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Google Plus No Longer Makes You Use Your Real Name

Google Plus No Longer Makes You Use Your Real Name

After years of complaints, Google has finally dropped the real-name restrictions on its Google+ network. The company apologized for the “unnecessarily difficult experiences” the rules had created. When Google+ first launched, Google required that users sign up with their real identities. Over time, those restrictions ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 25, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – June 25, 2014

If people know that you’re good with technology, you’re bound to be asked time and time again, “Hey could you help me with…” whatever the current problem your friend or loved one is having with their computer. Sometimes the problem is an easy fix, but sometimes … not so much. But what remains true of almost any ...

Google Hangouts Now Lets You Call Businesses Through Your PC

Google Hangouts Now Lets You Call Businesses Through Your PC

As part of the ever expanding feature list in Google Hangouts, you can now call businesses straight from their Google search results page on PCs. Calls are free to shops in the U.S. and Canada, while calls to international numbers are charged at Hangouts standard charge rates. Google added outgoing Google Voice calls to ...

‘Google My Business’ Helps Small Businesses Establish a Web Presence

‘Google My Business’ Helps Small Businesses Establish a Web Presence

Google announced a suite of tools on Thursday morning for business owners, offering them a one-stop shop to update their business information, add photos, read reviews and, of course, use Google+. The service, called “Google My Business,” seems to be aimed at those who have yet to figure out how to “get on Google” ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 27, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – May 27, 2014

Anyone who’s taken a family vacation knows how easy it is to get overwhelmed with the pictures and videos you take on your trip. Google wants to simplify that process and help you share your best memories with two new Google Plus features. Google Plus Stories, now available on Android and the web and coming soon to iOS, ...

Google+ Stories, Movies Make Sharing Your Memories Easy

Google+ Stories, Movies Make Sharing Your Memories Easy

Sharing your vacation photos with family and friends just got a whole lot simpler, thanks to Google's Auto Awesome feature. The company introduced Google+ Stories and Movies on Tuesday, both of which take advantage of the special effects function to weave photos, GIFs, videos, and maps into a digital travelogue. "No more ...

Google is Testing a ‘Sign in with Google’ Button

Google is Testing a ‘Sign in with Google’ Button

The abrupt departure of Google+ creator Vic Gundotra from the beleaguered social network led to immediate speculation that its days as a competitor to Facebook and Twitter are numbered. Indeed, media reports have asserted that Google+ is being chopped up for parts or, at the very least, undergoing a strategic review. ...

Report: Google is Cutting Back on Google+ in a Big Way

Report: Google is Cutting Back on Google+ in a Big Way

On Thursday, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that he would be leaving the company after eight years. The first obvious question is where this leaves Google+, Gundotra’s baby and primary project for the past several of those years. What we’re hearing from multiple sources is that Google+ will no longer be considered a ...

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Shareaholic’s New Report Gauges the Quality of Social Media Referrals

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic released its first report examining engaged social referrals. Since many of us spend an egregious amount of time using social media, the company was interested in answering the question “What is our behavior post-click, when we actually interact with a link one of our ...

A Google Hangouts (iOS) Update Brought it Up to Par With Android

A Google Hangouts (iOS) Update Brought it Up to Par With Android

Die hard iOS fans are likely heavy duty iMessage users and for good reason. Don’t overlook what Google is doing with Hangouts, though: Hangouts 2.0 for iOS brings some nifty new features, making the messaging app even better on an iPhone than on Android! Google’s Frank Petterson shared news of the updated software on ...