derGoldstein writes: "AllThingsD reports that Eric Schmidt "plans to sell up to 3.2 million shares of his class A common stock in the company", according to an SEC filing. "The amount is equal to approximately 42.1 percent of his overall stake in Google"."
derGoldstein writes: According to the EFF blog: "Proponents of pseudonymity scored a major victory today, when Google executive Vic Gundotra revealed at the Web 2.0 Summit that social networking service Google+ will begin supporting pseudonyms and other types of identity."
derGoldstein writes: From the Google blog: "Today we’re adding games to Google+. With the Google+ project, we want to bring the nuance and richness of real-life sharing to the web. But sharing is about more than just conversations. The experiences we have together are just as important to our relationships. We want to make playing games online just as fun, and just as meaningful, as playing in real life." Isn't it funny that they phrase it as though this was their original realization?
derGoldstein writes: From DigitalTrends: "Google has acquired face recognition software company PittPatt, and likely will implement this technology into Google+’s photo feature... Google+’s photo feature currently includes photo tagging technology but hasn’t gone the full nine yards a la Facebook to include recognition software.". The statement on PittPatt's website reads: "At Google, computer vision technology is already at the core of many existing products (such as Image Search, YouTube, Picasa, and Goggles), so it's a natural fit to join Google and bring the benefits of our research and technology to a wider audience."
derGoldstein writes: "...Google made a run for Color, the mobile social network founded by Bill Nguyen. This was well before Color launched, and Google was looking at the company’s potential as well as the team. Google offered $200 million for the company, according to our sources."
derGoldstein writes: Eclipsed by Google Instant, Google also launched Google Scribe, an auto-complete / suggestion tool. It can be used as a bookmarklet and allow you to post Slashdot comments faster and, possibly, with fewer typos.