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Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

Google+ Events features mimic Galaxy S III

During the I/O event, Google detailed it’s new Events feature for Google+, but the company is also adding in a Party Mode. During events, lots of photos and pictures of various people are often taken, although they can fall by the wayside or even lost. Google’s Party Mode sends out photos the Events page as they’re taken, but it also automatically scans pictures for faces and tags them with your friend’s appropriately.

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Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google Project Glass goes skydiving at IO in best demo stunt yet

Google has demonstrated a Google+ Hangout beamed from Project Glass, with company co-founder Sergey Brin interrupting Vic Gundotra's keynote presentation to share live footage from skydivers overhead IO. "This is one of the things we've been experimenting with Glass, the ability to really share" Brin said, "we've shown photos but this is something we haven't tried" as the two Glass-sporting skydivers leapt from a blimp flying above San Francisco.

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150m access Google+ each month

150m access Google+ each month

Google has announced the latest usage stats for Google+, the company's social network rival to Facebook. According to Google's Vic Gundotra, Google+ is seeing over 150m people using it every month, with half of those accessing it daily. Overall there are 250m registered users.

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Google+ is Game Over as Popcap and Wooga yank titles

Google+ is Game Over as Popcap and Wooga yank titles

Google+ has lost the support of two high-profile casual game developers, PopCap and Wooga, with speculation that the social network has failed to penetrate the social gaming market in the manner of Facebook. Electronic Arts' owned PopCap confirmed it would "redeploy resources" previously assigned to the Google+ version of Bejeweled, WSJ reports, while Wooga is yet to comment on its warning to gamers that it would be pulling three titles from the social site.

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Google buys Meebo for social sharing and chat

Google buys Meebo for social sharing and chat

This week Google has purchased another company, this time a social platform by the name of Meebo. This group is a cloud-centric instant messaging group that has been in the works since 2005. This group has several integrated features that Google may want to integrate into their own ecosystem, one of them being the Meebo Bar, an element which allows users chat with one another in a bar that sits above a variety of webpages without any effort from the website itself.

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Google+ Local adds Zagat reviews

Google+ Local adds Zagat reviews

Google purchased Zagat, the restaurant rating company, back in September 2011, and things have been quiet as to what Big Goog would do with the acquisition. All has been revealed, as Zagat reviews have been incorporated into Google+ Local. It’s part of Google’s push to a more social system, with the Zagat reviews adding on top of recommendations from your friends.

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Google+ for Android updated: New UI and mobile Hangout control

Google+ for Android updated: New UI and mobile Hangout control

Google has released a new version of Google+ for Android, with v2.6 following the recently updated iPhone version with a slick new UI and better integration with Hangout video chat. The new Android app now allows Google+ users to start a new Hangout while on the move, with a new navigation "ribbon" getting a dedicated "Hangout" button. Tap that, add some friends, and their phones automatically ring to notify them you've made a video chat request.

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Bing takes Twitter and Facebook but leaves the G+

Bing takes Twitter and Facebook but leaves the G+

Google products will be a thing of the past if Microsoft's Bing has anything to say about it - or at least that's what it appears like the software giant is attempting to make a reality with their newest update. In this update as you might well already know, Bing as a search engine will soon be transforming into a social network searching engine in addition to having the abilities it already totes. What's not included, it seems, are results from Google's many services, including what Google's search engine yields first and foremost: the Google+ social network and results from it.

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