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Signing Up For Gmail No Longer Requires A Google+ Account

Monday, 22 September 2014 18:37
Earlier this month, GoogleGoogle stopped forcing Gmail users to create a Google+ account upon sign up. Google+ is considered the second largest social networking website after Facebook. The growth of Google+ was largely attributed to its requirement for using another Google-owned service like Gmail or YouTube’s comments section. The requirement to create a Google+ account to sign up for Gmail started in January 2012. “We updated the signup experience in early September. Users can now…

Google Eases Up on Requiring Google+ During Account Sign-Ups

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:36
By Alistair Barr @alistairmbarralistair.barr@wsj.comBiographyCONNECT @alistairmbarralistair.barr@wsj.comBiographyGetty Images Google took a big step away from competing directly with Facebook in social networking. Sometime in early September, Google stopped requiring people to create a Google+ profile while signing up for other accounts such as Gmail. The requirement had been part of a big push by Google to build a major challenger to Facebook, but the number of people visiting and sharing content on Google+ always lagged behind engagement…

Facebook Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg Is Now A Comic Book Star

Monday, 22 September 2014 16:36
Sheryl Sandberg worked her way up the ranks in Google and Facebook to become one of the most successful women in tech. A new comic book called “Female Force: Sheryl Sandberg” tells her whole life story in drawing form, from working for former treasury secretary Larry Summers to joining Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook. The “Female Force” series has highlighted a number of successful women in the past, including Melinda Gates, Hillary Clinton, and Arianna Huffington.…

Google ups video ante against Facebook with “real-time” YouTube analytics

Monday, 22 September 2014 14:35
Hot on the heels of Facebook Inc. opening up more metrics about videos uploaded to its site, Google Inc. is upping the ante with the introduction of reporting functionality for content creators on YouTube. The release marks the latest escalation in what is shaping up as a full-blown feature war between the world’s top video sharing service and the would-be successor to the throne. Upon clicking the new “Realtime” tab under the YouTube Analytics menu,…

China clamps down on firms like Google

Sunday, 21 September 2014 23:26
The company shut down its servers in mainland China in March 2010 to avoid online censorship and began directing users in China to obtain unfiltered results from its servers in Hong Kong. The Chinese government then began intermittently blocking the Hong Kong servers as well, notably by halting the ability to reach the site for up to 90 seconds if a user tried to enter anything on a very long list of banned Chinese characters,…

How China's web clampdown hurts Google

Sunday, 21 September 2014 21:24
The company shut down its servers in mainland China in March 2010 to avoid online censorship and began directing users in China to obtain unfiltered results from its servers in Hong Kong. The Chinese government then began intermittently blocking the Hong Kong servers as well, notably by halting the ability to reach the site for up to 90 seconds if a user tried to enter anything on a very long list of banned Chinese characters,…

Google easing up on mandatory Google+ signups for new Gmail accounts

Sunday, 21 September 2014 13:18
Printed from http://www.electronista.com 0 updated 01:18 pm EDT, Sun September 21, 2014 Signing up a Gmail account no longer requires a social media account setup Google is no longer forcing users to create a Google+ profile when setting up a new Gmail account according to a report from marketing blog Wordstream. By easing up on the mandatory setup of the social media arm of the search company, Google is continuing to put distance between users…

Google Docs guide, tips, and tricks

Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:05
Whether you’re a student or a member of the workforce, you probably have to use document creation software on at least a somewhat regular basis. Google Docs offers a large buffet of productivity apps and features, and you don’t even have to pay for them. This guide will walk you through the basics of Google Docs. Related:Google Drive tips and tricks Sign up for a Google account Using Google Docs requires a Google account. To…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Criticises Google and Facebook Over Privacy

Friday, 19 September 2014 03:31
Apple has launched a delicately worded attack on Google and Facebook over their invasive business practices, with CEO Tim Cook claiming that Apple doesn't "read your email or your messages". In an open letter, Apple outlined its privacy model, comparing it favourably to that of their competitors who sell user data to advertisers. It said: "A few years ago, users of Internet services began to realise that when an online service is free, you're not…

Facebook, Twitter and Google Add Cooperation to Their 'TODO' Lists

Thursday, 18 September 2014 15:23
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- There is a "house of cards" problem that hit Microsoft with Windows 8, and is hitting Apple as its iOS gets bigger. The new version, iOS 8, may not load on older devices, and its bugs are delaying the company's entry into health care. These bugs could pinch investors. Writing software is like building a house of cards: The bigger it gets, the more complex it becomes, and the more difficult…
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