Twitter has today announced that it has eliminated its standard ‘Twitter’ logo, converting it over to a simple version of the blue bird most associated with the service. It’s a simple graphic that is crafted from overlapping circles. The bird, which was originally named Larry, has become an iconic bit...
Twitter changes its logo to a simplified “Twitterbird” crafted out of overlapping circles

Google+ for Android: polish and performance

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We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we're accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones. The update includes lots of highly-requested features—like the ability to start a hangout on the go, and to edit posts inline—as well as a stream that...
Google+ for Android: polish and performance
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As promised, you can now share your favorite apps from the Chrome Web Store to Google+

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When we spoke to the Chrome team way back in April, they hinted that Google+ would become a bigger part of the Chrome Web Store experience, and today they followed through. Here’s what the Chrome team had to say about it: Starting today, the Chrome Web Store helps you do...
As promised, you can now share your favorite apps from the Chrome Web Store to Google+

New Google+ API gives Flipboard a cuddle, Currents looks away angrily

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If you're just taking down the decorations from your latest Google+ party, hang fire, it looks like there's more good news for the ever-burgeoning social starlet. It's just been announced that Google has developed an API that will make users' photos, posts and videos available on popular social reader...
New Google+ API gives Flipboard a cuddle, Currents looks away angrily

Chrome Web Store to start surfacing apps that your friends have +1′d on Google+

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I’ve always felt like app discovery should be as social as possible, even though Apple has never really done much when it comes to this. For example, Crosswa.lk launched an entire social network around app discovery before Apple purchased Chomp to socialize the App Store itself. According to Google, its...
Chrome Web Store to start surfacing apps that your friends have +1′d on Google+
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?