As of July 4th, Google+’s user base was estimated at approximately 1.7 million. Not too shabby for a site that launched less than two weeks ago; so thinks Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, who spoke at the Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley Idaho last week.
Google intends to use the success of the “circles” concept to fuel and shape existing properties like Buzz and Gmail, while helping to innovate new products in the pipeline, where the “assumption” is that over time, “…everything will move over to using the + infrastructure.”
Schmidt also cited the supply/demand difficulties, especially when considering the many who had invitations but were not allowed access, as being among the greatest problems currently facing the service. But, he continues to say, “we’re reviewing it on Monday“.