Google’s Blogger Platform Massively Redesigned

Google continues to roll out largely unannounced changes to its online empire, on Thursday going live with a massive redesign of Blogger, its free blogging platform. Blogger users will now be greeted with a clean and spacious white and orange layout, with more essential Blogger tools built directly into the main interface when they log...
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Report: Google Set to Launch ITA-Powered Travel Site

Google is just weeks away from launching its own online travel search product, according to TechCrunch. Using technology gained from its acquisition of airfare software company ITA, Google’s new tool will provide map-based search, similar to Kayak’s Explore feature, which will let travelers visualize flight prices. By leveraging its own popular Maps tool, Google could...
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Zuckerberg’s Not So Subtle Dig At Google Circles

Even as Facebook revealed some new chat products on Wednesday, the elephant in the room was Google’s latest attempt to create a social network, Google+. Mark Zuckerberg tried deflect direct comparisons by saying, “Every app is going to be social.” But he did make one remark, which suggested how he really feels about Google+ and...
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Facebook Adds Skype Video Chats

BY IAN SHERR Facebook Inc. said it is integrating Skype video chat into its social network, a move that mirrors a similar function rolled out by competitor Google Inc. last week as part of its new social service. The new feature, which will come … Article source: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303365804576429981468253462.html
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Google pushing all ‘Profiles’ pages public July 31 in Google+ transition

Old Google Profiles are being switched over to Google+ profiles in the tech giant’s integration of existing products into its suite of social networking service called Google+, and on July 31 another big step will take place — all Google Profiles will go public. That means those who have Google Profiles pages set to “private”...
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Realtime Search stop due to Google/Twitter breakup

Google Google Realtime Search As we told you yesterday, Google Realtime Search has ceased for now, which means you’ll no longer see tweets and Facebook updates among search results. We told you we’d update you if we found out more, and today we have. Google has let its contract with Twitter expire, sending Search Engine...
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New Google + doesn’t add up to a Facebook killer

It’s hard to imagine that there is a Facebook killer somewhere around the next tech innovation, but there probably is. Granted, in the end, it won’t look much like a “killer� but probably closer to something new, shiny and different that has enough new whiz bang boom to garner attention. Many thought that this was...
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Microsoft signs search pact with China’s Baidu

Google has exited the Chinese market market for online search, but two of its biggest rivals, Microsoft and Baidu, have signed a pact to cooperate in the populous country. Specifically, Microsoft will supply search results for English-language queries on the Chinese search engine, according to representatives for both companies that spoke to The New York...
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Report: Engineers make Facebook ‘hack’ to mimic Google+

Think Google’s budding social network Google+ is a copycat of social networking juggernaut Facebook? Think again. A group of engineers has made a hack in Facebook that mimics the way Google+ builds friend lists, tech site TechCrunch reported. Facebook engineers Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, Brian Rosenthal designed Circlehack, which gets inspiration from Google+’s...
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Google+ Challenges in a Facebook World

Since Google+ launched June 28, users lucky enough to get invites have been making mental and written checklists of comparisons between the new Google+ social network and the incumbents. Yes, with the arrival of Google+ as a potentially big new network, Facebook and Twitter have become the incumbent to Google’s challenger. And yet there is...
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