5 Up 5 Down: What We Saw And What We Didn't See At Google I/O


Google +

Google's step into social media was not mentioned yesterday despite its strange, yet significant, turn of events in the past two months.

In late April, Vic Gundotra, senior vice president and head of Google+, abruptly left his post after eight years with the company and did not exactly give a clear reason for his departure. Might have been because Google+ failed to reach the success of Facebook? Google+ has some 300 million active monthly users, while Facebook has over 1 billion.

Google's social media platform will reach its three-year anniversary on Saturday, but Google's plans for its future remain unclear. We'll just have to wait and see.



Next Page