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Posts Tagged ‘Gmail’

You Can Now Message Any Gmail User with Google+

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Here’s a mildly intriguing development: Google has been trying to set up Google+ and Gmail for some time, and now it looks like they’re forcing the marriage.

You will soon be able message anyone with a Gmail address by searching for their name and adding them to your Google+ ”circle”. Since every Gmail user automatically has a Google+ account, one could theoretically use this new feature to get in touch with a media person whose email address isn’t public.

Not that we’d recommend that.

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Tech Round Up: Google Stories Abound, and More

A lot is going on this week with our daily technology tools, and some of it is not going over well.

Google Reader has been updated with some changes, has been reviewed poorly, leading one to even call it an “epic tech fail.” The “like” button has been banished, and replacing it with the +1, a Google Plus option, is not everyone’s cup of tea. People like having a choice on how to share an article.

And Google’s not done yet. It also revamped the Gmail program, boosting the inbox search capabilities and the density of the layout, so users can see more emails per page on a smartphone or tablet.

Insiders speculated these Google announcements were to be followed by an even bigger launch: a Gmail app for the Apple iPhone. That would be useful if it worked!

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Tools Round Up: A New Marketing Metric, Instagram, and More

Crowdtap and former Millward Brown CEO Dr. Joanna Seddon have published a research report, “Brand Influence – The Cross Channel Metric for Marketing Impact,” that pinpoints a new metric for measuring the ROI on marketing programs. Click here to download or read the report after the jump.

Klout is now including Foursquare in its influence calculations. According to Klout, the new addition now takes local influence into account and more than 2/3 of those on Foursquare post tips.

Since it launched less than a year ago, 150 million photos have been shared on Instagram. [via SocialTimes]

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