It is hard to believe that Google+ is still around. However, for a service that we dubbed as one of Google’s failures last year, it is still kicking. Whether it will continue to exist is still anyone’s guess, though today another reason to use it has been removed because Google announced that photos and videos stored on Google+ will now be available on Google Drive.
The sheer power of video is well-known; we all remember what it did to radio back in the ’80s, after all. But what would happen if video picked a fight with video? Curious, we tossed two of the top video chat options into a cage to determine the superior specimen. Skype may be the big man on campus, but Google's scrappy video calling plugin delivers the same features from within the Google ecosystem. There can be only one!
Note: This article was taken from the September issue of the magazine.
Google last week sent out an email letting users know they had until April 29, 2011 to download any videos they had uploaded to Google Video, after which time they'd lose access to them forever. That must have not sat well with some armchair Steven Spielberg types, because over the weekend we received a second email from Google, this one telling us that it's taken user feedback to heart and removed the deadline, and is offering to help users shuttle their videos to YouTube.
Google sent us an email over the weekend letting us know that video content hosted on Google Video will no longer be available for playback later this month. For most users, this won't be an issue, but if you happen to have videos uploaded only to Google Video, your window of opportunity to both view them and download them is rapidly closing. Assuming you don't procrastinate, Google has made it easy to grab your videos.