Google I/O in 10 Sentences, Day 1

Google Maps Presentation at I/O

Google Maps Presentation at I/O

Here comes the only summary of Google I/O, Day 1 you’ll ever need. In 10 sentences.

  • 1. Maps: Google Maps gets a sleeker look with an interactive map that recommends locations, compares travel modes (even flights), and seamlessly integrates Street View and Google Earth. More >>
  • 2. YouTube: All channels in good standing with over 1000 subscribers are now eligible to apply for live streaming. More >>
  • 3. Search: Google Search can now talk to you and it even sends you information exactly when you need it, before you ask. More >>
  • 4. Google Wallet: You can now send money as a Gmail attachment. More >>
  • 5. Google+: Google+ gets a facelift with responsive design in the feeds, a nifty tags feature that lets you dig into more content, and a photo editor that works all by itself. More >>
  • 6. Hangouts: Now hanging out with your friends just works, no matter if you are chatting within Google+ or from your Android, iOS, or desktop app. More >>
  • 7. Google Play Music All Access: Google introduced a monthly music subscription service with access to millions of songs. More >>
  • 8. Google Play Games: Google introduces a game service with real-time multiplayer action and leaderboards. More >>
  • 9. Google Play Books: Books now allows you to upload your files to the cloud and features new a Read Now section that features books you’ve recently purchased, uploaded, or read. More >>
  • 10. Chrome: Chrome gets even faster and more secure, including faster video-streaming and e-payments. More >>

What’s your favorite update released today at Google I/O?

Lauren Mobertz

By Lauren Mobertz

Lauren is the former managing editor for DashBurst. One part geek, one part urban nomad, she is constantly scouting for the latest tech and world news. In the evenings you'll find Lauren running in strange places or attempting to dance salsa.

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