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Weekly Update - August 13, 2016: GMB-G+, YouTube Live Events, Facebook vs AdBlock Plus

This week's top updates:
  • Google My Business stops showing Google+ data in Insights for local businesses
  • YouTube limits live stream embeds to established or monetized accounts
  • Facebook does battle with AdBlock Plus.
Plus updates and tips for video creators, live streamers, Google+ posters, Gmail emailers, Google Maps users and much more!

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Ongoing: Follow the 2016 Olympics in Rio

YouTube and Video Creation

Go Live

Google+ and Google Spaces

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

  • Update Google My Business Insights for local businesses will no longer include Google+ data, focuses on Search and Maps (Google Small Business)
  • Update Google My Business app no longer supports Brand Pages or other Google+ data

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Mobile Messaging

  • Update How to cast a Chrome tab to a Hangouts video call (Paolo Amoroso)
  • Tip Invite phone participants to a Hangout video call

Nexus, Android, Project Fi


Privacy and Security

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links