Google’s Vic Gundotra is leaving the company

Vic Gundotra & Bradley Horowitz of Google+
Vic Gundotra & Bradley Horowitz of Google+ (Photo credit: Scott Beale)

(by pio dal cin)

With these words Vic Gundotra announced his departure from Google.

“Today I’m announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years,” wrote Gundotra in a post titled, “I’m also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many.”

Just a few hours ago Larry Page answered to Vic’s Post on G+ saying these words:

Vic — thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google.  You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing.  There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion.  I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.  Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.”

Read Vic’s Post on G+ and Larry Page’s answer here

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Google and Time Magazine Celebrate Earth Day with your photos

(by pio dal cin)

Google and Time Magazine Celebrate Earth Day with your photos

(by pio dal cin) Google Plus and Time Magazine have teamed up to show you the Best of our Planet Earth. On Earth Day you can share your beautiful pictures and publish them on +Google+ 
with the hastag  #MyBeautifulEarth. Google has already opened a Google Page where your photos will be featured. So get on and shoot the part of the Planet where you live and share it “publicly” on G+  +Sharing is Caring on G+ 
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Google Glass Hangout to answer all your Glass questions today

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G+ updates notifications

Google+ updated notifications system

English: Google+ wordmark
English: Google+ wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Google+ wordmark (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(by pio dal cin)  One of the main issues on +Google+  has always been “notifications”. Today G+ announced an improvement that makes notification easier to use. If you scroll all the way down from +Mr. Jingles  you’ll find a “Everything Else” which means that if you want to see some of the posts outside your regular setting  yo’ll be able to see them. +Mervik Haums  just made a great post that I shared on my stream: Here is the post:

Google+ Sets up a Congratulation Card for the Royal Baby

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Image via CrunchBase

by pio dal cin. Codognè

+Google+  has set up a CONGRATULATION CARD for His Highness the Prince of Cambridge, born TODAY at 4:24 pm local time.

All you have to do is + Plus This post by +Google UK  and in the next fourteen days, if you have a +Google+  account, your name and photo will appear on the card as explained here by +Google 
To participate
To be included in this card you must be a Google+ user representing an
individual (with either a profile or +page), and your profile picture must
be a representative likeness (photo, drawing, picture etc).
To add your profile picture to the online mosaic and your name to the card:
To send your best wishes to the happy parents, simply +1
this post and we’ll add your name and picture to the world’s biggest
congratulations card, you’ll then be able to find yourself by name. To
have your name added to the card, sign-in to Google+ and +1 this post.
To add a comment to the mosaic and card:
To send a message of congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge, just reshare this post and write your message in the text of
your reshare.
Use of your image in the card
In addition to your image and/or comment appearing on, and in any final printed version of
the card to be presented to Clarence House, it may also appear in media
used to promote the card, in either online and offline placements. If you
don’t want to feature in the card please don’t +1 this post.
We may edit posts to be in keeping with the spirit and tone of the card