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Google Admitting It Can’t Compete With Facebook On Social Media?

Company vice president Brad Horotwitz, who’s been running Google+, said in a blogpost that users will no longer need a Google+ account to chat with others on Google products like YouTube. Any Gmail account will now suffice.


People perform during the Chinese Spring Gala to mark the upcoming Chinese New Year in Beijing, China. (Photo by Guang Niu/Getty Images)

Chinese Government Using Banned Social Media Sites To Promote Annual New Year’s Gala

China says its annual Lunar New Year gala TV show is all set to go international. Chinese government will even promote the gala on Bay Area-based social media sites normally blocked by the country.


(Left - right) KPIX 5 reporters Veronica De La Cruz, Cate Caugurian and Elizabeth Cook try out the #Halloweenify tool on Google+. (Google)

For Halloween, Google Plus Gives Selfies Spooky Effects

Google+ has unveiled a new feature that gives your selfies a terrifying twist this Halloween.


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Larry Magid: Google Plus Adds Page View Counter

It’s now easier for Google Plus users to figure out just how popular or unpopular their pages are with their addition of a page profile view counter.


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Fakebook? Social Media ‘Click Farms’ Boost Brands For A Fee

Online records, industry studies and interviews show companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to make millions of dollars by duping social media.


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Google To Change Terms To Use Your Identity In Ads

Google wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses.


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Google Acquires Snapseed To Compete With Facebook

Google has snapped up the digital photo editing service Snapseed as part of its effort to compete against Facebook’s online social network.


A Zagat book sits on a bookshelf at the Books & Books store on September 8, 2011 in Miami, Florida. Google Inc. announced it has purchased the restaurant guide publisher Zagat. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Google Giving Away Zagat Ratings In Search Results

The reviews will be available for free on as well as several services on Google’s website as part of a change announced Wednesday.


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Tech Report: Google Plus iPhone App Receives Major Redesign

Google has released a major redesign for its Google+ iPhone app, which many experts said is a major departure from the social networking site’s interface.


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Tech Report: ‘Hangouts On Air’ Allows Google+ Users To Broadcast

Google + is making it easier for you to share live video of yourself with other users with its expanded Hangouts on Air feature, just be careful of what you say because you can’t take it back.