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

This week’s top Google updates:
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!


YouTube and Video Creation

  • Last chance for 2016! Enter to win a spot at YouTube NextUp! (YouTube Creator blog)
  • YouTube Creators: Enter to be part of the NextUp class in your region! (October-November classes)
  • YouTube Trusted Flaggers are answering questions on Reddit - Ask Them Anything! (r/YouTube)
  • YouTube Go -faster, more relevant, less data needed - now being tested in India (YouTube blog)
  • How Boogie2988 got hacked - and how you can protect your YouTube and Google account (Boogie2988 on Daily Dot)
  • Facebook apologizes for inflating video views (Ars Technica, Gizmodo, Facebook Blog)
  • Google releases the YouTube-8M dataset for research (Research at Google blog)

Go Live

Google+ and Spaces

  • Help pick the October Google+ Collection #FeatureFriday themes! (Faith Tan)
  • Get training Google+ and other Google Apps G Suite services! (Alex Garcia)

Other Social media

  • Introducing Twitter Moments for Everyone (Krishna De, Buffer blog, Twitter blog)
  • Top US Social Media Sites, 2008-16: Facebook crushes MySpace while YouTube expands (Viktor Bohush)

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi

  • Google Apps on my Chromebook Flip!
  • Happy 8th Birthday Android!


Privacy and Security

More around the web

  • The Keyword is the new blog for product news across Google (The Keyword)
  • Google for India (making products work better for everyone) (Google India blog)
  • Google Station wants to bring fast wifi to everyone (Google)
  • How to become a "Best Selling" author on Amazon: all you need is $3 and 5 Minutes (Brent Underwood at The Observer)
Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links