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Google+ comments system tipped to rival Facebook

Google+ comments system tipped to rival Facebook

Google is reportedly working on evolving Google+ into a Facebook comments rival, with plans to position the social network as an alternative to Facebook and Disqus for third-party sites with the lure of potentially better Google search indexing to sweeten the deal. The move, tipped at G-Saudi Arabia Tech-WD reports, would also have the side benefit of driving more users to Google+, as well as bringing users' comments together as an extension of existing "+1" summaries.

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Google quiet on social network privacy

Google quiet on social network privacy

Google is yet to follow Facebook's lead and commit to a password privacy policy that would prevent intrusive employers snooping through Google+ profiles, though pressure is likely to mount as lawmakers wade into the debate. Facebook made headlines last week by altering its "Rights and Responsibilities" policy to make sharing or soliciting an account password a violation of its terms & conditions, threatening legal action to anyone found doing so. The move followed reports that some job applicants had been forced to hand over access to their Facebook accounts for scrutiny by would-be employers.

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Google+ Hangouts integrates Voice for telephone calls

Google+ Hangouts integrates Voice for telephone calls

Now you can call out from your desktop using Google+ Hangouts using a brand new Telephone feature, this in addition to several other features added this month including Google Docs and screensharing. It's Google's Vincent Paquet who lets us in on the several updates we can expect imminently for our desktop-based Google+ experience, showing how simple it is to dial someone in at the tap of a few buttons. This calling feature will be free for the United States and Canada while dialing out to France, Germany, India, and Mexico will cost you a bit per minute.

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Did Google raid Milk for Google+ tablet app design talent?

Did Google raid Milk for Google+ tablet app design talent?

Google+ or its mobile apps could be in line for a significant redesign, with suggestions that Google selectively and specifically raided the design talent at Kevin Rose's Milk app incubator, leaving the engineers behind. The roughly 50/50 split saw Milk engineers Amber Reyngoudt and David Peck spurned by Google, with Reyngoudt confirming to Business Insider that the search giant's focus is apparently on "adding design talent."

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Google Hangouts gets Google Docs integration

Google Hangouts gets Google Docs integration

The coolest feature for many people that Google+ offers is Hangouts. Hangouts is a feature where multiple people can chat and share content via Google+ and feature is used by people in the workplace, at school, and for a myriad of other needs. Google Hangouts has a new feature that has launched that gives it a new and interesting twist that users are sure to appreciate.

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