Google Gaming YouTube To Surface Positive Google+ Comments? Top User Says Yes, We Say No

YouTube began rolling out Google+ Comments to videos last week, and the response thus far has been pretty negative. Video creators and viewers alike have voiced their distaste, with some even going as far to disable comments. Lately, a video titled “Google+ Astroturfing Exposed” has been floating around (NSFW): Created by AtheneWins, a YouTube partner […]

Google+ ‘Custom’ URLs A Wreck, Great If You’re Deemed Worthy

Google+ finally started rolling out vanity URLs on October 29 to all users as long as you meet certain basic requirements. An active user since day two of its existence, I was more than an excited to finally get the hookup. Well, that is until this happened: Starting with this latest rollout of vanity URLs […]

Google+ Profile Images Will Appear In Caller ID On Android 4.4 KitKat

Google+ has 300 million active users in the stream, and starting early 2014, Google will pull profile images into caller ID on devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. 4.4 KitKat is the latest version of Android, and one of its new features is a major update to caller ID. Previously, if someone not in your contacts […]

Google+ Connected Classrooms Take Field Trips Virtual Through Hangouts

Google+ Hangouts are a great way to organize a group video chat with up to 10 people, and today Google announced its Connected Classrooms program. Connected Classrooms connect teachers with various organizations, enabling them to give virtual field trips through Hangouts. Here are some of the “tour guides” currently on board: Minnesota Zoo Seattle Aquarium […]

Google+ Offering Vanity URLs To Established Accounts

If you travel to you will find our official Google Plus page. That’s because Google+ on Tuesday began offering vanity URLs to established Google+ accounts. We didn’t have to apply for our business name, a simple email was sent to our inbox and we just had to click on a Google+ provided box and […]

Google+ Hits 300 Million Active Users In The Stream, Adds 18 New Features

Google+ is far beyond the days of a so-called ghost town, and today announced 300 million active users in the stream. Hosted by SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra, the social network held an event this morning in San Francisco. Hangouts, which replaced Google Talk, will be receiving location sharing, animated gif support, and the Android […]

Google+ Now Supports RAW Files From Over 70 Cameras

Google+ became a rather unexpected hit among the photography community, and now supports RAW image files from over 70 different cameras. Ronald Wotzlaw, computer scientist at Google, made the announcement on his Google+ profile. In December 2012, the social network introduced support for full-size photo uploads via mobile, and in April 2013, enabled full-size photo […]

Google Adds Hashtag Support To Search

Google has been integrating Google+ into many of its different services, and today hashtag support will be added to search. Said to be rolling out in the next few hours, English users of and will see Google+ posts on the right-hand side when searching for hashtags. Google employee Zaheed Sabur broke the news, […]