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  • No, Buzz Is Not Being Clipped From Gmail. It MAY Get A Separate Web App Though.

    No, Buzz Is Not Being Clipped From Gmail. It MAY Get A Separate Web App Though.

    Well, pretty much everyone screwed up this story today, so it’s time for some clarification. Despite what you may have read all over the web, Google is not removing Buzz from Gmail. At least not anytime soon. The confusion stems from Google VP of Product Marketing Bradley Horowitz’s comments to Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan earlier today at TED. Horowitz said that… Read More

  • Google Buzz Privacy Issues Have Real Life Implications

    Google Buzz Privacy Issues Have Real Life Implications

    Merging something designed for public broadcasting (Buzz) with something inherently private (Gmail) was just looking for trouble. Google is -deservedly – getting a lot of heat for the fact that its latest social product has a number of privacy flaws baked into it by design. They’ve since made some improvements to the product, but that’s not where the story ends. Read More

  • Watch Out Who You Reply To On Google Buzz, You Might Be Exposing Their Email Address

    Watch Out Who You Reply To On Google Buzz, You Might Be Exposing Their Email Address

    The danger in creating an instant social network around email contacts, as Google Buzz does with Gmail, is that the boundaries between what is private and what is public are not always clear. One issue raised earlier today is that the people you follow and who follow you are made public by default on your profile page, but are based on people who you email the most in private. You can make… Read More

  • 2 Days Of Buzz: 9 Million Posts And Comments. 200 Posts Per Minute From Mobile. And Security Fixes.

    2 Days Of Buzz: 9 Million Posts And Comments. 200 Posts Per Minute From Mobile. And Security Fixes.

    Just two days in and Google is already sharing some Google Buzz stats and improvements. Notably, the company says that there are already “tens of million of people” checking out Buzz, and that 9 million posts and comments have been created in these first two days. They’re also seeing over 200 posts per minute from mobile phones. But amid the huge usage, Google is getting a lot… Read More

  • Say Hello To The Buzz Button. Google Didn't Make It, So We Did.

    Say Hello To The Buzz Button. Google Didn't Make It, So We Did.

    Love it or hate it, everyone is talking about Google Buzz right now. And, judging from my account, a ton of people are actually using it too. The main use envisioned for Buzz was sharing, but the problem is that for content, you still need to copy a URL and then head over to Buzz to share it. Not anymore. We’re all used to tweet buttons (like the one built by Tweetmeme), Facebook… Read More

  • Brands Wasting No Time With Google Buzz. This Could Get Annoying.

    Brands Wasting No Time With Google Buzz. This Could Get Annoying.

    When it came to Facebook and Twitter, it took brands a while to figure out how to take advantage of the social networks. With Foursquare, they have been much faster. But now with Google Buzz, they’re beating plenty of early adopters to it. Samsung has already set up a Google Buzz account this morning and is already cranking out buzzes. Not only that, but they’re apparently trying… Read More

  • Buzzkill: Google Won Disputed Googlebuzz.com Domain A Month Ago

    Buzzkill: Google Won Disputed Googlebuzz.com Domain A Month Ago

    Naturally, which you launch a new product with a huge amount of hype, like Google Buzz, you’re going to want to own the .com domain name for it. And Google obtained googlebuzz.com just in the nick of time, according to a document from the National Arbitration Forum. On November 13, 2009, Google, represented by Meredith M. Pavia (presumably, a Google lawyer), filed a complaint that… Read More

  • Video: Sergey Brin On His Six Months Using Google Buzz, The China Situation, And More

    Video: Sergey Brin On His Six Months Using Google Buzz, The China Situation, And More

    Today, Google’s social strategy took a big step with the launch of Google Buzz — a new FriendFeed-like feature that’s integrated into Gmail, mobile search, Maps, and more (you can see our live notes from the announcement here). Shortly after the event, Google co-founder Sergey Brin fielded questions backstage from members of the press. Our own Steve Gillmor was there to… Read More

  • FriendFeed (and Gmail) Founder's Reaction To Google Buzz: "This Seems Vaguely Familiar"

    FriendFeed (and Gmail) Founder's Reaction To Google Buzz: "This Seems Vaguely Familiar"

    As soon as Google Buzz was released earlier today, all the early adopters piled in to give it a spin. Paul Buchheit, the creator of Gmail and a founder of FreindFeed, was among them and his initial reaction was: “This seems vaguely familiar . . .” Or, as he put it elsewhere, “There’s a FriendFeed in my Gmail. Sweet! :) “ It is vaguely familiar to him on… Read More

  • Microsoft Slams Google Buzz

    Microsoft Slams Google Buzz

    “Busy people don’t want another social network, what they want is the convenience of aggregation. We’ve done that. Hotmail customers have benefitted from Microsoft working with Flickr, Facebook, Twitter and 75 other partners since 2008.” – Microsoft statement on Google Buzz. When one of the big guys launches a new product, competitors generally just sit it out and… Read More

  • Yahoo Not Pleased With Google Buzz's Buzz

    Yahoo Not Pleased With Google Buzz's Buzz

    Google officially unveiled Buzz, their major step into social statuses through Gmail today at an event held at 10 AM PT. Within the hour, Yahoo PR was set in motion to let everyone know that they actually did this first, almost a year ago. Here’s the humorous email that was sent out: Read More

  • Sergey Brin Used Google Buzz To Write His NYT Op-Ed On Google Books

    Sergey Brin Used Google Buzz To Write His NYT Op-Ed On Google Books

    During the Q&A session today following the Google Buzz event, Google co-founder Sergey Brin revealed something both humorous and interesting. When asked a question about practical uses for Google Buzz, Brin noted that he actually used the service to help him write his op-ed about Google Books that ran in the New York Times last year. Brin noted that he was having difficulty with the… Read More

  • Screenshots: Google Buzz In Action

    Screenshots: Google Buzz In Action


    Now that the Google event is over, the company has started turning on Buzz for Gmail users. Here are some quick screenshots of it in action. Read More

  • If Google Wave Is The Future, Google Buzz Is The Present

    If Google Wave Is The Future, Google Buzz Is The Present

    See our live notes from today’s Google Buzz event here. Google has a problem. Despite having their hands in just about everything online, they’ve never been able to tackle what is a key part of the fabric of the web: social. Yes, they have Orkut and OpenSocial, but no one actually uses them. Okay, some people use them, but not in the meaningful social ways that people use Facebook… Read More

  • Morning Buzz: Live From Google's Major Step Into The Social Spotlight

    Morning Buzz: Live From Google's Major Step Into The Social Spotlight

    This morning, Google is hosting an event at its Mountain View, CA headquarters to show off a new social product it has been working on. Google VP of Product Management Bradley Horowitz, VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra, and product manager Todd Jackson are on hand to show it off. Below, follow our live notes (paraphrased): Read More