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Week in Review - January 30, 2016: Hangouts, AI, VR and more

After the holiday freeze, things are picking up this week! Google's AI beat an expert Go player, Hangouts version 7 rolled out, Google built their VR team, and Facebook opened mobile live streaming to all.  Plus there were updates to the Google+ Android app, a new AdWords iOS app, tips and tools for AMP webpages, international updates for Google Calendar and the Google Search app, and tips for Google Photos, AdSense, YouTube, Android, and more.

Image: Monkeys and Rabbits Playing Go by Settei Hasegawa (1878)

Week in Review - January 23, 2016: YouTube, Webmasters and more

This week’s updates include Google+ bug fixes, looping YouTube videos, and a new Google site for webmasters. Also learn how Google fights bad ads, how to customize your YouTube channel, how to manage Project Fi voicemail greetings and more.

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Week in Review - January 16, 2016: Google+, VR, Blogger, and More

This week Google+ updated both the new desktop version and Android app, a Google account is now required for the Google Friend Connect app on your Blogger blog, Google appoints a VP of Virtual Reality, and AdSense offers tailored Optimization. Plus tips and updates for YouTube, Google+, Inbox, Google Maps, and more.

A thought: Monday in the Martin Luther King Jr Day holiday. In 1964 King pointed out that technology doesn't make us better people. We could do better then; we could do better now.
There is a sort of poverty of the spirit which stands in glaring contrast to our scientific and technological abundance. The richer we have become materially, the poorer we have become morally and spiritually. We have learned to fly the air like birds and swim the sea like fish, but we have not learned the simple art of living together as brothers. - Martin Luther King's Nobel Lecture, delivered in the Auditorium of the University of Oslo at December 11, 1964

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Week in Review - January 9, 2016: YouTube, Google+, Blogger and more

This week's updates, tips and articles for YouTube, Google+, Google Photos, Bloggers, Webmasters and more. No major launches, so it's a great time to catch up: create a few Google+ Collections, review your social media accounts, update your Blog and YouTube channel, or take some new photos of your business.

Image: Skating in Central Park, by Alice Tait (1934) This image is a work of a Works Progress Administration employee, taken or made as part of that person's official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain (17 U.S.C. §§ 101 and 105).

Week in Review - January 2, 2016: the new year dawns

I've got two weeks worth of tips and articles to start off the new year, and even a few updates. Blogger will require a Google account for Google Friend Connect, YouTube is retiring webcam capture, and Wirecast Go is out of beta. Plus tips and tutorials for Google+, YouTube, Blogger, photos, live streaming, Project Fi, account security and more.

>> Local business experts: apply to be a Google Small Business Adviser today (deadline 4 January)!

Want to know what happened across the Google-verse in 2015? See my 2015 Year in Review

Photo: Sunrise from the International Space Station (NASA)

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