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Motorola Mobility1,187,622Chat live with +Punit Soni from our software team.  Have any questions you would like to see answered?  Ask them in the comment section of our event page or on Twitter using hashtag #AskMoto  Celebrating 50 Software Launches with Punit Soni2014-04-23 22:00:00822 

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Frank Gainsford39,299A share of this circle within the public space will be appreciated as these are truly a great flock of influential and helpful folk, and the more places their profiles are found, the better the GOOGLESPHERE will become.A circle of people who are known and trusted for their advice and help in getting things done here in the Google sphere.If you are stuck and need some advice this is the team that can help you solve your problem.  These folk are all friendly, and active within the PLUSOSPHEREAdd this circle to your profile for a bunch of friendly and helpful advice on ALL THINGS GOOGLE with a very clear and distinct flavor of Google plus as the best social media platform to use for either social or business.PS you will not be added to this circle unless I have made personal use of a tip or advice that you have offered within your personal or business profile.  this is not a free for all circle, but a curated circle of those who have helped me, either knowingly or unknowingly with their  public posts being the source of the help I used.2014-08-27 11:11:30252224
5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Nick Warner645Check out these awesome Crowdfunders2014-08-07 16:05:31470001
Re Pete0  Another great circle shared with me by an amazing G+'er!!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 post*More you share more you get!#circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   #engagersshowcasecircle   #engagersshowcase  #DaveBesbris  2014-07-13 03:40:02451549
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
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
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Augmented Reality Developers7,548GREAT CIRCLEhello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-05-03 12:51:0249413415
Augmented Reality Developers7,548GREAT CIRCLEhello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-05-03 12:50:42494304
Lowongan Kerja661. Plus The Post2. Comment3. Add People To Circles4. Share The Circle!#circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circle #googleplustips #googleplus #indonesia #artists #artist #artistphotographeramateurorprofessional2014-04-30 01:18:3547515729
Sinta Riani517This is a good circle. all of account on this circle is OnNow you can ADD People From this CircleBefor you ADD This people to your Circle, You must Vote g+ on my Blog please.> vote g+ on this link : https://plusone.google.com/u/0/_/+1/fastbutton?count=true&url=http://blog-kangramzi.blogspot.com/> After that. You can add this people to your CircleThank you#vote #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles   #shared   #circle #voteg+?2014-04-17 10:16:50501447
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
Augmented Reality Developers5,237hello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-03-19 13:06:38493171123
Augmented Reality Developers5,237hello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-03-19 13:06:064949612
Augmented Reality Developers5,237hello my circles, if you want you can follow me here on g+ (http://goo.gl/AZMKpu)or facebook (http://goo.gl/Y2RkGW)have a good day#awesome       #awesomepeople       #chadwick       #circle     #circles   #circlesharing       #circleshare       #circleoftheday     #circleplus #followers     #gplus       #public       #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles       #reshare       #reshared     #reshareday     #resharetags     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles     #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharewithyou       #sharing     #sharingcircle #tcs  2014-03-19 13:05:524929416
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Gustavo Franco1,547I've started an experiment with my Google+ account disabling this circle (Googlers and Xooglers) from showing up on my home stream. I'll see how it will look like without my coworkers and former coworkers.In case you are wondering how to adjust and even disable the posts from a circle showing up in your home stream, read:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/1269165?hl=enI've moved the circle to be the 1st on my bar though so I still can easily peak at what folks are saying.  In case you are wondering how to do that, read:https://plus.google.com/113895942978964425455/posts/igWgAhX22qM2014-02-15 23:38:47324301
Margie Hearron43,173My end of the year circle share. Most of my favorite Google Plus people are in this circle. Browse through it and add the people you want or add the entire circle. Lots of beautiful and good people in this circle share. And if you want to be included in a future circle share, let me know in the comments and I'll check you out and consider following you back. :-)You have to check the circle on desktop G+ or change your User Agent to Desktop in a mobile browser and check G+.link to original post: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MargieHearron/posts/CNtTyFWQ8uF2013-12-28 21:32:3323121535
Apolonis Aphrodisia4,562New circle shared, with new people #sharedcircles   #circles   #publiccircle  via +Raffaele Romeo Arena 2013-12-10 14:21:33459135
Raffaele Romeo Arena10,667#sharednight   #sharedcircle   #topengagers   #tursdaycircle   #raffoar  This is a new circle shared, with new people in my circles. Reshare this circle, because in there there is the new important top engagers. If you want enlarge your circles, don't waiting another time andreshare, plus and comment.Want to be added to the next #sharedcircle #bigcircle ?1) Add me to your circles.2) Share, +1, and Comment This Share3) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile) from today or the rest of this week.You don't forget: life is #besocial  #circles #sharedcircles #addcircle #sharedpubliccircles #growfollowers #circleshare #publicsharedcircles #circleoftheweek #circlesharing #publiccircle #findcircles #circlemeup #becircle   #bigcircle  2013-12-10 00:57:03455503358
Scott Buehler57,505Astonishing Engagers Happy Monday Hyperball Full content: Click "Read more"A nice group of people who I found to share and comment my posts, share awesome original content, and people that better the Google Plus community. Rock on guys. I do this weekly to reward those active on Google Plus and to archive my top posts throughout the week. To an awesome Monday!Check out those ripples!https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=z12ndx34toj3vly4t04cfjow2vb5idxrcb0Blog: We reached over 360 shares last week on the hyperball. Amazing! The bar has certainly been raised. That's 360 shares to other people's streams which can then be added to hundreds of thousands of people's profiles. See the magic of shares yet? :)Want to be added to the #hyperball?1) Add me to your circles.2) Share, +1, and Comment This Share3) Reshare anything that interests you on my stream (profile) from today or the rest of this week.Please Connect with Scott - My Directory of Social Accountshttp://xeeme.com/TygrScott or http://about.me/TygrScott=====================================================Free training to help the beginner launch their first website via Web Hosting Training: http://www.webhostingtraining.com/My Honest Web Hosting Reviews http://www.webhostingchoose.com/I publish most received reviews, the good and bad, and write the pros and cons.Scott's Guides and TutorialsHere I list all of my favorite topics and things that happened for the week. These posts are what was used to compile the hyperball this week along with the prior hyperball sharers. Congrats all who made it!Ultimate Guide to Google Plus - Just Updated!On G+: https://plus.google.com/+ScottBuehler/posts/3WL7edPMgQKSee Why G+ is Awesome: http://t5a.co/googuidAll Google guides available at: http://www.scottbuehler.com/=====================================================Viral and Popular Photos and Gifs - Updated WeeklyThe +Animated Hypnotism revolving hands421 Shares; 582+507 +1See: https://plus.google.com/107449752784893276634/posts/NDvwuRiRXKxDominoes collapse on a major unfinished project.385 Shares; 693 +1See: https://plus.google.com/+ScottBuehler/posts/azQJ5ajXqNdThe walking string245 Shares; 817 +1See: https://plus.google.com/+ScottBuehler/posts/8HyqrCb3a65The animated gif for wrestling fans!234 Shares; 263 +1See: https://plus.google.com/+ScottBuehler/posts/hhEKXo2uVzXCat Vs Dog225 Shares; 527 +1See: https://plus.google.com/+ScottBuehler/posts/JwJQ1Vsz9f7The backflip avalanche.221 Shares; 638 +1See: 2013-12-09 12:49:31494323333341
Jonha Revesencio0A list of some of the must-follow programmers and geeks on Google+ #sharedcircles   #publicsharedcircles   #geeksongoogle  2013-09-13 15:45:18250000
Ramón Sansone López436Awsome #sharedcircle #bestengagersComment, Do +1 and share it, you'll belong to one of my best #sharedcircles 2013-09-05 06:26:23501003
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Markos Giannopoulos5,491Geeks rule! // +CircleCount has added a new tag system (see announcement here http://bit.ly/15XaDov). Thousands of profiles have been tagged already, so here are the top (by number of followers) geek-tagged plussers (full list at http://bit.ly/134FoFN) The top ten: 1) +Robert Scoble 2) +Amanda Blain 3) +Darya Pino Rose 4) +Michelle Marie 5) +Brian Matiash 6) +Wick Sakit 7) +Joe Azure 8) +Keith Barrett 9) +Derek Ross 10) +Ahmed Zeeshan  For other rankings see also - Most popular geeks by comments/+1's/shares http://bit.ly/16SAddw- Most engaging geeks http://bit.ly/15XdZYm #circleshare   #circlesunday   #geeks  2013-07-21 15:19:0049018312
Kabita Singhania0Join and Share .... #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday  2013-07-18 18:42:30494001
Katherine Vucicevic311Thanks to those great G+ people who have already added me back! You Rock!!Great new shared circle :)2013-03-19 13:15:4145915711
Onkar Singh Gujral12,137Appreciation CircleCircle of thanks to all those who helped me get to 12k followers!If you're a newbie on G+, stuck on 1k-2k followers, circle up these guys, and you'll see the differenceWhom does this Circle contain?-Plussers who helped me get to 10k followers-Prolific Posters-Plussers I have interacted with(recently/before) over my time spent on G+Finally, thanks to +CircleCount (circlecount.com), for helping me track my follower count2013-02-25 05:35:0193241226
Onkar Singh Gujral10,215Share and Be Shared CirclePlussers wishing to discover new Friends and gain more Followers.To be included in the next update of this circle:1. Follow +Onkar Singh Gujral2. Share this Circle PubliclyIt's that simple!Thanks!2013-02-06 21:18:12101301928
Onkar Singh Gujral10,104Appreciation CircleCircle of thanks to all those who helped me get to 10k followers!If you're a newbie on G+, stuck on 1k-2k followers, circle up these guys, and you'll see the differenceWhom does this Circle contain?-Plussers who helped me get to 10k followers-Prolific Posters-Plussers I have interacted with over my time spent on G+Finally, thanks to +CircleCount (circlecount.com), for helping me track my follower count2013-02-05 11:26:5396292130
Jesse Moreno411My first circle share.  I'm mainly doing this for +Deb J Canales who I can see is becoming more active on +Google+ .  Good on ya, friend!This is a circle of people and groups who share my passion for all things technology.  If you're not in it and feel you should be, go ahead and comment here and I will gladly add you.Happy interacting!2013-02-03 07:47:52472628
matthew rappaport147,898499 +Google+ ers that are RELEVANT to me according to the PLUSarithmThis MEGA +Shared Circles on G+ is literally the 1st 499 names that are listed when RELEVANCE is selected and 'Your Circles' is clicked under https://plus.google.com/circles (very close to it!)There are 15 that I didn't include in the circle but made the cut that are celebs or pages that I will list below as I wanted to share more users overall in this #sharedcircle  which is almost entirely full of WIN.It is interesting that the first couple of rows are a mix of people I spent more time with in the beginning and with people I spend more time with now (which has interlap!) and of course how does one define 'spent time with' when talking about a social network place but the stream, hangouts, gtalk, +H.I.R.L., etc. The algorithm is not there yet to take note of all the data let alone measuring offline interaction but I tend to +mention people (a page in the Top 499, left out of this circle) a few people now and again, it seems the more you do that with a person or page, the more relevant they are to you in this list. I wonder if that data showing how many times you tagged someone and them you will be available in the future and if so, everyone can expect that number to be high for most from me!I do find it curious that +G+ Interviews which is a page started by +Peter G McDermott that I was helping with takes up my number 3 spot when I haven't tagged it in so long or done much with it in a bit nor felt I ever interacted with it to any level compared with those surrounding it. It's not a perfect system for sure and we all might have ones that slip through the crack that make us go, "Why is this person more relevant or WHO is this person?!"I am the +1 in this circle but everyone else is the +1000 zombies that +byron rempel will turn UNDEAD  +1000 that rocks the PLUS. I can vouchfor almost all the content being interesting, all the people though, that might be another ... WOAH :)~+Having said that, I will produce the next 500 Relevance Ci2013-01-04 19:14:28499403744
Peg Fitzpatrick8,940Looking for some fantastic people to circle?This is the Pluserati circle and includes +P E Sharpe +Jaana Nyström +Guy Kawasaki +Rodney Pike +Jessica Northey +Geoff Livingston and many more. Here's the Pluserati page on Alltop http://pluserati.alltop.com/Hope you enjoy and share! #Pluserati #CircleShare #circlesharing   #CircleoftheDay2012-12-27 17:10:0111010212
AyJay Schibig12,783FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-22 20:33:08375416
AyJay Schibig12,717ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-21 06:26:433277010
AyJay Schibig12,133FULL CIRCLEThis is a circle of people who wish to be Discovered and also wish to find interesting G+ members themselves!  Add yourself and re-share. Leave a comment if you would like to be in my next edition. I will continue new editions until there is a Full Circle.#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-13 07:13:53394025
AyJay Schibig12,080ECLECTIC CIRCLEFeel free to add  and re-share. this  Eclectic Circle of  G Plussers! #circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup  #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou 2012-12-12 04:23:1442210216
Chris Mc Shane0Update on the Gaming Circle :). If you would like to be added all you have to do is comment below :D It doesn't matter if you play Ps3, Xbox, Computer or tabletop all are welcome :)2012-11-29 17:23:547315213
Louis Gray146,793Happy Thanksgiving: Here Are 100 Incredible Google+ People #circles   #sharedcircles   #gratitude   #thanksgiving  I was thinking about writing some "Why I'm Thankful for Google+" post and telling you many of the reasons I enjoy this network, but the truth is, no matter what features or unique qualities are poured in here, it wouldn't amount to next day leftovers without you guys. So I walked through my Circles and wanted to highlight, for you, 100 of my closest friends from Google+, whose posts I regularly enjoy, engage with, and many of whom reflect my offline relationships as well.No pages or brands are in this "Top 100". But you won't go wrong by adding this circle of sharp, engaging, humorous, clever and unique people. Thank you for being part of Google+. Didn't make this list? Keep engaging, and I'm sure I'll share you in the future.2012-11-21 21:32:2610015228
David Carver401Alright, thought I'd share my "Everyday" circle.  This contains people that use G+ frequently.  It is has a wide variety of topics, and content.  It is a grab bag full of posts and people I find interesting.  Some post pretty frequently, others post less often.Topics cover tech, video games, food and drink, beer, adult material, and much more.  Many people here have graduated from my "Following" circle to my "Everyday" circle, which is my top circle.  If you are here.  Congrats.  You only have down wards to go. :)2012-11-19 21:46:36157404
Sean Grace2,757'On Google+' Shared CircleFor anyone new to G+ or who cares to learn more about the platform, here is a circle full of people and pages that I have found to be helpful in that effort. They post about Google+ (among other things) and are often a good resource for getting your G+ questions answered.If you were notified, you're in the circle!+Reshare +The Best Circles on Google+  #gplustips   #googleplustips   #gplushowtos  +G+ Shared Circles Directory for Pages +SharedCircles +Shared Circles (Обмен кругами) +Shared a Circle with you +Shared a circle with you 2012-11-19 17:24:159915219
Cynthia Yildirim23,029New Google+ users might not have this circle yet of Google Employees on G+, I'm  not an employee, but going to include myself in the circle anyway. :D  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-11-09 01:27:54213201
Peg Fitzpatrick6,982Happy #CircleShareSunday I'd like to share the #Pluserati circle. You can find them on Alltop here: http://pluserati.alltop.com/ Some people on the list: +Jaana Nyström +Mike Elgan +Amanda Blain +Guy Kawasaki +Thomas Hawk a great circle to follow for great content all the time on Google+.2012-11-04 14:56:52106537
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
AJ Durling2944) The fourth of today's circle shares - Google+ EmployeesA moment ago a shared a circle of people who work for Google. Out of those, these are the people who a special to Google+If you like it, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:03:1487000
AJ Durling03) Third out of the circles I thought I might share today - Google EmployeesThis is a small list of people who work for Google (at least, I think they do... please correct me if I'm wrong!) and post interesting stuff. It includes (and is, in fact, predominantly) a selection of Google+ employees - I will be sharing just those employees in their own, special circle in just a minute.If you like this, share it; if you don't, ignore it. #Google   #googleemployees   #googleplus   #googleplusemployees   #circleshare   #sharedcircles  2012-10-19 15:02:39117000
Cliff Wade7,287This is my Linux circle for #FollowFriday  and I highly suggest you add these awesome folks to your circles!!2012-09-28 04:27:463701127
Ylenia Leaf4,729It's time to share a big circle of Androidians! #android #androidian #sharedcircle #circleshare  2012-09-13 22:14:585000514
Tim Moore23,086My Shared Circle of the weekGooglers who are just #awesome . _Don't stalk, just talk, they won't bite_  #sharedcircles   #Google  2012-08-29 20:23:364492010
Hillel Fuld31,879Circle These Awesome Tech Folks!I am always looking for interesting people to circle here so if you have any suggestions for people or circles, leave em in the comments below. Meanwhile, enjoy this circle I created over a few months!2012-08-26 11:10:211778211

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2014-09-17 16:00:42 (391 comments, 161 reshares, 1443 +1s)Open 

Thanks 

I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world. 

For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.

Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had. 

I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of +Rick Osterloh, someone who taught memo... more »

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2014-09-17 16:00:42 (391 comments, 161 reshares, 1443 +1s)Open 

Thanks 

I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world. 

For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.

Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had. 

I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of +Rick Osterloh, someone who taught memo... more »

Most plusones: 1443

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2014-09-17 16:00:42 (391 comments, 161 reshares, 1443 +1s)Open 

Thanks 

I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world. 

For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.

Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had. 

I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of +Rick Osterloh, someone who taught memo... more »

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2014-12-16 10:08:53 (39 comments, 4 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

Just heard more than a 100 children killed by militants in Pak. Killing is bad enough, but targeting young children...? Hideous monsters.

Just heard more than a 100 children killed by militants in Pak. Killing is bad enough, but targeting young children...? Hideous monsters.___

2014-12-09 21:07:49 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 115 +1s)Open 

Finally used Lyft for the first time today. Took the same time for the car to come, same cost, same quality of ride.

But now that I have finally downloaded Lyft app on my phone, Uber's big advantage is gone. This product just became a commodity (in markets where both are available of course).

The battle to win ride sharing market is a battle for real estate on your phone homescreen. And Uber needs to avoid PR disasters if it wants to win that. And keep scaling to newer markets (without the aforementioned PR fiascos)

Finally used Lyft for the first time today. Took the same time for the car to come, same cost, same quality of ride.

But now that I have finally downloaded Lyft app on my phone, Uber's big advantage is gone. This product just became a commodity (in markets where both are available of course).

The battle to win ride sharing market is a battle for real estate on your phone homescreen. And Uber needs to avoid PR disasters if it wants to win that. And keep scaling to newer markets (without the aforementioned PR fiascos)___

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2014-12-08 18:00:21 (34 comments, 12 reshares, 187 +1s)Open 

Ok, I am going to say it. What happened in Delhi last weekend was disgusting, and personally, I am ambivalent about Uber these days given its ultra-aggressive approach towards success at any cost.

But banning Uber in Delhi makes no sense. The guy is already in custody, and given the tracking/info on Uber drivers, there was little chance he could get away with it.

How many rapes go unpunished because women are forced to take an unmarked cab or worse public transport late in the night? How many  drunk driving deaths happen because there is no easy way to get home after a night out partying?

Banning Uber is not the answer. Regulate them, berate them when they make idiotic comments or deploy underhanded tactics. But net net, there is more good than bad in having companies like Uber disrupt the status quo.
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Ok, I am going to say it. What happened in Delhi last weekend was disgusting, and personally, I am ambivalent about Uber these days given its ultra-aggressive approach towards success at any cost.

But banning Uber in Delhi makes no sense. The guy is already in custody, and given the tracking/info on Uber drivers, there was little chance he could get away with it.

How many rapes go unpunished because women are forced to take an unmarked cab or worse public transport late in the night? How many  drunk driving deaths happen because there is no easy way to get home after a night out partying?

Banning Uber is not the answer. Regulate them, berate them when they make idiotic comments or deploy underhanded tactics. But net net, there is more good than bad in having companies like Uber disrupt the status quo.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/09/world/asia/new-delhi-bans-uber-after-driver-is-accused-of-rape.html?_r=0___

2014-12-03 03:22:23 (59 comments, 4 reshares, 224 +1s)Open 

I have been reading the Cyanogen - OnePlus spat with interest. Mostly because I have a lot of excitement for both companies.
Seems like a tough situation. Regardless of who is right, they should figure out a way to make things right for the customers. In the end, that's all that counts. So if you buy a OnePlus device with Cyanogen on it, you should get full support (regardless of where in the world you are). That's good for OnePlus and good for Cyanogen. 

I have been reading the Cyanogen - OnePlus spat with interest. Mostly because I have a lot of excitement for both companies.
Seems like a tough situation. Regardless of who is right, they should figure out a way to make things right for the customers. In the end, that's all that counts. So if you buy a OnePlus device with Cyanogen on it, you should get full support (regardless of where in the world you are). That's good for OnePlus and good for Cyanogen. ___

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2014-11-28 06:10:48 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 153 +1s)Open 

End of a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with a close friend and his family. His house has one of the most wonderful views of the Bay one can find out here.

Its as if nature was reminding us that we have a lot to be thankful about.

Hope there is love and laughter in all your lives. Happy Thanksgiving weekend all.

End of a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with a close friend and his family. His house has one of the most wonderful views of the Bay one can find out here.

Its as if nature was reminding us that we have a lot to be thankful about.

Hope there is love and laughter in all your lives. Happy Thanksgiving weekend all.___

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2014-11-26 03:46:01 (160 comments, 37 reshares, 527 +1s)Open 

Those who keep buying Samsung stuff, wake up!! Motorola is rocking right now.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-best-smartphones-you-can-buy-right-now-1416946647

Those who keep buying Samsung stuff, wake up!! Motorola is rocking right now.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-best-smartphones-you-can-buy-right-now-1416946647___

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2014-11-17 07:29:26 (22 comments, 56 reshares, 355 +1s)Open 

This is as good as it gets if you want to understand the debate on Net Neutrality.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)

This is as good as it gets if you want to understand the debate on Net Neutrality.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Net Neutrality (HBO)___

2014-11-14 07:38:36 (36 comments, 7 reshares, 135 +1s)Open 

This one is going to blow your mind. But I love writing PRDs.

When I am on a break and have an inspiration, I typically go deep by writing out one of my infamous PRDs (those who know me know what I am talking about). 

I must have written about 10 product requirement docs in the last month. Some are for very small niche mobile features, some for completely random areas that I am learning more about, others are for things I will build in whatever gig I do next.

I recommend writing out PRDs to everyone who intends to create products. Its a lot of fun, makes you think through the details of your idea, and pushes you to go deep or be done with the idea :)

And yes, a PRD is just office speak for a doc, deck, spreadsheet whatever. Just make sure it is comprehensive.

This one is going to blow your mind. But I love writing PRDs.

When I am on a break and have an inspiration, I typically go deep by writing out one of my infamous PRDs (those who know me know what I am talking about). 

I must have written about 10 product requirement docs in the last month. Some are for very small niche mobile features, some for completely random areas that I am learning more about, others are for things I will build in whatever gig I do next.

I recommend writing out PRDs to everyone who intends to create products. Its a lot of fun, makes you think through the details of your idea, and pushes you to go deep or be done with the idea :)

And yes, a PRD is just office speak for a doc, deck, spreadsheet whatever. Just make sure it is comprehensive.___

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2014-11-13 06:52:31 (56 comments, 33 reshares, 457 +1s)Open 

Good strategy, great execution, simple portfolio, disciplined product sense = Wins all around.

http://gizmodo.com/the-golden-age-of-motorola-1657913649

Good strategy, great execution, simple portfolio, disciplined product sense = Wins all around.

http://gizmodo.com/the-golden-age-of-motorola-1657913649___

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2014-11-12 20:44:34 (45 comments, 9 reshares, 440 +1s)Open 

Kudos!! :)

Kudos!! :)___

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2014-11-12 06:40:12 (6 comments, 6 reshares, 72 +1s)Open 

We are a great country. Got to keep fixing ourselves.
H/T to +Brett Lider   for the original post.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160.html#.VGMAjvTF8my

We are a great country. Got to keep fixing ourselves.
H/T to +Brett Lider   for the original post.

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/10/the-police-are-still-out-of-control-112160.html#.VGMAjvTF8my___

2014-11-10 21:54:10 (27 comments, 4 reshares, 247 +1s)Open 

Meeting a friend at YouTube. Had an awesome lunch discussing new ideas.

I love these days. Its one thing to be an exec in a large company, its another to be back on the ground floor, debating ideas, trying to figure out yet again how to change the world.

Every time you feel you have made it, you should break it down and go reinvent yourself again.

That's what life is all about. The journey.

Meeting a friend at YouTube. Had an awesome lunch discussing new ideas.

I love these days. Its one thing to be an exec in a large company, its another to be back on the ground floor, debating ideas, trying to figure out yet again how to change the world.

Every time you feel you have made it, you should break it down and go reinvent yourself again.

That's what life is all about. The journey.___

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2014-11-08 10:13:21 (29 comments, 45 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Please take out some time and read this. If enough people know about this then perhaps these insensitive, greedy banks will be punished.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106

Please take out some time and read this. If enough people know about this then perhaps these insensitive, greedy banks will be punished.

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-9-billion-witness-20141106___

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2014-11-07 18:56:17 (60 comments, 34 reshares, 331 +1s)Open 

I so wish people would just learn to get along and love each other. Its so dumb to waste this life fighting random wars.
Kudos to +Google for such a beautiful Ad.

Google Search: Reunion

I so wish people would just learn to get along and love each other. Its so dumb to waste this life fighting random wars.
Kudos to +Google for such a beautiful Ad.

Google Search: Reunion___

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2014-11-07 06:17:00 (41 comments, 10 reshares, 274 +1s)Open 

You have to admit that this is awesome!
I have a suede leather version and it gets so much attention. Now I need to tell the Moto guys to ship me a metal one for old times sakes :)

+Rick Osterloh please make it happen!

New metal additions. New watch faces. New wellness features. More choice for #Moto360: http://bit.ly/1As5HLS___You have to admit that this is awesome!
I have a suede leather version and it gets so much attention. Now I need to tell the Moto guys to ship me a metal one for old times sakes :)

+Rick Osterloh please make it happen!

2014-11-07 06:12:27 (80 comments, 10 reshares, 276 +1s)Open 

I think almost everyone building wearables is doing it wrong. Almost feels like "we have a technology, so lets go and solve some problems with it". 

What you really want is to go figure out the problem you want to solve, and then see if you need a wearable to solve it.

The watches are mere phone extensions (though surprisingly somewhat useful). The fitness bands are ordinary. The DropCams and GoPros are more interesting because they were built with a problem in mind. 

Will have to see what Apple Watch is like. I do believe payments is a potential problem to solve and that they will take a shot at it. I believe the 2nd generation of wearables will be more relevant and actually useful.

I think almost everyone building wearables is doing it wrong. Almost feels like "we have a technology, so lets go and solve some problems with it". 

What you really want is to go figure out the problem you want to solve, and then see if you need a wearable to solve it.

The watches are mere phone extensions (though surprisingly somewhat useful). The fitness bands are ordinary. The DropCams and GoPros are more interesting because they were built with a problem in mind. 

Will have to see what Apple Watch is like. I do believe payments is a potential problem to solve and that they will take a shot at it. I believe the 2nd generation of wearables will be more relevant and actually useful.___

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2014-11-03 07:53:16 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Voting time.
Don't forget to vote guys. It is a bit of work but incredibly important for our future.

Voting time.
Don't forget to vote guys. It is a bit of work but incredibly important for our future.___

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2014-11-01 02:53:44 (18 comments, 2 reshares, 229 +1s)Open 

Look who showed up at our doorstep!

Happy Halloween guys :)

Look who showed up at our doorstep!

Happy Halloween guys :)___

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2014-10-29 17:46:07 (32 comments, 12 reshares, 203 +1s)Open 

When you get to a point where all options are available to you, then you truly figure out what matters to you in life.

No choice has the same effect as infinite choice. It helps you figure out what you are about.

When you get to a point where all options are available to you, then you truly figure out what matters to you in life.

No choice has the same effect as infinite choice. It helps you figure out what you are about.___

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2014-10-24 07:18:44 (50 comments, 24 reshares, 480 +1s)Open 

I was at San Jose Gurudwara tonight to celebrate Diwali (a Hindu festival) and Bandi Chor Diwas (a Sikh Festival) which fall on the same day. I am a Sikh but I grew up celebrating Diwali since it is the biggest Indian festival of the year. We would light up our house, go around the neighborhood swapping huge trays of sweets, light fireworks in the night and stay up till late in the night with friends and family.

Growing up in Bombay, I was used to Muslim friends coming home with Sawaiyaan (a sort of sweet) during Eid, celebrating Diwali and Holi with my Hindu friends, and putting up star lanterns in our patio during Christmas. These were never religious events for us, they were cultural events, times to have fun with friends and family, to love and cherish the time we have here on earth.
 
Today at San Jose Gurudwara, I saw thousands of people from all walks of life gather to celebrate... more »

I was at San Jose Gurudwara tonight to celebrate Diwali (a Hindu festival) and Bandi Chor Diwas (a Sikh Festival) which fall on the same day. I am a Sikh but I grew up celebrating Diwali since it is the biggest Indian festival of the year. We would light up our house, go around the neighborhood swapping huge trays of sweets, light fireworks in the night and stay up till late in the night with friends and family.

Growing up in Bombay, I was used to Muslim friends coming home with Sawaiyaan (a sort of sweet) during Eid, celebrating Diwali and Holi with my Hindu friends, and putting up star lanterns in our patio during Christmas. These were never religious events for us, they were cultural events, times to have fun with friends and family, to love and cherish the time we have here on earth.
 
Today at San Jose Gurudwara, I saw thousands of people from all walks of life gather to celebrate Diwali. Though it is a Sikh place of worship, there were tons of Indians from every ethnicity, many caucasians, and even Asians out on a walk enjoying the fireworks and amazing langar (free food you get 24/7 in a Gurudwara).

I wish we all would live everyday as if it was a Diwali. Life is too short to fight over religious beliefs. We need to enjoy the best part of every culture, philosophy and religion. This is even more pertinent in today's world of brainwashed lunatics running around shooting people.

PS: Apologies to those two individuals who randomly got captured in my auto-awesome. I debated posting this pic for a bit, but I just love the shot and had to post it :)___

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2014-10-21 17:43:22 (32 comments, 1 reshares, 232 +1s)Open 

Easy to think of cool ideas when the view is like this. Love California.

Easy to think of cool ideas when the view is like this. Love California.___

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2014-10-19 23:35:36 (64 comments, 42 reshares, 462 +1s)Open 

Looking beyond mere marketing and give Motorola a chance. You will be very surprised.

Looking beyond mere marketing and give Motorola a chance. You will be very surprised.___

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2014-10-15 20:55:45 (26 comments, 4 reshares, 284 +1s)Open 

Met a bunch of smart people today. Thanks for the coffee +Jean-Baptiste Quéru​. It was a pleasure meeting you and +Renaud Lepage​.
I thought you would be still wearing the cape around..but nevermind.

Met a bunch of smart people today. Thanks for the coffee +Jean-Baptiste Quéru​. It was a pleasure meeting you and +Renaud Lepage​.
I thought you would be still wearing the cape around..but nevermind.___

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2014-10-15 18:37:13 (82 comments, 43 reshares, 719 +1s)Open 

So proud of my (ex)team. Keep your promises and focus on the user.
L coming to Moto devices.



So proud of my (ex)team. Keep your promises and focus on the user.
L coming to Moto devices.

___

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2014-10-14 21:48:29 (21 comments, 4 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

My relatively "low volume" chat about Mobile at the Sikh Tech Summit.

http://youtu.be/Z2hYbnswtBg

My relatively "low volume" chat about Mobile at the Sikh Tech Summit.

http://youtu.be/Z2hYbnswtBg___

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2014-10-14 19:15:48 (33 comments, 8 reshares, 281 +1s)Open 

You guessed it right. That is the menu at Google's sit down cafe - Baadal.
Free is one thing. Free and nutritious is another. Free, nutritious and fancy is a whole another level!

You guessed it right. That is the menu at Google's sit down cafe - Baadal.
Free is one thing. Free and nutritious is another. Free, nutritious and fancy is a whole another level!___

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2014-10-11 19:03:13 (44 comments, 22 reshares, 133 +1s)Open 

Important view point. Something to reflect on.

http://www.exmuslimblogs.com/murtadjournals/blog/2013/11/21/why-i-hate-malala-yousafzai-a-guest-post-by-kunwar-khuldune-shahid/

Important view point. Something to reflect on.

http://www.exmuslimblogs.com/murtadjournals/blog/2013/11/21/why-i-hate-malala-yousafzai-a-guest-post-by-kunwar-khuldune-shahid/___

2014-10-11 00:44:44 (87 comments, 5 reshares, 254 +1s)Open 

After studying Bitcoins, social currency, connected things like mattresses over the past few days, today was spent in doing a deep dive on health care. Mind blown. This sector is so broken, its amazing. So wasteful, inefficient and antiquated. We can do so much more.

Happy weekend everyone!

After studying Bitcoins, social currency, connected things like mattresses over the past few days, today was spent in doing a deep dive on health care. Mind blown. This sector is so broken, its amazing. So wasteful, inefficient and antiquated. We can do so much more.

Happy weekend everyone!___

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2014-10-08 19:21:45 (37 comments, 45 reshares, 289 +1s)Open 

Was just talking to an MBA aspirant who was soliciting advice to get into top schools. Here are four things I tell them all:

- Get into the highest ranked school you can. MBA is about where you do it from, not what you do it in

- Admission essay/interview/recommendations are an act of self-marketing and social influence. Make sure you have one really good story for your past and future. But its just that, a story

- Tell your own story. I would not trust anyone else to be able to articulate my story better than me. Admissions consultants may be useful for people who are not confident enough. But they will not make you more competent that you already are :)

- Business schools open doors for you. But you still have to walk in. The biggest skills I use from my MBA are time management and communications skills. The rest is all learnt on the job.

Was just talking to an MBA aspirant who was soliciting advice to get into top schools. Here are four things I tell them all:

- Get into the highest ranked school you can. MBA is about where you do it from, not what you do it in

- Admission essay/interview/recommendations are an act of self-marketing and social influence. Make sure you have one really good story for your past and future. But its just that, a story

- Tell your own story. I would not trust anyone else to be able to articulate my story better than me. Admissions consultants may be useful for people who are not confident enough. But they will not make you more competent that you already are :)

- Business schools open doors for you. But you still have to walk in. The biggest skills I use from my MBA are time management and communications skills. The rest is all learnt on the job.___

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2014-10-07 19:49:23 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 73 +1s)Open 

I am impressed by the level of analysis and discussion in sites like https://www.theinformation.com and Ben Thompson's http://stratechery.com

Sure, there is a paywall (and an expensive one at that). But I think there is a market for deeper analysis and opinions than is found on typical blogs and news outlets.

Facts I can get from all over, happy to pay for opinions and deep analysis. Here is an example of an article I really enjoyed recently: 
https://www.theinformation.com/How-Sharing-Economy-Threatens-the-TraditionalEconomy

What do you guys think? Do think these sort of niche analysis sites have a future? Is this the future of newspapers?

I am impressed by the level of analysis and discussion in sites like https://www.theinformation.com and Ben Thompson's http://stratechery.com

Sure, there is a paywall (and an expensive one at that). But I think there is a market for deeper analysis and opinions than is found on typical blogs and news outlets.

Facts I can get from all over, happy to pay for opinions and deep analysis. Here is an example of an article I really enjoyed recently: 
https://www.theinformation.com/How-Sharing-Economy-Threatens-the-TraditionalEconomy

What do you guys think? Do think these sort of niche analysis sites have a future? Is this the future of newspapers?___

2014-10-07 06:12:01 (12 comments, 6 reshares, 208 +1s)Open 

Product Management 101:
Dogfood everything you build. If the product doesn't show signs with life with your own team, its dead on arrival.

#pmtips

Product Management 101:
Dogfood everything you build. If the product doesn't show signs with life with your own team, its dead on arrival.

#pmtips___

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2014-10-06 07:31:59 (48 comments, 33 reshares, 234 +1s)Open 

Please check this article out. I do not agree with all of it but its got a very interesting perspective. I suspect what I say below will be somewhat controversial. But hey, remember I am jobless ;)

Honestly I do not have any first hand experience that Parisian parenting is indeed better than US parenting. But I will say this, parenting here in our country is incredibly intense.

I think we worry way too much about our kids, and in my humble opinion grossly mollycoddle them. Unsure if wrapping them in bubble-wrap through their childhood is useful for their future. Our entire generation sort of did their own thing growing up, and we all seem to be just fine. And no, I do not believe the world is a more dangerous place now. Its the same except now we have a constant stream of news and social media pervading our lives.

On a more trivial note, I know people who will be engaged in... more »

Please check this article out. I do not agree with all of it but its got a very interesting perspective. I suspect what I say below will be somewhat controversial. But hey, remember I am jobless ;)

Honestly I do not have any first hand experience that Parisian parenting is indeed better than US parenting. But I will say this, parenting here in our country is incredibly intense.

I think we worry way too much about our kids, and in my humble opinion grossly mollycoddle them. Unsure if wrapping them in bubble-wrap through their childhood is useful for their future. Our entire generation sort of did their own thing growing up, and we all seem to be just fine. And no, I do not believe the world is a more dangerous place now. Its the same except now we have a constant stream of news and social media pervading our lives.

On a more trivial note, I know people who will be engaged in a deep conversation and will break away mid-sentence because their child asked a question. Why do we do that? We should be teaching a child that interrupting mid-conversation is rude and only done when something urgent happens. We should teach them to be patient and wait till the current discussion is over. I believe its symptomatic of a culture of kids first over everything else, all the time. Now I do love my son and he is indeed first most of the time. But not all of the time. My parents, my wife, my friends all deserve my 100% attention atleast at some point, and the kid can wait ;)

Funnily enough, the one thing most of us all give even more attention to at the expense of kids is - work. That says something about our society. Perhaps I am being too cynical. Or the world has indeed gotten harder.

Parenting is a deeply personal topic and everyone has their own style. But somehow it felt different when we were growing up. 

http://qz.com/273255/how-american-parenting-is-killing-the-american-marriage/

PS: I really wanted to use the word "mollycoddle" in a post. Victory!___

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2014-10-04 23:08:06 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 296 +1s)Open 

Speaking at the Sikh Tech Summit. Mobility, Product development, Google... So many interesting topics to discuss.



Speaking at the Sikh Tech Summit. Mobility, Product development, Google... So many interesting topics to discuss.

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2014-10-03 23:49:53 (85 comments, 10 reshares, 876 +1s)Open 

My last day at Moto. Basically, a bunch of amazing phones and a lot of alcohol.

Off to drink with the team now! Happy Friday!

My last day at Moto. Basically, a bunch of amazing phones and a lot of alcohol.

Off to drink with the team now! Happy Friday!___

2014-10-03 06:38:24 (46 comments, 12 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

(Kicking off a series on  'rules'/thoughts about effective product management)

Product Management 101:
If you win, share the success. If you lose, then keep the team's chin up, and do a Post-mortem.

#pmtips

(Kicking off a series on  'rules'/thoughts about effective product management)

Product Management 101:
If you win, share the success. If you lose, then keep the team's chin up, and do a Post-mortem.

#pmtips___

2014-09-30 22:34:38 (51 comments, 64 reshares, 569 +1s)Open 

10 random observations about the Silicon Valley scene these days:

1. A lot of cool stuff is going on. Android, IoT, Bitcoins, new social paradigms, blurring of consumer and enterprise, sharing economy, health tech, new educational models... the next generation of solutions are coming soon.
2. Android is going to be big. Much much bigger than it is today. Its just the start.
3. Everything that should be smart will be so. I saw a smart mattress company lately. It deduces how well you sleep and gives tips on how to sleep better. Given the cost of connectivity these days, there is no reason that every single object we use should be more intelligent and better at what it does. This space is where Mobile was in 2007.
4. Valuations are sky high and deals are expensive. Something is bound to give. Soon.
5. You need less money to kick off a company. You need more money to make it stick... more »

10 random observations about the Silicon Valley scene these days:

1. A lot of cool stuff is going on. Android, IoT, Bitcoins, new social paradigms, blurring of consumer and enterprise, sharing economy, health tech, new educational models... the next generation of solutions are coming soon.
2. Android is going to be big. Much much bigger than it is today. Its just the start.
3. Everything that should be smart will be so. I saw a smart mattress company lately. It deduces how well you sleep and gives tips on how to sleep better. Given the cost of connectivity these days, there is no reason that every single object we use should be more intelligent and better at what it does. This space is where Mobile was in 2007.
4. Valuations are sky high and deals are expensive. Something is bound to give. Soon.
5. You need less money to kick off a company. You need more money to make it stick out. It sort of evens out.
6. People and teams are (thankfully) paramount. Investment decisions/recruiting choices are still made based on people first then ideas. Its not as frothy as in late 90s.
7. Silicon Valley is incredibly good at finding holes in everything. And hyping up whatever is the flavor of the day
8. On the flip side, people will go out of their way to help you in this industry. I had read an article on social currency recently. Nowhere is it more apparent than here in Silicon Valley
9. The cafes, libraries, incubators, free office spaces are all booming with all sorts of people hunched over their laptops building new companies. Love the valley!
10. One quickly learns that there is no such thing as a bad idea (well..mostly :) ). Its almost all the time, bad execution. 

More soon. ___

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2014-09-30 05:39:42 (97 comments, 24 reshares, 588 +1s)Open 

Premium leather back with amazing software inside. The new Moto X is amazing!

Premium leather back with amazing software inside. The new Moto X is amazing!___

2014-09-26 04:25:29 (48 comments, 120 reshares, 393 +1s)Open 

Was scanning through old posts and came upon this cheat sheet I wrote a couple of years ago. As I cogitate on the future and introspect on the past, this post feels so relevant.

>>>>>>
I had a few people ping me on my cheat sheet for team building and organization. Posting my late night top 10 list on building and running great teams. Some are even a bit contradictory (isn't that just life!). 

- Have a clear mission (statement). Always. Every team needs something to stand for

- Organize the team for (over)communication and execution. Whether it is a small startup or a large company, having some basic cadence in place is key (standups, Thurs dogfood builds, weekly launches, OKRs etc find your fit). It provides a framework to operate

- Process is sometimes thought of as a bad thing. If process helps execution, then so be it.  If processi... more »

Was scanning through old posts and came upon this cheat sheet I wrote a couple of years ago. As I cogitate on the future and introspect on the past, this post feels so relevant.

>>>>>>
I had a few people ping me on my cheat sheet for team building and organization. Posting my late night top 10 list on building and running great teams. Some are even a bit contradictory (isn't that just life!). 

- Have a clear mission (statement). Always. Every team needs something to stand for

- Organize the team for (over)communication and execution. Whether it is a small startup or a large company, having some basic cadence in place is key (standups, Thurs dogfood builds, weekly launches, OKRs etc find your fit). It provides a framework to operate

- Process is sometimes thought of as a bad thing. If process helps execution, then so be it.  If process is used to substitute for weak leadership, lack of trust, or worse to micromanage, then push back. Hard.

- Be honest with your team. Trust them. "Buffering' the team from critical decisions/information is a recipe for disaster. I think some variation of this applies to your product's users too

- A wise colleague once said, "A leader always explains or fixes". This is amazingly true. Need to explain your decisions to your team or go fix them.

- Hang out with your team. Sit with them and talk about their life/ambitions. Make sure its a group of friends and not just a team of colleagues. There is a lot of stress in what we do, its best to go through it with friends

- The best thing you can do for your team is to back those who have potential. Work hard on their behalf, expose them to huge opportunities, open doors for them, they will fly and hopefully take the team with them

- Its ok to be very very detailed and micromanage while you build up trust. But you better build it up fast.. and then let go. Let your leads make decisions, let them own, and see how they rise to the challenge
 
- Make decisions. Be decisive. But thoughtfully. Sitting on the fence is painful (literally). Making random decisions without context is way worse

and finally...

Be Brave. Question everything. Disagree if you think something is a mistake (but then commit if that is the plan outlined by your leader). Don't be overawed by positions/titles, ask hard questions. If someone fires you because you questioned them, its not the right org anyways.
However don't just find issues. Help solve them!

Thoughts?___

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2014-09-25 03:08:02 (47 comments, 6 reshares, 688 +1s)Open 

Hanging out with my friend and mentor +Vic Gundotra in Los Gatos. What a fun evening! 

Hanging out with my friend and mentor +Vic Gundotra in Los Gatos. What a fun evening! ___

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2014-09-24 03:20:35 (40 comments, 50 reshares, 379 +1s)Open 

I think this is very impressive. Particularly amazing is that India's Mars Mission cost less than the budget of the Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity!

Life is too short for wars and random acts of violence. Lets spend time on science instead :)

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/09/23/how-india-mounted-the-worlds-cheapest-mission-to-mars/

I think this is very impressive. Particularly amazing is that India's Mars Mission cost less than the budget of the Hollywood blockbuster, Gravity!

Life is too short for wars and random acts of violence. Lets spend time on science instead :)

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2014/09/23/how-india-mounted-the-worlds-cheapest-mission-to-mars/___

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2014-09-23 18:38:54 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 223 +1s)Open 

Everyone of these floors is multiple startups. And this is one building in SF/Bay area. One good thing of a break is that you can come up to speed on all that is happening outside your sphere of interests. And you do that by meeting tons of companies, VCs and entrepreneurs.

On that note, just got a crash course in Bitcoins today. I already feel smarter ;)

Everyone of these floors is multiple startups. And this is one building in SF/Bay area. One good thing of a break is that you can come up to speed on all that is happening outside your sphere of interests. And you do that by meeting tons of companies, VCs and entrepreneurs.

On that note, just got a crash course in Bitcoins today. I already feel smarter ;)___

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2014-09-21 19:47:01 (59 comments, 4 reshares, 469 +1s)Open 

Just read through all the comments on my previous post ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PunitSoni/posts/f8n7LFXoNcc ) . 

I am so overwhelmed by all the love and support. I am even more convinced now that there is a new kind of product development possible in this new uber-connected, social world. One in which users and developers come together to build cool stuff.

Hope to continue that in whatever I end up doing next. Thanks for the love and words of appreciation. I have learnt a lot from you all!

In the meantime, I am going to go hang out at the beach with my little one :)

Just read through all the comments on my previous post ( https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PunitSoni/posts/f8n7LFXoNcc ) . 

I am so overwhelmed by all the love and support. I am even more convinced now that there is a new kind of product development possible in this new uber-connected, social world. One in which users and developers come together to build cool stuff.

Hope to continue that in whatever I end up doing next. Thanks for the love and words of appreciation. I have learnt a lot from you all!

In the meantime, I am going to go hang out at the beach with my little one :)___

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2014-09-17 16:00:42 (391 comments, 161 reshares, 1443 +1s)Open 

Thanks 

I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world. 

For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.

Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had. 

I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of +Rick Osterloh, someone who taught memo... more »

Thanks 

I still remember the first time I went to Libertyville, Illinois to visit the Motorola Campus. There was this sense of awe at being in a company whose invention, the cell phone, would forever change the world. 

For the next couple of years, we worked hard to marry the agility of a modern internet services company with the legacy of the greatest telecommunications company in the world. We crafted a new portfolio of products, we rebuilt our software stack, we launched the Moto X, then G and then E. Motorola is now firmly on the path of regaining its place as one of the most relevant companies of the mobile era.

Today I am announcing my departure from Motorola after a couple of amazing years in the best job I have ever had. 

I have had the fortune of working with an amazing Product team under the leadership of +Rick Osterloh, someone who taught me more about being a leader than anyone ever has. Also special gratitude to +Vic Gundotra, +Bradley Horowitz, +Jonathan Rosenberg, +Dennis Woodside, and +Lior Ron  for their support and for pointing me in the right direction. This gig was not possible without them. To my Software PM team who I love, stay true to the mission. And to Motorolans, you are truly the best mobile team in the world. It is reflected in the quality of your products.

And finally, thanks to you, the users who embraced our work and personally supported me. Most of our software was the result of the direct dialogue we had with each other. Thanks for your patience and support.

My favorite moment at Motorola was when I was up on stage at the Moto G launch in Brazil, looking into the eyes of the audience, proud to be talking about a product that we fervently believed in, that was built with true user value as its core tenet, that embodied the best of the new Motorola’s principles. I still remember the verve, the energy and the passion.

The rest of my career will be about recapturing that. Thank you Motorola. ___

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2014-09-15 19:01:50 (62 comments, 14 reshares, 291 +1s)Open 

I would buy that :)

Up to 8 hours of battery life after a 15 minute charge. Yeah, we made that. The Moto #TurboCharger available for pre-order on September 16 (U.S. only) http://bit.ly/1qFbcSi___I would buy that :)

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2014-09-15 15:27:43 (22 comments, 5 reshares, 185 +1s)Open 

I think this is an awesome initiative. Congrats +Sundar Pichai and +Caesar Sengupta :)

The consumers will benefit greatly.

Excited to announce Android One in India today, more countries with more partners coming soon___I think this is an awesome initiative. Congrats +Sundar Pichai and +Caesar Sengupta :)

The consumers will benefit greatly.

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2014-09-14 00:39:45 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 195 +1s)Open 

Lounging around listening to street music. Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Lounging around listening to street music. Hope you are all having a great weekend!___

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2014-09-13 03:37:03 (37 comments, 6 reshares, 245 +1s)Open 

I am so proud of the team. This is proof that we will keep bringing our software goodness to our entire portfolio.

I am so proud of the team. This is proof that we will keep bringing our software goodness to our entire portfolio.___

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2014-09-11 21:33:19 (187 comments, 29 reshares, 468 +1s)Open 

The accolades keep pouring in. The reception has been mind-blowing. I think this device is near perfect (even if I say so myself). Please let your friends and family know about it. 

http://www.zdnet.com/moto-x-2014-review-bigger-display-metal-frame-and-fabulous-motorola-experiences-make-it-the-best-android-7000033555/

And if you see any bloatware you do not like, go to Settings-> Apps and hit disable!

The accolades keep pouring in. The reception has been mind-blowing. I think this device is near perfect (even if I say so myself). Please let your friends and family know about it. 

http://www.zdnet.com/moto-x-2014-review-bigger-display-metal-frame-and-fabulous-motorola-experiences-make-it-the-best-android-7000033555/

And if you see any bloatware you do not like, go to Settings-> Apps and hit disable!___

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2014-09-08 23:42:29 (117 comments, 26 reshares, 514 +1s)Open 

'The best Android phone ever made'

Its been such a ride. Glad to see this kind of appreciation. Congrats to our users and the team.

'The best Android phone ever made'

Its been such a ride. Glad to see this kind of appreciation. Congrats to our users and the team.___

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2014-09-06 18:10:51 (25 comments, 4 reshares, 155 +1s)Open 

Sigh.
Can't we all just get along? Life is so short. 

Sigh.
Can't we all just get along? Life is so short. ___

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