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Weekend tech reading: Google's lost social network

Last October, while hundreds of protesters were encamped in Zuccotti Park, a handful of people occupied a glass building in downtown Washington, D.C. Wearing sheepish grins and business-casual attire, the 99% they were not; one demonstrator said he worked for Grover Norquist...

Google+ vanity URLs becoming more widely available

A blog post by Google employee Saurabh Sharma reveals the search giant is in the process of rolling out vanity URLs for Google+ profiles and pages. The custom links, similar to those offered by Facebook more than three years ago,…

Google Takeout lets users merge Google+ accounts

Shortly after Google+ was introduced for Google Apps users, the company promised a migration tool which would allow those users to transfer data from their personal account to their Google Apps account. Several months have passed, but the search giant…

Google+ believed to be closing in on 50 million users

Google+ has attracted over 43 million users since opening the doors to their new social network less than three months ago. Ancestory.com co-founder and self-proclaimed Google+ unofficial statistician Paul Allen (no relation to the Microsoft co-founder by the same name)…

Google+ pulls in 20 million users in three weeks

The social network scene became even more diversified a couple of weeks ago when Google launched their new Google+ service on an invite-only basis. Just three weeks later, digital marketing monitor comScore Inc. estimates that Google+ had more than 20…

Google releases Google+ app for iPhone

Google has released the official Google+ app for the Apple iPhone. You can download it directly from the Apple App Store. Make sure that the version you grab is 1.0.1.1809 or later. Google mistakenly released a previous test version which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version has.