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Week in Review - February 27, 2016: YouTube, Google+, AMP

New this week: Google+ rolled out updates for web and desktop, the YouTube Editor can now blur moving objects, and Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) are now supported by AdSense, Google Analytics and Wordpress.

The Gmail Android app now offers rich text formatting, Google Docs lets you type and format with your voice on desktop, archived Google data can now be directly uploaded to Dropbox or OneDrive, and you can live stream from the Facebook Android app.

All that, plus tips for Google+, YouTube, Blogger, Google Analytics, AdSense, Google Drive and more!

Image: In honor of leap day (Monday, February 29th): Deer leaping among flowers by Franz Marc (1912)

Week in Review - February 20, 2016: YouTube, Google+, GMB, Gmailify

It was a relatively quiet week this week, with a few updates and tips for YouTube, Google+, Businesses getting on Google, Blogger, Hangouts, Google Photos, AdSense and more.

Most interesting new feature launched this week? The ability to “Gmailify” your Yahoo, Hotmail and Outlook emails. Come over to the Google side Microsoft and YouTube users!

Are you interested in the Google Top Contributor Program? Check out this Hangout on Air with four Google Community Managers (Google Top Contributor Program)
Image: Black and white reproduction of 夜の雪 by Hayami Gyoshū (1894-1935). This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.

Week in Review - February 13, 2016: Picasa, YouTube, Google+

This week’s big news is that Picasa and Picasa web albums will be shutting down. YouTube Red Originals are now available and you can now find out what your fans think with YouTube Poll Cards. Google+ got updates for both the Android app and desktop web preview. Plus there are updates and tips for Project Fi, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Forms, AdSense, Blogger, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) and more.

The heart was Made With Code #CodedWithLove and is meant to be animated like so:


I considered trying to work in an image based on this week’s very cool announcement of the first detection of gravitational waves, but a Valentine heart seemed more timely. Also, dear readers, I love you all!

Week in Review - February 6, 2016: Google+, Google Photos, Android Wear

This week there were Google+ updates for iOS and web, new features in Google Photos on desktop, Hangouts appeared in the Google App Launcher and Android Wear gets a major update. Plus there are tips and updates for YouTube creators, small business owners, webmasters, and more.

This week’s kaleidoscope gridiron image honors of the great American holiday, Super Bowl Sunday. We gather to eat tasty snacks, drink cold beverages and watch ads. Also a football game is played.
YouTube AdBlitz: Watch, vote and share on your favorite Super Bowl commercials Let Google Maps be your game day guideHow to Fake Your Way Through the Super Bowl Without Knowing Anything About Football 
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