Daniel Brusilovsky from Teens in Tech Labs joins us this this week to talk about Google+ brand pages and the rest of the Google news of the week! Fox News using G+ Hangouts, Droid RAZR commercial, Google gives up on their Gmail Blackberry app, our opinions on social media privacy controls… and much more this week on Google At A Glance!
Daniel Brusilovsky is currently the Founder & CEO of Teens in Tech Labs, and the Silicon Valley Evangelist for JESS3. Prior to Teens in Tech Labs and JESS3, Daniel worked at Qik (acquired by Skype), TechCrunch (acquired by Aol), atebits (acquired by Twitter), Apture, and Etude.
1. Google+ Pages
Google’s long promised Google+ brand pages were finally released this week. Though some key features are still missing, it’s good to see brands jumping on and finding creative ways to use them. Google+ is projected to hit 60m users by end of 2011.
2. Fox News Uses G+ Hangouts
Among one of the first Google+ pages was Fox news’ special report hosted by Bret Bret Baier. Along with the page they announced that they would be hosting the first “Hangouts” with presidential candidates.
3. RAZR Video
The Droid RAZR is “landing” on Verizon Friday November 11. We play the latest Droid commercial and give our thoughts on upcoming phones.
4. Google gives up on BB Gmail app
Google appears to be stumbling in the mobile app department for any OS but Android. Last week we see almost the immediate pull of their Gmail app and this week Google announced it will be pulling the BlackBerry Gmail app.
5. Facebook power users are switching to G+ and Twitter.
Let us know in the comments how you use privacy controls. We give our thoughts.