A new announcement on Facebook photo features have took another crown from Google Plus. This has put brakes on the desires of the Google team in improving their social media network among public. There are various ideas prescribed by users to improve the look and feel of Google Plus to engage people a considerable amount of time. There was heavy competition among Google Plus, Facebook and Twitter, and people have shown interest to see a formatted, dynamic and more information posts on a general blog site. Recently Facebook has added a few new interesting features that have created a buzz among its users. Google has responded to this new feature of Facebook by providing search engine, video hangouts and You Tube integration to draw customers towards its network. The search engine feature available is not as advanced compared to Facebook as it misses several features. One lacking feature of Google Plus is that there is no possibility to see every item a user has liked.
There are various suggestions from fans of Google Plus to improve its reach to people. The main thing is to provide options to enrich the About page that contains details about family members, relationship status, views on social matters, favorite celebrity, books, authors, personalities, sports, teams and other social things. The Google team can also provide tiny network and circle me option to create events and pages for group of people. The page should have options for different fonts, background images, logos and themes that give a smart and grandeur look. It is also necessary to have an efficient Application Programming Interface (API), which will create attraction among the users of this site.
There are also a few bugs in Google Plus, which has to be fixed in order to strengthen its grip over the social networking site. Every URL in Google Plus looks lengthy and makes it hard for user to post. The limitations have to be completely avoided as it may help people to follow their most liked personalities. Providing a blogging tool integrated with Google Plus will help in posting the data directly to their related blogs. It is important to provide permission to add videos and photos along with our comments that are getting posted. By following all these measures, Google Plus can eventually overcome its competitors and reach the top level in social networking websites.
GET READY FOR THE BIGGEST ONLINE SCHOOL EVER!!!
The greatest video search website of Google, You Tube, has now taken steps to enhance the education standards to peak level. The new service of Google, “YouTube for Schools” is accepted already by many urban parents. This news has been released when the creative head of YouTube EDU, Angelina Lin addressed the media saying that YouTube for schools is a technical project of Google that allows schools to make use of YouTube, a place where normally the access to YouTube is banned.
This new step is taken by Google only a few days ago with a hope of transforming the art of teaching into fun. YouTube education has about 4.5 millions of educational videos specially designed for children. Anyone who wants to get more information about ‘YouTube in school’, can have a look at the youtube educational videos from the link named as ‘YouTube Education’.
This website has been made so user friendly that parents and teachers can even prevent thier children from watching videos that are unfit for them. The greatest benefit in the ‘youtube educational videos for kids’ is that there is no ‘related videos’ section in the video page and also the comments section is been disabled. This online YouTube school has lead to the formation of a new era, where learning will meet fun.
Considering the rapid transformation of normal classrooms into smart classrooms, Google has taken an innovative step for enhancing the concept of infotainment. Though this kind of education methodology is difficult to be adapted by the rural schools, the technological advancement is growing with such a high speed that the day is not far when the difference between the urban and rural areas will completely get vanished.
After many surprises, Google+ has introduced a new feature in Google news, the “+1 feature”. If a reader likes a news article he/she finds on Google news, he/she can click the +1 option. This is very much similar to the Facebook’s like feature. The article will be automatically visible in the user’s Google reader and their circles. This is in fact a smart move by Google. Meanwhile Critics ignore the fact that Google+ did not come in a day.
Many software engineers worked several hours in the making of Google+. Orkut is or was a sensational social networking site of Google. But many experts are interested in highlighting only the flaws in Google plus. Google+ has TV, music and news including a refined chat approach. Some features of Google plus has not been disclosed but they will astonish us very soon. Explore the world of Social media with the new Google plus feature.
Google plus pages create a destination where celebrities and business owners can effectively interact with their fans and critics. Google plus comes in as an analogous alternative to what Facebook and Twitter offers.
At the moment, while Facebook boasts of 800 million users, Google claims 40 million. Nevertheless, the world should watch out for the rise of Google plus, as it endeavours to overtake Facebook and Twitter. The argument to this projection has been made known hereafter. In the first place, let’s remember how Google stands as a giant search engine, and the fact that it integrates plus into its web-dominating search engine. Searchers, with Google + Direct Connect, can insert a “+” before their query, and by so doing go directly to a business’s Google +page.
Now, what is discussed in this paragraph is critical to revealing the reason why Google+ shows strong signs of overtaking Facebook and Twitter. The fact is, with a broad array of services like Search, Gmail, Chrome and Android, Google is able to offer tools that are fundamental to the online lives of a whole lot of people. It should be noted that, all these can be tied to Google+; and as Google+ evolves, Google will automatically have the means to promote its social network and the branded pages within it, in ways that Facebook or Twitter cannot.
If you are a G-mail user you must have already noticed the design change in Gmail that has been made available from Tuesday. As of now the choice is yours but eventually this is going to become a switchover for everybody.
Let’s take a look at the nine things that are different in the new Gmail:
- The new Gmail allows users to change the density of their inbox by configuring the white space according to their preferences. The three options that are available include comfortable, cozy and compact.
- The new layout is definitely much more clean compared to the older one and this is going to help you absorb the shock of a heavy unchecked inbox better.
- You can now not only filter your inbox according to levels of priority, but also choose the perfect size for chat and labels according to your convenience. This feature is definitely going to make the new Gmail much more user-friendly.
- The new Gmail has been designed to automatically adapt to the size of any window and it can fit in accordingly.
- The biggest draw for the new Gmail is probably the high-definition themes. These themes definitely look a lot better than the previous versions and irrespective of the screen size they are capable of making a huge difference as far as eye-comfort is concerned.
- Email would no more look like “Email”. In this new Gmail, email looks more like conversation. Not only this, the people involved in the conversation can be viewed on the right side of the panel and you can also see their profile pictures and their status on Gmail (busy, available etc.)
- Some changes have been brought about in the photo editing applications and now you can upload and edit profile pictures of your preference easily.
- The search feature on Gmail is definitely better than the earlier versions. The company seems to have taken a cue from its search engine and would now prompt you with suggestions making your search experience better.
- The search feature also comes equipped with a search filter that allows you to search conversations and e-mails from a particular period of time, with particular words in them, without particular words in them and also based on the subject.
The launch of the new Gmail application for iPhone and iPad was well anticipated but this one turned out to be riddled with bugs; the application did not seem to function well with push notifications. Many users who had downloaded the Gmail application were very much disappointed and Google had to pull it off from the market only to relaunch it after fixing the bugs.
Most of the application was functioning properly except for the push applications but that was reason enough for Apple users to get disappointed. The application also did not seem to be capable of hosting e-mail on the user’s Apple device and also seemed to have a different interface altogether been compared to Gmail on the Safari browser.
The product manager of Gmail, Matthew Izatt in a recent blog post mentioned that everyone who has installed the application could continue to use it and Google is planning to fix the bugs and relaunch it.
There seems to be something severely wrong with Google. It is struggling with its new baby Google plus, struggling with its applications and also having a hard time convincing the users about its new interface designs. Let’s hope things turn out well for Google in the near future.
Facebook has definitely been in the spotlight over the last couple of weeks but Google plus has not been sitting idly – it has improved the IOS app. The IOS app would now support “hangouts”, which is going to allow users to chat with each other using secondary cameras on the iPhone 4 and iPod touch.
By using this application you can now attach photographs to chat threads also. You can now also include +1 comments, there is an improved +mentions support and there is also a map view for all those places you’ve been in.
It seems that Google plus is not slow and steady rather it’s fast and steady. It has already had an additional 10 million viewers in just two days after opening up to the public and a base of 50 million users. By adding such value-added services, it’s definitely going to garner huge growth in the coming months.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, USA – Google Inc. will buy the mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility for 12,500 million dollars in cash, which is so far the largest acquisition by the company.
The purchase is a sign that the online search leader is serious about its plans for expansion beyond its core Internet business and want to settle in the fast growing mobile market
Google will pay $ 40 per share, a premium of 63% over the closing price of Motorola Mobility Friday.
The Google Android operating system works on phones that compete with the iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows mobile devices.
Motorola Mobility was separated from the rest of Motorola in January. The company refocused as a manufacturer of phones with Android interface, but has struggled to compete with Apple Inc. and Asian manufacturers of smart phones.
The total commitment to Motorola’s Android Mobility has created a natural fit for our two companies. Larry Page the CEO of Google said in a statement. “Together, we will create incredible experiences for the user and will boost the potential of all the Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers,.
The agreement has been approved by the boards of both companies.
It is expected to close later this year or early 2012, but the deal may face scrutiny from regulators. Google, which purchased DoubleClick for U.S. $ 3,200 million in 2008, took almost an year to get approval from the authorities.
What Google probably wants to acquire is the virtual treasure that Motorola Mobility has, possessing more than 17,000 patents on cell phone technology.
Google just lost to a bidding race that included Microsoft Corp., Apple and Research In Motion Ltd. in the bidding for thousands of patents from Novell Inc., a maker of networking software, and Nortel Networks, a Canadian manufacturer of telecommunications equipment.
Motorola has about three times more patents than Nortel.
Shares of Motorola Mobility rose by $ 14.72 where as the Shares of Google, fell by $ 14.68.