Apparently they're offering 100 PB of free storage in Nearline for up to six months for customers who switch from any other cloud provider to Google Cloud Storage under the Switch and Save program although I can't find confirmation of that.
Anyone using it or got further info on the offer?
So, now even the Google admins are getting it wrong.
Come on guys, you're making this more difficult that it really is.
In our previous email, sent July 20, 2015, with the subject, "IMPORTANT: Photo sharing in Hangouts Chat now requires Picasa Web Albums," we incorrectly stated that photo sharing in Hangouts Chat will be set by the Picasa Web Albums service. Photo sharing in Hangouts will be set by the Google Photos service.
Following is the corrected email:
The photo-sharing functionality in Hangouts is changing. Going forward, the ability to share photos and other multimedia in Hangouts Chat will be set by the Google Photos service rather than by the Google+ service.
What you need to know:
If Google+ is enabled in your domain, no further action is necessary. Google+ requires Google Photos so you can continue to share photos using Hangouts Chat just like you always have.
If Google+ is not enabled for your domain and you want to use the photo-sharing functionality in Hangouts Chat, you must turn on the Google Photos service in your Admin console.
This functionality change already applies to the latest version of the Hangouts app on iOS, and will take effect for web users in the next few days. On Android, if Google Photos is not enabled, users may see errors when trying to share photos until the next update to the Hangouts app, which is scheduled for the coming weeks.
Note: Google+ and Google Photos are additional services and aren't subject to the terms of your Google Apps account agreement.
Visit the Google Apps Help Center to learn more about using Hangouts in your organization.
The Google Apps for Work Team_
Only time I rode a scooter was when I had to take my bike test [a few] years ago.
These look fun, though.
Comments/ feedback appreciated.
Why do so many get it so wrong?
Social networks change. Sometimes, they even die and go away, or languish in some purgatory of perpetual non-growth. As the reaction from users to nearly any change proves, people generally don't like this, at least not at first. Businesses, especially, don't like it.
Life is change. You will never find a social network that doesn't change, and if you do it won't last long. Unfortunately, changes can bring real problems when you've got money riding on something: decreased reach can hide you from your fans, a deprecated feature can throw your strategy into shambles, and much more.
So what is the best solution? Stop going all-in! If you've built your strategy on selling "The Secrets of Twitter"; if your only social presence is a Facebook Page; if half your traffic is coming from Pinterest... you may be living on borrowed time.
"But all my customers use Facebook!"
Then use other networks to find customers who don't.
I just don't get Twitter/Instagram/Tumblr/Google+!
Hire someone who does.
However, not going all-in also means not going all-in on social media in general. Balance your social media strategy with SEO, SEM, Blogging, selling through eBay, etc..., etc... Social media isn't the only channel for businesses online, and often isn't the best.
"Maybe winning isn’t everything. One just needs to hedge the bet and minimize the risk. - Doug Cooper
~ , SEO,
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First port of call was with Microsoft, (designing and building a new Games website), I then swanned over to Apple (converting the US site to English for the UK market), Canon and various other top notch global companies. Remember, this was a long time ago (in internet years) when only the biggest companies could afford anything resembling a professional website.
It was a grand job, with brilliantly inspirational people but, eventually, had to come to an end. That's when I set up the online production agency Point and Stare, around 6 years ago, and I'm still loving it.
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