Vic Gundotra Posts

Google+ Is Now The 2nd Largest Social Platform Globally

According to GlobalWebIndex, Google+ now has 343 million active users and is the second large social network across the world.  Many people dismissed Google+ in the past as a “virtual ghost town,” but perspectives have changed.  Google’s senior VP of engineering Vic Gundotra quipped “that is a lot of ghosts.”

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Google Exec Vic Gundotra Told Not To Tweet Anymore After “Two Turkeys” Comment

Google SVP of Engineering Vic Gundotra was told not to send out anymore tweets after he posted a criticism of Nokia’s deal with Microsoft.  He revealed this at the SMX Social Media Marketing conference hosted by Marketingland.  ”I made one tweet, and then I was asked not to tweet again.”  He posted the tweet in February 2011.  The tweet said ”Two turkeys do not make an Eagle.” Below is the tweet that he sent out and the interview video.
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Google+ Hits 100 Million Monthly Active Users

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Google+ product boss Vic Gundotra said that around 400 million people have “upgraded to Google+” and 100 million of them are monthly active users.  These 100 million monthly active users browse Google+ using the website and mobile device.  Facebook has around 900 million monthly active users and 526 million of them are daily users.  However Facebook has been around a lot longer than Google+. [BusinessInsider]

Google Acquires Snapseed Developer Nik Software

Google is acquiring Nik Software, a German company known for developing the photography app Snapseed for an undisclosed amount.  Nik Software also develops apps for the Mac and Windows like Color Efex Pro and Dfine.  Google was most interested in Snapseed, a $4.99 app that won the iPad App Of The Year award in 2011 for their multitouch photo editing interface.  They hit over 9 million users in their first year of sale.  The company is currently building an Android app too.

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Google+ App Gets An iPhone Update With A Beautiful Redesign

Google has updated the Google+ iPhone app. The new app supports larger profile pictures, stronger fonts, and high-density display. “We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive,” stated Google SVP Vic Gundotra.
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How Google Counts Google+ Users At 170 Million

Whenever Google reports the number of Google+ users that are active, it does not necessarily mean that these are people that go directly to and browse the social network from there. When Google+ announced their redesign, Google SVP Vic Gundotra said that “more than 170 million people have upgraded to Google+.” Here is how Gundotra came up with that number.
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Why Google+ Does Not Have An API For The Feed Yet

Google+ head Vic Gundotra was at SXSW this week to discuss the social network. Gundotra said that he was “100% to blame” for the social network lacking an API seven months after the launch. “Your stream could easily be overwhelmed,” if Google was allowed to post content on behalf of their their users’ said Gundotra.
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Google+: 3.4 Billion Photos In Past 100 Days, Pseudonyms To Be Allowed, and Google App Support Coming

Google SVP of Social Vic Gundotra took the stage at the Web 2.0 Summit and announced several upcoming Google+ features and milestones. Gundotra said that over 3.4 billion photos have been shared on Google+ in the last 100 days. One of the reasons why tons of photos were added to Google+ at a fast pace is because they can be uploaded to Google+ directly from Android phones.
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