CBS News — With its popular YouTube channel, Golf Channel is hoping to get a Google hosting spot on its YouTube channel.
Golf Channel, which is owned by Google parent Alphabet Inc., said Monday it’s exploring opportunities to offer a Google-branded YouTube channel to help drive traffic to its channel.
It is currently available on the Google Play Store.
Groups are growing around Google, but Google remains one of the biggest online advertising providers.
A group called Google+GolfChannel has more than 8 million members.
The move is part of a broader effort to increase its visibility on Google’s search engine and expand its reach in the U.S.GPS, Google’s location-based search engine, launched on Android smartphones in 2010 and is available for iOS devices.
Gps users can now search for locations by GPS or latitude and longitude.
Gmail, Google Docs and Google+ also are all available on Android phones.
Gplus and Gmail were among the first Google apps to reach the Apple app store in 2010, and Google has continued to add new features to the Google services.