Roundup: A Week's Worth of News About Google and Google+ (16 Items)
Google makes a lot of news . Whatever they’re doing, plan to do, about to do, might do, people want them to do, etc. gets coverage.
The last time we did a roundup several of you let us know that it was useful so we’re going to do it again. If fact, we will try to do a roundup once or twice a week. Of course, when the super big story breaks or it’s something wore find extra interesting we will post at once.
This roundup we put together consists of of 16 stories and includes both Google and Google Plus+ news discovered from July 7th-July 14th.
Let’s get started.
- “Google Reports ‘Amazing’ Google+ User Numbers, Items Shared” (via PCMag.com)
10 million Google+ users confirmed by Larry Page
- “Why Larry Page thinks Google+ will win” (via GigaOm)
- “9 Out Of 10 Google+ Users Are Male” (via Business Insider)
Btw, according to a recent survey of Wikipedia editors, 9 out of 10 editors are male.
- Google+ Users Sharing 1 Billion Items Per Day & More Stats (via TechCrunch)
- “Google+ speeds up launch of business account test program” (via VentureBeat)
The deadline to register for the test program is July 15th at 6pm PST
- “Google+ Gives Users a Chance to Conceal Gender” (via PC World)
Search, Tools, and Other Issues
- “Google Upgrades Image Search: New Recent Image Filter & Old Filters Return” (by Matt McGee, Search Engine Land)
- “Google releases Photovine for iPhone, a photo sharing app with a strange twist” (via The iPhone Blog)
- “Why I Left Google, And What I’m Working On At Facebook” (by Paul Adams)
Adam’s says a lot including that Google is blocking the publication of a book he’s written about social behavior
- “Global Spam Filtering arrives for Google Voice” (via The Next Web)
- Book Review: I’m Feeling Lucky by Douglas Edwards (via WSJ)
Mr. Edwards was Google employee 59
- “Google Unveils New YouTube Page Design” (via PSFK)
- “FCC Confirms Google Street View Investigation” (via EPIC)
- “Google’s Schmidt sees room for several social networks” (via Reuters)
- “Google’s Offline Maps Undercuts Its Connected Vision” (via PCMag.com)
- “Google Notches One Billion Unique Visitors Per Month” (via WSJ)
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