Tag: google-plus

Winter is Coming as Google+ is on a collision course to beat Facebook by 2016
Internet

Winter is Coming as Google+ is on a collision course to beat Facebook by 2016

“Partnership has been key to Google's success as a rising tide lifts all boats. So we're excited to announce a new way to help our clients succeed by working with Facebook to participate in FBX, their real-time bidding exchange” DoubleClick’s Senior Product Manager Payam Shodjai, on Facebook’s decision to include Google’s Doubleclick in their FBX (Facebook Exchange) Cookie-driven Ad Platform It's finally happened folks! Google+, the Social Network that Google launched in July 2011 some two (2) years ago now has some 500 million registered users and 343 million to 345 million active users since December 2012, according to web analytics firm GlobalWebIndex. Google+ is now the No. 2 Social Network and yes, another Graph makes that super clear! By comparison Facebook at their recent Earning...
Google+ to get Vanity URLs… Finally
Tech News, Internet

Google+ to get Vanity URLs… Finally

Another piece of the missing Google+ puzzle is set for release - Vanity URLs. Technically it has already been released, but only for "a limited number of verified profiles and pages", the rest of us non verified or big named peons will just have to wait until Google decides it is our turn, which I am hoping will not take very long. A custom URL is a short, easy to remember web address that links directly to your profile or page on Google+. At first, we’re introducing custom URLs to a limited number of verified profiles and pages. But over time we plan to offer custom URLs to many more brands and individuals, so please stay tuned! Via - Google+ update by Google Employee Saurabh Sharma
Google+ User Interface gets a Refreshing Overhaul
Tech News, Internet

Google+ User Interface gets a Refreshing Overhaul

Google+ appeared on the social networking scene almost a year ago and Google has been making steady upgrades since. In the biggest change since launch Google+ has scene it's user interface being overhauled and a new customizable ribbon added to the left of the page which will be used to navigate to the different areas of Google's social network such as profiles, circles, games and hangouts. In a detailed post on the official Google blog, Google's Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra states: A critical piece of this social layer is a design that grows alongside our aspirations. So today we’re introducing a more functional and flexible version of Google+. We think you’ll find it easier to use and nicer to look at, but most importantly, it accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, mo...
Long time Mactivist Kevin Rose of Diggnation and Milk Inc Goes Android
Tech News, Internet

Long time Mactivist Kevin Rose of Diggnation and Milk Inc Goes Android

Long time "Mactivist" Kevin Rose of Digg.com and Milk Inc Goes Android with the Galaxy Nexus. He stated in a recent post on the Google Social Networking Platform, Google +:   "Excited to get his android phone this week - Going Nexus!" see here. If your one that has seen any of the Diggnation podcasts hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht you would know why I used the term "Mactivist" to describe Kevin. The man is totally immersed in the Apple culture, I think he's owned every iPhone and seems to own a couple different flavors of the Macbook Pro and of course an iPad. So this does seems surprising that he wants to switch.. In a previous Google + post he did state that he was impressed with a demonstration he got of the nexus and that has apparently swayed him to the Android side of the ...
Triple Town – Addictive Puzzle Game by Spry Fox
Tech News

Triple Town – Addictive Puzzle Game by Spry Fox

Triple Town is a fairly new and very addictive puzzle game by Spry Fox. Players try to build a city by  matching 3 or more similar objects to form more complex objects such as matching 3 bushes to create a tree, 3 churches to a cathedral and 3 houses to make mansion. Mix in other elements like regular bears, ninja bears, crystals and imperial bots and you have a causal game that is easy to pick up and play but provides a challenge to puzzle gaming buffs. The bigger your city becomes the more it comes to life with inhabitants that spawn from buildings and interact with each other. The highest score I have managed so far (without purchasing coins with real money) is a paltry 91,685 which is nothing compared to the scores I have seen floating around. Triple Town is in open beta and is p...
Google+ Pages finally goes live
Tech News, Internet

Google+ Pages finally goes live

The different peices of Google+ are starting to come together more and more. It's invite only beta preview came in June, the android app followed in July, casual games arrived in August and most recently Google did the invitable and married the +1 button and Google+. Google+ Pages went live yesterday and just like it's Facebook counterpart it is a place where businesses and brands can add their own content so that their customers and fans can connect and interact with them. Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Engineering made a post on the Google blog detailing what Google+ pages are: So far Google+ has focused on connecting people with other people. But we want to make sure you can build relationships with all the things you care about—from local businesses to global brands—so ...
Google Reader gets a Facelift and Google+ Integration
Tech News, Internet

Google Reader gets a Facelift and Google+ Integration

The "Google+ization" of many of Google's services continue, the newest convert is Google Reader. Gmail and Google Calender has recently seen user interface revamps and in a effort to standardize the "Google" look Reader has been given some similar tweaks and has had it's sharing options plugged directly into Google+ in a effort to streamline it's use. The update is currently being rolled out to Google Reader users so don't get too worried if the changes are not being reflected on your account yet. An update to the Android App is also expected in the very near future so Android users can look out for that. So what are are your thoughts on the Google Reader updates? Sound off with you feedback via a comment below and while you are at it subscribe to the Geezam.com RSS feed!
Google unplugs Buzz as it shifts completely to Google+
Tech News, Internet

Google unplugs Buzz as it shifts completely to Google+

Google Vice President Bradley Horowitz, one of the main Googlers behind Google+ and in a post on the official Google Blog entitled "A fall sweep" he pulled the plug or signalled the death of a number of Google products, the major one being Google Buzz. It wasn't that much of a surprise as Google Buzz has been struggling to get users and when launched set off a firestorm of criticism over privacy. The blog post states: In a few weeks we’ll shut down Google Buzz and the Buzz API, and focus instead on Google+. While people obviously won't be able to create new posts after that, they will be able to view their existing content on their Google Profile, and download it using Google Takeout. The Blog post ends with: Changing the world takes focus on the future, and honesty about the p...