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Google+ Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus /ˈɡuːɡəl plʌs/) is a social networking and identity service[3][4] that is owned and operated by Google Inc.


Google has described Google+ as a "social layer" that enhances many of its online properties, and that it is not simply a social networking website, but also an authorship tool that associates web-content directly with its owner/author.[5] It is the second-largest social networking site in the world after Facebook. 540 million monthly active users are part of the Identity service site, by interacting socially with Google+'s enhanced properties, like Gmail, +1 button, and YouTube comments.[6] In October 2013, Google counted 540 million active users who used at least one Google+ service, of which 300 million users are active in "the stream".[1][7][8] History[edit] Creation[edit] Growth[edit] Mobile App[edit] User base[edit]

Google+ is truly powerful. Google+ Open for Business; Internet Giant Now Competing with Twitter, Facebook. Real-life sharing, rethought for the web. Update: For our international readers, this post is also available in French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. - Ed.

Real-life sharing, rethought for the web

Among the most basic of human needs is the need to connect with others. With a smile, a laugh, a whisper or a cheer, we connect with others every single day. Today, the connections between people increasingly happen online. Yet the subtlety and substance of real-world interactions are lost in the rigidness of our online tools. In this basic, human way, online sharing is awkward. We’d like to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to software. +Circles: share what matters, with the people who matter most Not all relationships are created equal.

It’s sloppy. From close family to foodies, we found that people already use real-life circles to express themselves, and to share with precisely the right folks. The web, of course, is filled with great content—from timely articles to vibrant photos to funny videos. Google Apps Coming To Google+ ‘Within Days’; Company Taking A ‘Cautious Approach’ To APIs.

Google+ SVP Vic Gundotra and Google Co-founder Sergey Brin took to the stage today at The Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco to talk about their new social network and what exactly they’re up to these days.

Google Apps Coming To Google+ ‘Within Days’; Company Taking A ‘Cautious Approach’ To APIs

Among other things, Gundotra touched on the success Google+ has seen since its launch, most notably that users have uploaded 3.4 billion photos over the last 90 days — a statistic which “blew his mind”. Because of this early success, much of which was unexpected, Gundotra said, Google has been focusing on scaling the social network to make sure that it works for all of its users. As a result, Google+ has so far lacked integration with Google Apps, a feature many users have been clamoring to see. According to the Google SVP, the company “thought it would have more time” before it hit a scale and popularity in which these kinds of additions would become necessary. Google+ Project: It's Social, It's Bold, It's Fun, And It Looks Good — Now For The Hard Part.

Last night, you may have heard talk of a mysterious black bar appearing on the top of

Google+ Project: It's Social, It's Bold, It's Fun, And It Looks Good — Now For The Hard Part

Or you may have even seen it yourself. No, you weren’t hallucinating. It was a sign of something about to show itself. Something big. It’s official: Google+ will be connected to everything. By now it’s become fairly obvious that Google’s new social network, Google+, is here to stay (unlike some of the company’s past efforts at being social): depending on which estimates you believe, Google+ may have as many as 50 million registered users, which is not bad for a three-month old product.

It’s official: Google+ will be connected to everything

And the company has made it clear that it wants to use Google+ as a kind of identity platform for other things — hence the importance of its controversial “real name” policy. But it wasn’t obvious just how much was riding on the new network until recently, thanks in part to some comments made by vice-president of product Brad Horowitz, who said that in the future, Google+ and Google will effectively become inseparable. Google+ “is Google itself” But the real meat of the interview appears in a statement that the Google staffer makes about where the Google+ network stands in relationship to the rest of the search engine’s vast empire. LiveOn+ Extension – Notifies of Streaming Hangouts.

Google Plus. Google+ Traffic Floodgates Open - Deal Journal. Reuters When Google opened its new social network to the public this week, it also opened the Web-traffic floodgates.

Google+ Traffic Floodgates Open - Deal Journal

On Tuesday, the first day Google+ was open widely to the public, Google+ recorded nearly 3.58 million Web visits in the U.S., according to new data from Experian Hitwise. Since its invitation-only launch in June, Google+ posted a daily high of about 321,000 U.S. visits. Google+ Gets A Jump On Facebook.