Google analytics announced that it is combining web and app data into a single reporting view, which helps the businesses that have multiple digital ways for their users like web, mobile apps, and other devices to better understand them.
Now analytics users can collect their data irrespective of their platform (mobile app or web) all of the stats can appear in a single view. Instead of talking about “visits”-which really only makes sense on the web-analytics now refers to “sessions” across the service.
Google announced new integration between Gmail and Google+, Gmail users will have a broader pool of names to select from, as Google+ connections will start to appear below saved contacts when typing out a recipient.
According to a blog post by Google product manager David Nachum, the sender will be able to send an email using only the person’s name. Your email address won’t be displayed to people who send you a message through Google+, but will become visible if you reply. The system will be turned on by default, but Google said it would let users opt out.
Emails from people you follow on Google+ will appear in your primary inbox; emails using the new system from people you don’t follow will appear in Gmail’s “social” inbox tab.
Back in December 2011, Google started keeping Gmail contacts automatically updated via Google+. Now Gmail goes a step further by suggesting your Google+ connections as recipients when you are composing a new email. These are potentially useful additions for Gmail users who actually use Google+, although there is clearly room for annoying emails. You can also adjust the “Email via Google+” setting in Gmail once it’s available to avoid receiving message from people you really don’t want to spam your inbox.
Google shared some product updates with new features for responsive ad units and a multi-screen optimization score to complement and strengthen your strategy.
Following are the new features for responsive ad units:
Google has released a chrome extension that brings the voice-activated “Ok Google” command to the browser. When installed, it allows those on the desktop to speak their commands to the browser using the “OK Google” hotword.
The extension also supports reminders, so you can say “Ok Google, set a timer for 30 minutes.” Once installed, you’ll have to give Chrome permission to access your computer’s microphone. Then, a “Say OK Google” notice will appear in the Google.com search bar. When it recognizes your voice, a red microphone will appear and Google will type what you say before giving you an answer. The extension is explicitly labeled as a beta, but it seems to work well.