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    Video: Google's big plans for Hangouts On Air — Online Video News (click for full article & video)

    "Google will soon give everyone the ability to live stream their Google+ Hangouts to an unlimited audience, Google Engineering Director Chee Chew told me at the Social TV Summit in San Francisco Tuesday.

    Hangout video chats are currently limited to 10 participants. Only a few select users have been pre-approved to stream their Hangouts to a bigger group of viewers, something Google has been calling Hangouts On Air. "Our vision is for everyone on the planet to have access to On Air," Chew said.

    Chew told me that this type of interactive live streaming could be used by Occupy Wall Street protesters, couples who want to live stream their wedding to remote friends and college professors conducting public office hours. Check out my entire interview with Chew below: "
     
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    Schieffer to host Google Hangout on Thursday - CBS News (click for full article)

    "At 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5 go to Face the Nation's Google+ Page for the inaugural Face the Nation Google+ Hangout On Air.


    Bob Schieffer will sit down with Jason Illian, founder of GodTube and current CEO of Rethink Books, Bobby Gruenewald, Innovation Leader at LifeChurch.TV, Rabbis Laura Baum and Robert Barr of OurJewishCommunity.org and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, the online editor at Christianity Today and a contributor to GetReligion.org.


    They'll talk about the intersection of faith and the internet. How does social media affect their own faith? How does it change how they interact with their faith community? What unique challenges come from having a virtual faith community, and what are the benefits?


    This is the first in a series of Google+ Hangouts that Face the Nation will host in a groundbreaking new partnership between CBS News and Google as a way to expand the discussion of Face the Nation past Sunday and into the week - and onto the internet. The Hangout will take place online on the Face the Nation Google+ page, and you can watch the whole discussion there. On Easter Sunday, tune into Face the Nation to see highlights from the talk.


    President Barack Obama, and GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich have recently hosted hangouts as a way to talk to voters about the issues. Bob hopes his Hangouts will make as much news as theirs did. But while Obama, Romney and Gingrich have mainly answered questions asked by Hangout participants, Bob will really just be leading the conversation between the participants - much like he does during roundtables on Sunday morning."
     

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