Surprise to most of us, I think, after Google+ photos was shuttered. Sounds like a good use of Google+ now, though.
This is Business Insider’s report on this code. I’m sure there are compelling reasons for Google to open source this code, but still, you have to respect them for making it available.
I missed this back when it first appeared. Interesting ideas in here, most of which I agree with. I do think this one nugget is true, and also means so much more than the simple statement initially implies:
Way more people are reading ebooks on phones, while dedicated e-reader usage is falling.
Not surprising to me. G+ really wasn’t a bad social network, despite the naysayers (myself included). It just wasn’t a good one, and it certainly had no compelling reason to use it.
Also, it came too late. Social sites are becoming more niche, more focused, or dedicated to one facet of social experience.
I’ve never been bothered by floating action buttons in Google apps, but I think the author of this piece makes some solid points, some of which I’ve actually hit.
Wow, interesting. This makes some sense to me if true. I wonder what other gamers will think of the move if it happens?
Google revealed that they are using a lightly customized and realtime-ish version of the Ubuntu Linux operating system development by Canonical on the…
An exceptionally long (for a web piece) but exceptionally interesting biography of Mayer, following her from Google to Yahoo with flashbacks to college and high school throughout. I couldn’t imagine reading all this when I started this morning, but I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended for people interested in tech, silicon valley, Mayer, or the inner workings of CEO job hunts and appointments.
Interesting on two counts – that Yahoo traffic is genuinely up, and because the piece raises nice questions about what happens now that the big sites have maximized US traffic.