Google has a hard time convincing major brands to be more active on Google+ than in other social networking sites, such as Facebook and
Google+ has a lot of catching up to do against Facebook, especially in one key metric: time spent.
According to Nielsen’s latest study, Google+ visitors hung around for 6 minutes and 47 seconds on average in March, while Facebook visitors spent 6 hours and 44 minutes on average during the same period.
The average time spent on Facebook, the world’s largest social networking site with more than one billion members, is down from the average 7 hours and 9 minutes visitors spent in …
Google is currently the world’s foremost search engine so they must be doing something right – something that people find helpful.
This, however, unquantifiable it may seem to the layman, makes people return to Google time and again if ever they need to search for something on the Internet.
But is it really unquantifiable? It probably is not to people who work inside the Internet giant that is Google.
What probably set Google apart from the rest of the pack is that early on, it strove and …
Google takes its April Fools’ Day pranks seriously.
Not only did Google pull pranks on us users of their services on April 1, its executives also pranked their chief Sergey Brin turning his Tesla Model S into a hot pink Batmobile.
Yesterday, photos of Brin’s customized car started surfacing on the Tesla Motors Club forum, on Twitter and on Google+.
In the photo below, you can see Brin driving the “pimped out” Tesla Model S.
The car, as you can see, has been finished in hot pink with …
At midnight tomorrow, April 2, YouTube will cease to exist.
Google has announced the decision to shut down YouTube and revealed the real reason behind the world’s largest video site in a post on the official YouTube blog.
Google has revealed that the site is just a massive contest that has run for eight years.
According to Google’s Tim Liston, the YouTube Competition director, they set out in 2005 to swiftly increase user engagement through an inventive way to draw people in and catalyze …
Google+ now allows you to use a GIF images for your profile pictures and as such, we have here a few places you would want to check out when you’re on the lookout for GIF images.
But first, here’s a little background. GIF is short for Graphics Interchange Format. The format has been around since 1987 and has recently seen resurgence in popularity.
These images come with built-in compression and support for their most famous feature: animation.
It works this way – GIF images are able to …
If you’ve ever searched for something on the internet, you’ve probably used Google. If you use Chrome, you’re using Google’s own browser to surf the internet. If you have a gmail account, again you’re using a Google product to send and receive emails. Don’t forget to watch your favorite videos online using YouTube, another Google service but if you want to comment on them, you’re going to need a gmail account. If you need to store personal documents, …
From now on, Google+ users will be able to use animated GIF images as their profile pictures.
The announcement was made by Matt Steiner, a Google software engineer, in a post on his Google+ profile.
He says: “You can now use an animated gif for your profile photo! It will animate on the profile page on both desktop and mobile”.
“Like newspapers in Harry Potter ,” the software engineer adds.
GIF images, which has seen a resurgence in popularity as of late, stand for Graphics …
Google+ mobile apps now have the ability to edit and add filters to photos.
Search giant Google recently rolled out a new update to the mobile version of its social networking service on Android and iOS devices.
The move is part of the company’s push towards a more streamlined user experience across platforms it currently supports.
The redesigned Google+ app comes with a look reminiscent of the desktop version’s layout.
Apart from its improved visuals, the mobile app has a few minor …
Google has announced that Android division head Andy Rubin will leave his role as Senior Vice President of Mobile and Digital Content at Google.
Andrew E. Rubin co-founded and was the CEO of Android, Inc., a software company acquired by Google in 2005.
Rubin will no longer helm the Android division, but he will stay in the company and wait for his yet unspecified new assignment.
Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page personally wrote words of praise to Rubin in a blog post.
Andy has surpassed the …