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Google+ turned five and nobody noticed

Google launched its fourth attempt at a social network, Google+, on June 28, 2011 on an invite-only basis. The search giant’s answer to Facebook gained loads of traction early on, amassing more than 20 million users in just three weeks…

4chan creator Chris Poole hired by Google

Towards the end of 2015, Chris Poole (aka. Moot) sold the controversial website he created, 4chan, to the founder of popular Japanese message board 2channel. Now that the acquisition is complete, Poole has found a new home at Google.

Google+ ends long-standing real names policy

Google has recently reversed its policy of requiring users of their Google+ social network to use their real names. A post on Google+ says that while the policy "helped create a community made up of real people", it also kept…

Google+ creator Vic Gundotra is leaving the company

One of Google’s top executives is leaving the company. Senior vice president and head of Google+,Vic Gundotra, revealed on Thursday he plans to part ways with the search giant after nearly eight years on the job.

Google Voice finds a new home in Google+ Hangouts

Google Voice has found a new home within Hangouts in Google+. Last week at Google I/O, the new standalone version of Hangouts was unveiled as an amalgam of all current Google messaging products with the exception of Google Voice.