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Google to rename Picasa and Blogger in time for public Google+ launch

Google's reportedly set to rename Picasa and Blogger to Google Photos and Google Blogs respectively, in an attempt to unify its brands.

Google will soon rebrand two of its biggest Web properties, Blogger and Picasa, according to a report from Mashable.

Picasa, Google's image viewer and organiser, is going to be renamed 'Google Photos', which, let's face it, makes more sense. Blogger will be known as 'Google Blogs'. Notice a theme?

The rebranding is expected to take place within four to six weeks. The move seems to be an attempt by Google to unify its brands as it launches Google+, its new social network. Mashable reckons Google+ will go public before the end of July.

Mashable's sources say YouTube, which is owned by Google, won't be affected. We'd imagine that's because the name is so iconic -- the big G won't want to risk the site's popularity by meddling with the branding. Google has already shut down a site called Google Video too.

Along with the introduction of Google+, Google's redesigned almost all of its services recently, bringing so much frightening change to the Internet that we're inclined to crawl inside our big CNET UK box and have a good cry.

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