July 22, 2011
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Google+ for businesses is coming soon

Google+ for businessGoogle has been actively removing users representing a brand or company on Google+. Just today, the search giant removed most of the non-personal accounts from Google plus in one swoop, creating a great controversy within the corporate users. Does this mean Google is trying to keep marketers and businesses away from establishing a presence on Google+? Not really, but separate corporate profiles will be introduced soon.

Christian Oestlien, Google’s product manager, wrote that over 10,000 organisations applied to be part of their pilot program for businesses, and the doors for the creation of corporate profiles … Continue Reading →

July 21, 2011
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Be warned of malicious and fake Google plus invites

Google+, in the past few weeks, rapidly reached the milestone of 20 million users, setting an impressive record for such a new product still in invite-only testing.

Like everything popular, it’s only a matter of time before someone or a group find a way to exploit it for their own benefit. This time, the target is Google+ and the means to do it is using fake invites.

Kaspersky Lab just reported that malicious e-mails are being sent that imitate a real Google plus invite, but with disastrous consequences. The e-mail is shown in a format … Continue Reading →

July 20, 2011
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Free Google+ Invites giveaway


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Wanting to get on Google+, but can’t sign up because of you lack an invite? Worry no more, Google+ Planet can provide you an invitation to get you run and running on this new social network?

How to get one

It’s easy! Simply comment on this post using your e-mail or e-mail me at icechen1 [at] pbjbreaktime.com, and I will send you an invite as soon as possible. Your e-mail address will only be used in order to send you the invite you need, nothing malicious or spam.

We would appreciate it if you could … Continue Reading →

July 19, 2011
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Google+ App now on Apple iOS

The long-awaited official Google plus application is now available for the iPhone over at Apple’s App Store freely. Unlike the Web version that is available for iPhone users since its launch, the App allows users to experience the full range of features offered by Google plus, like Huddle, Circles and user streams, and features a native iOS look.

The App easily allows you to check on your streams, look at photo albums, comment on friend’s updates and +1 them. You can use Huddle to chat with a group of friends similar to SMS. The App … Continue Reading →

July 18, 2011
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How to send Google plus invites

This article was originally published on our sister site, PBJ Breaktime.

google plus circles and invitesGot your own Google+account but need friends and family to share it with? Google plus is currently an invite-only service(and pretty exclusive at that too) and you will need to send them an invite before they will be able to start using Google+. However, Google+ doesn’t really have an invite page per-se, and some users will have to dig around before finding the right place.

So, how to we invite other people to Google plus? Pretty straightforward, navigate to your circles page … Continue Reading →

July 18, 2011
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Google News, now with Badges!

Some avid Google News readers will no doubt notice a brand new feature recently: you will now be rewarded for reading news about a particular topic. Just like Google+, this endeavor is a bold move to bring social features into news reading. Once you click enough article relating to a certain theme on Google News (about a week according to Google), you will earn a Bronze badge for that topic. As time progresses and you keep up reading news on the subject, you will level up to silver, gold and beyond. Here’s a nice video … Continue Reading →

July 18, 2011
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Can Google+ overtake Twitter?

Twitter versus Google plusFacebook is often used as the main competitor to Google’s social network offering, Google+, but Twitter is often left out of the equation. However, once Google plus reaches public beta, it may prove to be more than a worthy alternative. Both services offer similar features such as the ability to “follow” other users,  instantly receive updates from them and the ability to mention other users. Will Google+ one day take over market-share from Twitter? Not a doubt, and it’s only a matter of time.

Some of Twitter’s shortcomings

For new users and even frequent users, … Continue Reading →