Google skipped the skydivers at Google I/O 2013, but broke interesting ground in maps, music, social and search. Take our tour.
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Hangouts, the video-chat service embedded in Google+ and Gmail, is now a free standalone app available at Google Play, the Chrome Web Store and Apple's App Store. Conversations can include text, photo-sharing and live video too. Hangouts' new-found independence and multi-platform design should help it compete with Skype, the 800-pound behemoth of the VoIP world.
SaaS As Innovation Driver?Software as a service is the clear No. 1 way enterprises consume cloud. InformationWeek's SaaS Innovation Survey reveals three tips to get the most from SaaS: Make it a popularity contest. Have an escape plan. And remember that identity is the new perimeter.