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Jason Spero: Mobile Evangelist Google's head of sales and strategy on why businesses' mobile websites are behind the curve

Google’s mobile ad business is going gangbusters. In 2011, the company’s share of U.S. mobile ad revenue was 51.7 percent or $750 million, according to eMarketer. It leads mobile display…

February 14, 2012, 6:26 AM EST

You-Centric Search Could Give Google+ a Boost New feature lets users organize personal posts, photos, friends

Over the years, Google has updated its search service to organize everything from online images and video to news and blogs to products and patents. Its latest frontier? You. This morning,…

January 10, 2012, 9:38 AM EST

Google+ Pages Updated for the Holidays Updates include multimanager support, new notifications

Just ahead of the holiday season, Google is wrapping new Google+ features and updates, including a few specific to its pages for brands and businesses. “Some of these were on nearly…

December 19, 2011, 11:38 AM EST

Google+ Pages to Test Third-Party Social Media Tools Buddy Media, HooteSuite, Involver Among Trial Companies

A week after unveiling Google+ pages for brands and businesses, Google has invited a handful of social media management companies to test integration of Google+ in their tools. The six companies—HooteSuite,…

November 16, 2011, 12:58 PM EST

Google Loses D.C. Head, Addresses Android Concerns Plus: Google+ could open up to younger users

Google is losing the head of its D.C. office, Alan Davidson, who announced via an internal memo that he'll be leaving the company later this month. "I've decided it's the…

November 8, 2011, 1:28 PM EST

Google Lures Journalists to Google+ with Google News Integration It's all part of search giant's social strategy

Last summer, Google started offering journalists a chance to have a photo byline attached to their articles in Google News. But since everything Google does lately seems to have an…

November 3, 2011, 4:49 PM EDT

Rival Social Networks Take Stage at Web 2.0 Google's Vic Gundotra addresses Facebook's 'huge advantage'

In virtually back-to-back sessions Wednesday, executives from Google and Facebook were interviewed on-stage at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, the rivalry between the Google +social network…

October 20, 2011, 3:46 PM EDT

Google+ Now Open to All Social network to challenge Facebook

Google has opened its social networking site, Google+, to the public, after three months as an invite-only service. The search company has updated features for Google+, including video “hangouts," where…

September 21, 2011, 7:29 AM EDT

Google Shuts Down Social Apps Developer Slide Focus now on Google+

As Google shifts its social focus to Google+, there doesn’t seem to be room for some of the company's older social efforts—even the very expensive ones. AllThingsD reported yesterday that Google…

August 26, 2011, 10:01 AM EDT

YouTube Hangouts Now on Google+ Users can watch videos in real time with friends

Google+ rolled out yet another new feature yesterday: real-time hangouts with YouTube. After clicking the “share” button under any YouTube video, users will see a new link to “Watch with…

August 19, 2011, 10:39 AM EDT

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