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Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos

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We’ve known for some time that Google would be transitioning users away from its Picasa photo-sharing service to Google+ Photos, but now it’s official. Google has begun to redirect users from the old Picasa URL (picasweb.google.com) to Google+ Photos, which currently still offers a way to return to the old...
Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos
Google now lets users merge Google+ accounts with Takeout

Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing

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Google has just announced a number of updates to Google+ in the browser, including the addition of a new “Local reviews” tab, easier editing of the About tab and larger cover photos. Google shares that the new Local reviews tab will sit alongside “your photos, +1′s and YouTube videos,” and...
Google+ gets updated with new "Local reviews" tab, larger cover photos and easier profile editing
Google could soon face big fines over iOS Safari privacy controversy in FTC investigation

Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

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Some social media companies rise and fall quickly. Twitter, however, doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. The company used its own account this morning to announce that there are more than 200 million active Twitter users each month. There are now more than 200M monthly active @twitter users. You...
Twitter reaches 200M monthly users, up 42 percent in 9 months

Should Google Block Autocomplete if Your Name is Dick Hurtz?

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A Japanese man recently sought a court injunction against Google, alleging that its autocompletion of search queries got him fired. The man's lawyer, Hiroyuki Tomita, says that typing his client's name into Google produces thousands of automatic suggestions of "criminal acts," with which the man is not familiar, "defaming or...
Should Google Block Autocomplete if Your Name is Dick Hurtz?

China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology

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Companies and individuals affected by new system thought to 'learn, discover and block' encrypted communicationsChina appears to be tightening its control of internet services that are able to burrow secretly through what is known as the "Great Firewall", which prevents citizens there from reading some overseas content.Both companies and individuals...
China tightens 'Great Firewall' internet control with new technology
Google adds popular movie and music links to search results courtesy of Google+ Sign-In

So THAT'S What Google+ Is Really About: Advertising (GOOG)

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Google's social chief Vic Gundotra explained why the company thinks Google+ is a success, even though people aren't using the core service very much. It's getting people to click on more ads. In a conversation with the New York Times, Gundotra tried to deflect criticisms that Google+ is a...
So THAT'S What Google+ Is Really About: Advertising (GOOG)

We Want To Know THE TRUTH About Google+: Are You Using It? (GOOG)

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Google+ has quickly become a major point of contention for Google, its users, and the talking heads in Silicon Valley. comScore says no one is using it, and Google hasn't done anything to disprove comScore. In fact, Google makes things worse for itself by being super shady with Google+...
We Want To Know THE TRUTH About Google+: Are You Using It? (GOOG)

Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

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Email is typically static. Because of security concerns, virtually none of the standard web-based and desktop email clients let you run JavaScript code in an HTML email, for example. Microsoft’s Hotmail made a small push in this direction in 2010, when it started whitelisting emails from a few trusted third-parties,...
Google Makes Its Google+ Notifications In Gmail More Interactive

Google+ Users Spent Only 3 Minutes on Site in January

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For perspective, Facebook managed almost seven hours per user in the same month, a gulf in use far more dramatic than mere subscriber numbers alone....
Google+ Users Spent Only 3 Minutes on Site in January
Google+ Partners With The Fancy To Bring E-Commerce To The Social Network

Google to launch third-party commenting platform to rival Facebook

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Google is about to launch a new commenting system that will tie into the search giant’s Google+ platform, web services and web search. Tech-WD blogger Saud Al-Hawawi reported yesterday that several new Google features that have yet to be announced were discussed at the Google event G-Saudi Arabia, including the new...
Google to launch third-party commenting platform to rival Facebook

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, BKS, RIMM, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Here's how Apple plans to sell 40 million iPhones in China next year. Apple puts new engineers on fake products until it knows it can trust them. Facebook is supposedly furious at Morgan Stanley over the leak of its IPO news. Check out the...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, BKS, RIMM, GOOG)

If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

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With all of the talk about how Pinterest usage is skewed towards women, Google+ is apparently dominated by men as more than two-thirds of its 90M members are guys. This is good news for brands who are trying to reach a male-centric audience. According to report by NetworkWorld citing research...
If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

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The Electronic Privacy Information Center, also known as EPIC, isn’t backing down from its desire to have Google’s privacy policy changes investigated by the Federal Trade Commission. On February 18th, the FTC basically told the organization to “mind its own business” (as The NYT put it), suggesting to the court that...
EPIC Isn’t Taking “No” For An Answer, Files Emergency Appeal In Google Privacy Case

Google Search app for Windows 8 updated with printing support, voice search and speed improvements

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Google recently updated its native Search app for Windows 8 with two new features, two enhancements, and the usual bugfixes. You can download the latest version of the app from the official Windows Store. The two new features are printing support, which should be pretty straightforward, and the added ability...
Google Search app for Windows 8 updated with printing support, voice search and speed improvements

UK tops international Google-snoop league

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Woo! Number 1! British authorities demand more data on Google users per capita than any other major democracy, newly-published figures have revealed.…...
UK tops international Google-snoop league

Hangouts On Air is now available to all, allows recorded or live broadcasting

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Google launched Hangouts On Air to select broadcasters to allow recorded or live conversations with friends to broadcast, but today the search engine is making the popular feature available to Google+ users worldwide. Engineering Director Chee Chew explained the option’s functions on the Official Google Blog: Today we’re excited to launch Hangouts...
Hangouts On Air is now available to all, allows recorded or live broadcasting
Google I/O: Arming for the battle of the public cloud stars

Google+ Updates Mobile Web Interface In Line With Recent Changes To Content Stream

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If you’re one of those Google+ users that happens to use the service on the mobile web (as opposed to one of the Google+ apps), you’ll notice an entirely new look and feel next time you’re there. Google has announced that its user interface on the mobile web now more...
Google+ Updates Mobile Web Interface In Line With Recent Changes To Content Stream
Here's A Diagram Of How Facebook's FBX Ad Exchange Works (FB)

Facebook improves photo viewing with larger images, takes cues from Google+

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Facebook has offered photo sharing in one form another since shortly after the site's launch, but while certain features have been added over the years, such as tagging and downloads, image formatting has remained mostly unchanged. Until today. Facebook has announced that it will roll out a new tool...
Facebook improves photo viewing with larger images, takes cues from Google+
Microsoft claims Google is bypassing Internet Explorer privacy settings

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

Google+ expands sign-in tool to thousands more sites (will anyone care?)

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Google has announced a new partnership with two companies that provide social sign-in tools to a wide range of major websites and apps, including Nike, NPR and Fox. The move will see Google+ become a common registration tool alongside Facebook Connect and Twitter, and might even inject some life into...
Google+ expands sign-in tool to thousands more sites (will anyone care?)

Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more

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Welcome to the latest Last Week in Asia round-up, our selection of the key stories and developments from across Asia’s growing technology and Internet spaces. China Top story: Google now warns Chinese users if their search terms will trigger connection interruption Last week US search giant Google launched an initiative which warns users based...
Last week in Asia: Google fights China censors, Samsung Galaxy S3 launches, Thai webmaster guilty & more
Google+ Launches Updated Profile Pages With Larger Cover Photos, Revamped Local Reviews & About Tabs

Court May Order Google to Censor 'Torrent,' 'RapidShare' and 'Megaupload'

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Early 2010 the French music industry group SNEP initiated legal action against Google in an attempt to force the search giant to filter certain terms from its “Instant” and “Autocomplete” features. SNEP argued that when users enter the name of popular artists into the search box, Google often adds piracy...
Court May Order Google to Censor 'Torrent,' 'RapidShare' and 'Megaupload'
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