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Google seems to be on a product launching spree, as it launched a new photo service known as Photovine. The service was developed by a company named Slide, which was acquired by Google in 2010 for an estimated $228 million.
The home page of Photovine has nothing but a few links and an image of the application in action. Just like Google+, you can become a member by invitation only. The tagline below the logo states, “plant a photo, watch it grow“. There is not much information beyond this on either the home page, other than a video demonstrating Photovine.
Take a look at the official Photovine video below:
Social networking is an integral part of a most people’s lives today, irrespective of their profession. This is mainly due to the fact that social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ (which is still in its initial stages) keep users connected with their friends and family. Recently, HTC showed off its ChaCha and Salsa at MWC 2011, which took social network integration to a whole new level. The two handsets came with a dedicated Facebook button at the bottom of the phone, allowing users easy one-touch access to the social networking website.
Now, rumors suggest that the next Nexus device could feature a similar button, only this time it will be for Google+ instead. Seems interesting? Well, there is no confirmation regarding this, so it’s better to take the news with a pinch of salt. The info comes from the Facebook page of an individual named Google Plus, who states that he got the information from an “official” Google employee. This button apparently lets users share app info or data with their Google+ contacts at the press of a button. He further claims that the next Google branded handset will be manufactured by HTC. This contradicts earlier reports which suggested that Samsung will be making the next Nexus device, dubbed the Nexus Prime
Simplifies moving from Facebook to the new social networking sensation.
Google+ is the talk of the town and even though it is still in a limited trial run, people seem to be scurrying to get in. To help such people, an Indian developer has launched an app that eases the process of moving from rival Facebook to Google+. The app in question is called Move2Picasa, developed by Pune-based web developer Aman Kumar Jain.
As you may know, overwhelming would be an understatement to the response received by Google‘s new social networking service Google+. So overwhelming was the response that apparently, Google+ ran out of disk space, resulting in a torrent of alert notifications to users.
Vic Gundotra, SVP of Social [networking] at Google posted the following on his Google+ profile, “For about 80 minutes we ran out of disk space on the service that keeps track of notifications. Hence our system continued to try sending notifications. Over, and over again. Yikes“.
Apologising for the spam-like alert notifications, he added that Google did not expect to hit the threshold so fast, claiming that they underestimated the response to this new service. Indeed, it is surprising to learn that Google suffered such an outage, given the fact that it is known to have an infrastructure capable of handling such a situation.
Google has unveiled its new project Google+. Which many people think is its answer to Facebook. So What exactly is Google+? Google+ is a project which turns Google into one giant social network. Google+ contains some new innovative features. I got an Google+ invitation so decided to test it and share the experience and features with my readers. Here are all the features of Google+ :
First of all lets talk about the design. Google+ has a simple design with lots of white space. Overall the looks are simple and only a few people might find is boring design.
If you spend time on Google or any of its services, then you may have seen the new black menu bar. Many wondered if this was just some new design from Google. As it turns out, that black bar is a sign from Google that something big is coming. That something is Google+.
Google+ is the newest of Google’s projects to go into invitation beta. While its not Google’s first run at building a social network, Google+ is probably the most extensive. That doesn’t mean that Google is making a big deal of it yet, however. They are trying to keep it quiet, lest it get the build up to a fail that Wave had. You can take a look at the introductory video here.