#techFT – New Google+ is minus the social

Google has added to + with fresh apps and a new non-social focus, robots are on the rise, but humans are adding to their artificial intelligence. #techFT is a new daily newsletter on technology, digital media and telecoms from the Financial Times. You can sign up here. Most of us gave up on Google+ as a social network some time ago. Now Google has too. The internet company no longer has any ambitions to be a Facebook alternative for swapping personal news with friends. Instead, it is trying to be less personal and more useful – by focusing on Communities and Collections, where lovers of crime novels or origami creations can get together to discuss plots or admire the photos. It’s a back-to-the-future move that recalls online bulletin boards and…


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