Earlier today it was reported that Google+'s popularity has soared into the millions -- 25 million to be exact. A new report from AFP (ironically, via Google News) claims that the social networking service from the world's largest search giant has grown faster than Twitter, MySpace, and even Facebook when it first launched. According to Mashable, it took Facebook and Twitter around 36 months to achieve those numbers. These are amazing statistics for Google, considering the service is actually so niche and invitation-only.
But, can we be honest here? How many Google+ users are still using the service on a regular basis? Personally, I keep forgetting to log in and check what's going on. Initially, I was really excited about Google+ because it was something new and fresh, but now that some time has passed, I've hardly touched it. That makes me wonder: while Google's claiming 25 million users, what percentage of these "users" are actually "using" Google+?
Everybody knows that Facebook is where it’s at these days when it comes to social networking, but you might not know it by looking at the explosive data growth of Google+, which a new report claims has grown faster than Twitter, MySpace and yes, Facebook did in their salad days.
Google announced new revamps today to two of its services, including UI changes for Google's ubiquitous search engine and better functionality from the Mountain View-based company's Shopping app for iPhone. This includes making it compatible with its new daily deals service, Google Offers.
It’s called buyer’s remorse -- as anyone who has worked in retail can attest to, returns are just a fact of life, especially with most companies making it so easy to do. However, when the returns start creeping toward nearly half the amount of product you’re shipping, there may be a bigger problem.
If you’re one of the chosen few currently enjoying the burgeoning social network known as Google+, you’ll be happy to know that the search giant has finally released its official iPhone app to the App Store -- but sorry, no iPod touch or iPads are welcome.
Them’s fightin’ words, Mister Schmidt! A new report with comments from former Google CEO Eric Schmidt has some stinging words from Apple over their recent string of lawsuits, with the Android maker standing firmly beside their hardware partners.
The week is truly and really at an end and no, kids, there was nary a Lion to be seen. So chalk up another bad call for the rumor mill. Will people remember this the next time they cry "wolf in Lion's clothing"? Will they nothing. We're creatures who crave novelty and anticipation and nothing we do will ever cure the rumor addiction. And so just in case you weren't by your computer's side 24/7 waiting for the biggest cat of all to go live, here's a few stories you might just have missed.
Google+ is slowly becoming the new go-to social network. So much so, that you might be feeling left out of the scene because you just have no idea what's going on or what to actually use Google+ for. We put together a helpful little primer to get you started on Google's new social network, to get you all "plus one" in no time!
The link for Google's new photo-related project/service/lab is live, though there's nothing there to download or use. And curiously enough, the phone used in the Photovine promotional photo is an iPhone, not an Android device.
If you're wondering what Photovine is about, it's a community for users to share their photos and comment on others. Each of these threads will be referred to as "vines" -- hence the name. The photos are openly shared, so the rule of thumb is that if you wouldn't want your family to see something, you probably shouldn't post it.
The video chatting sphere is really heating up online. In roughly the same week, Facebook announced their partnership with Skype and Google rolled out Hangout in their Google+. FaceTime for Mac hit the Mac App Store not too long ago and is set to get much bigger with Lion. Meanwhile, old hand Skype was bought by Microsoft just this year. Clearly, everyone's investing in video in a big way.