Google Separates YouTube From Google+

Google took a first step towards a major shift in its social strategy Monday by separating YouTube from Google+. The changes were announced on both the official YouTube and Google+ blog. This is a remarkable turnabout for the company, which long envisioned Google+ as a social layer across all of its products. Google+ VP Bradley Horowitz wrote Monday that the company will spin out other features, including location sharing in the near future. “We think changes like these will lead to a more focused, more useful, more engaging Google+.”