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Weekly Update - March 18, 2017: Advertiser-friendliness, Family Link, YouTube

The top stories in the Googleverse this week:
  • The new Google Family Link app helps you control what your kids can access on their phone
  • Google was “under fire for posting UK government ads on YouTube hate videos”. In a quick response, Google announced they will be giving advertisers more control over where ads appear on YouTube and the Google Display Network 
  • YouTube announced the Annotations editor will be retired May 2
  • Google Voice got a nice update on Android and web 
Plus there are updates and tips for webmasters, bloggers, live streamers, Google+ers, YouTubers and more.

Image: Four leaf clover by KEBman on Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)

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YouTube and Video Creation

  • The YouTube Annotations editor is being retired (YouTube Creator Blog)
  • Tom’s Take: Annotation Changes (YouTube)
  • YouTube and Daydream working together to improve VR videos (YouTube Developers Blog, Google Blog)
  • Google's Area120 launches Uptime app for collaborative YouTube video viewing (The Verge)
  • How to block a YouTube Contact

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Google+

  • Google+ Community Owners: use the "Hold for Review" moderation option to keep your Community spam free (Google+ with Margaret Tompkins)

Other social media

Google Photos and Mobile Photography

Google for businesses

Bloggers and Webmasters

AdSense and advertising

Hangouts and Messaging

Nexus, Android, Project Fi

Productivity

Privacy and Security

  • Russian hackers and government officers indicted for Yahoo hacking (Yahoo blog)

More around the web

Updated March 2019 to remove Google+ links

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