January 20, 2022

Roundup: A Week’s Worth of News About Google and Google+ (21 Items)

Last week we compiled a Google and Google Plus news update that contained a curated collection of sixteen stories.This week there was no summer slowdown at Google (there is never a slowdown at Googleplex) and this week we’re passing along 21 entries (23 stories).

We hope you find this week’s roundup useful.

Google Plus

1. “Circles Fatigue: The Dark Side Of Google+” (via Fast Company)

2. “Ready for Some New Google+ Visitor Statistics? Here You Go!

3.”Anger Mounts As Google+ Plays Favorites With Brands” (via BetaBeat)
Update: “Google Removes Mashable, Sesame Street & Other Prominent Accounts From Google Plus (by Matt McGee, Search Engine Land)

4. Google+ Makes Its First Acquisition And Buys Social Group Startup Fridge” (via Business Insider)

5. “Your Old Photos May Be Visible to All on Google+” (via PCMag.com)’

6. Now Available: Google+ (Google Plus) iPhone App

7. “Google should have worked on social earlier, admits Schmidt” (via The Next Web)

8. “An Unofficial Google+ Blog Named Google Plussed Debuts”


9 “Google Scholar ‘Citations’ Launches & A Look at What Microsoft Is Up To With Academic Search”

10. “Google Docs ups its game from 1GB to 10GB uploads” (via The Next Web)
and “ZIP and RAR support now available in the Google Docs Viewer” (via Google Docs Blog)

11. “Make multiple calls in Gmail” (via Gmail Blog)

12. “Google Is Closing Google Labs”

13. Google Announces Option to Send eBook Purchases From Pottermore (Coming Soon) Direct to Your Google eBook Library”

14. “Adios to the Google Toolbar for Firefox” (via Google Toolbar Help)

15. “Google Antitrust Reviews Said to Be Split by Two U.S. Agencies” (Bloomberg via SF Chronicle)

16 .“Google Founders Had to Be Talked Out of Ignoring User Email’ (via PC World)

17. “Google Maps Removes In-Traffic Travel Estimates” (by Greg Sterling, Search Engine Land)

18. “Google finds search hijacking virus on 1 million computers” (via The Telegraph)
& “Google Warns Of Malware Redirecting To Its Search Results” (Windows Computers Only)

19. “g.co, the official URL shortcut for Google websites” (via Official Google Blog)

20. Google’s Schmidt: “Our competitors aren’t innovating, they’re responding with lawsuits” (via The Next Web)

21. “Iran Bans Google+, Calling It a US ‘Spy Tool'” (via ABC Radio News)

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.