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Google+ Isn't Dead. It's Just In A Coma And On Life Support

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 04.25.2014 | Technology

Google has not, and probably will never, announce that Google+ will be "sunsetted" (the company's favorite euphemism for killed off). But the Internet...

Bianca Bosker

Google's Plan To Shove You In Ads (And The Danger Of The Friendorsement) | Bianca Bosker | Posted 10.11.2013 | Technology

Two years ago, Google launched its own version of Facebook, a social network dubbed Google+ that claimed it would fix the “broken” and “awkward...

More Of Google+ Is Coming To Google Search

Craig Kanalley | Posted 06.30.2013 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

There's no question that this new feature improves Google search with compelling, timely information from the crowd, while also providing another boost for Google+ in terms of visibility and usefulness. Sounds like a win-win for Google and a win for users too.

Google Shutting Down Products ... Again

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.03.2012 | Technology

This ritual has become familiar. Google is constantly evaluating its array of products, and it seems every few months it announces a few more are bein...

Slate Sounds Death Knell On Google+

| Farhad Manjoo | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology

By Farhad Manjoo (Click here for original article.) Shortly after Google launched its new social network in June, many companies—including sever...

Google Buries Failed Social Network

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 12.14.2011 | Technology

This post has been updated. Scroll down for correction. Google announced a "fall sweep" on October 14, detailing the shuttering of several products...

Google Engineer Trashes Google+ As A 'Pathetic Afterthought'

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 12.12.2011 | Technology

Google+ hasn't been getting much love from users in recent days--its traffic reportedly plummeted 60 percent from its peak--but the most damning criti...

Google+ Problems: Users' Biggest Complaints So Far

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.27.2011 | Technology

Google+ opened its doors to the public on September 20 after 12 weeks of invite-only beta testing. During that time, despite limited signup allowances...

Google+ Now Open To All

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.20.2011 | Technology

This post has been updated. Google+ is now open to anyone who wants to get in. In a Tuesday post on the Official Google Blog, Google announced ...

Google+ Interest Appears To Be Waning

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.15.2011 | Technology

Despite a celebrated launch and a meteoric rise, social network Google+ may be faltering. Though the site continues to add new features and integrate ...

Google+ Adds A Big New Feature

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 11.03.2011 | Technology

Google+ has rolled out a new feature that lists well-known Google+ users that you can add to your profile's personal circles. O'Reilly Media's Alexand...

Eric Schmidt: Use Your Real Name On Google+ Or Don't Sign On

Mashable | Posted 10.29.2011 | Technology

Google+ was meant to be an identity service, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said this weekend, shedding some light on Google’s reasoning behind Google...

Google+ Feature Comes To YouTube

The Huffington Post | Jake Bialer | Posted 10.19.2011 | Technology

Google now lets YouTube users invite their friends to join group video chats and watch videos together via Since Google publicly laun...

Facebook Exec: Google+ Has No Users

Fortune | Posted 10.17.2011 | Technology

A little less than two months after Google launched its fledgling social network, Google+, Silicon Valley's latest rivalry is heating up....

Google Announces New Search Feature

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.13.2011 | Technology

Google announced on Friday that Google+ users will soon begin to see Google+ posts in their Google Search results. This feature is activated only ...

Google+ Adds Games--But You Don't Have To Play

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 10.11.2011 | Technology

Google+, the search engine's recently launched social network, has announced a slew of popular games that will be added to the platform. Soon, gam...

Google+ Fastest Growing Social Network Ever, Study Says

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology

The Google+ project, launched on June 28, is now the fastest growing social network ever with over 25 million members, according to a report from Web ...

Google+: A Major Contender in Battle With Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn

Larry Magid | Posted 09.24.2011 | Technology
Larry Magid

In some ways, Google

Users Beware: Google+ Is Deleting Some Accounts

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.24.2011 | Technology

Google+, Google's latest attempt at developing a popular social networking service, has users in a tizzy because of its no-negotiation policy regardin...

What Google's Social Network Is All About

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 09.12.2011 | Technology

NEW YORK — Google didn't build its new Plus service simply to have an online hangout like Facebook. Rather, Google's new social-networking ende...

The 15 Most Popular Google+ Users

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Are you on Google+ yet? The new social network (brought to you by Google) launched a limited "field trial" last Tuesday. Users have been clamoring...

What Mark Zuckerberg Thinks Of Google's Facebook Competitor

The Huffington Post | Cooper Smith | Posted 09.06.2011 | Technology

Facebook released a trio of new chat features at a press conference held in its Palo Alto headquarters. The spotlight shone brightly on Facebook's par...

No Private Profiles Allowed On Google+

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 09.05.2011 | Technology

Want to keep your Google profile between you and your friends? Too bad. Google+ profiles will not be allowed to remain private, with users require...

Is This Mark Zuckerberg's Google+ Profile?

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 09.01.2011 | Technology

A mysterious profile has appeared on Google's new social network, and it may belong to none other than Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. ...

Why Google Plus Circles Rockets Past Facebook's Social Graph

Dave Taylor | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology
Dave Taylor

As people, we differentiate between our friends, whether we're youngsters lauding our BFF or whether we're married, have kids, social, cultural and political groups. That's why I'm enthused about Google Plus and its model of social circles.