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Are Google's 'Off The Record' Chats Really Off The Record?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 10.10.2014 | Technology

Many of us with desk jobs know Gchat's "off the record" function all too well. When a conversation about the boss' weird new haircut gets a little too...

Google+ Is Very Much Alive -- Here's Why

Matthew Rappaport | Posted 07.14.2014 | Technology
Matthew Rappaport

Did you hear the one about Google+ being dead, walking dead, on life support, in a coma, finished, going away, and kaput?

Hang Out with Cheetahs and Polar Bears on Earth Day

Dr. Laurie Marker | Posted 06.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Laurie Marker

Forty-four years ago the very first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970, marking a commitment to environmental protection.

Gchat Is Down, So You'll Have To Talk To Your Friends In Person (UPDATE: It's Back)

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2014 | Technology

UPDATE: At 3:30 p.m. ET, Google said that everything should be up and running again. "The problem with Google Talk should be resolved," Google's...

Challenges and Progress: Black History Month and Affordable Health Care

Kathleen Sebelius | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Sebelius

Without the opportunity to live a healthy life, there is no opportunity to live the American dream or participate fully in our communities. Without the security of health insurance, there is no economic security for middle-class families, and for so many other families working their way into the middle class.

Lessons in Failure and Motivation From Jessica Lahey

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

One morning, you're at home and you see your child's homework assignment, one that you know he worked oh-so-hard on last night. You were already planning to stop by the school for another appointment... would you just drop off the assignment since you're already headed that way?

Private Sector Training Initiatives Lead to Increased Profits

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 01.08.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

We have a three-pronged problem here in the United States, and it's up to you and me to solve it.

The Snowman and the Code: Zoobean Experts on Air With Jaime Casap (Video)

Jordan Lloyd Bookey | Posted 02.26.2014 | Parents
Jordan Lloyd Bookey

Increased access to information and online learning tools means greater responsibility for parents... and students. In today's day and age, the phrase, "you have the world at your fingertips" has become a near reality.

8 Tips for Running a Virtual Meeting Like a Rockstar

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 02.11.2014 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

Many companies now have dispersed team members. We love the freedom to hire amazing people regardless of where they live. However, how do you run meetings like a rockstar when your entire team is not around the same physical table together?

Consensus Among World's Leading Experts: Marijuana Is a Botanical Medicine!

Steph Sherer | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Steph Sherer

Certainly, restoring its classification will mean much for all of us who depend on medical cannabis for our well-being -- expanded research and medical acceptance, improved quality assurance and better consistency for our medicine.

Terrifying Google Glitch Sent Your Messages To The Wrong People

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Technology

Next time you hit up Google Hangouts to talk behind your friend's back, think again. Earlier Thursday morning, multiple people reported on a Googl...

The Parent's Guide to College Kids Circa 2014

Robin Raskin | Posted 11.06.2013 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should be in constant contact. Remember: They're going. You're staying. Advice is one thing. Helicopter parenting is another.

The League Of Young Voters Discusses Gun Violence In Google+ Hangout

Posted 08.22.2013 | Black Voices

From yesterday’s school shooting incident in Georgia, to the tragic Sandy Hook shooting in Connecticut and the ongoing violence in Chicago, gun viol...

Wanna Hang Out and Change the World?

Stacey D. Stewart | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Stacey D. Stewart

Join me, NFL players Roberto Garza and Glover Quin, WNBA basketball star Maya Moore, leaders from Wall Street and Main Street, and thousands of others...

Intro to Google Hangouts

Tim McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Technology
Tim McDonald

As someone who's been using Google Hangouts for over 18 months, I am often asked to help people understand Hangouts. Here's an intro to Google Hangouts.

How to Use Google Hangout - The Easy Way

Katie Davis | Posted 08.07.2013 | Technology
Katie Davis

Episode 137 In this episode you'll hear Anibal Pacheco educate us all on some great tech secrets to help us in our businesses, whether that busines...

Why Mobile Messaging Doesn't Signal The End For Social Networks

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 08.06.2013 | Technology
Liz O'Neill Dennison

We spend 82% of our mobile media time in apps, and Facebook alone accounts for 23% of that in-app time. Within Facebook, 40% of our time is spent in Newsfeed where we consume, share and comment on photos, news stories, status updates and videos.

Reporting in From Google I/O 2013 Day One

John Pavley | Posted 07.16.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

Google I/O is to software developers as Burning Man is to free spirits. Like its twin sister, Apple's World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC), it is four days of pep rally, serious questions and answers, press releases, demos, knowledge transfer, and catching up with old and new friends.

Google Just Built A Chatting Super-App

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

Google has fully noticed the emerging importance of messaging on smartphones and decided to finally join big players like Facebook and smaller players...

What Makes A Good Mentor?

Brittany Binowski | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology

Editor's Note: This post is part of a series produced by HuffPost's Girls In STEM Mentorship Program. Join the community as we discuss issues affe...

Pain-Free Social Media for Academics

Anne Hill | Posted 04.27.2013 | Books
Anne Hill

I have several friends who are brilliant, dedicated academics. They write excellent books, teach at colleges and universities, and are standouts in their fields. You might want to know where they are speaking next and what they are currently researching, but you'd be hard-pressed to find them on the web.

Hangouts, Media Communication and Education

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Technology
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

Google Hangouts, a smart way to connect with online groups, seems to be catching on quickly. From President Barack Obama to the MIT Media Lab, people...

Hanging Out in the Public Square

Steve Grove | Posted 04.14.2013 | Technology
Steve Grove

In the same way that YouTube liberated online video for the masses, democratizing content distribution and making citizen reporters of all of us, we see a similar trajectory with Hangouts for live video conversation and coverage of events.

Book Club: Ask Ayad Akhtar Your Questions

Posted 12.19.2012 | Books

We're both sad and excited to finish American Dervish this week as it also means we've completed the Huffington Post Book Club for 2012. This discussi...

Google Plus Hangouts: Bring Your Personal Brand to Life

Ericka Andersen | Posted 01.21.2013 | Technology
Ericka Andersen

While it's fun for friends and family to interact with one another, businesses, organizations and politicians have begun using hangouts to promote their causes and messages. Here are a few things you can do with Google Hangouts.