Put another stake in the heart of G+? We use G+ everyday and to see this amazing feature go on it’s own can be considered a good thing or a bad. We hope that if this at all true, that it will still be part of the experience.
The future of Google+ has been up in the air for several months now — VP Vic Gundotra, the head of Google+, left the company in April, and the product wasn’t mentioned a single time at the recent I/O developer conference. That said, there’s no doubt that the Google+ photo tools are best in class, even with strong competition from Yahoo’s revitalized Flickr, Facebook, and a host of other competitors.