Google Hangouts

  • Google Hangout Participants No Longer Need A Google Account For Work Meetings

    Google Hangout Participants No Longer Need A Google Account For Work Meetings

    If you’re an avid user of Google Hangouts at work, then this update will make you happy. Google Apps for Work users were able to invite outside guests to video calls as of last year, but the team has upped the ante, making a Google account unnecessary to join in. Read More

  • Paris Attacks Highlight Tech’s Elevated Role In Disaster Relief

    Paris Attacks Highlight Tech’s Elevated Role In Disaster Relief

    As terror attacks put France into a national state of emergency on Friday, AirBnB, Facebook, Google, Skype, Twitter and Uber launched into disaster response mode. AirBnB contacted all hosts in Paris asking if they could take in those stranded in the city. Facebook let users alert their friends they were safe. Google offered free calls to Paris via Hangouts, as did Skype, Verizon and Sprint. Read More

  • In Case You Didn’t Know, /Me Works In Messages On Mac

    In Case You Didn’t Know, /Me Works In Messages On Mac

    It’s Friday, and sometimes when we try to wind our week down something winds us back up. Today, it has to do with the app that a lot of us use the most on Mac…Messages. Read More

  • Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More

    Google Hangouts For Android Gets Smarter, Adds Video Filters And More

    Google’s Hangouts app for Android is getting a major update today, as the company’s VP of Product for Google+ Bradley Horowitz announced at the LeWeb conference in Paris this morning. Some of these new features are mostly just fun, but a couple of others actually make the service easier to use and show a first glimpse at Google’s future plans for this service. Among the… Read More

  • Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google Hangouts Is Now A Dedicated App For Chrome OS And Windows PCs

    Google wants to make it easier and faster for customers to use its free video and voice chat service Hangouts, which is why this morning it is rolling out a new Hangouts Chrome App for Chrome OS and Windows PCs. (No word yet on Mac support). The app lets you use Hangouts alongside whatever else you’re doing on your computer, instead of having Hangouts buried within a sea of browser tabs. Read More

  • Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

    Google Hangouts Gets Google Voice Integration And Free VoIP Calls

    For the last few years, it has always felt like Google Voice, the company’s VoIP calling solution, was on its way out. Instead, the video-centric Hangouts was getting all of the attention. But fret not, Google tells me that it is “growing its investment in Google Voice” and starting today, it will integrate Voice and Hangouts with the launch of its redesigned Hangouts apps… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    Gillmor Gang: Action Items

    The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Semil Shah, Danny Sullivan, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor — played the latest favorite game of the Mobility Addicted. It’s called Lock Screen, and some of us think it’s where the early adopters meet the great unvarnished Silent Majority. Forget clicks or swipes or doing anything; it’s all about glancing. What this means… Read More

  • UberConference Now Lets You Join Google Hangouts By Phone

    UberConference Now Lets You Join Google Hangouts By Phone

    Shortly after Google launched Hangouts, it also started allowing you to add participants by dialing their phone numbers right from Hangouts. Even today, though, you can’t dial into a Hangout. Thanks to TC Disrupt alum UberConference, though, you can now do just that. The company is launching its integration with Google+ Hangouts today. Once you have installed the UberConference app… Read More

  • Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    Gillmor Gang: Context Matters

    The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — took out their devices and slapped them down on the table. By any measurement, the Context Wars are well under way. But neither Apple or particularly Google seem to realize what Twitter does — that notifications are the way to roll up both armies in the battle for user… Read More