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Um, Did Google Just Quietly Launch A Web-Based iTunes Competitor? Yep.

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Today at Google I/O, Vic Gundotra introduced Froyo, aka Android 2.2. But he also went a bit beyond Froyo. Coming soon, is a way to download an app through the Android Market over the web — and have it automatically download on your Android devices too. But that’s not...
Um, Did Google Just Quietly Launch A Web-Based iTunes Competitor? Yep.

Come On Google, Show Us Some Real Google+ User Numbers Already

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Last week, the Wall Street Journal reported that things aren't looking so great for Google+. According to data from comScore, Google+'s users spend just about 3 minutes per month on the site. On Facebook, that number is closer to six or seven hours per month. Google itself, however, has never...
Come On Google, Show Us Some Real Google+ User Numbers Already

Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar

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Facebook is slowly rolling out a mobile interface change that lets you Like or comment on posts with a single click, I discovered this week and the company has confirmed. By making it quicker to Like, Facebook will be able to gather more data to refine its feed sorting algorithm...
Facebook Mobile Is Ditching 2-Click Like Button For A 1-Click Like Bar
Google+ completely redesigned, now automatically enhances photos and highlights your best shots

Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

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Google with its annual developer conference, Google I/O, dominated the technology conversation last week. Whether it was taking jabs at Apple, launching a competitor to H.264 video technology or simply offering its own version of Amazon S3, the Big G didn’t disappoint its fans (though some remain skeptical of certain...
Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?
Hangouts, the best part of Google+, gets standalone iOS, Android, & Chrome apps

Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature 'Hangouts' (GOOG)

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Google social chief Vic Gundotra gave a good explanation of why Hangouts, the video chat feature of Google+, is so much different -- and better -- than most other video chat services. On stage at the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX, Gundotra explained that Google looked at video...
Why Google Calls Its Awesome Video Chat Feature 'Hangouts' (GOOG)

Google@SXSW: A taste of the Googleplex, in Austin

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Part of what makes Google such a fun place to work is that there’s always something going on: diverse talks, lunchtime concerts, impromptu game tournaments, you name it—all wrapped up with a collective passion for building a better web. So when we were thinking of what we should do for...
Google@SXSW: A taste of the Googleplex, in Austin

Proven Paid, Earned and Owned Social Media Tactics - December 5-6 in Las Vegas

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Attend SMX Social Media Marketing for two days featuring tactic-packed sessions on paid, earned and owned social media. The agenda is posted and includes dynamic keynotes from Del Harvey, Twitter’s head of trust and safety, and Vic Gundotra, head of Google+. December 5-6 in Las Vegas. All... Please visit Search...
Proven Paid, Earned and Owned Social Media Tactics - December 5-6 in Las Vegas

Google+ Milestones: What Are They & What Do They Mean

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ToYesterday, Google released new milestones through a Google+ post from Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President, Engineering. While the milestone numbers seemed straightforward, they seem to have confused many folks (myself included.) While the overall Google+ account number (400 million) was something... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Google+ Milestones: What Are They & What Do They Mean

Over 13K photos were shared by 1K people with Party Mode using Google+ Events last night

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Google decided to put its new Events product to the test last night during the after party on day one of I/O. How did it fair? I caught up with Google’s Senior VP Vic Gundotra at his after-after party last night, and he told me that “party mode” had done...
Over 13K photos were shared by 1K people with Party Mode using Google+ Events last night

Google+ 'hit important milestone': 400M people have upgraded to Google+, 100M active monthly users

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While confirming the Nik Software acquisition on his personal Google+ account, Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra just revealed a few interesting statistics for Google+. The Googler said 400 million people have now “upgraded to Google+,” with 100 million of them being “monthly active users.” These numbers refer to Google+...
Google+ 'hit important milestone': 400M people have upgraded to Google+, 100M active monthly users

Google+ hits 250M total accounts, more than 150M monthly active users

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Google announced some major milestones for its Google+ social network at the Google I/O developer conference today. Google+ now has more than 250 million total accounts, and more than 150 million monthly active users, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced at the event. More than 50 percent of Google+ users sign in...
Google+ hits 250M total accounts, more than 150M monthly active users
Is There Still Hope For Google's Disappeared Android@Home And Nexus Q?
Google's Vic Gundotra says his boss asked him to stop using Twitter

At SXSW, Joi Ito Invites Tech Entrepreneurs Into the MIT Media Lab

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New MIT Media Lab Director Joi Ito today invited a packed room at SXSW Interactive to take a more active role in the human-machine research group’s ongoing projects. Ito said he is undertaking a bit of a rebranding for the 25-year-old institution to better reflect the Internet age. Sponsors will...
At SXSW, Joi Ito Invites Tech Entrepreneurs Into the MIT Media Lab

Keynoting At Marketing Land's Social Media Show: Vic Gundotra, Head Of Google+

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In just one month, Marketing Land’s SMX Social Media Marketing conference comes to Las Vegas on Dec. 5 & 6. The show will end in a great way, a keynote talk with Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering, for Google+. Vic oversees all of Google’s social efforts, and he’ll... Please visit...
Keynoting At Marketing Land's Social Media Show: Vic Gundotra, Head Of Google+

Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

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A warning to anybody who would mess with Vic Gundotra, the exec in charge of Google's social network. He sleeps with a gun in a safe by his bed, and has been trained how to use it by a member of the local SWAT team. We know this because...
Google's Vic Gundotra Owns This Gun -- And He Knows How To Use It

Google announces 41 new Google+ features including Pinterest-like card-based Stream

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At the Google I/O developers conference today in San Francisco, Google announced that Google+ would be getting 41 new features that affect the Stream, Hangouts and Photos sections. Google’s Vic Gundotra announced the new multi-column design for the Stream, which will go live today. The redesign features a bunch of...
Google announces 41 new Google+ features including Pinterest-like card-based Stream

Google vs Apple: Google Doesn't Need To Win

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So now we're apparently in a Google versus Apple fight to the death. Google open-sources VP8 (now WebM), and Steve Jobs immediately throws cold water on it. Apple got their share of scorn at Google's I/O conference. Google thinks they have mobile/cloud/desktop integration nailed--and if what they demo'd last week...
Google vs Apple: Google Doesn't Need To Win
Why Does The New Google+ Use So Much Whitespace?
In Google's Future, We Will All Be Developers

Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

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Google with its annual developer conference, Google I/O, dominated the technology conversation last week. Whether it was taking jabs at Apple, launching a competitor to H.264 video technology or simply offering its own version of Amazon S3, the Big G didn’t disappoint its fans (though some remain skeptical of certain...
Android Has Won — Time for Chrome OS to Move Along?

Google+ lands in 48 new countries and territories on iOS

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Google’s Vic Gundotra just shared a post on his Google+ page announcing that the iPhone and iPad apps for the company’s social network is now available to users in 48 new locations. With already more than half a billion users and 235 million active users daily, Google is hoping to expand...
Google+ lands in 48 new countries and territories on iOS
The Best (and Worst) Marketing Gimmick in Austin

No Love For Google At The Crunchies This Year (GOOG)

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Tonight was the sixth annual Crunchies awards, where the Silicon Valley tech community gathers in San Francisco to honor itself. Except for Google, which seems to have become the whipping boy of the valley. Host Harris Whittels started the night off by poking fun at Google's big advances in...
No Love For Google At The Crunchies This Year (GOOG)
Google to developers: the reason we don't have a G+ API yet is we don't want to screw you

Robert Scoble Ripped Vic Gundotra Apart Over The New Google+ Events Feature (GOOG)

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Robert Scoble, one of the tech world's biggest Google+ evangelists, just ripped his former boss Vic Gundotra apart regarding Google+'s new Events feature. (Scoble worked for Gundotra at Microsoft back in the day. Gundotra is now head of social at Google.) Scoble was particularly annoyed that Google+ Events automatically adds...
Robert Scoble Ripped Vic Gundotra Apart Over The New Google+ Events Feature (GOOG)

I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web

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With over 5,000 developers, more than 90 sessions, over 180 companies in the Sandbox and a steady stream of major announcements, it’s been a busy two days at Google I/O here in San Francisco. For us, the best part of I/O was getting to meet and talk with developers and...
I/O Recap: The open web moves forward, Froyo delights developers and TV meets Web
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