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Weekly Update - October 29, 2016: Halloween tricks and treats

Many tech companies announced their third quarter earnings this week - and (not coincidentally) announced new hardware, software, and sadly some retirements.

This week's top updates:

Apple and Microsoft held special events, announcing new hardware and softwareTwitter announced that Vine will be shut downJust in time for Halloween: Facebook and Prisma demoed real time "masks" and artistic filters for live streams Google Allo got a bunch of updates, including Stranger Things stickers Google+ launched the new “Vanguard” program for Community Owners and opened a new Google+ Collections Community for India Plus there are updates and tips for YouTube, Google+, webmasters, photographers, business owners, AdSense publishers, and much much more.
Image: my photo of Halloween Androids, all rights reserved

Weekly Update - October 22, 2016: Pixel, YouTube, Google+

This week’s top updates:

The #madebygoogle Pixel phones are finally on sale and in users' hands There are new data filters for YouTube Analytics realtime reportsGoogle+ for web and Google Photos were also updated There are also updates and tips for Google Photos, Google+, YouTube, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Android lovers, Facebook live streamers, Google Docs users and more.

Image: Franz Marc detail from In the Rain (1912) Public domain

Weekly Update - October 15, 2016: Project Fi, Google Photos, YouTube

This week’s top updates:
Project Fi now offers group plansGoogle Photos has more ways to discover images (and more)YouTube acquires Famebit
Plus tips and updates for Google+, Google Spaces, YouTube, Google Photos, webmasters, AdSense publishers, Business owners, emailers, Android phone owners and more!

Image: Postcard showing man and woman using telephones c. 1910 (Public Domain)

Weekly Update, October 8, 2016: #madebygoogle, Google+, YouTube

At the big #madebygoogle  event on October 4th, Google announced some fancy new hardware to showcase their move to “AI-first”: Pixel phones, Google Home, Google WiFi, Daydream View VR viewer, and a new Chromecast.

While most of this week's updates are related to that, Google+ also changed the default post sort order in Communities, YouTube makes it easier to disclose paid promotion, and more for webmasters, business owners, Docs users and more!
Plus check out the Google+ Top Contributors and Rising Star at the #TCMeetup2016 in Mountain View and An overview video of the main day of #TCMeetups2016 in Mountain View
Image: Exclamation mark By Google - https://code.google.com/p/noto/, Apache License 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=34845456

Weekly Update - October 1, 2016: The Keyword, G Suite, Google for India, #TCMeetups2016

This week’s top Google updates:
Google’s official blogs have a new home at blog.google with “The Keyword”Google Apps for Work is rebranded G Suite, launched along with Google Cloud (plus a Early Adopter program with an new Hangouts meeting experience)Google for India (making products work better for everyone): YouTube Go, Allo, Google Station and Chrome on Android Plus there are more updates and tips for YouTube, live streaming, Google+, Photos, Blogger, webmasters, Hangouts & messaging, Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Maps and more!

This week I also attended the Google Top Contributor Program Meetup (#TCMeetups2016) in Mountain View. Check out the photos on Twitter, Google+, and Instagram. (You can see the YouTube RSs & TCs here)

Image: Google Top Contributor Program Meetup Cupcakes! Interested in the Top Contributor program? Check it out!
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