In Part 1 of our Google I/O roundup, we’re joined by Peter Teoh to discuss Google Play Music All Access, Google Play game services, Google+, and…honestly, we’ve forgotten half the things we talked about. It was a long night and an even longer keynote.
Changes are afoot and being fretted over 140 characters at a time at Twitter. Episode 55 of inThirty takes you through the changes to Twitter’s API and what they mean for the social network’s bazillion users. Harry is worried he’ll be unable to mute hashtags like #Bieberific and Chaim is concerned that he’ll have to wade through promoted tweets by Costco competitors. Justin, and we’ll blame Google Hangouts for this, ducks out of the conversation for a few, but Mr. Michael Degusta of the theunderstatement.com joins us to lend some much needed metered, sardonic, rationality to the discussion. Mike has also gotten himself on the guest list to the swankiest most VIPiest club on the internet, Twitter competitor App.net and tells us all he can about the service without violating the oath he took to get a spot. Thank you Mike!
Because inThirty has a team of lawyers making sure we strictly follow all EULAs and TOS, we never created a Google Plus personal profile with first name in, last name Thirty. Now that Google’s introduced Pages for Google+ we’ve gotten clearance to add, or, if you will, +, ourselves to the network to share our weekly thirty minutes of magic.
Find out our initial impressions of Pages and how long it took us to find the link to create a new one, and listen to us compare the fiendishly similar +1s and Facebook Likes, and count the minutes into the podcast until we mention an Apple product. How do Pages contribute to Google search? Did Google miss the boat on Plus? Will Mark Zuckerberg ever update his Plus profile? Find out on inThirty.