Google +: so far, so good

AP This screen shot shows a page from Google Plus. Related Stories Zuckerberg profile ‘a fake’ London – You can’t be good at everything. Noted polymath Stephen Fry has been known to bemoan his inability to sing “Happy Birthday” (or indeed any recognisable tune) despite his prodigious talents in many other areas. My own life...
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Google+: And You Thought Facebook Is a Privacy Nightmare

Google is opening Google+ to more users as private invites remain available to existing users. There have been hiccups, and the population remains very limited, but Google is already facing privacy concerns that can only grow as more users enter the stream. The launch of Google+ has been nothing short of stunning, as the limited...
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Google left searching for patent ammunition after Nortel loss

(FILES)This January 11, 2011 screen imageshows the Google logo in Washington,DC. Google is in preliminary talks to acquire the online video site Hulu, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website on July 1, 2011, citing anonymous sources familiar with the discussions. Hulu’s owners have met with Google and other prospective buyers including Yahoo! and...
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Google’s Locksmith Spam Problem Hits The New York Times

The New York Times’ interest in the underbelly of SEO continues today with an article that details Google’s struggle to fight locksmith spam in Google Places. While not as deep as the Times’ recent articles on J.C. Penney’s SEO tactics and floral industry SEO, it nevertheless casts Google — again — as unable to keep...
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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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