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Mike Elgan has been at 15 events

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Mike Elgan4,669,840My monthly chat with my Google+ circle friends.AMA: Ask Mike Anything2014-06-28 03:00:0032  
Daria Musk3,679,980*BE 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 ATTEND* You 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 + TIME* I 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 EXPECT* We 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 LOVE* Share 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, Daria*Daria's Lonely Hearts Club ❤ Hangout Concert!2014-02-16 00:00:00291  
Robert Scoble6,843,946Join Robert Scoble and Shel Israel for the launch of their new book, Age of Context, which is about how sensors, wearable computers, machine learning, social, and location data are changing our world, our privacy, and bringing us highly assistive and personalized products and services. Everyone is invited. To RSVP, please visit EventBrite at http://ageofcontext.eventbrite.com/Age of Context Book Launch with Robert Scoble and Shel Israel2013-11-07 18:00:0083  
Google+10,559,186The Google+ team will be sharing a few updates. RSVP to this event to watch the broadcast live.A Morning with Google+2013-10-29 17:30:0033847  
Google Developers2,084,784Google I/O is an annual developer conference featuring highly technical, in-depth sessions, and showcasing the latest from Google's product teams and partners.Google I/O 20132013-05-14 23:00:005060  
The White House2,950,049In his State of the Union address, President Obama outlined his plan for a thriving middle class and a strong America. The President's plan focuses on making America a magnet for jobs and manufacturing, equipping every American with the skills they need to do those jobs, and ensuring that hard work leads to a decent living. On Thursday, February 14th, President Obama will join the latest in a series of "Fireside Hangouts" – a 21st century take on FDR’s famous radio addresses – to talk about his State of the Union Address. During the +Google+ hangout, the President will answer questions from Americans across the country about the issues and policies laid out in the speech. Watch the hangout live on Thursday, February 14th at 4:50 p.m. ET on the +The White House Google+ page, at http://youtube.com/whitehouse, and at http://wh.gov Learn more about the State of the Union, then share your Citizen Response at http://wh.gov/SOTU #firesidehangout   #SOTU  State of the Union: Fireside Hangout with President Obama2013-02-14 22:50:0034097  
Google Play8,569,526Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer.  For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010923  
European Photo187,450This is time to celebrate carnivals in Europe! We realize that carnivals take place at different times in different countries, and some are already over, but please share your images from the carnival celebrations in your country: anything from the carnival works, just post it to the event. We'll feature the most popular images at the beginning of March.European Carnivals2013-02-10 00:00:00101  
Jeff Smith62,161Welcome to The Selfy Sunday Project for January 27/13. Theme: *"Book 'em, Danno"* For those who are not quite sure who Jack Lord was or what Hawaii Five O (old and new is) - check here for some context or just Google it! http://youtu.be/AepyGm9Me6w *Two ways of interpreting this theme. You can either go the Hawaiian route with dress, scene or background or the police/cop theme, a "mug shot" or a dynamic nut busting crime fighter like Jack Lord.* _Just remember to..._ *"Book 'em, Danno" *   Selfy Sunday will continue on it's bi-weekly schedule and will be the cornerstone event of The Art of the Self Portrait community. There are 15 moderators who can assist you along the way with SPP. This Community was designed as a place to share self portraits and to learn, grow, and challenge one another. The Selfy Sunday Project allows everyone to share their results on a bi-weekly basis all in one event.  __ Selfy Sunday FAQ can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check there first if you have any questions. Thanks _ UPLOADING The event will open for uploading at 9:00 PM EDT. You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let post here in the community. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project2013-01-27 03:00:00104  
The Hollywood Reporter419,744Starting on January 18th, please tune in to our LIVE conversations with filmmakers and actors at our #Sundance video lounge. We will be hosting a Hangout each day, feel free to participate in our Hangouts at www.thr.com/Sundance.   Here is the schedule for each day, check back for more details. Below is the current schedule.  SUNDAY 1/20 8:45am PST 'The Look of Love' with Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan, and Anna Friel 1:00pm PST Director Barbara Kopple with Mariel Hemingway and Langley Hemingway discuss documentary 'Running from Crazy.' MONDAY 1/21 12:00pm PST Filmmaker Alex Gibney discusses his new film, 'We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks'. THR Sundance Video Diaries2013-01-18 23:30:00136  
Arnold Schwarzenegger123,943Come hangout with Arnold to discuss his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story. www.schwarzenegger.com/totalrecallHangout with Arnold2012-10-05 23:30:001497  
Gov. Gary Johnson1,043,793***VISIT THIS LINK TO WATCH GOV. GARY JOHNSON'S ONLINE COMMENTARY ON THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE:** http://www.youtube.com/user/govgaryjohnson?v=tVHGJYy4NTg Gov. Gary Johnson will host a special online event on Wednesday, October 3rd, at 6:00 pm PDT / 9:00 pm EDT, during which he will provide commentary on the Presidential debate. The event will be hosted via this Google+ Hangout, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/govgaryjohnson. Gov. Johnson is challenging his exclusion from the presidential debates. His plans to share online commentary during Wednesday's debate and during subsequent debates are subject to change should the Commission on Presidential Debates or the federal courts allow him to participate. To learn more about Gov. Gary Johnson, please visit www.garyjohnson2012.com.Gov. Gary Johnson to Provide Online Commentary During Presidential Debate2012-10-04 03:00:003757  
Mike Searle44,503I would like to personally invite you to the very first Kansas City HIRL from the @110816546597719152349 Space. We'll be joined in person by @107323726887023845557, and possibly by some of the creators of @101560853443212199687 for a tour of the Fiber Space, as well as doing what may be the very first Hangout on Air from the Fiber Space. We also hope to have some fun swag to give away! Following the event, we'll have a meal at @115122276339847468849, which is within walking distance of the Fiber Space. Anna's Oven is the only restaurant I've ever heard of that donates 50% (!) of their profits to charity. While there we hope to join Sarah and her KOMU team via hangout as they attend the Emmy's for their team's nomination! Date: September 22, 2012 Time: TBD (shortly following the conclusion of the tour) Place: Anna's Oven, 1809 West 39th Street Kansas City, MO 64111‎ Cost: As much or as little as you want to spend Just _what_ is a "HIRL"? HIRL is an acronym for when Google Plus users decide to meet in person. A "Hangout In Real Life". Here's a link for more info: https://plus.google.com/116758906530929229377/about The event is *FREE,* and I hope to see you all there, but even if you can't make it I hope you'll share this post with anyone you know who is in the area and/or you think would be interested in attending. Lastly, be sure to thank @101729179869907640004 and @102865933383303728942 for their *huge* help in making this happen!Kansas City - Google Fiber HIRL2012-09-22 12:00:00106  
Google Play8,569,526Google 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 01:00:006788  
Vic Gundotra6,958,409Join us for a night of interactive simulations, hands-on experiences and live musical performances from Train and Paul Oakenfold. If you’re attending, make sure to grab the latest Google+ app for your Android phone and turn on Party Mode to share your experience with the world. #io12Google I/O After Hours with Train and Paul Oakenfold!2012-06-27 19:00:002648  

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2015-07-16 13:03:01 (69 comments, 10 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

Why they call it American Football (USA beats France 82-0).

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/

Most reshares: 76

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2015-07-15 11:37:11 (50 comments, 76 reshares, 537 +1s)Open 

Why Google Eddystone is an Apple iBeacon killer (or should be).

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/HjdzjD )

Google rolled out yesterday a new Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology that competes directly with Apple's industry-leading iBeacon offering.

It's called Eddystone. And it's a big deal. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/why-google-eddystone-looms-as-an-apple-ibeacon-killer.html

#Eddystone  #iBeacon

Most plusones: 794

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2015-07-25 02:35:34 (30 comments, 69 reshares, 794 +1s)Open 

Hummingbird.

Latest 50 posts

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2015-07-27 22:00:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

ANDROID AUTO SECRETS REVEALED!

Killer robots, Android Auto secrets and more with +Mike Elgan, +Lisa Fleisher, +Brian Fung and +Ron Amadeo! 

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/PzBbTn

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1310?autostart=true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnkKsYVv7dk

ANDROID AUTO SECRETS REVEALED!

Killer robots, Android Auto secrets and more with +Mike Elgan, +Lisa Fleisher, +Brian Fung and +Ron Amadeo! 

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/PzBbTn

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https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1310?autostart=true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnkKsYVv7dk___

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2015-07-27 21:33:09 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 98 +1s)Open 

Make sure you NEVER miss a single episode of Tech News Today!!

Here's one way to make sure... ; )

Go here to watch and/or subscribe: https://goo.gl/FBzZxK

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Make sure you NEVER miss a single episode of Tech News Today!!

Here's one way to make sure... ; )

Go here to watch and/or subscribe: https://goo.gl/FBzZxK

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2015-07-27 11:54:12 (65 comments, 37 reshares, 356 +1s)Open 

Is Apple's control freakery out of control?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/VFuJie )

Apple makes money. A LOT of money.

The company reported nearly $50 billion in revenue for the quarter that ended June 27, as well as $10.7 billion in profit. For a handy comparison, that's about seven times more revenue and profit than McDonald's.

Apple's success gives it numerous benefits and privileges. One of these is that it gives Apple the ability to exert a previously unheard of level of control over both its App Store and its retail Apple Stores.

This has always been Apple's modus operandi. But, increasingly, the more successful Apple gets, the more it seizes control. Or could it be that Apple's control freakery is the key to its success?

In the past few weeks, Apple's ever-tightening grip over its stores has gotten... more »

Is Apple's control freakery out of control?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/VFuJie )

Apple makes money. A LOT of money.

The company reported nearly $50 billion in revenue for the quarter that ended June 27, as well as $10.7 billion in profit. For a handy comparison, that's about seven times more revenue and profit than McDonald's.

Apple's success gives it numerous benefits and privileges. One of these is that it gives Apple the ability to exert a previously unheard of level of control over both its App Store and its retail Apple Stores.

This has always been Apple's modus operandi. But, increasingly, the more successful Apple gets, the more it seizes control. Or could it be that Apple's control freakery is the key to its success?

In the past few weeks, Apple's ever-tightening grip over its stores has gotten even tighter across the board -- let's have a look: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2951802/mobile-apps/is-apples-control-freakery-out-of-control.html

#Apple  ___

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2015-07-27 04:53:18 (13 comments, 12 reshares, 278 +1s)Open 

Cow.

Google Photos made this picture. Nice!!

Cow.

Google Photos made this picture. Nice!!___

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2015-07-27 04:52:22 (19 comments, 12 reshares, 237 +1s)Open 

Mushroom soup.

Amazing!!

(Made by +Amira Elgan)

Mushroom soup.

Amazing!!

(Made by +Amira Elgan)___

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2015-07-27 01:50:44 (18 comments, 6 reshares, 152 +1s)Open 

Shrooms. It's what's for dinner.

Shrooms. It's what's for dinner.___

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2015-07-25 20:10:48 (28 comments, 4 reshares, 144 +1s)Open 

Here's another view of those junked cars.

I discovered this across the street from my house. This is hidden from the road, but this is what I see on Google Maps. 

Hey, anybody want to buy a used car? 

Here's another view of those junked cars.

I discovered this across the street from my house. This is hidden from the road, but this is what I see on Google Maps. 

Hey, anybody want to buy a used car? ___

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2015-07-25 19:58:01 (40 comments, 6 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Across the street.

Across the street from my house is this post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned cars and shacks. 

Across the street.

Across the street from my house is this post-apocalyptic landscape of abandoned cars and shacks. ___

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2015-07-25 04:13:24 (43 comments, 8 reshares, 256 +1s)Open 

Cow.

Cow.___

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2015-07-25 02:35:34 (30 comments, 69 reshares, 794 +1s)Open 

Hummingbird.

Hummingbird.___

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2015-07-24 22:48:01 (19 comments, 22 reshares, 298 +1s)Open 

Understanding the difference between Google and Microsoft by looking at their cafeterias.

+FOODBEAST breaks down the cultures of Microsoft and Google by looking at the food they serve employees.

From the post: 

Microsoft culturally sees food through the lens of Star Wars: a capitalist empire with many free-market options that you vote for with your wallet. They pay you enough to think with your money.

Google culturally sees food through the lens of Star Trek: a socialist empire in search of truth, where the basics of life are made free for you to focus on the complicated.

http://www.foodbeast.com/news/ex-google-employee-makes-a-brilliant-observation-about-microsoft-and-googles-meal-plans/

#Google   #Microsoft  

Understanding the difference between Google and Microsoft by looking at their cafeterias.

+FOODBEAST breaks down the cultures of Microsoft and Google by looking at the food they serve employees.

From the post: 

Microsoft culturally sees food through the lens of Star Wars: a capitalist empire with many free-market options that you vote for with your wallet. They pay you enough to think with your money.

Google culturally sees food through the lens of Star Trek: a socialist empire in search of truth, where the basics of life are made free for you to focus on the complicated.

http://www.foodbeast.com/news/ex-google-employee-makes-a-brilliant-observation-about-microsoft-and-googles-meal-plans/

#Google   #Microsoft  ___

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2015-07-24 22:38:39 (44 comments, 20 reshares, 289 +1s)Open 

Root beer with alcohol. Because America.

https://instagram.com/smalltownbrewery/

Root beer with alcohol. Because America.

https://instagram.com/smalltownbrewery/___

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2015-07-24 22:16:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

AMAZON'S CLOUD MAKES IT RAIN

Join +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren, +Klint Finley, +Owen Williams and +Daniel Rubino!!

YouTube is reinvented for mobile and for 360-degree video!

Plus, Amazon's cloud saves the company from massive losses!!

And Hollywood wants Google to remove pirated movies on their own servers!!!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/QuRJWJ

AMAZON'S CLOUD MAKES IT RAIN

Join +Mike Elgan, +Christina Warren, +Klint Finley, +Owen Williams and +Daniel Rubino!!

YouTube is reinvented for mobile and for 360-degree video!

Plus, Amazon's cloud saves the company from massive losses!!

And Hollywood wants Google to remove pirated movies on their own servers!!!

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/QuRJWJ___

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2015-07-24 22:05:14 (17 comments, 12 reshares, 209 +1s)Open 

Tech News Today is part of this balanced diet!

Subscribe free: https://twit.tv/tnt

Watch today's episode: http://goo.gl/QuRJWJ

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Tech News Today is part of this balanced diet!

Subscribe free: https://twit.tv/tnt

Watch today's episode: http://goo.gl/QuRJWJ

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2015-07-24 01:59:28 (21 comments, 62 reshares, 313 +1s)Open 

Wow! This dude is awesome with cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAN-PwRfJcA

Wow! This dude is awesome with cards.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAN-PwRfJcA___

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2015-07-23 22:10:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

ZOMBIE APPS EAT YOUR PHONE'S BRAINS

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/aSBHdJ

+Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +George Slefo, Freeman Klopott, +Natalie Kitroeff and +Kellen Barranger!

* Don't look now, but Zombie apps are eating your phones brains!

* Plus, the mayor of New York is no match for Uber.

* And watch your ass! Butt calls just got dangerous. 

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1308?autostart=true

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ZOMBIE APPS EAT YOUR PHONE'S BRAINS

WATCH NOW: http://goo.gl/aSBHdJ

+Mike Elgan, +Kashmir Hill, +George Slefo, Freeman Klopott, +Natalie Kitroeff and +Kellen Barranger!

* Don't look now, but Zombie apps are eating your phones brains!

* Plus, the mayor of New York is no match for Uber.

* And watch your ass! Butt calls just got dangerous. 

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1308?autostart=true

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZ1xlW-1S3U___

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2015-07-23 02:26:01 (18 comments, 25 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Is Monica Bellucci the first Bond girl who's older than Bond?

Daniel Craig is 47. Monica Bellucci is 50. Here comes the trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujmoYyEyDP8

Is Monica Bellucci the first Bond girl who's older than Bond?

Daniel Craig is 47. Monica Bellucci is 50. Here comes the trailer!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujmoYyEyDP8___

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2015-07-23 02:14:35 (41 comments, 13 reshares, 192 +1s)Open 

It had to happen: They're making an emoji movie.

Sony Pictures Animation won a three-studio auction to make an animated movie that focuses somehow on Emoji.

The project will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis and directed by Leondis.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/emoji-movie-sony-pictures-animation-anthony-leondis-kung-fu-panda-secrets-of-the-masters-1201482768/

#emoji  

It had to happen: They're making an emoji movie.

Sony Pictures Animation won a three-studio auction to make an animated movie that focuses somehow on Emoji.

The project will be co-written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis and directed by Leondis.

http://deadline.com/2015/07/emoji-movie-sony-pictures-animation-anthony-leondis-kung-fu-panda-secrets-of-the-masters-1201482768/

#emoji  ___

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2015-07-23 02:04:36 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 184 +1s)Open 

Welcome to the G+ 100k Club, +Kevin Tofel!

And I totally agree with you about Google+. 

If you don't know Kevin, get to know him on today's TNT: http://goo.gl/h3YdhV

Just noticed that I crossed the 100k mark for the first time. Thanks for the follows; I get more value and engagement here than from any other web activity I do. You guys are the best! :)___Welcome to the G+ 100k Club, +Kevin Tofel!

And I totally agree with you about Google+. 

If you don't know Kevin, get to know him on today's TNT: http://goo.gl/h3YdhV

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2015-07-22 23:40:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

APPLE 'BEATS' EXPECTATIONS

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1307?autostart=true

With +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Shara Tibken, Stephen Hall, and +Scott Stein!

Apple reports record profits, revenue and growth, and Wall Street is disappointed.

Plus, we've got new details on Google Glass!!

And Nokia is back! This time, they're getting into virtual reality. 

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1307?autostart=true

#TechNewsToday  

APPLE 'BEATS' EXPECTATIONS

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1307?autostart=true

With +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel, +Shara Tibken, Stephen Hall, and +Scott Stein!

Apple reports record profits, revenue and growth, and Wall Street is disappointed.

Plus, we've got new details on Google Glass!!

And Nokia is back! This time, they're getting into virtual reality. 

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1307?autostart=true

#TechNewsToday  ___

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2015-07-22 23:12:16 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 130 +1s)Open 

Jammin! With Tech News Today!

Download and subscribe free: https://twit.tv/tnt

Watch today's episode: http://goo.gl/h3YdhV

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Jammin! With Tech News Today!

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Watch today's episode: http://goo.gl/h3YdhV

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2015-07-21 22:56:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

JET WANTS TO OUT-AMAZON AMAZON
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1306?autostart=true

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Ben Fox Rubin and +Russell Brandom!

JET WANTS TO OUT-AMAZON AMAZON
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1306?autostart=true

With +Mike Elgan, +Joe Panettieri, +Ben Fox Rubin and +Russell Brandom!___

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2015-07-21 22:46:25 (8 comments, 4 reshares, 82 +1s)Open 

I don't mean to lecture, but if you haven't subscribed to Tech News Today yet -- what are you waiting for?

Subscribe now: https://goo.gl/c4eU3d

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I don't mean to lecture, but if you haven't subscribed to Tech News Today yet -- what are you waiting for?

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2015-07-21 21:19:43 (44 comments, 23 reshares, 331 +1s)Open 

+Harry Evangelou I told you Apple would succeed in China.

A year ago, I argued with +Harry Evangelou. I said Apple would succeed massively in China, and he said they would fail. I ended the impasse by saying in the comments:
+Harry Evangelou Tell you what. I'll make a note to myself to revisit this subject one year hence. One of us can say, "I told you so."

So Harry: I told you so.

Apple shows its PR kung fu in China!

Apple is engaged in a battle for survival in China—the world’s largest, fastest-growing smartphone market.

Apple’s adversary: Chinese state-owned media.For some time now, the Chinese state-owned media has been out to get Apple. It appears intent on wrecking the company’s reputation.

Apple’s approach to the local media’s repeated attacks has been measured, disciplined and highly effective. And that's why Apple is kicking ass in China. 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/netapp/2014/07/16/apple-pr-master-class/___+Harry Evangelou I told you Apple would succeed in China.

A year ago, I argued with +Harry Evangelou. I said Apple would succeed massively in China, and he said they would fail. I ended the impasse by saying in the comments:
+Harry Evangelou Tell you what. I'll make a note to myself to revisit this subject one year hence. One of us can say, "I told you so."

So Harry: I told you so.

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2015-07-20 21:53:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

LIFE IS SHORT. NO TIME FOR SECURITY

The infidelity site Ashley Madison gets hacked!
Plus, Android gets Microsoft Cortana -- a week early!!!
Oh, and robots gain self-awareness. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine and +Graham Cluley!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1305?autostart=true

LIFE IS SHORT. NO TIME FOR SECURITY

The infidelity site Ashley Madison gets hacked!
Plus, Android gets Microsoft Cortana -- a week early!!!
Oh, and robots gain self-awareness. 

With +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine and +Graham Cluley!

https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1305?autostart=true___

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2015-07-20 21:22:53 (7 comments, 8 reshares, 113 +1s)Open 

Tech News Today: The ONLY way to fly!

Learn more and subscribe free! - https://twit.tv/tnt

(Pic props #throughglass to +Noble Ackerson! Thanks, Noble!)

Tech News Today: The ONLY way to fly!

Learn more and subscribe free! - https://twit.tv/tnt

(Pic props #throughglass to +Noble Ackerson! Thanks, Noble!)___

2015-07-20 12:56:51 (23 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

How is Gmail spam filtering working for you?

Dear Google Mail Team,

  I've said very nice things about your spam filter in the past, but I'm afraid I am going to have to take it all back. I'm currently going through the spam for the last week, and have gone through about a third of it.

Something you did recently has been an unmitigated disaster. Of the roughly 1000 spam threads I've gone through so far, right now 228 threads were incorrectly marked as spam.

That's not the 0.1% false positive rate you tried to make such a big deal about last week. No. That's over 20% of my spambox being real emails with patches and pull requests.  Almost a quarter!

I don't know how to even describe the level of brokenness in those kinds of spam numbers. There were a few pages of email (I've got it set up so it shows me 50 threads per page) where more than half of the "spam" wasn't.

Quite frankly, that sucks. It's not acceptable. Whatever you started doing a few days ago is completely and utterly broken.

It's actually at the point where I'm noticing missing messages in the email conversations I see, because gmail has been marking emails in the middle of the conversation as spam. Things that people replied to and that contained patches and problem descriptions.

They didn't try to sell me a bigger penis or tell me about how somebody is cheating on me. Really.

You dun goofed. Badly. Get your shit together, because a 20% error rate for spam detection is making your spam filter useless.

[ Edit: looks like it started four days ago. As of July 13, it looks like a big swath of lkml has been marked as spam for me. ]

[ Edit 2: final numbers: out of around 3000 spam threads, I had to mark 1190 threads as "not spam". So the numbers actually got worse: about 30% of my spam-box wasn't actually spam. It started around 1pm on Monday, July 13th. The problem really is that clear, that I can tell pretty much when it started ]

[ Edit 3: it wasn't just patches, and it's not just lkml. There were things like Junio's recent git v2.5.0-rc2 announcement etc. The new gmail spam filter hates any mailing list emails, apparently. In the time I wrote the last note, I got seven more emails marked as spam, two of which weren't. ]___How is Gmail spam filtering working for you?

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2015-07-20 11:48:50 (16 comments, 12 reshares, 204 +1s)Open 

New tech helps you write right.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/PUJ3Is )

Last week, IBM revealed that its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer has a new capability. It's called Watson Tone Analyzer. You can use it like spell check, except instead of checking your spelling, it checks the "tone" of your writing. 

Watson Tone Analyzer is part of a new generation of writing tools that go far beyond the old spelling and grammar check. Instead, they help you polish and perfect your writing to achieve very specific goals.

For example, one major service exposes the gender bias in your writing. And that same company can help you write a Kickstarter page that's almost guaranteed to get funded. 

Forget spelling and grammar check. The new writing tools are amazing: 
... more »

New tech helps you write right.

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/PUJ3Is )

Last week, IBM revealed that its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer has a new capability. It's called Watson Tone Analyzer. You can use it like spell check, except instead of checking your spelling, it checks the "tone" of your writing. 

Watson Tone Analyzer is part of a new generation of writing tools that go far beyond the old spelling and grammar check. Instead, they help you polish and perfect your writing to achieve very specific goals.

For example, one major service exposes the gender bias in your writing. And that same company can help you write a Kickstarter page that's almost guaranteed to get funded. 

Forget spelling and grammar check. The new writing tools are amazing: 

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2949817/emerging-technology/new-ai-tech-helps-you-write-right.html

#ibmwatson  

(Photo of bark unlreated.)___

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2015-07-20 00:41:15 (13 comments, 31 reshares, 317 +1s)Open 

I love the high-rez world!*

Screenshot taken from onimonkii Tumblr
#20years #pluto #wolfenstein
http://prostheticknowledge.tumblr.com/post/124330258676/screenshot-taken-from-onimonkii-tumblr___I love the high-rez world!*

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2015-07-19 00:14:08 (17 comments, 10 reshares, 162 +1s)Open 

No exceptions!

No exceptions!___

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2015-07-19 00:11:42 (20 comments, 12 reshares, 197 +1s)Open 

Van.

Van.___

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2015-07-18 23:43:02 (33 comments, 14 reshares, 270 +1s)Open 

The wine country.

The wine country.___

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2015-07-18 22:10:17 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

I'm at a Taste of Napa.

What does Napa taste like? It tastes like shit mass-produced industrial swill. 

I'm at a Taste of Napa.

What does Napa taste like? It tastes like shit mass-produced industrial swill. ___

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2015-07-18 03:50:20 (6 comments, 13 reshares, 169 +1s)Open 

Catcher in the Rye.

Redemption rye, Michigan tart cherry, amaro cio ciaro, cherry bark and vanilla bitters.

This is a top shelf beverage, I tell you. 

Catcher in the Rye.

Redemption rye, Michigan tart cherry, amaro cio ciaro, cherry bark and vanilla bitters.

This is a top shelf beverage, I tell you. ___

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2015-07-18 03:19:26 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 193 +1s)Open 

Yeah, I think I'm gonna drink this.

Yeah, I think I'm gonna drink this.___

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2015-07-18 00:17:39 (11 comments, 11 reshares, 207 +1s)Open 

Learn how to cope with information overload!

If you're a news, media, social media and information-consuming maniac like me, you already know that managing the firehose is one of the most important skills you can possess. 

This is a FREE course taught by my friend, +Dan Gillmor -- so I can tell you in advance that it will be great. 

Enroll now!! 
https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

#informationoverload  

Learn how to cope with information overload!

If you're a news, media, social media and information-consuming maniac like me, you already know that managing the firehose is one of the most important skills you can possess. 

This is a FREE course taught by my friend, +Dan Gillmor -- so I can tell you in advance that it will be great. 

Enroll now!! 
https://www.edx.org/course/media-lit-overcoming-information-asux-mco425x

#informationoverload  ___

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2015-07-17 00:37:08 (52 comments, 28 reshares, 416 +1s)Open 

This is the sad, sad meal Richard Nixon ate just before resigning as president.

This isn't a recreation. It's a photo of the actual meal Nixon ate on August 8, 1974, immediately before going on TV, weeping, resigning, then getting into a helicopter and flying off. 

Food was so bad in the 70s that even the president was eating crap like this. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/07/16/423224405/the-startling-evocative-photo-of-nixons-resignation-lunch

#Nixon  

This is the sad, sad meal Richard Nixon ate just before resigning as president.

This isn't a recreation. It's a photo of the actual meal Nixon ate on August 8, 1974, immediately before going on TV, weeping, resigning, then getting into a helicopter and flying off. 

Food was so bad in the 70s that even the president was eating crap like this. 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/07/16/423224405/the-startling-evocative-photo-of-nixons-resignation-lunch

#Nixon  ___

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2015-07-16 23:52:37 (8 comments, 10 reshares, 143 +1s)Open 

I'll read this Google announcement about Inbox's enhanced snooze feature later...

New in  +Inbox by Gmail : A one-tap option to snooze to exactly the right time, like an hour before your restaurant reservation or the morning your package will arrive.

Question or feedback? Head over to the Inbox forum to get help from our community of experts: https://goo.gl/2HxEKK___I'll read this Google announcement about Inbox's enhanced snooze feature later...

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2015-07-16 23:33:12 (8 comments, 11 reshares, 122 +1s)Open 

Lexus posts another hoverboard teaser video.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Oyx-vzZOg

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-07/16/lexus-hoverboard

Lexus posts another hoverboard teaser video.

Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Oyx-vzZOg

http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-07/16/lexus-hoverboard___

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2015-07-16 21:48:48 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

SILENCE OF THE PHONES
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1303?autostart=true

We've got some awesome journalists on the show from Fusion, Newsweek, Forbes, Search Engine Land and BuzzFeed News including +Kashmir Hill, Lauren Walker, +Zach Schonfeld, Clare O'Connor, +Barry Schwartz and +Alex Kantrowitz!

#TechNewsToday

SILENCE OF THE PHONES
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1303?autostart=true

We've got some awesome journalists on the show from Fusion, Newsweek, Forbes, Search Engine Land and BuzzFeed News including +Kashmir Hill, Lauren Walker, +Zach Schonfeld, Clare O'Connor, +Barry Schwartz and +Alex Kantrowitz!

#TechNewsToday___

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2015-07-16 13:03:01 (69 comments, 10 reshares, 248 +1s)Open 

Why they call it American Football (USA beats France 82-0).

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/

Why they call it American Football (USA beats France 82-0).

http://www.americanfootballinternational.com/___

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2015-07-15 22:27:51 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

THE CANADIAN MAFIA
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1302?autostart=true

* Reddit's new CEO is planning a crackdown!
* Facebook is replacing newspapers!!
* And the Commodore PET is back -- and this time it's an Android phone!!! 

With +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel +Lauren Hockenson +Philip Bump +Debra Birnbaum and +Kevin Tofel!

THE CANADIAN MAFIA
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1302?autostart=true

* Reddit's new CEO is planning a crackdown!
* Facebook is replacing newspapers!!
* And the Commodore PET is back -- and this time it's an Android phone!!! 

With +Mike Elgan, +Kevin Tofel +Lauren Hockenson +Philip Bump +Debra Birnbaum and +Kevin Tofel!___

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2015-07-15 11:37:11 (50 comments, 76 reshares, 537 +1s)Open 

Why Google Eddystone is an Apple iBeacon killer (or should be).

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/HjdzjD )

Google rolled out yesterday a new Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology that competes directly with Apple's industry-leading iBeacon offering.

It's called Eddystone. And it's a big deal. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/why-google-eddystone-looms-as-an-apple-ibeacon-killer.html

#Eddystone  #iBeacon

Why Google Eddystone is an Apple iBeacon killer (or should be).

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/HjdzjD )

Google rolled out yesterday a new Bluetooth Low Energy beacon technology that competes directly with Apple's industry-leading iBeacon offering.

It's called Eddystone. And it's a big deal. Here's why: 

http://www.eweek.com/mobile/why-google-eddystone-looms-as-an-apple-ibeacon-killer.html

#Eddystone  #iBeacon___

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2015-07-14 17:55:34 (8 comments, 3 reshares, 125 +1s)Open 

I hope I win a Golden Ticket!

I hope I win a Golden Ticket!___

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2015-07-14 01:01:59 (26 comments, 57 reshares, 481 +1s)Open 

Insane Suicide Squad trailer hits.

This looks awesome. 

Insane Suicide Squad trailer hits.

This looks awesome. ___

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2015-07-13 22:42:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

MICROSOFT'S SWEET NEW GIGJAM

With +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine, +Harry McCracken, +Joe Rossignol and +Todd Martens!

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1300?autostart=true

#TechNewsToday

MICROSOFT'S SWEET NEW GIGJAM

With +Mike Elgan, +Lindsey Turrentine, +Harry McCracken, +Joe Rossignol and +Todd Martens!

Learn more and subscribe free!
https://twit.tv/shows/tech-news-today/episodes/1300?autostart=true

#TechNewsToday___

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2015-07-13 22:28:08 (5 comments, 9 reshares, 104 +1s)Open 

Get your paws on Tech News Today!

Watch and subscribe free: https://goo.gl/ktZKY5

(Pic props: https://goo.gl/KxqaXO )

Get your paws on Tech News Today!

Watch and subscribe free: https://goo.gl/ktZKY5

(Pic props: https://goo.gl/KxqaXO )___

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2015-07-13 11:41:10 (42 comments, 32 reshares, 226 +1s)Open 

Is it Google's job to fix society?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/uNX6Em )

Social problems exist. Sexism, social stigmatization, crime and other problems have always plagued humanity.

Increasingly, however, organizations are calling on Google to solve or help solve these social problems, usually at the expense of the quality of the company's own products.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2946569/search/is-it-googles-job-to-fix-society.html

#Google

Is it Google's job to fix society?

(Read my column: http://goo.gl/uNX6Em )

Social problems exist. Sexism, social stigmatization, crime and other problems have always plagued humanity.

Increasingly, however, organizations are calling on Google to solve or help solve these social problems, usually at the expense of the quality of the company's own products.

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2946569/search/is-it-googles-job-to-fix-society.html

#Google___

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2015-07-12 03:56:41 (9 comments, 5 reshares, 228 +1s)Open 

Wine grapes.

Wine grapes.___

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2015-07-12 03:51:53 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 67 +1s)Open 

This is what's happening right now.

This is what's happening right now.___

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