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Google+ is now at work, Apps rolls out social networking features

August 29, 2012|By Jessica Guynn
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Google Apps is adding Google features (Paul Sakuma / Associated…)

Have you been wanting to take Google+ to work? Now’s your chance.

The search giant said Wednesday that it is folding features from Google+ into Google Apps, including Hangouts, the video chat service which can connect up to 10 peeps and can now be turned into a virtual meeting, albeit a small one. Google Apps is the software that Google hawks to companies and competes with Microsoft.

Google is a bit of a laggard in social networking, which has already made a grand –- and potentially lucrative -- entrance into the business world. Look no further than Yammer, which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion.

“We think Google+ can help colleagues collaborate more easily and get things done—and get to know each other along the way,” Google said in a blog post.

More features, it says, are on their way.

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