This week on Google At A Glance: Larry Page says users want the option to remove their data, Google+ verified accounts are rolling out soon, Google promises Google+ users will be able to create business page soon in Google+, Colleen calls in with a Blogspot question, Facebook pulls a Google+ ad… and much more! Listen, Like and let us know your opinion.
Larry Page says people want to have the option to take out their data. Unlike Facebook, Google+ data can all be downloaded by the user and moved to another service if needed. Does it matter to you if your data is removable?
Google is following in the footsteps of Twitter with Google+ verified accounts. Part of Twitter’s growth was due to celebrities jumping on and their fans following.
Google is laying down the law and shutting down brands using personal accounts on Google+. If you recall, Google told businesses a couple weeks ago not to create Google+ pages until Google rolls out their business page feature.
4. Listener Call
Colleen calls in with a question about Blogspot blogging. John suggestions creating a custom domain, embedding Facebook and Twitter buttons and checking out DailyBlogTips.com.
Facebook pulls an ad from a Facebook user trying to advertise his Google+ profile. This is a good example of the locked down system Facebook has compared to Google or other similar products.
Google publishes the location of photos taken with the Instant Upload feature on Android or iPhone. Does that matter to you or do you not mind your location fixed to photos you upload? Let us know in the comments.
7.New Android Market
Google redesigned the Android Market. John and Nicholas give their thoughts.