JD Sutter joins John Hanlon this week on the show. This week: Marissa Mayer leaves Google after 13 years, Chrome for iOS hits 1.5% market share, Google testing share button in search results, YouTube adds blur effect, thousands of YouTubers making over $100k and more news about CEO Larry Page’s voice.
JD is the founder of Radio CSS Media, a family friendly podcast network. He is a tech enthusiast, Android fan, and food junkie. He is also a podcast consultant and has been a user of Google products for many years, both for business and personal use.
1. Marissa Mayer Now CEO of Yahoo!
If you’ve followed Google through the years then you’ve certainly heard the name Marissa Mayer. Originally joining Google in 1999, she was one of the first employees hired by the founders Larry and Sergey. In a surprising turn of events, she is now the CEO of Yahoo!.
2. Chrome For iOS Now At 1.5% Marketshare
Since Google announced the app at Google I/O last month, Chrome for iOS has been one of the most popular free apps for the iPhone and iPad.
Have you spotted the +1 button on Google search results? Google is now replacing them buttons with a “Share” button. Right now, they’re still in the testing stage.
4. YouTube Adds Blur Face Feature – Other YouTube Effects
YouTube has been slowly adding effects for uploaders to improve their videos. “Whether you want to share sensitive protest footage without exposing the faces of the activists involved, or share the winning point in your 8-year-old’s basketball game without broadcasting the children’s faces to the world, our face blurring technology is a first step towards providing visual anonymity for video on YouTube,”
5. Thousands of YouTubers Make Over $100k A Year
YouTube announced that thousands of YouTube Partners now make six figures. A few months ago, YouTube opened up their partner program to include anyone wanting to make money from their videos.
6. Larry Page Still Hasn’t Gotten His Voice Back
Remember back at Google I/O when Larry Page announced he wouldn’t be able to speak? Today, Google’s CEO said his voice was still not well enough to join the company’s earnings call.