Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)'/>

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or Google Plus, or G+, is a social network and identity service from Google. The service has started as a closed beta in June of 2011. G+ features "Circles", which is a convenient way to group contacts and "Hangouts", which are virtual places where people users can gather in the form of a webcast. Many consider Hangouts to be an alternative to paid multi-party video conferencing services. G+ continues to grow rapidly and it is estimated that within a year, almost one quarter of the adult U.S population will have a G+ account. (last updated on 12/21/2011)

Google Wallet and Google+ app updates for Android released

02/29/2012, Google has started pushing out a new updates for its Google Wallet and Google+ apps on Android. While the Google+ update doesn’t do much except the usual “stability improvements and bug fixes”, the Google Wallet app has received more...

Google+ to support alternate names

01/24/2012, In order to get an account on Google+, users were previously required to use their real names on their profiles. Of course, a number of people weren’t happy about the decision, especially those who wanted to create anonymous accounts or use nicknames...

Google now searches Your World

01/10/2012, Google certainly is pushing its Google+ social network a lot these days, mostly through the use of its own search engine. Previously it was the ability to see in your search results +1′s from people in your contact list or circles, and now Google...

Google+ receives some new improvements

12/19/2011, Google+ users rejoice – after listening to your feedback, Google has implemented a whole bunch of new features to the social network to make it better. First up you get the option to select how many updates you get from a particular circle via an easy...

Once Upon gives you the “retro” web experience

12/09/2011, If you’ve ever wondered what websites like Facebook, YouTube or Google+ would have looked like back in 1997, when everybody was using Netscape Navigator, Windows 95 and dial-up modems to surf the web, you’re in luck. A group of internet...

Google+ makes tagging photographs easier

11/18/2011, If you’ve got tons of photographs uploaded on your Google+ account and wish you had Facebook’s facial detection feature to make life easier when it comes to tagging photographs, you’re in luck. Google has started rolling out a new...

Google+ Photo & Video APIs to roll out soon

11/15/2011, Someone over at Google must have made a mistake – they announced news that Google+ Photo & Video APIs will be released soon, only to take down the posts shortly after that. Good thing the Internet has a memory now thanks to the caching system by...

Google+ launches Pages and Direct Connect

11/07/2011, No man is an island – that much is true. How else do you explain the explosive growth chart of social networks? Google’s effort in the social networking scene is simply known as Google+, where it had so far been focused on connecting people...

Google+ Notifications now available for Google Chrome

11/03/2011, If you’re a heavy Google+ user, and Google Chrome is your browser of choice, you’re in luck. Google has just released an official Chrome extension that brings the social network right to your very browser. You know that little red...

Google+ focus means Buzz will be axed

10/17/2011, Google’s foray into the world of social networking started off with Buzz, but that somehow failed to take off, and I would suppose with all the experience they gained in the process of delivering Buzz, they would have learnt a thing or two –...

Google+ updates privacy options for sharing posts

10/05/2011, Folks who are using Google+ would’ve noticed a new feature for sharing posts on the social network, but for those of you who don’t; the service now lets users disable comments and lock posts before sharing to the Google+ stream. Talk about...

Google+ users hit 50 million mark

09/26/2011, In just less than a week after Google opened up the doors of their own social network, Google+, to the world, it seems that the growth has proved to be phenomenal. According to Paul Allen (unofficial statistician for Google+), Google+ has already achieved...

Google+ now open to everybody

09/20/2011, Great news for those of you who still haven’t gotten an invite to Google+ yet – Google has just announced that as of today, everybody can now have an account on the social network without an invitation. The service which has been in a testing...