Google has today confirmed that back in March, it discovered a Google+ security bug that allowed third-party developers to access user data unimpeded, and that the service will be shut down over the next ten months.
Ever since Google launched its own social network in the form of Google+, comparisons have been made left and right with the current king of the space, Facebook. Now that the search giant has announced that its fledgling network has reached the 100 million user milestone, those comparisons are once again being made.
If you are a social media fanatic, then chances are high that you have seen users posting images from Instagram, which is an app exclusive to the iPhone that allows you to add effects to your images and post them on different social networks. Google, apparently wants in on the action.
With Facebook being the focal point of media attention lately due to various updates, the news that rival Google's social networking effort was open to signups didn't catch the eye of the press as much as it might have done.
Do you love Google+? Would you like to have it integrated right into your operating system? A few weeks a go, we featured GClient, a small Google+ client that can be launched from the Windows taskbar, but what if you're an OS X user and would like to access the site from your menu bar? With this new app, that will become a reality.
Google+, the social network that was first unveiled just over one month ago, is getting its first upgrade: games, much like another social networking giant we all know. Could this be the first phase of making Google+ a social entertainment hub?
YouTube and Google+, are two Google properties, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that both should be integrated as closely as possible to one another. +Hangouts, Google+’s group video chat feature, has since its inception allowed YouTube video to be played back within video conversations allowing all participants to view the same video simultaneously. It now seems that support for YouTube Live, YouTube’s live streaming service, is being added to +Hangouts, allowing live events to be played back in real time as well.
According to Experian Hitwise, a well-know New York- traffic measuring company, Google+ saw a slight decline in traffic last week. Although almost certainly not a reason for concern, could public interest in Google+ be softening?