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How to Get More Google+ Shares & +1s: 16 Ways
Google+ is still alive and going strong unlike what many so-called "experts" have been suggesting in the past few months. The site can drive a ton of traffic to your website, but you need to work hard to earn more visitors. Adding great content to your website is great but not all you need to worry about. Here are 16 ways you can get more Google+ shares and +1s and improve your presence in that community: Use social lockers: have premium content...
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Google Hangouts no longer requires a Google+ profile. 

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Name restrictions on Google+ ...
 
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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Why You Should Try +Post Ads {Infographic}
Tweet Tweet +Post Ads have been around for a while. They are available to advertises with brand pages that have more than 1000 followers. With this service, you can show Google+ content to be displayed as ads through the Google Display Network. Wonder how you can get started? This infographic has you covered: Infographic by: …
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Google Hangouts will get a lot smarter with the acquisition of Emu
Google just enhanced its AI stable with the acquisition of Emu, a texting app with a built in artificial intelligence assistant. The assistant allows users to schedule lunches, share location, and set reminders without needing to go through the usual rigmarole of triggering all the apps involved ...
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Launch Announcement: Comments now in Views
Love photo sphere, Views (g.co/views), and +Google Maps? We just added comments and +1s into Views, allowing you to chat with the photographer about their photo spheres and the amazing places they visited. It's a perfect way to plan travel for you photo enthusiasts out there.

We've seen amazing engagement with photo spheres that people published to Google Maps from +Android (g.co/camera) or their DSLR. Because of the one BILLION users of Google Maps, many people have several MILLION views of their images, even if they're not famous photographers. By sharing your images of interesting places, we hope you'll see solid engagement and help you find an audience for your passion.

With this launch of comments and +1s in Views, we believe you'll start seeing people discovering your old favorite photos too, not just the ones you posted recently. The graph here summarizes this point.

Now go make someone's day and tell them how much you love their photo sphere on Views (g.co/views). Have fun!

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Just in time for I/O… brand new Glassware

You probably didn’t expect us back with another update so soon, but we’ve got a few new Glassware coming your way. Well, 12 to be exact. 

Runtastic is your personal trainer. You’ll have a collection of workouts to help whip you into shape or push you to reach your fitness goals. 

94Fifty Basketball works with the 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball to help you with your game. It measures muscle memory that the human eye can’t see. You’ll get feedback after each shot to help you shoot like Ray Allen. (ok, maybe not Ray Allen but maybe it’ll help you make varsity.)

The Guardian keeps you up to date on breaking news alerts and lets you save the articles you want to read later. 

Duolingo makes learning a new language feel more like a game and less like high school Spanish class.

GuidiGO is your personal tour guide. Choose from 27 destinations and over 250 guided tours. Relive the Impressionist history of Montmartre, the magic of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, or the hidden secrets of San Francisco!

Allthecooks is no stranger to Glass, but they’ve added some new features to keep your hands free while cooking. You can now use voice commands to switch between recipes and directions. 

Zombies, Run! Because let’s face it, running is more fun when you’re being chased by zombies. 

Starchart lets you look up at the sky and explore the stars, planets and constellations above.

Shazam on Glass can tell you the name of the track and artist of a song that’s playing around you. Just say “OK Glass, Recognize this song.” 

Goal.com lets you keep up with everything happening in the world of football. (World Cup fans, we’re looking at you.)

Livestream let’s you broadcast live video, read chat messages from your audience and share your point of view via social networks.

musiXmatch picks up on the music playing around you and shows you the song lyrics for songs in any language. 

Learn more about our latest Glassware additions here: http://goo.gl/GWzXeE
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