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Week in Review - April 23, 2016: YouTube 360 Live, Google Play Podcasts, Google+

This week there are big updates from YouTube, Google Play Music, Google+ and more:
  • YouTube launched 360-degree live broadcasting (live from Coachella this weekend) and introduced #hashtag search.
  • Google Play Music now hosts podcasts - you can even play podcasts inside the Google Search app
  • There's a new home in your Google account for the list of people you’ve blocked in Hangouts and Google+, plus hovercards are back in the Google+ web preview. 
Plus there are tips and updates for Blogger bloggers, webmasters, YouTubers, live broadcasters, AdSense publishers, and Search, Chrome, Inbox, Google Docs, Project Fi and more.

Live Events

Live Broadcasting



  • New It's now easier to view and manage people blocked in Google+ and Hangouts in your Google account 
  • New Google+ Web Preview update: Hovercards are back! (Luke Wroblewski)
  • New Google+ Android App update: design updates, bug fixes (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Google+ has the same proportion of Millennial users as Twitter, but only "for SEO" according to @taictran - a lost opportunity for businesses? (Mike Elgan)

Google and Your Business

Google Photos


  • What should you do if your AdSense account is suspended or disabled for invalid activity? (Inside AdSense Blog)

Google Advertising

Bloggers and Webmasters

Hangouts and Mobile Communication

Project Fi

  • Project Fi App Update: home screen widget, call forwarding toggle, bug fixes (Project Fi)
  • Happy Birthday Project Fi!

Productivity: Browsers, Search, Mail, Docs and more

Google in the News

And more around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links