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Week in review - July 9, 2016: Spaces, Now on Tap and more

This was a quiet week, with just a few updates. The Google Spaces mobile apps got an update and Now on Tap can now translate text, QR and barcodes. And there are tips for photographers, video makers, business owners and more.

The image is Carnation, LIly, Lily, Rose by John Singer Sargent (1885-6)


YouTube and Video Creation

  • New Google acquires cloud video streaming company Anvato for the Google Cloud Platform (Recode)
  • Tip A quick guide to 360-degree video on YouTube: how and why to use it (TubularInsights)
  • Tip How camera angles can shape they way you feel about characters (themediashow)

Go Live

Google+ and Google Spaces

  • Update Google Spaces iOS update 1.0.3 (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Update Google Spaces Android update 1.2 (Luke Wroblewski)
  • Article The tech press muses on the 5th anniversary of Google+ (Paolo Amoroso)

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

  • Tip Did you receive an email from AdSense about account closure? (AdSense Help Forum)

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

  • Interest in making Hangouts (and other Google products) better? (Sage LaTorra)
  • Update Improved photo, video and document sharing on Skype (Skype blog)
  • Update Introducing free Skype Meetings (Microsoft Office Blogs)
  • New Facebook Messenger Starts Testing End-to-End Encryption with Secret Conversations (Facebook Newsroom)

Nexus, Android, Project Fi

Privacy and Security


  • New Now on Tap translates text, barcodes and QR codes (Google Inside Search blog)
  • Tips A Googlers insider guide to using Google Docs at work (Fast Company)
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