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Google will reportedly stop trying to force everyone to use Google+

26
Apr
2014

Google+, which was starting to acquire a reputation as the Clippy of social networks, is apparently getting its wings clipped. Unnamed sources tell TechCrunch that the departure of longtime Google+ boss Vic Gundotra this week signals the start of major changes ahead for Google’s social network. The biggest news is that Google will apparently no longer require that Google+ be integrated into every one of its products, although unfortunately the social network will still be a required part of creating a Gmail account. TechCrunch’s sources say that Google decided to stop pushing Google+ onto more users after getting some significant blowback when it tried forcing Google+ onto YouTube commenters. More broadly speaking, it looks as though Google will chop up pieces of Google+

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