Google Intros Currents, An Android and iOS Digital Reader
Google today debuted Currents, a new, Flipboard-esque tool for Android and iOS devices for collecting and consuming online and social networking content. The application integrates with a number of existing Google services, such as Google+, Reader, and YouTube, and lets users easily share and cross-post content from one service to another. Google Currents is launching with specialized content from more than 150 publishing partners across the web, and is formatted for smartphones and tablets. Users populate it with content from the sites and services they enjoy using. Google said it is also making tools available to publishers so they can adjust their content to make it compatible with Currents. The application is available starting today to the iPhone and iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets.
YouTube VR to Support Co-Watching
Google today said it is updating YouTube VR with the ability for multiple people to watch and share experiences at the same time. The new tools will make it possible for those with their own headsets to do what Google calls co-watching.
Google's AMP-lified Content to Be Prioritized In Mobile Search
Google today said people should see AMP'd content appear most prominently in mobile search. Google kicked of AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages Project) last year with the goal of improving web page load times on the mobile web.
YouTube Adds VR Video Content for Google Cardboard
YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. Android handset owners can find VR content in YouTube and watch it through the Google Cardboard viewer.
Google's AMP Stories Let Web Publishers Tell Tap-Through Stories with Photos and Videos
Google today announced a preview of AMP stories, a new tool for creators to bring content to the mobile web in a new and engaging way. AMP stories were inspired by the likes of Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer people the ability to tell on-going, ephemeral stories that others swipe through.
A lousy Google Reader App :(
With luck, Google has something similar in the works more specific to Reader use. >
How many Google services are there now?
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