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Dan McDermott has been at 80 events

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Tech and Coffee4,488Google’s down - is the world ending? - T-Mobile’s free music service is expanding - Samsung sells 40% less S5’s than expected - and get 1TB of drive storage with your new Chromebook.Android Journal - Episode 792014-11-26 01:00:007 
BBC News6,415,200Why would a young university graduate in London leave his family behind, fly to Turkey and cross the border into Syria to join the ranks of the so-called Islamic State?In a collaboration between the African, Arabic and South Asian, East Asian and European Hubs of the BBC, Rasha Qandeel and Nick Ericsson will be hosting a live Google Plus Hangout looking at what it is that draws young recruits to Jihad in general and to the ranks of IS in particular. They'll also be asking whether this recruitment is spreading around the globe and why.  #BBCdebateISBBC Hangout: Why does the militant group "Islamic State" appeal to some young graduates?2014-10-16 14:00:0096 
Dan McDermott130,697Please comment on YouTube or Google+ and we'll read them during them show! Here are planned topics so far:Software  •  Helping You Go Global with More Seamless Google Play Payments  http://bit.ly/1nZDYvb   •  Play Store Now Accepts PayPal In 12 Countries, Carrier Billing, Gift Cards, And Developer Sales Countries Expanded, Too  http://bit.ly/1nZIhGSHardware  •  Samsung allegedly prepping a 7-inch smartphone  http://bit.ly/1nZI7Pz   •  Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE  http://bit.ly/1nZHOV0   •  AT&T relaunches Cricket as nationwide brand with new smartphones, plans, and LTE  http://bit.ly/1nZEkSr   •  Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin  http://bit.ly/1nZEEAPDiscussion  •  No, Heathrow isn’t really changing the name of Terminal 5  http://bit.ly/1nZE99I   •  Apple, Motorola drop all lawsuits  (http://bit.ly/1nZI3zs)  Samsung settlement rumored to be next  (http://bit.ly/1nZI5aB)  •  Apple Sued Over Vanishing Texts After IPhones Swapped Out  http://bloom.bg/1nZIqtK   •  Google Play Store under fire for freemium app model, could face €5 million in fines in Italy  http://bit.ly/1nZIvxF   •  Google Has Quietly Implemented Automated Refunds For Apps After The 15 Minute Window  http://bit.ly/1nZIzgL   •  Dong Nguyen is fed up with the Flappy Bird talk, so he is making a new game  http://bit.ly/1nZIJ7SIf you want a notification when this show is posted each week, comment and plus-mention +Dan McDermott and he'll add you to that circle.(We'll update with clickable timecodes for each topic after the show is complete.) #20140519OAW  Our Android Week 5/19/20142014-05-20 03:00:007 
Our Android Week!0UPDATE: NEW Event location for this show  http://bit.ly/1mPyVeFPlease comment on YouTube or Google+ and we'll read them during them show! Here are planned topics so far:Software  •  Helping You Go Global with More Seamless Google Play Payments  http://bit.ly/1nZDYvb   •  Play Store Now Accepts PayPal In 12 Countries, Carrier Billing, Gift Cards, And Developer Sales Countries Expanded, Too  http://bit.ly/1nZIhGSHardware  •  Samsung allegedly prepping a 7-inch smartphone  http://bit.ly/1nZI7Pz   •  Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE  http://bit.ly/1nZHOV0   •  AT&T relaunches Cricket as nationwide brand with new smartphones, plans, and LTE  http://bit.ly/1nZEkSr   •  Google Patents A Laptop With A Built-In Smartphone, Let The Chromebook And Android Speculation Begin  http://bit.ly/1nZEEAPDiscussion  •  No, Heathrow isn’t really changing the name of Terminal 5  http://bit.ly/1nZE99I   •  Apple, Motorola drop all lawsuits  (http://bit.ly/1nZI3zs)  Samsung settlement rumored to be next  (http://bit.ly/1nZI5aB)  •  Apple Sued Over Vanishing Texts After IPhones Swapped Out  http://bloom.bg/1nZIqtK   •  Google Play Store under fire for freemium app model, could face €5 million in fines in Italy  http://bit.ly/1nZIvxF   •  Google Has Quietly Implemented Automated Refunds For Apps After The 15 Minute Window  http://bit.ly/1nZIzgL   •  Dong Nguyen is fed up with the Flappy Bird talk, so he is making a new game  http://bit.ly/1nZIJ7SIf you want a notification when this show is posted each week, comment and plus-mention +Dan McDermott and he'll add you to that circle.(We'll update with clickable timecodes for each topic after the show is complete.)UPDATED) Our Android Week 5/19/20142014-05-20 03:00:003 
Tech and Coffee4,488The Moto E and the Moto G! We take a look! We’ll look at a cheap android tablet, WiFi for your vehicle and more!Android Journal Episode 582014-05-14 00:42:575 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Some really cool stuff to talk about tonight!Google Plus Week 5/9/20142014-05-10 02:30:0030 
Our Android Week!0HD VIDEO Our Android Week  5/6/2014  •  Expand this post for clickable topic timecodesIf you want a notification when I post this show, please let me know in the comments and I'll circle you!Live Viewer Comments:  http://bit.ly/1mCsA4kTopic Doc:  http://bit.ly/1bQdpU5Flipboard Magazine:  http://flip.it/YLSBoPanel: +Allen Firstenberg +Pam Adger +Kadeaus Couloute +Dan McDermott 01:00  •  Priz hawks his bookHardware08:00  •  Rumors about Android Silver?  http://bit.ly/1jxYa3H a3nd  http://bit.ly/1jxY5gvSoftware19:30  •  Now it’s a lot easier for you to quickly find, edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on the go. Introducing mobile apps for Docs and Sheets, with Slides on the way  http://bit.ly/1ktfDqL   •  Google Now Remembers Where You Parked, Gains Offline Cards, Indoor Maps, Shopping Reminders http://selnd.com/1mwrviD   •  Latest usage statistics are out:  http://bit.ly/1jxXZFE38:30  •  Major Google Maps update adds Uber integration, better transit info and more  http://engt.co/1jxXVpnDiscussion47:00  •  Disruptions disrupt the showThanks for watching!!#OurAndroidWeek05062014Our Android Week!2014-05-07 03:00:0010 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Lot's of stuff to talk about tonight!#GPW05022014  Google Plus Week!2014-05-03 02:30:0014 
Dan McDermott130,697Test2014-04-23 18:54:402 
Dan McDermott130,697HoA from mobile device test2014-04-23 18:48:371 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week 4/22/2014  Hardware•  LG claims its Android Wear smartwatch has an “always-on” display  http://bit.ly/1mw9fCG•  Samsung's Android Wear watch and Google-less phone coming this year  http://bit.ly/1kYP3JV•  Amazon’s first smartphone leaked, has 3D display powered by multiple cameras  http://bit.ly/1poPgdESoftware•  Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget  http://bit.ly/1poQaqs•  Google Releases Android Camera App With Selective Focus  http://on.mash.to/1kYNuLP•  Chrome Remote Desktop for Android brings the big screen to the small screen  http://bit.ly/1kYO1xoDiscussion•  For The First Time, Android Passes Apple's iOS Mobile Ad Traffic - Report  http://onforb.es/1mw9E89•  How Android 5 Can Lock Manufacturers Tightly Into Google's Ecosystem  http://onforb.es/1kYNmMvComing up Friday on Google Plus Week  •  (Update) Plus Post Ads open for all pages and profiles with 1000+ followers  http://bit.ly/1kYQQP0   •  What is “guest blogging” and why is Google punishing it?  http://selnd.com/1kYQOqqPlus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!Our Android Week 4/22/20142014-04-23 03:10:3613 
Tech and Coffee4,488On this edition of Tech and Coffee’s  Android-Journal, A new version of Hangouts is coming! With a Widget! A fake app gets a refund and credit from Google, Get an S-4 for only $179 out of a contract from . . .  Wait for it . . . .  AT&T?? And Nike lays off most of the Fuelband Group. What does this say about Wearables. This is Episode 55Android Journal Episode 552014-04-23 01:00:005 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Tonight Former Pilot +chris goodfellow takes YOUR questions live in his first U.S. on-camera appearance since his viral Google+ post about missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370Chris has turned down every major US network but he's looking forward to answering questions from Google+ users.  You can ask on the YouTube watch page or on any Google+ share of this post starting now and we'll see them. See you tonight at 8:30 pm EDT, 5:30 pm PDT on Google+ and YouTube Live.Chris Goodfellow is a retired Canadian businessman now living in Florida. He flew his own high performance twin engine planes between Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New York on a weekly basis in the 1970's and  '80's. He is a graduate of McGill University and holds an MBA from Cornell University. He served a three year term from 2006 to 2009 as a Director of CIRA the Canadian Internet Registration Authority - the governing body of the dot  CA domain in Canada.#MH370  #GPWMH370 #GooglePlusWeek  Google Plus Week!2014-03-29 01:30:0040 
Larry Fournillier1,277,234Make it, Snap it, Eat it!  That's Australian, +Alice Lau (Girl In A Food Frenzy)'s motto and she will be featured on a special presentation of Food Stories.   Alice is very unique, in that, she mixes her passions food and the arts to create fun and imaginative videos.  Look at a sample of her work - How to make Savoury Bread & Butter Puddings.   You can also get some of Alice's wonderful recipes from her teriffic blog: http://girlinafoodfrenzy.comOn Saturday's show Alice will be sharing with us her Homemade Ricotta Cheese recipe and the story behind that easy to make dish. So join us LIVE at a special day and time : Saturday 22 at 7:00PM(EDT & AST)  In Australia it will be Sunday 23 at 10:AM(AEDT)As usual, don't forget to bring your favorite beverage and sense of humor to the HOA :)Food Stories is being brought to you in part by +2 Degrees Food.   Please Buy A Bar and Feed A Hungry Child.  Visit www.twodegreesfood.com and use the promo code FOODSTORIES15 to get 15% off your purchase. #foodstories   #hoa   #homemaderecipe   #ricottacheese  Food Stories - featuring Alice Lau | Homemade Ricotta Cheese (S01E07)2014-03-23 00:00:0058 
Motorola Mobility1,188,413Join us for a live Hangout with Jim Wicks, lead designer of Moto 360, Motorola’s new watch powered by Android Wear. During the Hangout, Jim will discuss the design and style features that make Moto 360 unlike any watch on the market today. #Moto360 For more information visit our blog: http://goo.gl/yZ5b2a It’s Time: Meet Moto 3602014-03-19 19:00:006852 
Dan McDermott130,697Android developers Allen Firstenberg and Kadeaus Couloute discuss Google's new push for Android on watches and other wearables. We'll take your comments and questions live.Our Android Week Special: Google Watches and Android Wear2014-03-18 19:30:0026 
Dan McDermott130,697Google Plus Week  2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee ChewWe'll be taking your questions for the head of Hangouts, Google Vice President, Engineering Chee Chew.In addition to Hangouts, Chee is also involved in the following:- Chrome Remote Desktop- Chrome Sync- Chrome side of Chromecast- Chromebox for Meetings- Site lead for Kirkland/Seattle Google officesHe'll take all of your questions and answer some of them! :-)(Note: this is one hour earlier than usual!)Google Plus Week 2/28/2014 Q&A w/Google VP Chee Chew2014-03-01 01:30:0086 
Larry Fournillier1,277,234On February 3rd, I announced the winner, +Odysseus Bogioglou, of my impromptu foodie contest, the Super Bowl Recipe Challenge.  (http://goo.gl/E22mVh).  On Monday 17th, February, at 1:00PM(EST) Odysseus will be cooking his winning dish, Tequila Salmon LIVE.  Get his awesome recipe here: http://goo.gl/0utkYd   So join us for a rockin' and cookin' good time!!#superbowl   #recipechallenge  The WINNER of the Super Bowl Recipe Challenge is cooking LIVE!!2014-02-17 19:00:0041 
Daria Musk3,575,494BE MY VALENTINE!Announcing the "Lonely Hearts Club Hangout Concert"! This Saturday, Feb 15th will you be my valentine? You're the ones I love so let's celebrate together! I'll bring the songs, you bring you. ❤HOW TO ATTENDYou are cordially invited to watch and most importantly join my "Lonely Hearts Club Band" by Hanging Out with me for this special love-themed Concert!❤ RSVP YES & COMMENT HERE TO TELL ME IF YOU WANT TO JOIN THE HANGOUT WITH ME! I'll add you to a special circle that will be invited to join the windows in the Hangout during the show. As always I'll rotate the seats and sing as long as it takes to see you! We'll date, face-to-face all night if we have to ;)DAY + TIMEI know real v-day is on Friday, so I thought holding our global-date-night on Saturday instead would make it even more inclusive and awesome! Even if you've got romantic plans (ahem not me haha) we can all team up into one big "Lonely Heart's Club Band" on Saturday! (Sunday for you Kiwis and Aussies, ;)WHAT TO EXPECTWe can eat chocolates and toast to love in all it's forms! We can sing and shout and laugh and leave no-date-behind! You can bring your loves (even if they're pets, or or kids, or friends or fiancés) or come solo and be my date! I prefer roses and tulips thank you ;)SHARE THE LOVEShare the love and share this with anyone and everyone you want to celebrate with and remember to tell you love them too! So bring on the lovebirds and lonely hearts worldwide! Get ready to be loved! See you on Saturday! XO, DariaDaria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00294 
The Huffington Post2,808,490+The Huffington Post and +HitFix are excited to talk  2014 Television LIVE on Thursday, February 6 at 1pm ET / 10am PT with a panel of #awesomepeople  including TV Critics +Alan Sepinwall (What's Alan Watching?, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), Daniel Fienberg (the Fien print, Firewall & Iceberg Podcast and New Video Show), +Maureen Ryan (Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan), and +matthew rappaport (+Hangout Conversations Host)!They will be examining the best shows to come and that have recently premiered in 2014 along with the premieres of some of your favorites (The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and more!), taking your questions LIVE, a fun amount of mirth to be had and just asking "WHY?!" with certain series PLUS always surprises and epic moments!Happy to have you TUNE in G+ers :)Join us LIVE or Watch later!Please submit all questions, comments and other thoughts using the Q&A App in the corner of the video, list them on our watch page or Tweet us using  #huffposthitfixTV .Also, be sure to check out MOAR while you're waiting:Alan & Dan's fun, new Video Show &The Firewall & Iceberg Podcasthttp://www.hitfix.com/podcasts/firewall-icebergTalking TV with Ryan and Ryanhttp://talkingtvwithryanandryan.libsyn.com/What's Alan Watching?http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watching the Fien PrintHuffPost & Hitfix 2014 Television Hangout On Air Roundtable2014-02-06 19:00:0087 
Eric Enge20,462Masters Course in Being a Great HOA HostWant to host your own Hangouts on Air and want some coaching on how to it well?  For this week's show we have pulled together 4 people with just a tiny bit (;->) of HOA hosting experience.YouTube link: The Art of Being a Great HOA Host+Ronnie Bincer will co-host the show with me and our guest stars are +Chef Dennis Littley , +Dan McDermott, and +Mia Voss.This will be a live YouTube broadcast, on Thursday January 16th at 3 PM EST.  The live YouTube link will be posted here at or before 15 minutes before show time.Please feel free to spread the word, and share the event, or invite others.The Art of Being a Great HOA Host2014-01-16 21:00:00381 
Google Ads1,961,550Join Kathleen and Sinead this Thursday, January 16th at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm GMT to continue our New Year, New Strategy month.During this Hangout on Air learn the tips and tricks to ensure your account is set up to record conversions and track your ROI in 2014!To join the Hangout on Air, look out for the live event and click the 'Play' symbol on the post at that time. If you have questions, post them in the Q&A section and we'll address as many of these on air as possible!Hangout on Air: New Year, New Strategy (Part 2)2014-01-16 18:00:0065 
Dan McDermott130,697Tech talk showGoogle Plus Week BETA 1/10/20142014-01-11 04:28:5226 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Another week done... another year almost done... +Dan McDermott and +Allen Firstenberg and all the rest of us on the Google Plus Week panel are hoping you've had a good holiday celebration and you're ready for what the new year brings. We'll be taking your thoughts on the year past and the year ahead - photos, YouTube, Glass, and so much more. So join us via YouTube and Google+ for a year-end Google Plus Week!#gpw20131227  Google Plus Week - 27 Dec 20132013-12-28 02:30:0027 
Google Plus Week TV Show434+Vic Gundotra couldn't sleep Wednesday night. You know what that means, right?1) Changes are coming to Google+2) We will spend at least an hour arguing about them on Friday night's show!So come join us, even if we're just guessing about what the actual changes are. With luck, we'll even be able to figure out how to read your comments and share them on the air. So before you tear into your presents from Santa, be nice (or be naughty like +Pam Adger) and join us on another wild Google Plus Week!#gpw20131220  Google Plus Week - 20 Dec 20132013-12-21 02:30:0023 
Google Plus Week TV Show434[Update: We will likely start around 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific USA time to accommodate travel schedules]So what if it is Friday the 13th? That won't scare us off from covering the latest changes to Google and Google+! And quite a few changes there have been! Too many to list here, so just show up, take part, have fun on another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 13 Dec 20132013-12-14 03:00:0030 
Unofficial Google+ Film Festival328,435http://ugpff.comLive, interactive and showing in a city near you including New York, Singapore, Wellington, New Zealand, Seattle, Mexico and more.     • Watch great short films and web series.     • Interact with filmmakers live.     • Attend film panels with industry experts.     • Meet other filmmakers and film lovers.Seattle Event Information: RSVP here, limited seats available.http://www.celebrations.com/rsvp/zh2ne64yk663gwz2f  The 3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival in partnership with +SnagFilms, is becoming the world's largest short film and web series festival.  Live and interactive, this global event celebrates the best in short cinema from around the world and allows the audience to attend a world class film festival from the comforts of their own home.  The future of film festivals is finally here.3rd Annual Unofficial Google+ Film Festival2013-12-13 19:00:00468 
Google Plus Week TV Show434We should be over the food comas by now, so its time for the panel to get back together for another snow, I mean show! Speaking of snow, we'll be talking about the new auto-awesome features hitting Google+ this week. Robots are also in the news this week - either Amazon's plan to use them to delivery your toilet paper, or Google's plan to make them as much a household name as Android is. Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Let us know, since we're taking your comments live on YouTube and Google+! Regardless, join us as we rant and rave during another Google Plus Week!#gpw20131206Google Plus Week - 6 Dec 20132013-12-07 02:30:0027 
Maria Quiban420,715Meet Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & Talk to ghosts via James Van Praagh (He's a Medium!)Fanchat w/ Gene Simmons, Alex Borstein & James Van Praagh (Medium)2013-12-04 17:30:0047 
Larry Fournillier1,277,234Everyone has a story, they want to tell it and I want to share it. This is the second installment in my new series of food/cooking HOAs where I will introduce you to some great folks who, like me, have a passion for fun, food and cooking.Allow me to introduce you to G+er +Sheedia Jansen   a Curacaoan who loves her country so much, she is considered the unofficial Cultural Ambassador of Curacao.  Sheedia has a great blog, Curacao Vacation Blog( http://curacaovacationblog.com) and an awesome G+ Page +Curacao 411  Sheedia is no stranger to the kitchen, she began cooking at age 18 and on Sunday's show she will be telling us her story, while preparing a local dish of Arepa di Pampuna, or Pumpkin Pancakes.So, join us on Sunday 24th, at 4:00PM(AST) 3:00PM(EST), 12:00PM(PST) and 2:00PM(CST) to hear Sheedia's fascinating story and watch her make one of her favorite snacks.Here is the recipe : http://curacaovacationblog.com/post/pumpkin-pancakes/#foodstories   #pumpkinpancakes   #hoa   #hangoutsonair  Food Stories Episode 2 - featuring Sheedia Jansen2013-11-24 21:00:0085 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Troll Time Weekly returns this Friday when we welcome another batch of YouTube trolls to Google Plus Week. (Not to mention a special guest! Which means we'll actually be starting on time!) We'll also be looking at the new profile layout for Google+, the problems with the new Android client, and much much more! Join us Friday, with your comments on YouTube live, as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 15 Nov 20132013-11-16 02:30:0018 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Another week, and that means we'll be taking your comments. But something will look... different... thats right! YouTube comments have changed, and Dan may be ranting about them more than Allen does. We'll also have the latest on the garbage barge... we mean... Google barge... plus a look at how much help Helpouts need. Join us if you can as another Google Plus Week collides with history.#gpw20131108Google Plus Week - 8 Nov 20132013-11-09 02:30:0021 
Maria Quiban420,715#Fanchat  with us and Jason Derulo, the singer song writer of "Marry Me"#FanChat w/Jason Derulo! Singer/Songwriter...2013-11-05 17:30:0043 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week: A lively discussion about Android news. Pre-game show video is here: Our Android Week Pre Game Show and Stream TestOur Android Week 11/4/20132013-11-05 03:00:007 
Dan McDermott130,697Intro to news/event videography with the Sony NEX-7, the world's best all-around cameraI am setting up a new kit for "run and gun" news gathering and event videography based on the amazing Sony NEX-7 camera. I show my equipment and event video veteran Craig Shipp shows me the best settings for my new NEX 7, the best all around camera out there. As a bonus, Craig will offer some specific tips to capturing an event in stills and video and creating an amazing finished video FAST so the people at the event will find it and start sharing it right away.Equipment I WAS using (now discontinued):•  For stills the Canon 1D Mark IIN: http://bit.ly/1hDn6Fo•  For video three Canon Vixia HF S100: http://amzn.to/1hDnmnTMy current kit:Camera:•  Sony NEX-7 24.3 MP Compact Interchangeable Lens Camera with 18-55mm Lens:  http://amzn.to/1hDnGTx•  Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Charger  http://amzn.to/1hDnNhT•  Several SanDisk Extreme 32 GB SDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Flash Memory 45MB/s Cards  http://amzn.to/1hDo2JZ•  Vello CB-500 Dual Shoe Bracket  http://amzn.to/1hDoCY8Microphones:•  4x Audio-Technica AT831B Lavalier Condenser Microphones http://amzn.to/1hDpvzT•  3x Shure SM58-LC mics:  http://amzn.to/1hDorMm•  Craig prefers the Shure SM57-LC although both are good:  http://amzn.to/16WVrYF•  Also consider a good news mic like the Sennheiser MD 46  http://amzn.to/16WVRyf  or the Beyerdynamic M58  http://amzn.to/16WW84c•  Craig and I both love these high quality and DIRT cheap Giant Squid mics:  http://bit.ly/16WT7k8•  6' XLR mic cable (I have a bunch in various lengths but this is perfect for stand-ups)  http://amzn.to/16WTqLP•  1' cable to plug your microphone XLR right into your camera's mic input jack:  http://amzn.to/16WTA5SAudio Recorder:•  Zoom H4n Portable Digital Recorder Bundle  (Dumb not to get a kit. SO much stuff for $30 extra)  http://amzn.to/16WU24iI just got a Sony Alpha NEX-7. Now what?2013-11-02 22:33:3914 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Google Plus Week 11/1/2013: SO MUCH news this week. Can't wait to get started! Google Plus Week 11/1/20132013-11-02 01:30:0020 
Google+8,611,331The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0034047 
Dan McDermott130,697Tentative Hardware Topic List for Our Android Week 10/28/2013:0:00  •  Nexus 5 battery images are leaked, show 2300mAh  http://bit.ly/1ce9gWb0:00  •  T-Mobile re-brands prepaid plans, adds data roaming and tethering features  http://bit.ly/1cedptc0:00  •  Samsung Galaxy S4, Galaxy S3, Note 2 will get Android 4.3 update starting next week  http://bit.ly/1ce8RTr0:00  •  Samsung Galaxy Gear seeing a 30% return rate at Best Buy stores  http://bit.ly/1ce8LLHSoftware0:00  •  Android game distribution getting a big lift from Bluestacks and Big Fish  http://bit.ly/1ce9AEp0:00  •  Aereo arrives in the play store:  http://bit.ly/1cefncT0:00  •  BBM passes 10 million downloads on Android, waiting list is no more  http://bit.ly/16hAH0tDiscussion0:00  •  YouTube may be getting background audio streaming in newest update  http://bit.ly/1ced6OX0:00  •  How do the latest Android devices stack up to Apple's?FUN0:00  •  Google Glass could be the reason Google built barge in the bay  http://bit.ly/1ce8rMV0:00  •  Scentee plug-in accessory lets you smell incoming notifications  http://bit.ly/1ceeFMUPlus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!Our Android Week 10/28/20132013-10-29 02:00:005 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Another great show planned for tonight. Will it involve photography? Will it involve YouTube? Will it involve another rant about Bing? Will it start anywhere near on time? Only one way to find out! Tune in as we wrap up another Google Plus Week!#gpw20131025  Google Plus Week 10/25/20132013-10-26 02:30:0015 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Great show planned for tonight! Hope you can join us! Don't you wish you had bought Google stock yesterday??? WOW!!Google Plus Week 10/18/20132013-10-19 02:30:0028 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week 10/14/2013 Live at 9 pm Eastern tonight!NEW Topic Doc:  http://bit.ly/1bQdpU5NEW SoundCloud Profile:  http://soundcloud.com/danmcdermottNEW SoundCloud RSS Feed:  http://bit.ly/1g917WiAudio MP3 of this Episode:  Live viewer comments:  Flipboard Magazine:  http://flip.it/YLSBoPanel:  LIVE VIDEO: Our Android Week 10/14/2013Hardware0:00  •  Nexus 5 Prototype Bares All In Leaked Crystal Clear 7-Minute HD Video  http://bit.ly/GMUefq0:00  •  Hands-on with the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HDX  http://bit.ly/GMTVl40:00  •  Google ditching ‘Google TV’ branding, but Android will stay in the living room http://bit.ly/GMTeZ0Software0:00  •  [Rumor Mill] KitKat to Feature New Launcher Called Google Experience  http://bit.ly/GMUoDB0:00  •  Google to make improvements to tablet version of Play Store on November 21st  http://bit.ly/GMUs6oDiscussion0:00  •  Viewer archer rehcra asks: +Dan McDermott,  if this isn't too rootimentary rudimentary, perhaps you could address this question on monday. i'm getting zero response to my question…  people of android… as an android n00b i beseech thee… to root or not to root? that is the question and if so, is this the way to go?  http://bit.ly/1gC08120:00  •  RELATED:  JRummy Releases ROM Installer To The Play Store, It's Like ROM Manager On Steroids  http://bit.ly/GMTdUR0:00  •  Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'  http://bit.ly/GMT97nFUN0:00  •  Who Made That Android Logo?  http://nyti.ms/GMTWp0Plus Our Recommended Apps of the Week!Our Android Week 10/14/20132013-10-15 03:00:0020 
Thomas Hawk7,489,492One of our favorite San Francisco photographers is very shortly to become one of our favorite London photographers.  Yes, Chris Chabot has joined the flock at Twitter and is moving to LONDON!To send Chris off in style, we will be having one last epic Chris Chabot photowalk -- and what better place for a photowalk with Chris than the annual Burning Man Decompression event.If you have never shot Decom before, you are in for a treat.  It's a visual smorgasbord of pure delight.We will meet at the second entrance, near the corner of 20th and Minnesota Streets at 2:30 pm sharp.  Bring your Canon or Nikon or iPhone or Android... or better yet, be like Chris and bring a Leica!  Whatever you shoot, come and hang out with some great SF photographers and help send Chris off in style.  All skill levels welcome.It's $15 to enter Decom.  More details on the event here:  http://goo.gl/XkJlgnIt's the Chris Chabot Farewell Decompression Photowalk!!!!2013-10-13 23:30:00127 
Google Plus Week TV Show434This week, we'll have Google+ Top Contributor +Michael Banks join us as our special guest (nevermind he's a regular on our panel as well). He'll be sharing some of what he learned from the Top Contributor Summit at Google last week, as well as his new photo challenge with +Google+ Photos. Not to mention the latest news from Google+ and Google (hey, did you see what Google Sydney just did?), with your questions and comments from YouTube Live! Join us for another awesome Google Plus Week!Google Plus Week - 11 Oct 20132013-10-12 02:30:0028 
Daria Musk3,575,494Friday, Oct 11th is The UN's Official Day Of The Girl Child. This year's theme is "Innovate To Educate" and in celebration I (+Daria Musk) will be hosting a special Hangout On Air with some wonderful organizations and amazing young girls around the world!We'll be joined by representatives from +The School Fund and a few young female students from Tanzania who will tell us how the opportunity to get educated has impacted their lives and inspired their dreams! We'll also have a representative from +She's the First another great program that gets girls into schools worldwide! We'll also be joined by a classroom of girls from The Fraser-Woods School in Newtown, Connecticut who have been raising money to send girls their age to school through The School Fund!We'll share stories, learn about the extraordinary benefits of girls education and I'll even close things out with a song or two ;)Hooray for #TheDayOfTheGirl !DAY OF THE GIRL - HANGOUT2013-10-11 15:00:00128 
Dan McDermott130,697NEW SoundCloud Profile:  http://soundcloud.com/danmcdermottNEW SoundCloud RSS Feed:  http://bit.ly/1g917WiAudio MP3 of this Episode:  http://bit.ly/GK7x06Live viewer comments:  http://bit.ly/GK7GjVFlipboard Magazine:  http://flip.it/YLSBoPanel: +Allen Firstenberg +Bruce Turner  +Duke Carico +Michael Banks  +Nate Swanner Hardware0:45  •  Nexus 5 alleged service manual reveals key specs  http://cnet.co/199JW1N6:36  •  Samsung to unveil Galaxy Round flexible display phone -- report  http://cnet.co/199JOPD13:00  •  Android tablet sales surpass Apple’s iPad for the first time ever in Q2 of 2013  http://bit.ly/199KfcR16:15  •  Amazon may have two phones in the works  http://bit.ly/199KhRV19:00  •  Microsoft asked HTC to put Windows Phone on its Android phones, says report  http://bit.ly/16tGosF25:20  •  Upcoming RCA Internet Music System includes a removable 7-inch Android tablet  http://bit.ly/199K5SN28:35  •  Bright Switch Is An Android-Powered Light Switch With Full Touchscreen, Automation, Remote Control, And A Lot More  http://bit.ly/199JIaO33:10  •  How to use the One-handed Operation mode on the Note 3 –21 Feature Focus  http://bit.ly/16tGSyP Software36:24  •  Nearly 50% Of Android Devices Now Run Jelly Bean  http://bit.ly/199IJaI41:45  •  Google adds improved web app support to Chrome for Android  http://bit.ly/199KrsC44:00  •  Themer offers a radical new look for your Android phone  http://cnet.co/16tGPDg48:15  •  Watch ABC brings its mobile TV service to Android phones  http://engt.co/16tGVL453:30  •  Hangouts getting SMS support http://goo.gl/oBuWIxDiscussion1:03:30  •  AnTuTu thinks it can end benchmark cheating with new ‘camouflaged’ app  Our Android Week 10/7/20132013-10-08 03:00:006 
Google Plus Week TV Show434While some things are shut down, Google isn't, and neither are we! Join us via Google+ and YouTube Live to share your thoughts on the latest changes (or lack thereof) to your favorite social network.#gpw20131004Google Plus WEEK!2013-10-05 02:30:0036 
Dan McDermott130,6970:00  •  Amazon introduces Kindle Fire HDX  http://amzn.to/14Z1Nst0:00  •  … upgrades Prime Instant Video with downloading option for offline viewing  http://bit.ly/14Z20ft0:00  •  … personalized Mayday tech support  http://bit.ly/14Z1Vs00:00  •  F.A.A. Nears New Rules on Devices  http://nyti.ms/14Z1u0W0:00  •  Google Makes An Android Game Vending Machine For Japan, For Some Reason  http://bit.ly/14Z2xhbSoftware0:00  •  Gmail for Android freshens up a bit  http://cnet.co/14Z252B0:00  •  … hints that ads are on the way  http://bit.ly/14Z2r9v0:00  •  Google adds status indicators to Hangouts for Android  http://bit.ly/14Z23rD0:00  •  Google Search for Android update includes improved Google Now cards  http://bit.ly/14Z2hif0:00  •  New NBC app offers full episodes  http://bit.ly/14Z27Yj  0:00  •  Square Enix ports Final Fantasy V to Android  http://bit.ly/14Z2ja2Discussion55:00  •  CyanogenMod has become a full-fledged company – Cyanogen Inc. – and plans to release a CM installer app in Google Play. - http://bit.ly/14jkmr4 and has a device for it, the Oppo N1 http://goo.gl/Sp1FnEPlus our Recommended Apps of the Week!Our Android Week 9/30/20132013-10-01 03:00:008 
Google Plus Week TV Show434In addition to TONS of Google+ and Google news I'll be showing my video of a black bear nearby from about 20 feet away. More about the bear:  http://bit.ly/1fw41GKGoogle Plus Week 9/27/20132013-09-28 02:30:0040 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week for 9/23/2013 • Please let me know if you want a notification for this show!Our Android Week 9/23/20132013-09-24 03:00:004 
Google Plus Week TV Show434+Dan McDermott insists that we're going to start at 8pm eastern this week. Do you believe it? We'll find out! We'll also find out what is up with the latest about photos on Google+ - lots of new progress here. Sure to spark seconds of debate. Possibly enough to send you to the bar... the Google Bar, that is. We'll find out what we're talking about. Plus your questions and comments on the longest running show on Google+, Google Plus Week!#gpw20130920  Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-21 02:00:0034 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Hey, let us never say you don't get invited to all the cool parties! But in case you don't, you can join us every Friday night as we talk about the hottest happenings on the worlds coolest social network - Google+!This week, we'll be taking a look at new ways of getting your Blogger posts into Google+, getting your Google+ posts out onto your web page, and other new features. Secretary of State Kerry will be in a Hangout - we'll share your thoughts about it and anything else you've seen on Google+ as we take your comments via YouTube live and this Event! #gpw20130913  Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-14 02:30:0034 
Dan McDermott130,697Note: We're on Tuesday this week due to scheduled YouTube maintenance.Our Android Week2013-09-11 03:00:005 
Nicholas Kristof1,349,654The issue of the moment is Syria, so I'm delighted to host a Google+ hangout in which we'll be able to pose questions to Secretary of State John Kerry about Syria policy. I'll be joined by +Lara Setrakian, a journalist whom I've long admired who specializes in Syria. Andrew Beiter, a social studies  teacher and a regional education coordinator for the Holocaust Memorial Museum, will also be in the Hangout. Most of all, we'll be joined by all of you--so jump into the conversation on this page and leave us your questions. In particular, with this Hangout we want to involve teachers and students, so spread the word in the schools, please, and student questions are particularly welcome!This kind of online interview is something of an experiment, and we're still figuring out how to make it work best. So we also welcome your suggestions and guidance before and criticisms after. Syria: Weighing the U.S. Response2013-09-10 20:00:007004 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Can we blame a bug for the reason we're getting the event invite out late? Probably not, but we'll be talking about a rash of bugs on Google+ the past week. Share your own experiences via YouTube or comments in this event as we go crashing towards the end of another Google Plus Week!#gpw20130906Google Plus WEEK!2013-09-07 02:30:0032 
Dan McDermott130,697Please let me know if you want a notification for this show.Our Android Week 9/3/20132013-09-04 03:00:0010 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Join us for another awesome show! Some really cool topics tonight!Google Plus Week 8/30/20132013-08-31 02:30:0023 
Yifat Cohen71,256PLUS Win an Hour of Coaching to Get You Started Right.Have you noticed that lately everyone is sharing their podcasts here on Google+?+Leo Laporte has been doing it forever with his show The Tech Guy. +Chris Brogan says he loves sneaking out my bigger themes and ideas through podcast interviews without really drawing attention to them. It seeds ideas months before I debut them.Now that +SoundCloud allows you to share directly to Google+, people like +David Amerland, +Mark Traphagen and myself included have been sharing our thoughts and ideas through audio only.MAKING SURE YOU'RE NOT LEFT BEHIND.That's why I'm bringing +Kris Gilbertson again. Kris coaches experts, authors, speakers, and business owners how to harness thepower of podcasting to generate more free traffic, leads and sales by partnering with iTunes. Her program is called the Podcasting Pro System and she has clientslaunching their podcast in less than 2 weeks, ranking in the New and Noteworthy, and reporting 40-500% increase in traffic to their websites and dramatically increasing their email opt-ins. Many with no prior internet success! YOU CAN WIN A PERSONAL STRATEGY SESSION WITH KRISKris podcast is called Millionaire & Expert Interviews where she interviewed +Mari Smith, +Susan Harrow, +Mark Schaefer and others.Check out her podcast here and we'll tell you how to win a full strategy hour with Kris: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kris-gilbertson-millionaire/id493389611---------#podcast   #podcasting   #soundcloud   #hangoutsonair   #unscripted   #gplusgotogal   #itunes   #howtohangout   #socialmediamarketing   #socialmediatips   #howtogoogleplus  From Hangouts to Podcasts - how to not be left behind.2013-08-29 18:00:0047 
Maria Quiban420,715#Fanchat   Jane Lynch  from Glee! Was also in 'Best in Show' and 'Julie and Julia', she played the role of Dorothy McWilliams, Julia Child's sister..and so many other TV shows & Films#Fanchat Jane Lynch from Glee!2013-08-28 17:30:0057 
Dan McDermott130,697Hardware0:00  •  Amazon will now allow for in-app purchases with any app, for just about any item  http://bit.ly/1dNen1y0:00  •  Blackberry may spin off BBM, likely for sale down the road  http://bit.ly/1dNdXZ90:00  •  Samsung's new tablet is built with your toddler in mind  http://bit.ly/1dNfUon0:00  •  Galaxy Gear to beat iWatch's unveiling  http://bit.ly/1dNg7aZSoftware0:00  •  Google responds to claims they intentionally blocked AllCast  http://bit.ly/1dNewC10:00  •  FBI worried about emergency services using Android due to security threats  http://bit.ly/1dNfdeP0:00  •  Eric Schmidt says Larry Ellison’s claims about Google aren’t true  http://bit.ly/1dNgClo0:00  •  Plus our Recommended Apps of the WeekOur Android Week 8/27/2013 (Special Time: Tuesday)2013-08-28 03:00:0013 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Back in April, we discussed if Google VP, and occasional special guest on Google Plus Week, +Vic Gundotra would make a good replacement for Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer. Tonight, with the official announcement from Balmer that he will retire within a year, we'll be revisiting that topic. We'll also be looking at the latest changes in our favorite social layer and across the Google product line, as well as take your questions and comments. All this, and more, as the sun sets on another Google Plus Week!#gpw20130823  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-24 02:30:0036 
Ronnie Bincer96,159Join +Ronnie Bincer The Hangout Helper and 3 featured guests: +Mark Traphagen +martin shervington & +Dave Williams for a Live Q & A session about Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air.Mobile Viewers can watch via this link on YouTube: Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and AnswersThose interested in the Hangout Mastery membership, click this link to learn more: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/membersI've had many requests to do a Public Q & A session regarding how to best use Google Plus Hangouts and Hangouts on Air (HOA). Here is your chance to ask and get answers to your most pressing questions/concerns.Please leave your questions (make them short if possible) in the comments of this event. We'll try to get to as many as we can in our 45 min. time-frame.Feel free to invite others here to the Event...More Special Links and help info will be added after we go live... see you soon!- - - #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #GooglePlusTips   #HVCtips   #HangoutsTips   #GooglePlusHangouts   #SocialMediaMarketing   #TheHangoutHelper   #EventsTips  Google+ Hangouts - Live Questions and Answers event2013-08-21 18:00:43187 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week 8/19/20132013-08-20 03:00:0014 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Lots of updates to Google+ this week, and we'll be exploring what they mean for this platform we love and loathe. A new Android app, photo integration with Google Drive, and a new API that lets programs write to your stream (with some caveats). Our panelists will be sharing their thoughts, and we welcome yours as well via YouTube or the comments on this event. This will be a great way to wrap your head around all the changes, not to mention wrapping up an awesome Google Plus Week!#gpw20130816  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-17 02:30:0046 
Dan McDermott130,697Our Android Week2013-08-13 03:00:0016 
Google Plus Week TV Show434We have an exciting show planned for this week. We will be joined by the dazzling +Natalie Villalobos - Google+ Community Manager. She'll be explaining what a CM does, fielding your questions live, and will reveal what cool features we can expect next! (Well... probably not the last one.) So join us via YouTube, Google+ comments, and Hangout Questions as we wrap up another awesome Google Plus Week!#gpw20130809Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-10 02:30:0068 
Ronnie Bincer96,159With the new availability of YouTube Live Events, many people want to know how they compare to Google+ Hangouts on Air. We'll tell you here!The video of the live show is visible on the left, click it to watch. MOBILE VIEWERS watch here: YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - which to useHere is a Special Link I'll reference in the show: www.TheHangoutHelper.com/members ...We'll talk about how YouTube Live and HOA are similar and how they differ. My featured guest will be +Bern Rexer the owner of the YouTube Live Streaming Community here on Google+ http://goo.gl/XDXYjPYouTube lowered the bar to only needing 100 subscribers to let us use YouTube Live Events... I bet you're curious so we'll do our best to let you know what's up.Leave questions in the comments before, during and after the live show. Feel free to invite others to come, and read up on Live Events here:BONUS POST Recording Private Hangouts with YouTube (using YouTube Live Event tricks): http://goo.gl/Sb45My {{Edit: this no longer works}}YouTube Live Streaming Guide:https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2474026?hl=enVideo Help from YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/ytliveopsOverview of YouTube Live offered by +Moritz Tolxdorff http://goo.gl/3628Et- - - #YouTubeLive   #LiveEvents   #HOAtips   #HangoutsOnAir   #YouTubeLiveEvents   #LiveBroadcasting   #VideoMarketingTips   #YouTubeTips   YouTube Live Events vs. Hangouts on Air - similarities & differences2013-08-08 18:00:00519 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Another Friday, and the end of another Google Plus Week! We'll be testing some changes to the Questions app, so feel free to give it a try on the video above (when it appears), or on YouTube. And speaking of YouTube - with only 100 followers needed to a channel, what is Dan going to do now that he has Live? Are we still loving our Chromecasts? Kick back, chime in, and party like its another Google Plus WEEK!#gpw20130802  Google Plus WEEK!2013-08-03 02:30:0045 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Another Google Plus WEEK! And what a week it has been! Were you one of the hundreds of thousands who rushed to get their Chromecast device? We'll swap stories and talk about Google's strategy with this new hardware - more than just another Q! We'll  be taking your thoughts on this, via Google+, YouTube, and the Questions app.So join us for another wild Google Plus Week!(Think you got this notice twice? Nah... just an illusion... trust us...)#gpw20130726Google Plus WEEK!2013-07-27 02:30:0034 
Google Plus Week TV Show434We have a surprise in store for everyone tonight. What kind of surprise? The kind of surprise that Dan and Priz don't even know about. Thats right... we have no idea what we'll be talking about! Will we talk about the quarterly financials announced by Google and Microsoft? Will we talk about the latest ghost town nonsense? Did something happen with YouTube? With the HoA Questions app? With the Plus One button? With Glass? You'll find out (and so will we!) when you share your questions and comments on YouTube, Google+, in the Questions app and with our usual panel as we furiously gesture for the end to another Google Plus WEEK!#gpw20130719  Google Plus WEEK!2013-07-20 02:30:0039 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Google Senior Vice President +Vic Gundotra will be joining me to answer your questions (and ours) in a live Google+ Hangout on Air Wednesday at noon Eastern, 9 am Pacific.  Joining us will be +Allen Firstenberg from Google Plus Week and +Nate Swanner from +Android Authority and Our Android Week.Here's last year's interview:  Google Plus Week Special with Google Senior VP Vic GundotraHere is this year's interview, with your questions: https://plus.google.com/u/0/hangouts/onair/watch?hid=AP36tYfZ5sy09OFmHtjpQtjO0M5MihMiGc3Y15Yq4aw3Gv8wgnW037-VCsxr2yEk4DfogfE&ytl=KCOLVcznEOQ&hl=enLIVE: Vic Gundotra Answers Your Questions2013-07-03 18:00:00300 
Google Plus Week TV Show434How has your Google Plus Week been? Still catching up on sleep after all the amazing announcements from I/O? Finally figured out the new look of Google+? Want to chat with some friends? We know what you mean, so we've invited +chee chew to the show this evening and, despite knowing that +Allen Firstenberg is back this week, he'll be joining us if there are no last minute emergencies. So don't go breaking anything, submit your comments on YouTube or Google+, and come hang out with Chee and the rest of the panel as we talk about our Google Plus Week!Google Plus WEEK!2013-05-25 02:00:0032 
Google Plus Week TV Show434Can you believe today is Friday? Neither can we, which is why this event post is late. So what happens on Friday? Will Dan swat at another stinkbug? Will Allen rant and fly off the handle? Will Pam share whatever she is drinking? Will you be joining us with your comments as we talk about Google+, Google Glass, and other things Googly? Only one way to find out!#gpw20130426  Google Plus WEEK!2013-04-27 02:30:0012 
Oleg Moskalensky8,748We discuss the newly rumored Apple networking platform, currently known simply as 'iP'.  We will describe the details of how it works and the implications this revolutionary (according to Apple) networking product will have on the industry.It's a must-attend event for any Apple fan as well as computer fans everywhere.iP - A revolutionary new networking product from Apple2013-04-01 22:00:003 
Google Plus Week TV Show434It has been an exciting week on Google+! New features available to developers - how will they change how you use Google+ and the web? Vic Gundotra talks about the state of Google+ and Google Glass is a Rock Star.So come join us, for these stories and more, plus your comments, wrapping up your Google Plus Week, every Friday night.#gpw20130301Google Plus WEEK!2013-03-02 02:00:009 
Google Plus Week TV Show434On tonights show:* We'll discuss the recent changes to pages, circles and events.* Review all the hot hangouts this past week - from Interns to Presidents.* Take your comments on the latest tech news.Tentative Topics for Tonight:Google+ Feature Updates00:00  •  Pages get logins and passwords... and hangout apps!00:00  •  Goodbye “circles”. Hello “find people”. (M Monica is not here, but she loves this feature.) https://plus.google.com/101994211282765276238/posts/bCCtpm51CND 00:00  •  Download all photos from an event. https://plus.google.com/103753846660645838390/posts/3KX5xoBbfyd Google+ Hangout Reviews00:00  •  Obama Hangout February 14th - Thoughts?  Tech Crunch Review and Quotes: http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/14/obamas-quotable-google-hangout-zuckerberg-drones-and-being-chill/00:00  •  “The Internship” Hangout- Thoughts? https://plus.google.com/events/cfoarkng4ced36gno1dr06vsjmsOther Googly News00:00  •  Mars Rover driver leaves JPL to work for Google https://plus.google.com/112648317373638762082/posts/Bt7TfjhCaSX 00:00  •  Does Google Play Fast and Loose With App Users' Personal Info? (next few added by M Monica - can’t make it tonight. Here in spirit.) http://mashable.com/2013/02/13/google-play-app-developers-personal-information/00:00  •  Oracle Compares Google to “Harry Potter Plagarist” http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/02/oracle-ann-droid/00:00  •  Speculation of new Google Chromebook (added by Mike Ellis) http://www.pcworld.com/article/2027906/chromebook-pixel-the-google-pc-weve-been-waiting-for-.htm00:00  •  Google must act quickly on libellous Blogger posts, says appeal court     http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/feb/14/google-libel-blogger-posts?CMP=twt_gu00:00  •  Street View Comes to Indianapolis Colts Stadium   Google Plus WEEK!2013-02-16 02:00:0024 
Moritz Tolxdorff642,280+Martin Thielecke and I (+Moritz Tolxdorff) want to explain how to use Hangouts on Air the best way. For that we use our own experience and best practice examples of other users.Hangouts on Air (short HOA) are getting more and more popular, but we still see a lot of mistakes, even when they are small. We are not perfect either, but we know how it should work and how to get good results even with a simple setup.Hangouts on Air: Tips & Tricks [EN]2013-01-13 23:00:0017 
Dan McDermott130,697Join me in live blogging tonight's debate between the two candidates for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts. Republican incumbent Scott Brown faces off with Democrat Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren. The moderator will be David Gregory from NBC's Meet the Press.How to watch live:C-SPAN:  http://goo.gl/Uub4cLivestream:  http://www.livestream.com/apliveI'll be commenting in this event.The latest average of all polls from RealClearPolitics has Warren up by 1.8% http://goo.gl/Zxmz1You can see their first debate here: http://goo.gl/dNGYXLive Blogging the Brown-Warren Debate2012-10-02 01:00:005 
Dan McDermott130,697Here some of our Top Stories for tonight:•  Amazon asks judge to throw out patent troll Apple’s “false advertising” claim over “appstore name” http://goo.gl/2V3Wq•  Tim Cook is sorry, recommends Google Maps, Bing, others http://t.co/U1ZdpnCR•  Google’s Brazil head arrested, YouTube pulls political ad http://goo.gl/ilePI…  background on video http://goo.gl/HQeCJ…  Local reaction from Layani Prado in Brazil http://goo.gl/T92iHGoogle+ News:•  View counts now added to photos. http://goo.gl/QJGCk •  Google shows movie trailers right in search results http://goo.gl/Cdypn•  Google says +1s mean “Great Post.” Do they? http://goo.gl/3rOlt•  Download all your YouTube videos at once http://goo.gl/dNeFS•  Google merges Trends and Insights http://goo.gl/2Vt1ZOther Tech News:•  Tesla revolutionizes electric cars http://goo.gl/6iRhj•  Gangnam Style Schmidt raps Apple http://goo.gl/NB7Ip•  Chicago may be trying to woo Google, or anyone else, to be a city-wide fiber provider. http://goo.gl/Yi9qv •  Rumor - $99 Nexus 7 this year http://goo.gl/mUyQe•  Barnes & Noble’s impressive entry into big tablet war http://goo.gl/f8fgf•  Field Trip app tells you about interesting things wherever you are http://goo.gl/e5Ta3Fun Stuff:•  Replacement Google http://replacementgoogle.com/•  Google Meme Generator http://goo.gl/8GtKKGoogle Plus Week TONIGHT2012-09-29 02:00:0019 
Google Play6,727,817Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt in their first ever Hangout On Air where they will be exclusively premiering the trailer for their upcoming movie, Lincoln. Google Play will update this event invite with a link to the live hangout a little before 4pm PT. You can also watch the hangout at play.google.com/+ starting at 4pm PT/7pm ET.  #lincolnhangout  ABOUT THE MOVIE:Steven Spielberg directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt in  “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.Google Play presents: Steven Spielberg and Joseph Gordon-Levitt2012-09-14 01:00:006802 
Dan McDermott130,697My sister +Kelly Harman is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for her 50th birthday and she will answer your questions about it TODAY! Her tour guide will be in the hangout as well.  Mount Kilimanjaro is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. Yeah... I have a few questions!This is the tallest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres or 19,341 feet. More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_KilimanjaroWatch here or on YouTube Live!Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Hangout on Air2012-09-09 18:30:005 

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Michael Ginsburg3,406A list of some awesome #bloggers  for your circling pleasure. #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheweek   #sharingcircles  2014-12-19 05:49:48501000
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Craig Deakin31,795Curated Circle of People That You Should Connect With & CircleThis is not a circle that was created by people sharing a previous circle or my content, it's specifically people that engage and are interesting to follow. If you need fresh content in your stream, consider adding this circle. If you know of anyone that you think should be included, let me know! Other places that you can connect with me:https://twitter.com/craigdeakinhttp://instagram.com/craig_deakinhttp://craigdeakin.tumblr.com/https://www.facebook.com/craigdeakinstreamhttps://www.tsu.co/craigdeakin2014-12-11 19:51:51419010
Becky Collins19,428Soccer Circle Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-02 07:20:43478102
Sport News95Dear Google Friends! - You're in this CircleAdd Users & Pluss +1 & ShareThis is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circleshare #circlesharing #circle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circlecount #circlecircle #naturephotographers #naturephotography #birdphotography #birdphotographers #circlesharing #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers 2014-11-30 05:41:14500000
Kenneth Nicholson9,401This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#CircleShare #Belize   #Nicaragua  2014-11-19 07:16:554086414
Colin Wilson8,566Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topofthepeople #influencermarketing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circlethis #socialmediamarketing #socialmediastrategy #socialnetworking #circleoftheday #circleoftheweek #circleoftheday #topofthecircle #howtoenlargecircle #enlargecircle #thursdaycircle   #share #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #circles #circleyoushare #publiccircle #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #sharedcircle #circleshare #circle #googleplus #google #thankyou 2014-11-13 12:36:27397131215
Becky Collins18,196Funny videos compilation circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-27 08:58:15409001
Kenneth Nicholson6,980Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#sharedcircleday #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpublicircles #circle #circles #circlemeup #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday #circlesunday #circleoftheweek #circlemeup #circles #circleshare #communities #community #coolpeople #findcircles 2014-10-24 12:15:41498445685
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Allan watson7,797Grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:If you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done. If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#News #BusinessNews #TechNews #Aviation #Flight #Flights #Passengers #Airport #Travel #KLM #Aircraft #AirTravel #Airbus #Flying #AvGeek #Boeing #Chicago #Safety #AmericanAirlines #Canceled #SharedCircles   #weeklyreview #sharedcircle     #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle2014-09-27 12:27:02303283042
George Clark7,103Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.#topcircle #circleshareoftheday #sharedcircles  #sharedpubliccircles   #fridaycircle   #themecircle   #mediterranean   #addbackspree   #ripplescircle   #addback   #aahanapriyadarsinee   #peoplescircle   #circleoftheday   #followme   #follow4follow  2014-09-27 10:52:53486372240
Amaresh Singh11Circle of Daymy Friends! - You're in this CircleWelcome this circle dated August 29th, 2014.To be considered:1- Add circles2- Ask to be included in the Original post3- Re-share Circle4- Plushttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+OnlineResultPortalPlus/posts/exebUVFcFeW (Indian Universities Circle http://goo.gl/77wQkX)#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles#sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share#shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share#addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-08-29 10:25:10484443167
Becky Collins15,071Dance Circle : Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-08-16 05:13:064828316
Becky Collins13,434Mobile Operator Circle:Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-07-24 05:16:124763112
Raffaele Romeo Arena44,430Influencer Circle #googlepluscircles  This is an important circle with important people about Social Media Marketing, particulary Google Plus.If you want to know all secrets of Web communication, Social Media, Google Plus, follow this circle.Special thanks to:+martin shervington +Plus Your Business! +Dustin W. Stout +dustn.tv +Peg Fitzpatrick +Mark Traphagen +Rand Fishkin +Guy Kawasaki +Denis Labelle +Ana Hoffman +Gianluca Fiorelli +Rick Eliason +Ronnie Bincer +Amanda Blain +Ryan Crowe +Brian Jensen +Canva +Copyblogger 2014-07-15 21:44:381488421
Doug Hyatt3,412(DH4)  HERE IS THE LATEST CIRCLE - 6/30/2014CIRCLE SHARING IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GROW YOUR FOLLOWING ON GOOGLE+  SIMPLY ADD THE CIRCLE, THEN ADD YOURSELF, THEN RE-SHARE USING THE HASHTAGS PROVIDED HERE.  WATCH HOW FAST YOU GROW! ENJOY  #DOUGHYATTCIRCLESHARING #CircleSharing #Circle #CircleOfTheDay #Share #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircles #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #Google #ShareCircle #SocialMedia #AddCircle #ADD #Marketing #Engagers #SocialMediaMarketing #EliteInnerCircle #Friends #PublicCircle #buy_GooglePlus_followers2014-06-30 16:34:05401014
Doug Hyatt3,234Part 4  MANY NEW PEOPLE WHO WILL PLUS 1 and RESHARESimply ADD yourself to this circle, copy the #HASHTAGS, and REPOST#circles   #circlemania   #circletoday   #circleplus   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #CircleSharing   #sharecircle   #sharecirclethis   #worldsharecircle   #pleasecircleaddme   #circleoftheday   #newgenerationcircle  #monstercircle   #usacircle   #bestofthecircle   #shareofthecircle   #pleasecircle   #newbestcircl  add circle add circle * best share circle * share please pleaseplease add circle * best share circle * share please please#add #circle   #addcircle   #pleasecircle   #bestcircle   #mostcircle  #bestsharecircle   #newcircle   #top100circle   #best500circle   #top500circle   #circleoftheday   #circledaily   #nicecircle   #photography   2014-06-29 13:03:00400104
Maria Morisot34,771Moan Lisa's All Kinds of People Shared Circle28 June, 2014RESHARE if you want to be includedmoanlisa.org2014-06-28 11:32:3230099126145
khairul efendi0 Keep this simple!1. ADD the circle2 Share the post3. Plus the post.4. Comment to be added. BAM that is all easy right!? #circleshare  #circlesharing #sharedpubliccircles #snowballcircle #hyberballcircle #publicsharedcircles      #ownsocialmedia   #socialmediamarketing   #circlesharingpages   #sharingcircles   #whatshot   #followers   #googleplustips #CircleSharing #CircleShare #CircleOfTheDay #Circle #SharedCircles #Google #Google+ #GooglePlusTips #AddCircle #ADD #SharedPublicCircles #SharedCircle #Circles #Shared #Friends #Blogging #SharingCircles #CircleofFriends #Blogger #Engagers2014-06-20 07:31:49501215
Dina Tika417Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment.2014-06-17 13:08:21500003
John Nuntiatio38,202#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #small #smallcircle #photography #health2014-06-15 06:01:32319368
Dina Tika0Here is a group of Active Engagers, Circle Sharers, Awesome Plus Oners, and Cool People on Google Plus!   Circle Sharing is an awesome way to increase your followers and active engagers on your profile. Some of my favorite people that I've met here on Google + through Circle Sharing.    Want to be in the next Circle of Awesomeness? Follow the Steps Below!  ☛ Add the circle ☛ Share in the Public ☛ Plus 1 the Post. ☛ Comment. 2014-06-10 05:54:12500001
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Michael Junghans4,995Great people on google+ Amazing information, you should watch out.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles2014-06-08 10:54:19500314
Ali Sadikin0 This circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement and ppplllluuuussss OnEs!!!   Welcome to +circle your circle with circles!!!!!  :DBoost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the postMore you share more you get!#deal   #dx   #cheap   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #electronic   #phone   #wholesale   #free   #freeshipping2014-06-06 22:04:44500558
JL's Circles11,195The Rabbit Herd (v.1)This is the first of the Rabbit Herd circle shares. It is a very eclectic collection of people and pages. There is no theme, other than the name, behind the people/ pages in this first circle.Why "Rabbit Herd"? My last name means "rabbit" in French and a "herd" is a group of rabbits.As this is the first Rabbit Herd circle share no one is required to do anything. However, it would be great if you:1) Add this page along with my main account (+Jeffrey Lapin ) to your circles.2) +1 this circle.3) Publicly share this circle.4) Leave a comment on this post especially if you have done one of the 3 items above.Please share the Rabbit Herd from this original post.=========================================================I do not wish to offend anyone here on G+, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a message and I will not include you in future circles. Being included in a circle share only affects you as you will receive notifications if people circle you. You are under no obligation to share the circle, add this circle to your own or circle anyone back that circles you.=========================================================#circleshare #sharingcircles #rabbitherd #rabbitherdcircleshare 2014-06-06 00:15:36442202521
Becky Collins10,282Mobile Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia   #media   #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-05-28 05:03:174777219
Ryan Johnson4,790Awesome circle with amazing photographers you want to have in your circlesRe-share this circle in your stream Plus and comment#sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #weekendcircle #weekend #weekendfun #holidays #vacation #views #trekking #tourist #tour #honeymoon #cruise #landscape #sea #weekend 2014-05-12 09:51:28465114104139
Cartoons Full Movie633Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                              114This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle2014-05-12 00:43:324708113
Bui Van Nam9091Google Friends! - You're in this Circle - Share the circle *'"*:•:•* •-::-•:*:•-:¦: Share and Be Shared :¦:-•:*:•.::• •-:•:''''*                                                 This is a super Circle and in it I put together a group of really interesting and active people on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the top Google+ users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with people that share amazing content that will surprise you:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 3 - Share the circle (Publicly) 4 - Add +1 to the post 5 - Follow your dreams and smile to life.More you share more you get! :)Thanks!Circle Networkhttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/112542593288160483901/postsNetwork Circleshttps://plus.google.com/b/112542593288160483901/communities/113362757071870225795#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #socialmedia#Circlenetwork2014-05-07 16:06:164014110
Ryan Johnson4,294Circle of  ORIGINAL CONTENT Creators  to add or share1) +1 this post2) Share this post publicly3) Comment below (ask to be added)4) Add the circle (if you can)#circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #publiccircle   #teamelitecircle   #teameliteengagercircle   #dontconfusethecircles  2014-05-07 11:36:00464322254
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:05:53443426
Yoga Imawan947Get Bulk Follower from this CircleTips : Reshare this Circle if you want to get followers, and don't forget used Hashtag on following list, it's good Idea, cause I used Multi language.#add#addcircle#addmetoyourcircles#buy_GooglePlus_followers#cácmối#Çember#Cercle#Ciorcal#circle#CircleOfTheDay#circleoftheweek#circles#CircleShare#circlesharing#CircleSunday#circlethis#circleyoushare#Círculo#cirkel#Cylch#Draugų#Engagers#EngagersCircle#engagerspeople#engagersshowcase  #engagersshowcasecircle#Fèyontiwonn#FridayCircle#FridayCircles#gburugburu#Google#Google+#GooglePlusTips#justanaverageteenagerwhoexpresseshisopinionsovertheinternetcircle2014-04-26 21:02:16501000
John Nuntiatio33,831#circles #share #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #bestcircle #news 2014-04-17 06:46:35484348
Johnathan Yesson26,597Complete Circle Of Google Employee'sAdd this circle if you want to connect with the lovely people who work at our beloved Google.I have curated this circle personally and it list's ONLY Google staff.I personally LOVE Google in it's many forms and I think the people behind the scenes deserve some appreciation, so if your reading this follow these steps if you agree:1.) +1 2.) Comment3.) RE-SHARE4.) Add people***************************************************************The following people are some of my favourite G+'ers and I'd love them to re-share this circle if they would be so kind:+Christine DeGraff +Tancredi Matranga  +Vladimir Samsonov +Ludovic Moreeuw  +CircleCount +Edith Kukla +Miguel Almeida Sharing  +Michael Q Todd +Amanda Blain +Mikhail Petrovsky +Daniel Mihai Popescu  +Gorka Ortiz  +Erik Barrett  +Cristian Bianchi +Hoang Duong  +AyJay Schibig  +2014-04-16 12:59:42501215
Amaresh Singh11Great circle shared  AprilThis circle will add great, amazing, wonderful, and awesome content to you feed plus your page will receive massive engagement .Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus  #community #followback   #followers     #gplus   #influence  #leadership   #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags  #ripples   #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle   #socialmedia #theplus #tcs  #team2014-04-04 13:10:16494118
Torben Colding19,984ADD AND RESHARE THE 20K CIRCLEThis is your chance to add 100 people who have each more than 20,000 followers.They're all spread across different nationalities and topics, but with one thing in common -  great content.If you're new on Google+, this is your chance to get a head start by adding this circle to your stream.If you want to be included in the circle you must:1. Have more than 20,000 followers2. Plus the circle3. Comment the circle4. Reshare the circle #SharedCircle   #CircleSharing  2014-03-30 01:13:2310010512
Jack C Crawford86,096Another cool circle.2014-03-22 17:03:555000517
Artur Mashnich47,822Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2014-02-12 15:10:09471573585
Larry Chuon74I'm new to Google+.  My circle of PlusOne is for those who are leveraging Google+ to grow their circle and business.2014-02-08 04:36:20236304
Vũ Phá0So, someone asked me if when would i share a themed circle. I share circles of mixes of different people because i think it brings diversity of the circle.Well people, should i share a themed circle? Well if i would, it would be a different circle though, and it would be less frequent than my other two circles.. (this circle and the snowball one)Well circle Yulia seems kind since she did not remove any people this time, instead she added some!So everyone, this circle obviously contains people. They seem to be pretty normal perhaps.  Hahaha! :-P.Well they engage with people and they have great content in their profiles. Some in here are photographers, philosophers, humorists and everything nice! These guys are not only suggested by me but also suggested by others. So yea, i believe it's a pretty great mix... :-DNote: If ever you want to suggest someone to be included in the future editions of this circle, just tag them in the comments!2014-02-06 16:37:31501537
Jeffrey Lapin13,414*Rabbit Circle 2.0”If you are receiving this you have been included in my second Rabbit Circle.Why "Rabbit Circle"? My last name, "Lapin" means "rabbit" in French. Hence, Rabbit Circle. Before anyone asks, I do not have French ancestry. I started my Rabbit Circle to share active engagers, influencers and others I have learned from and interacted with here on G+. This is a Circle I check at least daily if not more often.The first Rabbit Circle contained almost all lawyers/ law firms and marketers (SEO, social media, web design, etc.). These are the people that I tend to interact with the most. However, I have started to expanded the Circle to other areas as well.This is not a Circle Share in which you are required to do anything. If you want to comment, plus or share, that is up to you. If we regularly interact and I left you off please do not take it personally as it was probably just an oversight. I have not used any tools to determine interaction or engagement. Just memory. If you would like to be removed from the Rabbit Circle please send me a private message and I will not share your profile in the future. #rabbitcircle #rabbitcircle22014-02-05 02:35:54318201415
Mikhail Petrovsky77,307Good morning / evening to all.This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-23 01:56:19499472574
Pam Adger35,023This is my no drama circle. Great interaction, no drama. I picked people at random using the relevance filter...I stopped at 20 because 20 is a good number for a circle. If you weren't included it has nothing to do with your drama meter...blame Google's algorithms. I rarely look at the people page anymore. If you were notified, you are included in the circle.2014-01-19 04:34:452034019
Andrew Wisniewski40,862Good morning/evening to all. #Forfriends  You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#Forfriends  2014-01-19 04:31:33472491972
Jack Humphrey13,608Helpful Google geeks circle.  Share and add any helpful Google geeks you know to the circle!   #sharedcircles  If you ever need help figuring out something with Google+ or general Googliness, this would be a good circle of people to refer to!  (Or, to which to refer, whichever you wish.)2014-01-14 07:33:431026211
Mikhail Petrovsky75,848This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-12 05:00:21500653591
Denis Labelle537,425New Google+ User? Need Help?Google+ Help 1011. Circle these G+ Helpers2. Join Google+ Help community here: goo.gl/Yei7cl3. Help Center: support.google.com/plus/4. Circle +Google+ Help 5. Complete User Guide to Google+: goo.gl/KkOHzh6. G+ For Business and Individuals: goo.gl/AFo68S7. 50 Google+ Tips: goo.gl/nFVI2wMy Top/Best Google+'s posts -> goo.gl/pgO5fWAbout +Denis Labelle -> goo.gl/namV1b   #DenisLabelle  2014-01-11 00:35:4010138599
John Doe0You have to make gifts but do not know what to give?GIFTS IDEAS helps you with an archive of more than 400 gift ideashttp://goo.gl/2kwVHK#sanvalentino2014   #valentinesday   #valentinesday2014   #valentine   #sharedcircles   #share   #circle  2014-01-10 13:41:3847112419

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2014-12-17 18:05:55 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) statement on U.S. policy toward Cuba and release of Alan Gross

“Today’s announcement initiating a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is just the latest in a long line of failed attempts by President Obama to appease rogue regimes at all cost.

“Like all Americans, I rejoice at the fact that Alan Gross will be able to return to his family after five years in captivity. Although he is supposedly being released on humanitarian grounds, his inclusion in a swap involving intelligence agents furthers the Cuban narrative about his work in Cuba. In contrast, the Cuban Five were spies operating against our nation on American soil. They were indicted and prosecuted in a court of law for the crimes of espionage and were linked to the murder of the humanitarian pilots of Brothers to the Rescue. There should be no equivalence between the two, andGross... more »

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2014-12-17 16:35:52 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

US-Cuban Announcement Notes

In a background briefing today, senior administration officials took questions on today’s bilateral announcement on US-Cuban relations (http://bit.ly/1Ap5wwJ)

The US agreed to release three Cubans who had been imprisoned for over 15 years for their role as part of the “Cuban Five.”  (http://bit.ly/1Ap29pF)

In exchange, Cuba agreed to release a US “intelligence asset” who had gathered the evidence that led to the arrest of the “Cuban Five.” The identity of that agent was not been released.

US contractor Alan Gross was also released today and his plane has just landed. A US official said Gross’ release was on humanitarian grounds and not part of the swap. The US maintains Gross was wrongfully imprisoned for the past 5 years.  (http://bit.ly/1Ap3koS)

Cuba was a topic of conversation when President Obamamet with Pope Fra... more »

Most plusones: 23

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2014-12-19 04:58:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

OMG Literally everyone who has ever been famous is on the Colbert Report finale

From Bill Clinton to Big Bird to Capt. Picard.

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2014-12-20 01:40:20 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-19 23:42:16 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Kangaroo punches drone out of sky

Kangaroo punches drone out of sky___

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2014-12-19 19:57:09 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In other news:  "Dog Shoots Man"

In other news:  "Dog Shoots Man"___

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2014-12-19 19:06:08 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Q Politico: What does a proportional response look like? Did Sony set dangerous precedent in pulling movie.

A Sony is a corporation, suffered significant damage, threats to employees. That said, “Yes, they made a mistake.”  We set up security team. We have worked with private sector. Much more needs to be done. We want to work with Congress for better laws and allowing public/private cooperation. We can not have a society where some dictator someplace can impose censorship here in the United States. If they can do this with a satirical program, imagine what they can do with a documentary they don’t like? News reports they don’t like? Worse, what if companies engage in self-censorship...That’s not what America is about...I wish they had consulted with me first. I’d say to not get in a pattern where you are intimidated by cyber attacks. What if they had physically broken in and stolendiscs. Is th... more »

Q Politico: What does a proportional response look like? Did Sony set dangerous precedent in pulling movie.

A Sony is a corporation, suffered significant damage, threats to employees. That said, “Yes, they made a mistake.”  We set up security team. We have worked with private sector. Much more needs to be done. We want to work with Congress for better laws and allowing public/private cooperation. We can not have a society where some dictator someplace can impose censorship here in the United States. If they can do this with a satirical program, imagine what they can do with a documentary they don’t like? News reports they don’t like? Worse, what if companies engage in self-censorship...That’s not what America is about...I wish they had consulted with me first. I’d say to not get in a pattern where you are intimidated by cyber attacks. What if they had physically broken in and stolen discs. Is that all it takes?___

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2014-12-19 18:43:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Va. Attorney General announces $90 million settlement with T-Mobile

"More than 153,000 Virginians potentially eligible for restitution from T-Mobile"
 
RICHMOND (December 19, 2014)--Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, have reached a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills, a practice known as "cramming." More than 153,000 T-Mobile customers in Virginia may have been affected by cramming practices and may be eligible for restitution under the terms of this settlement. In addition to direct restitution to customers and an end to certain... more »

Va. Attorney General announces $90 million settlement with T-Mobile

"More than 153,000 Virginians potentially eligible for restitution from T-Mobile"
 
RICHMOND (December 19, 2014)--Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced today that he, along with the Attorneys General of the other 49 States and the District of Columbia, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Federal Communications Commission, have reached a $90 million settlement with T-Mobile USA, Inc. that resolves allegations that T-Mobile placed unauthorized charges for third-party services on consumers' mobile telephone bills, a practice known as "cramming." More than 153,000 T-Mobile customers in Virginia may have been affected by cramming practices and may be eligible for restitution under the terms of this settlement. In addition to direct restitution to customers and an end to certain practices, the Commonwealth will receive approximately $321,000 to recover its costs and attorneys' fees and to support future consumer protection efforts. T-Mobile is the second mobile telephone provider to enter into a nationwide settlement to resolve allegations regarding cramming, after similar allegations against AT&T were settled in October for $105 million.
 
"Our announcement of a second mobile cramming settlement continues to send a clear message that deceptive billing practices will not be tolerated in Virginia," Attorney General Herring said. "I am pleased that we were able to reach an agreement with T-Mobile that will provide direct refunds to Virginians and protect consumers from problematic billing practices in the future. I continue to encourage all Virginians to closely examine billing statements and the terms and conditions associated with any service to which they subscribe."
 
Consumers who have been "crammed" often complain about charges, typically $9.99 per month, for "premium" text message subscription services (also known as PSMS subscriptions), such as horoscopes, trivia, and sports scores, that the consumers have never heard of or requested. The Attorneys General and federal regulators allege that cramming occurred when T-Mobile placed charges from third parties on consumers' mobile telephone bills without their knowledge or consent. T-Mobile and AT&T were among the four major mobile carriers-in addition to Verizon and Sprint-that announced they would cease billing customers for commercial PSMS in the fall of 2013.
 
Under the terms of the settlement, T-Mobile must pay a minimum of $90 million. Of the minimum $90 million, at least $67.5 million must be paid to consumers - a portion of which may be paid by forgiving debts consumers may owe T-Mobile. T-Mobile must further provide an opportunity for a full refund for each victim of cramming who files a claim under its Premium SMS Refund Program. T-Mobile also will pay $18 million to the Attorneys General and $4.5 million to the Federal Communications Commission.
 
Consumers can submit claims under the Program by visiting http://www.t-mobilerefund.com. On that website, consumers can submit a claim, find information about refund eligibility and how to obtain a refund, and can request a free account summary that details PSMS purchases on their accounts. Consumers who have questions about the Program can visit the Program website or call the Refund Administrator at (855) 382-6403.
 
The settlement requires T-Mobile to stay out of the commercial PSMS business. PSMS is the platform to which law enforcement agencies attribute the lion's share of the mobile cramming problem. T-Mobile also must take a number of steps designed to ensure that it only bills consumers for third-party charges that have been authorized, including the following:

•  T-Mobile must obtain consumers' express consent before billing consumers for third-party charges, and must ensure that consumers only are charged for services if the consumer has been informed of all material terms and conditions of their payment;

•  T-Mobile must give consumers an opportunity to obtain a full refund or credit when they are billed for unauthorized, third-party charges;

•  At the time the consumers sign up for services, T-Mobile must inform them that their mobile phone can be used to pay for third-party charges, and must inform customers of how those third-party charges can be blocked if the consumer doesn't want to use their phone as a payment method for third-party products; and

•  T-Mobile must present third-party charges in a dedicated section of consumers' mobile phone bills, must clearly distinguish them from T-Mobile charges, and must include in that same section information about the consumers' ability to block third-party charges.

The settlement, in the form of an Assurance of Voluntary Compliance, was filed with the Richmond City Circuit Court for approval.___

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2014-12-19 18:33:47 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

U.S. ends TARP, the $426 billion bailout of banks and auto industry, with $15.3 billion profit

U.S. ends TARP, the $426 billion bailout of banks and auto industry, with $15.3 billion profit___

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2014-12-19 18:26:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

T Minus Five Minutes. (Hopefully)

T Minus Five Minutes. (Hopefully)___

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2014-12-19 18:11:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

President Obama to give year-end news conference at 1:30 pm EST, 10:30 pm PST

President Obama to give year-end news conference at 1:30 pm EST, 10:30 pm PST___

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2014-12-19 17:56:10 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

h/t +George Kozi 

#tGIF  ___h/t +George Kozi 

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2014-12-19 17:54:33 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

FBI Update on Sony Investigation (Full Text)

Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that destroyed systems and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” claimed responsibility for the attack and subsequently issued threats against SPE, its employees, and theaters that distribute its movies.

The FBI has determined that the intrusion into SPE’s network consisted of the deployment of destructive malware and the theft of proprietary information as well as employees’ personally identifiable information and confidential communications. The attacks also rendered thousands of SPE’s computers inoperable, forced SPE to take its entirecomputer ... more »

FBI Update on Sony Investigation (Full Text)

Today, the FBI would like to provide an update on the status of our investigation into the cyber attack targeting Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). In late November, SPE confirmed that it was the victim of a cyber attack that destroyed systems and stole large quantities of personal and commercial data. A group calling itself the “Guardians of Peace” claimed responsibility for the attack and subsequently issued threats against SPE, its employees, and theaters that distribute its movies.

The FBI has determined that the intrusion into SPE’s network consisted of the deployment of destructive malware and the theft of proprietary information as well as employees’ personally identifiable information and confidential communications. The attacks also rendered thousands of SPE’s computers inoperable, forced SPE to take its entire computer network offline, and significantly disrupted the company’s business operations.

After discovering the intrusion into its network, SPE requested the FBI’s assistance. Since then, the FBI has been working closely with the company throughout the investigation. Sony has been a great partner in the investigation, and continues to work closely with the FBI. Sony reported this incident within hours, which is what the FBI hopes all companies will do when facing a cyber attack. Sony’s quick reporting facilitated the investigators’ ability to do their jobs, and ultimately to identify the source of these attacks.

As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is responsible for these actions. While the need to protect sensitive sources and methods precludes us from sharing all of this information, our conclusion is based, in part, on the following:

•  Technical analysis of the data deletion malware used in this attack revealed links to other malware that the FBI knows North Korean actors previously developed. For example, there were similarities in specific lines of code, encryption algorithms, data deletion methods, and compromised networks.

•  The FBI also observed significant overlap between the infrastructure used in this attack and other malicious cyber activity the U.S. government has previously linked directly to North Korea. For example, the FBI discovered that several Internet protocol (IP) addresses associated with known North Korean infrastructure communicated with IP addresses that were hardcoded into the data deletion malware used in this attack.

•  Separately, the tools used in the SPE attack have similarities to a cyber attack in March of last year against South Korean banks and media outlets, which was carried out by North Korea.

We are deeply concerned about the destructive nature of this attack on a private sector entity and the ordinary citizens who worked there. Further, North Korea’s attack on SPE reaffirms that cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers to the United States. Though the FBI has seen a wide variety and increasing number of cyber intrusions, the destructive nature of this attack, coupled with its coercive nature, sets it apart. North Korea’s actions were intended to inflict significant harm on a U.S. business and suppress the right of American citizens to express themselves. Such acts of intimidation fall outside the bounds of acceptable state behavior. The FBI takes seriously any attempt—whether through cyber-enabled means, threats of violence, or otherwise—to undermine the economic and social prosperity of our citizens.

The FBI stands ready to assist any U.S. company that is the victim of a destructive cyber attack or breach of confidential business information. Further, the FBI will continue to work closely with multiple departments and agencies as well as with domestic, foreign, and private sector partners who have played a critical role in our ability to trace this and other cyber threats to their source. Working together, the FBI will identify, pursue, and impose costs and consequences on individuals, groups, or nation states who use cyber means to threaten the United States or U.S. interests.___

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2014-12-19 17:27:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Google moves to halt investigation by Mississippi AG, cites MPAA lobbying

A major counterattack against a state lawyer's attempt to alter search results.

Google moves to halt investigation by Mississippi AG, cites MPAA lobbying

A major counterattack against a state lawyer's attempt to alter search results.___

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2014-12-19 16:50:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

North Korea did it - FBI

North Korea did it - FBI___

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2014-12-19 04:58:28 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

OMG Literally everyone who has ever been famous is on the Colbert Report finale

From Bill Clinton to Big Bird to Capt. Picard.

OMG Literally everyone who has ever been famous is on the Colbert Report finale

From Bill Clinton to Big Bird to Capt. Picard.___

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2014-12-19 04:02:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

My friend James Hohmann from Politico shared this Stephen Colbert clip. SOOOO funny!

Here is their story "Stephen Colbert’s greatest political takedowns"  http://politi.co/1AN2Mt0

Rep. Robert Wexler: “I enjoy cocaine because it’s a fun thing to do.”

I'm going to miss 'Stephen Colbert.'  And I can't wait to watch Stephen Colbert.

My friend James Hohmann from Politico shared this Stephen Colbert clip. SOOOO funny!

Here is their story "Stephen Colbert’s greatest political takedowns"  http://politi.co/1AN2Mt0

Rep. Robert Wexler: “I enjoy cocaine because it’s a fun thing to do.”

I'm going to miss 'Stephen Colbert.'  And I can't wait to watch Stephen Colbert.___

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2014-12-18 23:24:42 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Hackers stole a system administrator's credentials to access Sony's computer system - U.S. officials

Hackers stole a system administrator's credentials to access Sony's computer system - U.S. officials___

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2014-12-18 20:33:43 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Judge throws out conviction of 14-year-old boy 70 years after he was executed

"George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 - all in the span of about three months and without an appeal...They said there was no physical evidence linking him to the deaths. His executioners noted the electric chair straps didn't fit him, and an electrode was too big for his leg."

Judge throws out conviction of 14-year-old boy 70 years after he was executed

"George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 - all in the span of about three months and without an appeal...They said there was no physical evidence linking him to the deaths. His executioners noted the electric chair straps didn't fit him, and an electrode was too big for his leg."___

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2014-12-18 20:29:55 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood"

President Obama calls in to outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's last radio call-in show while in office.

"Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood"

President Obama calls in to outgoing Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's last radio call-in show while in office.___

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2014-12-18 19:22:02 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Movie theaters reporting Paramount won't allow them to screen Team America

Another here:  http://bit.ly/1sE6qkw

Movie theaters reporting Paramount won't allow them to screen Team America

Another here:  http://bit.ly/1sE6qkw___

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2014-12-18 15:52:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

This ad is funny

This ad is funny___

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2014-12-18 00:46:12 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy, which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/world/asia/us-links-north-korea-to-sony-hacking.html?emc=edit_na_20141217&nlid=57632791&_r=0___U.S. Links North Korea to Sony Hacking

American intelligence officials have concluded that the North Korean government was “centrally involved” in the recent attacks on Sony Pictures’s computers, a determination reached just as Sony on Wednesday canceled its release of the comedy, which is based on a plot to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader.

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2014-12-17 21:58:39 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

"BREAKING Sony deciding not to move forward with planned Dec. 25th release of "The Interview" after majority of theatre chains pull the plug"

"BREAKING Sony deciding not to move forward with planned Dec. 25th release of "The Interview" after majority of theatre chains pull the plug"___

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2014-12-17 21:28:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

NEW: Sony Weighing Premium VOD Release for ‘The Interview’

With most major U.S. theater chains opting to drop or delay “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment is weighing releasing the film on premium video-on-demand, according to an insider.

NEW: Sony Weighing Premium VOD Release for ‘The Interview’

With most major U.S. theater chains opting to drop or delay “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment is weighing releasing the film on premium video-on-demand, according to an insider.___

2014-12-17 21:23:32 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons
 
Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons.
 
The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals:
 
•  Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a felony (Southern District of Alabama)
Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 13, 1994)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.
 
•  Cathy Lee Jones – Portsmouth, VA
Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine base(Eastern District o... more »

President Obama Grants Commutations and Pardons
 
Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons.
 
The President granted commutations of sentence to the following eight individuals:
 
•  Sidney Earl Johnson, Jr. – Mobile, AL
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine base; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base; use of a communication facility to commit a felony (Southern District of Alabama)
Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Apr. 13, 1994)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.
 
•  Cathy Lee Jones – Portsmouth, VA
Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute heroin and cocaine base (Eastern District of Virginia)
Sentence:  262 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (Apr. 29, 2003)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
•  Rickey Marcell McCall – Birmingham, AL 
Offense:  Possession with intent to distribute in excess of 50 grams of a mixture and substance containing cocaine base; possession of a firearm by a convicted felon (two counts) (Northern District of Alabama)
Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 120 months’ supervised release (Jan. 11, 2001)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
•  Larry Nailor – Memphis, TN
Offense:  Possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute approximately 50 grams of cocaine base (Western District of Tennessee)
Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Nov. 7, 1997)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
•  Antonio Gromyko Reeves – Kennett, MO
Offense:  Distribution of five grams or more of cocaine base (Eastern District of Missouri)
Sentence:  188 months’ imprisonment; four years’ supervised release (May 21, 2004)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
•  Jennifer Regenos – Muscatine, IA
Offense:  Conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine (Southern District of Iowa)
Sentence:  240 months’ imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release (Mar. 25, 2002)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
•  Barbara Lammsies Scrivner – Portland, OR 
Offense:  Conspiracy to manufacture, possess with intent to distribute, and distribute methamphetamine; possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (District of Oregon)
Sentence:  360 months’ imprisonment; five years’ supervised release (July 3, 1995)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on June 12, 2015.
 
•  Israel Abel Torres – Dallas, TX
Offense:  Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances; possession with intent to distribute cocaine base (Eastern District of Texas)
Sentence:  Life imprisonment; 10 years’ supervised release; $1,000 fine (Dec. 4, 1998)
Commutation Grant:  Prison sentence commuted to expire on April 15, 2015.
 
The President granted pardons to the following twelve individuals:
 
•  Roy Norman Auvil – Bartonville, IL
Offense:  Possession of an unregistered distilling apparatus; working a distillery on which the required sign is not placed (District of South Carolina)
Sentence:  Five years’ probation (Nov. 16, 1964)
 
•  Bernard Bryan Bulcourf – McIntosh, FL
Offense:  Counterfeiting Federal Reserve notes (Southern District of Florida)
Sentence:  90 days’ confinement in a community treatment center, followed by three years’ probation (Nov. 18, 1988)
 
•  Steve Charlie Calamars – San Antonio, TX
Offense:  Possession of phenyl-2-propanone with intent to manufacture a quantity of methamphetamine (Western District of Texas)
Sentence:  57 months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (May 31, 1989; as amended Apr. 8, 1994)
 
•  Diane Mary DeBarri, fka Diane Mary Wilhelm – Fairless Hills, PA
Offense:  Conspiracy to manufacture and distribute methamphetamine; distribution of methamphetamine (Eastern District of Pennsylvania)
Sentence:  90 days’ imprisonment; five years’ probation conditioned on performance of community service as directed by the court (June 15, 1984)
 
•  Donnie Keith Ellison – London, KY
Offense:  Manufacture of marijuana (Eastern District of Kentucky)
Sentence:  Five months’ imprisonment; three years’ supervised release (Sept. 1, 1995)
 
•  John Marshall French – Clovis, CA
Offense:  Conspiracy to transport a stolen motor vehicle in interstate commerce (District of South Carolina)
Sentence:  Three years’ probation conditioned on performance of 100 hours of community service and payment of $2,337 restitution (Mar. 2, 1993)
 
•  Ricardo Marcial Lomedico, Sr. – Point Roberts, WA
Offense:  Misappropriation of bank funds by an employee (Western District of Washington)
Sentence:  Five years’ imprisonment (Nov. 21, 1969)
 
•  David Raymond Mannix – Lafayette, OR
Offense:  Conspiracy to commit larceny; theft of military property (U.S. Marine Corps general court-martial convened at Camp Pendleton, CA)
Sentence:  75 days’ confinement; forfeiture of $350 pay per month for three months; reduction to Private First Class, pay grade E-2 (Oct. 18, 1989, as approved Mar. 2, 1990)
 
•  David Neil Mercer – Grand Junction, CO
Offense:  Archaeological Resources Protection Act violation (District of Utah)
Sentence:  36 months’ probation; $2,500 fine; $1,437.72 joint and several restitution (Apr. 9, 1997)
 
•  Claire Holbrook Mulford, fka Claire Audrey Holbrook – Flint, TX
Offense:  Using a residence to distribute methamphetamine; carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime (Eastern District of Texas)
Sentence:  70 months’ imprisonment; two years’ supervised release (Dec. 3, 1993)
 
•  Brian Edward Sledz – Naperville, IL
Offense:  Wire fraud; violation of the Commodity Exchange Act (Northern District of Illinois)
Sentence:  One year of probation conditioned on payment of $1,318 costs of supervision and $8,297.91 restitution (Apr. 29, 1993)
 
•  Albert Byron Stork – Delta, CO
Offense:  Filing a false tax return (District of Colorado)
Sentence:  Six months’ confinement in a jail-type or treatment institution; three years’ probation (May 8, 1987)___

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2014-12-17 20:53:02 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Interesting. Cuba story predicted a year ago by Chuck Todd and an economics blogger.

Interesting. Cuba story predicted a year ago by Chuck Todd and an economics blogger.___

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2014-12-17 19:59:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Statement from Director of National Intelligence on the Release of a "Cuban Individual"

“Today, the United States secured the release of a Cuban individual from a Cuban prison who provided critical assistance to the United States.  Information provided by this person was instrumental in the identification and disruption of several Cuban intelligence operatives in the United States and ultimately led to a series of successful federal espionage prosecutions. This man, whose sacrifices were known only to a few, has spent nearly 20 years in a Cuban prison due to his efforts on behalf of the United States. While many details of this individual’s cooperation remain classified, with his release today we can now discuss some of his contributions to U.S. national security.  

He provided the information that led to the identification and conviction of Defense IntelligenceAgenc... more »

Statement from Director of National Intelligence on the Release of a "Cuban Individual"

“Today, the United States secured the release of a Cuban individual from a Cuban prison who provided critical assistance to the United States.  Information provided by this person was instrumental in the identification and disruption of several Cuban intelligence operatives in the United States and ultimately led to a series of successful federal espionage prosecutions. This man, whose sacrifices were known only to a few, has spent nearly 20 years in a Cuban prison due to his efforts on behalf of the United States. While many details of this individual’s cooperation remain classified, with his release today we can now discuss some of his contributions to U.S. national security.  

He provided the information that led to the identification and conviction of Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) senior analyst Ana Belen Montes; former Department of State official Walter Kendall Myers and his spouse Gwendolyn Myers; and members of the Red Avispa network, or “Wasp Network,” in Florida, which included members of the so-called “Cuban Five.

In light of his sacrifice on behalf of the United States, securing his release from prison after 20 years –  in a swap for three of the Cuban spies he helped put behind bars – is fitting closure to this Cold World chapter of U.S.-Cuban relations.”

Brian P. Hale, Director of Public Affairs
Office of the Director of National Intelligence___

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2014-12-17 19:49:22 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Source: Top Five Theater Circuits Drop 'The Interview' After Sony Hack

Source: Top Five Theater Circuits Drop 'The Interview' After Sony Hack___

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2014-12-17 18:45:30 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2014-12-17 18:37:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Former US contractor Alan Gross to speak soon following release from Cuban jail (Video)

Former US contractor Alan Gross to speak soon following release from Cuban jail (Video)___

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2014-12-17 18:34:16 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Pope welcomes U.S. and Cuban moves to normalise relations - Vatican

"The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history. In recent months, Pope Francis wrote letters to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Raúl Castro, and the President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama, and invited them to resolve humanitarian questions of common interest, including the situation of certain prisoners, in order to initiate a new phase in relations between the two Parties The Holy See received Delegations of the two countries in the Vatican last October and provided its good offices to facilitate a... more »

Pope welcomes U.S. and Cuban moves to normalise relations - Vatican

"The Holy Father wishes to express his warm congratulations for the historic decision taken by the Governments of the United States of America and Cuba to establish diplomatic relations, with the aim of overcoming, in the interest of the citizens of both countries, the difficulties which have marked their recent history. In recent months, Pope Francis wrote letters to the President of the Republic of Cuba, His Excellency Mr Raúl Castro, and the President of the United States, The Honorable Barack H. Obama, and invited them to resolve humanitarian questions of common interest, including the situation of certain prisoners, in order to initiate a new phase in relations between the two Parties The Holy See received Delegations of the two countries in the Vatican last October and provided its good offices to facilitate a constructive dialogue on delicate matters, resulting in solutions acceptable to both Parties. The Holy See will continue to assure its support for initiatives which both nations will undertake to strengthen their bilateral relations and promote the wellbeing of their respective citizens."___

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2014-12-17 18:32:52 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Sprint Sued by Feds Over “Cramming” as FCC Readies $105 Million Fine

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Sprint on Wednesday, alleging that the wireless carrier profited by allowing third parties to tack millions of dollars in unauthorized charges onto subscribers’ bills for years.

Sprint Sued by Feds Over “Cramming” as FCC Readies $105 Million Fine

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Sprint on Wednesday, alleging that the wireless carrier profited by allowing third parties to tack millions of dollars in unauthorized charges onto subscribers’ bills for years.___

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2014-12-17 18:23:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Muir gets the sit-down

Muir gets the sit-down___

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2014-12-17 18:05:55 (29 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) statement on U.S. policy toward Cuba and release of Alan Gross

“Today’s announcement initiating a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is just the latest in a long line of failed attempts by President Obama to appease rogue regimes at all cost.

“Like all Americans, I rejoice at the fact that Alan Gross will be able to return to his family after five years in captivity. Although he is supposedly being released on humanitarian grounds, his inclusion in a swap involving intelligence agents furthers the Cuban narrative about his work in Cuba. In contrast, the Cuban Five were spies operating against our nation on American soil. They were indicted and prosecuted in a court of law for the crimes of espionage and were linked to the murder of the humanitarian pilots of Brothers to the Rescue. There should be no equivalence between the two, andGross... more »

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) statement on U.S. policy toward Cuba and release of Alan Gross

“Today’s announcement initiating a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward Cuba is just the latest in a long line of failed attempts by President Obama to appease rogue regimes at all cost.

“Like all Americans, I rejoice at the fact that Alan Gross will be able to return to his family after five years in captivity. Although he is supposedly being released on humanitarian grounds, his inclusion in a swap involving intelligence agents furthers the Cuban narrative about his work in Cuba. In contrast, the Cuban Five were spies operating against our nation on American soil. They were indicted and prosecuted in a court of law for the crimes of espionage and were linked to the murder of the humanitarian pilots of Brothers to the Rescue. There should be no equivalence between the two, and Gross should have been released unconditionally.

“The President’s decision to reward the Castro regime and begin the path toward the normalization of relations with Cuba is inexplicable. Cuba’s record is clear. Just as when President Eisenhower severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, the Castro family still controls the country, the economy and all levers of power. This administration’s attempts to loosen restrictions on travel in recent years have only served to benefit the regime. While business interests seeking to line their pockets, aided by the editorial page of The New York Times, have begun a significant campaign to paper over the facts about the regime in Havana, the reality is clear. Cuba, like Syria, Iran, and Sudan, remains a state sponsor of terrorism. It continues to actively work with regimes like North Korea to illegally traffic weapons in our hemisphere in violation of several United Nations Security Council Resolutions. It colludes with America’s enemies, near and far, to threaten us and everything we hold dear. But most importantly, the regime’s brutal treatment of the Cuban people has continued unabated. Dissidents are harassed, imprisoned and even killed. Access to information is restricted and controlled by the regime. That is why even more than just putting U.S. national security at risk, President Obama is letting down the Cuban people, who still yearn to be free.

“I intend to use my role as incoming Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Western Hemisphere subcommittee to make every effort to block this dangerous and desperate attempt by the President to burnish his legacy at the Cuban people’s expense. Appeasing the Castro brothers will only cause other tyrants from Caracas to Tehran to Pyongyang to see that they can take advantage of President Obama’s naiveté during his final two years in office. As a result, America will be less safe as a result of the President’s change in policy. When America is unwilling to advocate for individual liberty and freedom of political expression 90 miles from our shores, it represents a terrible setback for the hopes of all oppressed people around the globe.”___

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2014-12-17 18:01:13 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Cuba Policy Changes

I was a seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set when I first heard an American President talk of Cuba as an "imprisoned island.”

For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba.  Not only has this policy failed to advance America's goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba.

Since 2009, President Obama has taken steps forward to change our relationship and improve the lives of the Cuban people by easing restrictions on remittances and family travel. With this new opening, the President has committed the United States to begin to chart an even more ambitious course forward. 

Beginning more than twenty years ago, Ihav... more »

Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry on Cuba Policy Changes

I was a seventeen year old kid watching on a black and white television set when I first heard an American President talk of Cuba as an "imprisoned island.”

For five and a half decades since, our policy toward Cuba has remained virtually frozen, and done little to promote a prosperous, democratic and stable Cuba.  Not only has this policy failed to advance America's goals, it has actually isolated the United States instead of isolating Cuba.

Since 2009, President Obama has taken steps forward to change our relationship and improve the lives of the Cuban people by easing restrictions on remittances and family travel. With this new opening, the President has committed the United States to begin to chart an even more ambitious course forward. 

Beginning more than twenty years ago, I have seen firsthand as three presidents -- one Republican and two Democrats -- have undertaken a similar effort to change the United States' relationship with Vietnam. It wasn't easy. It isn't complete still today. But it had to start somewhere, and it has worked.

As we did with Vietnam, changing our relationship with Cuba will require an investment of time, energy and resources. Today’s step also reflects our firm belief that the risk and the cost of trying to turn the tide is far lower than the risk and cost of remaining stuck in an ideological cement of our own making.

This new course will not be without challenges, but it is based not on a leap of faith but on a conviction that it's the best way to help bring freedom and opportunity to the Cuban people, and to promote America's national security interests in the Americas, including greater regional stability and economic opportunities for American businesses.

In January, as part of the President’s directive to discuss moving toward re-establishment of diplomatic relations, my Assistant Secretary for the Western Hemisphere Roberta Jacobson will travel to Cuba to lead the U.S. Delegation to the next round of U.S.-Cuba Migration Talks.  I look forward to being the first Secretary of State in 60 years to visit Cuba.  At President Obama’s request, I have also asked my team to initiate a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

Going forward, a critical focus of our increased engagement will continue to be on improving the Cuban Government’s respect for human rights and advocating for democratic reforms within Cuba. Promoting freedom of speech and entrepreneurship and an active civil society will only strengthen Cuban society and help to reintegrate Cuba into the international community.___

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2014-12-17 17:41:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Highlights of Cuban President Raul Castro's speech on normalizing diplomatic relations with the United States

Highlights of Cuban President Raul Castro's speech on normalizing diplomatic relations with the United States___

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2014-12-17 17:14:01 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Wow

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Wow

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2014-12-17 17:09:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Cuban President Raul Castro makes a statement on relations with the United States

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Cuban President Raul Castro makes a statement on relations with the United States

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2014-12-17 16:59:15 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

United States President Obama to announce normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

12:01 P.M. EST
 
     THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.
 
In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.  Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people, and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas.
 
There’s a complicated history between the United States and Cuba.  I was born in 1961 –- just over two years after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, and just a few months after the Bay of Pigs invasion, which tried to overthrow hisregime. Over ... more »

United States President Obama to announce normal diplomatic relations with Cuba

12:01 P.M. EST
 
     THE PRESIDENT:   Good afternoon.  Today, the United States of America is changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.
 
In the most significant changes in our policy in more than fifty years, we will end an outdated approach that, for decades, has failed to advance our interests, and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.  Through these changes, we intend to create more opportunities for the American and Cuban people, and begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas.
 
There’s a complicated history between the United States and Cuba.  I was born in 1961 –- just over two years after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, and just a few months after the Bay of Pigs invasion, which tried to overthrow his regime. Over the next several decades, the relationship between our countries played out against the backdrop of the Cold War, and America’s steadfast opposition to communism.  We are separated by just over 90 miles. But year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between our two countries.
 
Meanwhile, the Cuban exile community in the United States made enormous contributions to our country –- in politics and business, culture and sports.  Like immigrants before, Cubans helped remake America, even as they felt a painful yearning for the land and families they left behind.  All of this bound America and Cuba in a unique relationship, at once family and foe.
 
Proudly, the United States has supported democracy and human rights in Cuba through these five decades. We have done so primarily through policies that aimed to isolate the island, preventing the most basic travel and commerce that Americans can enjoy anyplace else.  And though this policy has been rooted in the best of intentions, no other nation joins us in imposing these sanctions, and it has had little effect beyond providing the Cuban government with a rationale for restrictions on its people.  Today, Cuba is still governed by the Castros and the Communist Party that came to power half a century ago.
 
Neither the American, nor Cuban people are well served by a rigid policy that is rooted in events that took place before most of us were born.  Consider that for more than 35 years, we’ve had relations with China –- a far larger country also governed by a Communist Party.  Nearly two decades ago, we reestablished relations with Vietnam, where we fought a war that claimed more Americans than any Cold War confrontation.
 
That’s why -– when I came into office -– I promised to re-examine our Cuba policy.  As a start, we lifted restrictions for Cuban Americans to travel and send remittances to their families in Cuba.  These changes, once controversial, now seem obvious. Cuban Americans have been reunited with their families, and are the best possible ambassadors for our values.  And through these exchanges, a younger generation of Cuban Americans has increasingly questioned an approach that does more to keep Cuba closed off from an interconnected world.
 
While I have been prepared to take additional steps for some time, a major obstacle stood in our way –- the wrongful imprisonment, in Cuba, of a U.S. citizen and USAID sub-contractor Alan Gross for five years.  Over many months, my administration has held discussions with the Cuban government about Alan’s case, and other aspects of our relationship.  His Holiness Pope Francis issued a personal appeal to me, and to Cuba’s President Raul Castro, urging us to resolve Alan’s case, and to address Cuba’s interest in the release of three Cuban agents who have been jailed in the United States for over 15 years.
 
Today, Alan returned home –- reunited with his family at long last.  Alan was released by the Cuban government on humanitarian grounds.  Separately, in exchange for the three Cuban agents, Cuba today released one of the most important intelligence agents that the United States has ever had in Cuba, and who has been imprisoned for nearly two decades.  This man, whose sacrifice has been known to only a few, provided America with the information that allowed us to arrest the network of Cuban agents that included the men transferred to Cuba today, as well as other spies in the United States.  This man is now safely on our shores. 
 
Having recovered these two men who sacrificed for our country, I’m now taking steps to place the interests of the people of both countries at the heart of our policy.
 
First, I’ve instructed Secretary Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations that have been severed since January of 1961.  Going forward, the United States will reestablish an embassy in Havana, and high-ranking officials will visit Cuba.
 
Where we can advance shared interests, we will -– on issues like health, migration, counterterrorism, drug trafficking and disaster response.  Indeed, we’ve seen the benefits of cooperation between our countries before.  It was a Cuban, Carlos Finlay, who discovered that mosquitoes carry yellow fever; his work helped Walter Reed fight it.  Cuba has sent hundreds of health care workers to Africa to fight Ebola, and I believe American and Cuban health care workers should work side by side to stop the spread of this deadly disease.
 
Now, where we disagree, we will raise those differences directly -– as we will continue to do on issues related to democracy and human rights in Cuba.  But I believe that we can do more to support the Cuban people and promote our values through engagement.  After all, these 50 years have shown that isolation has not worked.  It’s time for a new approach.
 
Second, I’ve instructed Secretary Kerry to review Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.  This review will be guided by the facts and the law.  Terrorism has changed in the last several decades.  At a time when we are focused on threats from al Qaeda to ISIL, a nation that meets our conditions and renounces the use of terrorism should not face this sanction.
 
Third, we are taking steps to increase travel, commerce, and the flow of information to and from Cuba.  This is fundamentally about freedom and openness, and also expresses my belief in the power of people-to-people engagement.  With the changes I’m announcing today, it will be easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, and Americans will be able to use American credit and debit cards on the island.  Nobody represents America’s values better than the American people, and I believe this contact will ultimately do more to empower the Cuban people.
 
I also believe that more resources should be able to reach the Cuban people.  So we’re significantly increasing the amount of money that can be sent to Cuba, and removing limits on remittances that support humanitarian projects, the Cuban people, and the emerging Cuban private sector.
 
I believe that American businesses should not be put at a disadvantage, and that increased commerce is good for Americans and for Cubans.  So we will facilitate authorized transactions between the United States and Cuba.  U.S. financial institutions will be allowed to open accounts at Cuban financial institutions.  And it will be easier for U.S. exporters to sell goods in Cuba.
 
I believe in the free flow of information.  Unfortunately, our sanctions on Cuba have denied Cubans access to technology that has empowered individuals around the globe.  So I’ve authorized increased telecommunications connections between the United States and Cuba.  Businesses will be able to sell goods that enable Cubans to communicate with the United States and other countries. 
 
These are the steps that I can take as President to change this policy.  The embargo that’s been imposed for decades is now codified in legislation.  As these changes unfold, I look forward to engaging Congress in an honest and serious debate about lifting the embargo. 
 
Yesterday, I spoke with Raul Castro to finalize Alan Gross’s release and the exchange of prisoners, and to describe how we will move forward.  I made clear my strong belief that Cuban society is constrained by restrictions on its citizens.  In addition to the return of Alan Gross and the release of our intelligence agent, we welcome Cuba’s decision to release a substantial number of prisoners whose cases were directly raised with the Cuban government by my team.  We welcome Cuba’s decision to provide more access to the Internet for its citizens, and to continue increasing engagement with international institutions like the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross that promote universal values.
 
But I’m under no illusion about the continued barriers to freedom that remain for ordinary Cubans.  The United States believes that no Cubans should face harassment or arrest or beatings simply because they’re exercising a universal right to have their voices heard, and we will continue to support civil society there.  While Cuba has made reforms to gradually open up its economy, we continue to believe that Cuban workers should be free to form unions, just as their citizens should be free to participate in the political process.
 
Moreover, given Cuba’s history, I expect it will continue to pursue foreign policies that will at times be sharply at odds with American interests.  I do not expect the changes I am announcing today to bring about a transformation of Cuban society overnight.  But I am convinced that through a policy of engagement, we can more effectively stand up for our values and help the Cuban people help themselves as they move into the 21st century.
 
To those who oppose the steps I’m announcing today, let me say that I respect your passion and share your commitment to liberty and democracy.  The question is how we uphold that commitment.  I do not believe we can keep doing the same thing for over five decades and expect a different result.  Moreover, it does not serve America’s interests, or the Cuban people, to try to push Cuba toward collapse.  Even if that worked – and it hasn’t for 50 years – we know from hard-earned experience that countries are more likely to enjoy lasting transformation if their people are not subjected to chaos.  We are calling on Cuba to unleash the potential of 11 million Cubans by ending unnecessary restrictions on their political, social, and economic activities.  In that spirit, we should not allow U.S. sanctions to add to the burden of Cuban citizens that we seek to help.
 
To the Cuban people, America extends a hand of friendship.  Some of you have looked to us as a source of hope, and we will continue to shine a light of freedom.  Others have seen us as a former colonizer intent on controlling your future.  José Martí once said, “Liberty is the right of every man to be honest.”  Today, I am being honest with you.  We can never erase the history between us, but we believe that you should be empowered to live with dignity and self-determination.  Cubans have a saying about daily life:  “No es facil” –- it’s not easy.  Today, the United States wants to be a partner in making the lives of ordinary Cubans a little bit easier, more free, more prosperous.
 
To those who have supported these measures, I thank you for being partners in our efforts.  In particular, I want to thank His Holiness Pope Francis, whose moral example shows us the importance of pursuing the world as it should be, rather than simply settling for the world as it is; the government of Canada, which hosted our discussions with the Cuban government; and a bipartisan group of congressmen who have worked tirelessly for Alan Gross’s release, and for a new approach to advancing our interests and values in Cuba.
 
Finally, our shift in policy towards Cuba comes at a moment of renewed leadership in the Americas.  This April, we are prepared to have Cuba join the other nations of the hemisphere at the Summit of the Americas.  But we will insist that civil society join us so that citizens, not just leaders, are shaping our future.  And I call on all of my fellow leaders to give meaning to the commitment to democracy and human rights at the heart of the Inter-American Charter.  Let us leave behind the legacy of both colonization and communism, the tyranny of drug cartels, dictators and sham elections.  A future of greater peace, security and democratic development is possible if we work together -- not to maintain power, not to secure vested interest, but instead to advance the dreams of our citizens.
 
My fellow Americans, the city of Miami is only 200 miles or so from Havana.  Countless thousands of Cubans have come to Miami -- on planes and makeshift rafts; some with little but the shirt on their back and hope in their hearts.  Today, Miami is often referred to as the capital of Latin America.  But it is also a profoundly American city -– a place that reminds us that ideals matter more than the color of our skin, or the circumstances of our birth; a demonstration of what the Cuban people can achieve, and the openness of the United States to our family to the South.  Todos somos Americanos.
 
Change is hard –- in our own lives, and in the lives of nations.  And change is even harder when we carry the heavy weight of history on our shoulders.  But today we are making these changes because it is the right thing to do.  Today, America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past so as to reach for a better future –- for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere, and for the world.
 
Thank you.  God bless you and God bless the United States of America.
 
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2014-12-17 16:35:52 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

US-Cuban Announcement Notes

In a background briefing today, senior administration officials took questions on today’s bilateral announcement on US-Cuban relations (http://bit.ly/1Ap5wwJ)

The US agreed to release three Cubans who had been imprisoned for over 15 years for their role as part of the “Cuban Five.”  (http://bit.ly/1Ap29pF)

In exchange, Cuba agreed to release a US “intelligence asset” who had gathered the evidence that led to the arrest of the “Cuban Five.” The identity of that agent was not been released.

US contractor Alan Gross was also released today and his plane has just landed. A US official said Gross’ release was on humanitarian grounds and not part of the swap. The US maintains Gross was wrongfully imprisoned for the past 5 years.  (http://bit.ly/1Ap3koS)

Cuba was a topic of conversation when President Obamamet with Pope Fra... more »

US-Cuban Announcement Notes

In a background briefing today, senior administration officials took questions on today’s bilateral announcement on US-Cuban relations (http://bit.ly/1Ap5wwJ)

The US agreed to release three Cubans who had been imprisoned for over 15 years for their role as part of the “Cuban Five.”  (http://bit.ly/1Ap29pF)

In exchange, Cuba agreed to release a US “intelligence asset” who had gathered the evidence that led to the arrest of the “Cuban Five.” The identity of that agent was not been released.

US contractor Alan Gross was also released today and his plane has just landed. A US official said Gross’ release was on humanitarian grounds and not part of the swap. The US maintains Gross was wrongfully imprisoned for the past 5 years.  (http://bit.ly/1Ap3koS)

Cuba was a topic of conversation when President Obama met with Pope Francis in the Spring. Following that meeting, the Pope made a rare personal appeal to President Obama and Cuban President Castro urging better relations and the release of prisoners. Francis is the first pope from Latin America. Multiple high level meetings were held between Cuba and the United States, often in Canada but the details were finalized at a meeting at the Vatican, which credited with playing a huge role in today’s events.

Presidents Obama and Castro spoke on the phone yesterday. Both will announce the changes today.

The United States will immediately begin to establish normal full diplomatic relations with Cuba and embassies will be established in both countries “as soon as logistics allow.”

“We believe the policy of the past has not worked and we believe the best way to bring prosperity and democracy is a new policy.  Our emphasis on human rights will be just as strong and we believe enhanced by more openness,” said an official adding that the US expects to continue to have differences on issues, most importantly human rights, but one said, “If there is any US foreign policy that has reached its expiration date it is the Cuban policy.”

The administration expects fierce opposition from some lawmakers, particularly Cuban Americans in Congress but insists that everything being announced today falls squarely within the purview of presidential authority, particularly with respect to travel restrictions being eased and the normalizing of diplomatic relations.

The administration cannot completely remove all travel restrictions without action by congress but will allow “all forms of travel possible under the law.”

Persons lawfully travelling from Cuba may bring $400 in products back to the United States including $100 in alcohol or tobacco products. (Yes, including Cuban cigars.)  The goods must be for personal use, not for commercial or retail purposes.

The Cuban government plans to increase internet connectivity for its citizens.  They are increasing their engagement with the United Nations and the International Red Cross.

“We will issue regulations that will allow building materials, materials for Cuban entrepreneurs and farming equipment. We will allow for development of the private sector in Cuba, lessening the reliance on the state,” said an official.

“We understand Congress is unlikely to reverse Helms-Burton (http://bit.ly/1Ap9gyq) so we are doing what we can within law to do what we can do,” he said.___

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2014-12-17 16:06:36 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

White House Fact Sheet:  Charting a New Course on Cuba
 
Update:  My notes are here:  http://bit.ly/1ApedHn

Original Post:  (I'll post notes from the briefing shortly. President Obama to speak around noon EST. President Castro to also speak today. Bottom line: POTUS to do everything he can within limits of law to normalize relations w/ Cuba and we will have an embassy in Havana. Pope Francis played large personal role. Yes, you'll be able to fly there and bring back cigars. That was the most asked about topic!)

From the White House:

Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.  We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two million Cubans and Americans of Cubandesce... more »

White House Fact Sheet:  Charting a New Course on Cuba
 
Update:  My notes are here:  http://bit.ly/1ApedHn

Original Post:  (I'll post notes from the briefing shortly. President Obama to speak around noon EST. President Castro to also speak today. Bottom line: POTUS to do everything he can within limits of law to normalize relations w/ Cuba and we will have an embassy in Havana. Pope Francis played large personal role. Yes, you'll be able to fly there and bring back cigars. That was the most asked about topic!)

From the White House:

Today, the United States is taking historic steps to chart a new course in our relations with Cuba and to further engage and empower the Cuban people.  We are separated by 90 miles of water, but brought together through the relationships between the two million Cubans and Americans of Cuban descent that live in the United States, and the 11 million Cubans who share similar hopes for a more positive future for Cuba. 
 
It is clear that decades of U.S. isolation of Cuba have failed to accomplish our enduring objective of promoting the emergence of a democratic, prosperous, and stable Cuba.  At times, longstanding U.S. policy towards Cuba has isolated the United States from regional and international partners, constrained our ability to influence outcomes throughout the Western Hemisphere, and impaired the use of the full range of tools available to the United States to promote positive change in Cuba.  Though this policy has been rooted in the best of intentions, it has had little effect – today, as in 1961, Cuba is governed by the Castros and the Communist party.
 
We cannot keep doing the same thing and expect a different result.  It does not serve America’s interests, or the Cuban people, to try to push Cuba toward collapse.  We know from hard-learned experience that it is better to encourage and support reform than to impose policies that will render a country a failed state.  With our actions today, we are calling on Cuba to unleash the potential of 11 million Cubans by ending unnecessary restrictions on their political, social, and economic activities.  In that spirit, we should not allow U.S. sanctions to add to the burden of Cuban citizens we seek to help.
Today, we are renewing our leadership in the Americas.  We are choosing to cut loose the anchor of the past, because it is entirely necessary to reach a better future – for our national interests, for the American people, and for the Cuban people.
Key Components of the Updated Policy Approach:
Since taking office in 2009, President Obama has taken steps aimed at supporting the ability of the Cuban people to gain greater control over their own lives and determine their country’s future.  Today, the President announced additional measures to end our outdated approach, and to promote more effectively change in Cuba that is consistent with U.S. support for the Cuban people and in line with U.S. national security interests.  Major elements of the President’s new approach include:
 
Establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba-

·         The President has instructed the Secretary of State to immediately initiate discussions with Cuba on the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, which were severed in January 1961.
·         In the coming months, we will re-establish an embassy in Havana and carry out high-level exchanges and visits between our two governments as part of the normalization process.  As an initial step, the Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs will lead the U.S. Delegation to the next round of U.S.-Cuba Migration Talks in January 2015, in Havana.

·         U.S. engagement will be critical when appropriate and will include continued strong support for improved human rights conditions and democratic reforms in Cuba and other measures aimed at fostering improved conditions for the Cuban people.
 
·         The United States will work with Cuba on matters of mutual concern and that advance U.S. national interests, such as migration, counternarcotics, environmental protection, and trafficking in persons, among other issues. 
 
Adjusting regulations to more effectively empower the Cuban people-
·         The changes announced today will soon be implemented via amendments to regulations of the Departments of the Treasury and Commerce.   Our new policy changes will further enhance our goal of empowering the Cuban population.
 
·         Our travel and remittance policies are helping Cubans by providing alternative sources of information and opportunities for self-employment and private property ownership, and by strengthening independent civil society. 
 
·         These measures will further increase people-to-people contact; further support civil society in Cuba; and further enhance the free flow of information to, from, and among the Cuban people.  Persons must comply with all provisions of the revised regulations; violations of the terms and conditions are enforceable under U.S. law.
 
Facilitating an expansion of travel under general licenses for the 12 existing categories of travel to Cuba authorized by law-
·         General licenses will be made available for all authorized travelers in the following existing categories: (1) family visits; (2) official business of the U.S. government, foreign governments, and certain intergovernmental organizations; (3) journalistic activity; (4) professional research and professional meetings; (5) educational activities; (6) religious activities; (7) public performances, clinics, workshops, athletic and other competitions, and exhibitions; (8) support for the Cuban people; (9) humanitarian projects; (10) activities of private foundations or research or educational institutes; (11) exportation, importation, or transmission of information or information materials; and (12) certain export transactions that may be considered for authorization under existing regulations and guidelines. 
 
·         Travelers in the 12 categories of travel to Cuba authorized by law will be able to make arrangements through any service provider that complies with the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations governing travel services to Cuba, and general licenses will authorize provision of such services. 
 
·         The policy changes make it easier for Americans to provide business training for private Cuban businesses and small farmers and provide other support for the growth of Cuba’s nascent private sector.  Additional options for promoting the growth of entrepreneurship and the private sector in Cuba will be explored.
 
Facilitating remittances to Cuba by U.S. persons-
·         Remittance levels will be raised from $500 to $2,000 per quarter for general donative remittances to Cuban nationals (except to certain officials of the government or the Communist party); and donative remittances for humanitarian projects, support for the Cuban people, and support for the development of private businesses in Cuba will no longer require a specific license.
 
·         Remittance forwarders will no longer require a specific license.
 
Authorizing expanded commercial sales/exports from the United States of certain goods and services-
·         The expansion will seek to empower the nascent Cuban private sector.  Items that will be authorized for export include certain building materials for private residential construction, goods for use by private sector Cuban entrepreneurs, and agricultural equipment for small farmers.  This change will make it easier for Cuban citizens to have access to certain lower-priced goods to improve their living standards and gain greater economic independence from the state.
 
Authorizing American citizens to import additional goods from Cuba-
·         Licensed U.S. travelers to Cuba will be authorized to import $400 worth of goods from Cuba, of which no more than $100 can consist of tobacco products and alcohol combined.
 
Facilitating authorized transactions between the United States and Cuba-
·         U.S. institutions will be permitted to open correspondent accounts at Cuban financial institutions to facilitate the processing of authorized transactions.
 
·         The regulatory definition of the statutory term “cash in advance” will be revised to specify that it means “cash before transfer of title”; this will provide more efficient financing of authorized trade with Cuba.
 
·         U.S. credit and debit cards will be permitted for use by travelers to Cuba.
 
·         These measures will improve the speed, efficiency, and oversight of authorized payments between the United States and Cuba.
 
Initiating new efforts to increase Cubans’ access to communications and their ability to communicate freely-
·         Cuba has an internet penetration of about five percent—one of the lowest rates in the world.  The cost of telecommunications in Cuba is exorbitantly high, while the services offered are extremely limited.
 
·         The commercial export of certain items that will contribute to the ability of the Cuban people to communicate with people in the United States and the rest of the world will be authorized.  This will include the commercial sale of certain consumer communications devices, related software, applications, hardware, and services, and items for the establishment and update of communications-related systems.
 
·         Telecommunications providers will be allowed to establish the necessary mechanisms, including infrastructure, in Cuba to provide commercial telecommunications and internet services, which will improve telecommunications between the United States and Cuba.
 
Updating the application of Cuba sanctions in third countries-
·         U.S.-owned or -controlled entities in third countries will be generally licensed to provide services to, and engage in financial transactions with, Cuban individuals in third countries.  In addition, general licenses will unblock the accounts at U.S. banks of Cuban nationals who have relocated outside of Cuba; permit U.S. persons to participate in third-country professional meetings and conferences related to Cuba; and, allow foreign vessels to enter the United States after engaging in certain humanitarian trade with Cuba, among other measures.
 
Pursuing discussions with the Cuban and Mexican governments to discuss our unresolved maritime boundary in the Gulf of Mexico-
·         Previous agreements between the United States and Cuba delimit the maritime space between the two countries within 200 nautical miles from shore.  The United States, Cuba, and Mexico have extended continental shelf in an area within the Gulf of Mexico where the three countries have not yet delimited any boundaries.
 
·         The United States is prepared to invite the governments of Cuba and Mexico to discuss shared maritime boundaries in the Gulf of Mexico.
 
Initiating a review of Cuba’s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism-
·         The President has instructed the Secretary of State to immediately launch such a review, and provide a report to the President within six months regarding Cuba’s support for international terrorism.  Cuba was placed on the list in 1982.
 
Addressing Cuba’s participation in the 2015 Summit of the Americas in Panama-
·         President Obama will participate in the Summit of the Americas in Panama.  Human rights and democracy will be key Summit themes.  Cuban civil society must be allowed to participate along with civil society from other countries participating in the Summit, consistent with the region’s commitments under the Inter-American Democratic Charter.  The United States welcomes a constructive dialogue among Summit governments on the Summit’s principles. 
 
Unwavering Commitment to Democracy, Human Rights, and Civil Society
A critical focus of our increased engagement will include continued strong support by the United States for improved human rights conditions and democratic reforms in Cuba.  The promotion of democracy supports universal human rights by empowering civil society and a person’s right to speak freely, peacefully assemble, and associate, and by supporting the ability of people to freely determine their future.   Our efforts are aimed at promoting the independence of the Cuban people so they do not need to rely on the Cuban state.
 
The U.S. Congress funds democracy programming in Cuba to provide humanitarian assistance, promote human rights and fundamental freedoms, and support the free flow of information in places where it is restricted and censored.  The Administration will continue to implement U.S. programs aimed at promoting positive change in Cuba, and we will encourage reforms in our high level engagement with Cuban officials.
 
The United States encourages all nations and organizations engaged in diplomatic dialogue with the Cuban government to take every opportunity both publicly and privately to support increased respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Cuba. 
 
Ultimately, it will be the Cuban people who drive economic and political reforms.  That is why President Obama took steps to increase the flow of resources and information to ordinary Cuban citizens in 2009, 2011, and today.  The Cuban people deserve the support of the United States and of an entire region that has committed to promote and defend democracy through the Inter-American Democratic Charter.___

2014-12-17 15:17:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

In a briefing call w/ White House now on Cuba. All I can say is get ready for news and WOW!

In a briefing call w/ White House now on Cuba. All I can say is get ready for news and WOW!___

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2014-12-17 14:12:02 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview" cancelled in wake of hacker threats

New York premiere of Sony's "The Interview" cancelled in wake of hacker threats___

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2014-12-17 14:09:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

US citizen Alan Gross has been released following five years imprisonment in Cuba

President Obama will speak on the matter from the cabinet room just after noon EST.

About Alan Gross:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Phillip_Gross

US citizen Alan Gross has been released following five years imprisonment in Cuba

President Obama will speak on the matter from the cabinet room just after noon EST.

About Alan Gross:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Phillip_Gross___

2014-12-17 13:25:19 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"When I pull this out people look at me like they've bitten a lemon, with disdain" - Gayle King to Blackberry CEO just now

"When I pull this out people look at me like they've bitten a lemon, with disdain" - Gayle King to Blackberry CEO just now___

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2014-12-17 13:05:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

I totally get why but find this trend toward killing (rather than fixing) comments very sad

I totally get why but find this trend toward killing (rather than fixing) comments very sad___

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2014-12-17 13:04:57 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Carmike Theater Chain Drops Sony’s ‘The Interview’ After Hackers’ Terror Threat

North Korea 2  Sony 0

Carmike Theater Chain Drops Sony’s ‘The Interview’ After Hackers’ Terror Threat

North Korea 2  Sony 0___

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2014-12-17 01:37:26 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Federal Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Actions Unlawful

A federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an opinion on Tuesday declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which offer protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants. The finding had no immediate impact, and it was unclear how it might affect the president’s measures in the future.

Federal Judge Calls Obama’s Immigration Actions Unlawful

A federal judge in Pennsylvania issued an opinion on Tuesday declaring unconstitutional President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, which offer protection from deportation to millions of undocumented immigrants. The finding had no immediate impact, and it was unclear how it might affect the president’s measures in the future.___

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2014-12-16 19:32:26 (17 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Jury finds Apple didn’t harm consumers by adding DRM to iTunes

On Tuesday, an eight-person jury in Oakland resolved a class action suit by finding that Apple is not liable for harming consumers, bringing a nearly decade-old suit over iPods to a conclusion, for now.

Jury finds Apple didn’t harm consumers by adding DRM to iTunes

On Tuesday, an eight-person jury in Oakland resolved a class action suit by finding that Apple is not liable for harming consumers, bringing a nearly decade-old suit over iPods to a conclusion, for now.___

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2014-12-16 19:30:47 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuations

Russia’s currency lost as much as 19 percent today, with a surprise interest-rate increase failing to stem the run on the currency. 

As of today, a Russian Ruble is worth 1.5 US cents:  http://bloom.bg/1AiFhrN

Apple Stops Online Sales in Russia Over Ruble Fluctuations

Russia’s currency lost as much as 19 percent today, with a surprise interest-rate increase failing to stem the run on the currency. 

As of today, a Russian Ruble is worth 1.5 US cents:  http://bloom.bg/1AiFhrN___

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2014-12-16 17:14:45 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

"We regret to inform you that Google News has closed in Spain..."

Google 1  Spain 0

"We regret to inform you that Google News has closed in Spain..."

Google 1  Spain 0___

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2014-12-16 02:00:37 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

LIVE HD VIDEO: Our Android Week 12/15/2014  (Please comment and we’ll read them live!)  

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Tonight’s topics:  http://bit.ly/OAWTopics

Hardware

  •  Cardboard getting Android SDK  http://engt.co/1BQDSN0

  •  You can now control your Nest thermostat with the Google app on iOS and Android  http://bit.ly/1BQEXnY

  •  iPad Sales Drop Twelve Percent As Android Tablets Soar  http://onforb.es/130guyh

Software

  •  New Hangouts app for Android  http://bit.ly/1BQDIoP

  •  Uber's app will now be pre-installed on Sprint's Android phones  http://bit.ly/1BQE6Uo

  •  Google Publishes 'LiveChannels For Android TV' App In... more »

LIVE HD VIDEO: Our Android Week 12/15/2014  (Please comment and we’ll read them live!)  

If you want a notification when I post this show, please circle the Our Android Week page (http://bit.ly/OAWpage) and subscribe to post notifications!

Tonight’s topics:  http://bit.ly/OAWTopics

Hardware

  •  Cardboard getting Android SDK  http://engt.co/1BQDSN0

  •  You can now control your Nest thermostat with the Google app on iOS and Android  http://bit.ly/1BQEXnY

  •  iPad Sales Drop Twelve Percent As Android Tablets Soar  http://onforb.es/130guyh

Software

  •  New Hangouts app for Android  http://bit.ly/1BQDIoP

  •  Uber's app will now be pre-installed on Sprint's Android phones  http://bit.ly/1BQE6Uo

  •  Google Publishes 'Live Channels For Android TV' App Into The Play Store, But So Far Not Much Is On  http://bit.ly/1BQEh1R

  •  YouTube For Android Gets Offline Playback… But In India, Indonesia And Philippines Only  http://tcrn.ch/1BEHu4A

  •  Google Releases New Watch Faces And Developer Tools For Android Wear  http://bit.ly/1BQEwtQ

  •  UK spy agency makes an Android app—but it won’t spy on you  http://bit.ly/1BQEPF4

Goal is to teach students about cryptography.

  •  Carriers Can Now Install Apps On Android Handsets Without Customers' Permission  http://onforb.es/1w9gQw7

  •  Google’s new troubleshooting app for Android will give you a call  http://bit.ly/1w9hHNe

  •  Bandwidth-challenged developer? Google to ship Android SDKs on DVD  http://bit.ly/1w9gXI8

You don't need great Internet access to develop on Google platforms.

  •  Making Android Apps Just Got Easier: Android Studio Officially Debuts  http://bit.ly/1w9i6iN

Google's new app-development environment is now stable and available.

Discussion

  •  Android antitrust investigators ask Yandex to detail Google woes  http://bit.ly/130frhN

The EU’s competition authorities have formally requested evidence from the Russian web giant Yandex regarding a potential new antitrust case against Google, this time over the bundling of Google services with Android.

  •  What Google Has In Store For The Mobile Web  http://bit.ly/1w9hREr

Playing catch-up with Apple, finally bringing its A-game.

Coming up Friday on Google Plus Week___

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