Check out the video above to hear this performer’s awe-inspiring story. It looks like YouTube isn’t the only Google service turning-out stars these days (ahem—Bieber). The official Google Ad Words blog also highlighted Musk in a post today about how to go global with Google+:
Just when the tech-world is seemingly about to explode with apps—apps for Android, apps for iPhone, apps for set-top boxes, apps for computers, apps for Facebook—Google adds to the bubbling pot with Google+ Hangout apps.
Appcelerator and IDC just released its Q1 2012 Mobile Developer report that focused on the “emerging social battle between Facebook and Google” and the increasing importance of HTML5 for app developers. The study surveyed a group of 2000+ developers earlier this year and asked them how they planned to implement HTML5, as well as “social capabilities” during 2012.
Of the developers surveyed, almost 80 percent planned to incorporate HTML5 elements in their apps. The report claimed mobile HTML5 apps would become increasingly popular in the app landscape currently dominated with native apps, but that “HTML5 will also exist in ‘hybrid apps,’ which will integrate both HTML5 and varying amounts of native code.”
Even with increased adoption of HTML5 among mobile developers, only 6 percent of respondents planned to develop their apps entirely in HTML5. Meanwhile, approximately 72 percent planned to develop hybrid apps.
In the second half of the report, the study focused on the “network effect” of Google’s services and its potential to be more important for developer’s implementing social capabilities in their apps during 2012…
Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will host a Google+ Hangout today as the first in a series of GOP presidential candidate Hangouts.
“In American politics, there’s nothing quite so frantic or fast-paced as a presidential campaign,” announced Google+’s Head of Community Partnerships Steve Grove on the Google Politics & Elections page. “Google+ Hangouts have made that a little bit easier, providing new ways for politicians, political organizations, advocates and campaigners to connect directly over video to share information online.”
Earlier today, we told you Google Docs is now integrated into Google+ for all users, and now the social network is getting another update from the Google+ Photos team. A new album organizer is rolling out today that allows you to sort, reorder, move, copy, and batch-delete photos from within your Google+ account. You can access the new features by clicking “Organize album” from the Options menu of an album.
Go past the fold for the full breakdown from Google.
Google announced that Docs is now officially integrated into the core Google+ Hangouts experience by allowing users to collaborate on documents from within a hangout. The feature essentially adds video chat capabilities to the web-based Google Docs experience. Up until now, the feature was only accessible through “Hangouts with extras,” an opt-in preview of scrennsharing, Sketchpad, and Google Docs integration. To use the new feature, simply click the “Docs” button during your hangout. The other features included in the preview have not yet been switched on for all users.
To try it out, just click on the new “Docs” button inside your hangout:
- you can add an existing document, or upload a new one
- added documents are available as a list on the left-hand side
- you can switch between and collaboratively edit multiple documents at once