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Weekly Update - November 5, 2016: YouTube, Project Fi, US Elections

Top updates this week:
  • YouTube adds new comment features, which should help build your channel’s community
  • YouTube’s improved Content ID dispute process ensures creators won’t lose money
  • YouTube comes to an agreement with the Germany-based music rights organization, GEMA, meaning that more music videos will play for German viewers
  • YouTube now offers Chrome notifications on desktop
  • Project Fi app now displays improved real-time data
  • Photo editing app Snapseed can now edit photo spheres without them losing their sphereiness 
  • Microsoft launches a Slack competitor, and Slack seems pretty concerned
  • Did you know there is an election in the US on November 8th?


YouTube and Video Creation

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Google+ and Spaces

  • You posted in a Google+ Community: why isn't your post visible? (John Skeats)
  • FYI for +CircleCount users: Your profile photo is back (CircleCount)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

  • Snapseed 2.12 is rolling out on Android and iOS: improved HDR Scape (Snapseed)
  • You can now edit panoramas in Snapseed (John Nack)
  • Adobe Photoshop Fix comes to Android (The Next Web)

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

  • Here’s to more HTTPS on the web! (Google Webmasters blog)
  • Google Webmasters Office Hours Hangout: November 1 (Google Webmasters)
  • Google Webmasters Office hours Hangout: November 4 (Google Webmasters)

AdSense and advertising

  • Register now for the next AdSense Hangout on Air  (AdSense)
  • Did you receive an AdSense policy violation warning? Don't panic! (Inside AdSense blog)
  • Publishers are rethinking "Around the Web" type ads (New York Times)

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi

  • Why the Nexus 5X and 6P didn't get Pixel fingerprint swipe gestures (Android Police)
  • The (updated) History of Android (Ars Technica)
  • Improved real-time data usage info in the Project Fi app (Project Fi)
  • Webinar learn more about Project Fi with Top Contributor expert +Ziggy Dziegman !
  • (Michael Daniels)
  • Daydream View: In stores November 10th with launch lineup (Ian Lake)


Desktops aren’t dead!

Privacy and Security

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Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links