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.
Chinese Government Using Banned Social Media Sites To Promote Annual New Year's GalaChina 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.
For Halloween, Google Plus Gives Selfies Spooky EffectsGoogle+ has unveiled a new feature that gives your selfies a terrifying twist this Halloween.
Larry Magid: Google Plus Adds Page View CounterIt’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.
Fakebook? Social Media 'Click Farms' Boost Brands For A FeeOnline records, industry studies and interviews show companies are capitalizing on the opportunity to make millions of dollars by duping social media.
Google To Change Terms To Use Your Identity In AdsGoogle wants your permission to use your name, photo and product reviews in ads that it sells to businesses.
Google Acquires Snapseed To Compete With FacebookGoogle has snapped up the digital photo editing service Snapseed as part of its effort to compete against Facebook's online social network.
Google Giving Away Zagat Ratings In Search ResultsThe reviews will be available for free on as well as several services on Google's website as part of a change announced Wednesday.
Tech Report: Google Plus iPhone App Receives Major RedesignGoogle 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.
Tech Report: 'Hangouts On Air' Allows Google+ Users To BroadcastGoogle + 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.
Google Rolls Out Changes To Its Social NetworkGoogle is tweaking its social network, Google Plus, to make it easier to use and to distinguish itself from rival Facebook.
Tech Report: Google+ Failing To Challenge Facebook So FarKCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid said that if the numbers are true, the company has plenty to worry about after putting so much effort into building the brand.

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