Earlier today, Vic Gundotra left Google. Gundotra’s primary responsibility within the company was their (in)famous social network, Google+. Now that he’s leaving the company, many are wondering what’s going to happen to G+ in the coming months, and while no one has a crystal clear answer, sources are confirming that the social network is going to see some drastic changes and cutbacks.
The biggest change is that Google will stop considering G+ as a product, but instead as a platform. This means Google won’t be trying to compete with networks like Twitter, but will instead use the social network as a launching point for other products. A Google spokesperson denied those claims, but according to some other sources, Google is shuffling around teams away from Google+, so that denial may not hold much water.
Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Vic Gundotra has been known to use Google products before they were released to the public. This time he was caught using Snapseed to post a picture to Google+. In case you’ve forgotten, Snapseed is a former iOS photo editing app that Google bought recently to compete with Instagram. So now that Snapseed is a Google product, Gundotra used Snapseed for Andr0id to upload a picture to Google+ a few days ago and share with the world. So what means is we’ll probably see the Snapseed for Android app will be going public very soon and when it does come out, there will probably be strong Google+ integration. Are you guys excited to use Snapseed?
If you still don’t believe that Google’s Project Glass is real, start believing because you’re only going to see more and more news trickle down the pipeline. We’ve already seen several of Google’s employees trying them on for size, not to mention Google’s own co-founder Sergey Brin was spotted wearing the highly anticipated augmented reality shades not too long ago. It would seem as though Google intends to have a large majority of their employees try these bad boys on for size before they confidently go public with them. Recently, Project X guru Sebastian Thrun and Vic Gundotra have been seen wearing a pair. In addition, Thrun was also able to snatch a photo from the inside looking out. Check out the photo below and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.
Source: Google+ 1,2