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How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal

Since <a target="_blank" href="http://theoatmeal.com/tag/tech">The Oatmeal draws comics</a> like 5 Ways To Fight A Crack Whore, the kids down in Mountain View figured they could play a joke on him.

The Subtle Genius Of Google+ For iPad: Popular Posts Appear Bigger

You shouldn't have to squint at Like and retweet counts to discover the best content your social network has to offer. So with one simple design choice, <a target="_blank" href="http://itunes.apple.c

PopCap And Wooga Pull Games From Google+

Less than a year after <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/08/11/google-plus-games/">the debut of gaming</a> on Google's social platform, <a target="_blank" href="http://plus.google.com">Google+

To Fight Off Airtime and Google+ Hangouts, Facebook Tests Adding Video “Call” Button To Profiles

Desperate to increase video chat usage, Facebook is testing out a "Call" button  on top of people's timeline profiles. I don't think I've received a Facebook video chat since F<a href="https://beta.

With Its New Google+ iPhone App, Google Finally Gets It Right

Some people just love Google+ and others just hate the company's efforts to create a social network and a social layer across all of its services. Google itself seems to be pretty happy with the resul

Want To Broadcast Live On YouTube? You’ll Need A Google+ Account For That

This morning, Google officially rolled out Google+ <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/google-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-100.html">Hangouts On Air</a> to all users worldwide, following the

Google+ Launches Share Button, Ignores That Few Users = No Referral Traffic = No Installs

Blogs and content sites are only willing to give up valuable real estate and clutter themselves with social sharing buttons if they get ample referral traffic in return. That's the big problem with th

Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade

A recent post by a defecting Googler (at his new and previous home, Microsoft) suggests that a fundamental reordering of Google's priorities has made it far less than the company it once was. A sudden

Why Google+ Doesn’t Care If You Never Come Back

Ad targeting. Google+ is designed to power ad targeting, and for that it only needs you to sign up once. This lets it combine the biographical information you initially enter such as age, gender, and

Your Google+ Is In My RSS Feed! No, Your RSS Feed Is In My Google+

If there's one thing wrong with Google+ it's a lack of a real non-browser interface. There are workarounds and widgets, but there's never been a real way to pull your G+ feed into a more comfortable f

Google+ Now Open To Teens 13 And Up

Google is opening up its social networking service Google+ to teens as of today, according to a <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/113116318008017777871/posts/hvXAqqHTkZe">post</a> from Google's VP,

Find Out Which Brands Are Winning On Google+ With ZoomSphere (Hint: Android is #1)

Facebook has AppData, Twitter has Twitaholic, and now Google+ has its own independent brand page rankings site: <a href="http://www.zoomsphere.com/charts/googleplus">ZoomSphere</a>. It shows which bra

For Google+, User Count Is A Journey Not A Race

That's a good thing because Google+ missed the starting gun. And its "invite only" launch strategy saw all its disconnect users flailing independently. But in the long run that might not matter much,

Circles Volume Slider Differentiates Google+ As The Social MacroNetwork

Google+ has found its place in the social network ecosystem: Twitter is the interest network, Facebook is the social network, Path is the micronetwork, and now Google+ is the macronetwork. With the ne

Google+ To Take On Foursquare With Upcoming “Check-in Offers” Feature

It looks like Google+ is adding a feature that will allow users to "check-in" via the Google+ mobile application in order to receive a time-sensitive deal or discount. This feature is mentioned in <a

Turkeys and Robots Don’t Matter, G+ Buttons On Google Doodles Matter

People are all caught up in today's Google Doodles but for all the wrong reasons. Yes, there's a customizable turkey for the US and a <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/11/23/europe-wins-the-da

Google+ Rolls Out YouTube Integration, New Chrome Extensions

Google is <a href="http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/shipping-google-in-google.html">shipping</a> more Google+ features today designed to increase user engagement and sharing. These include a You

And Here It Is: The New Google Reader Revealed

Today, Google is <a href="http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2011/10/new-in-reader-fresh-design-and-google.html">rolling</a> out its update to Google Reader which features the <a href="https://beta.tech

I Believe In Google Plus

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/google_plus.png"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-439657" title="google_plus" src="https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploa

After Accidentally Public Rant, Google Engineer Follows Up With A Homage To Jeff Bezos

Remember Google engineer Steve Yegge's <a href="https://plus.google.com/112678702228711889851/posts/eVeouesvaVX">long rant</a> about his past experiences at Amazon and his current employer's own <a hr
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