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Andrea Gervasi34,489Top 1 Communicators Circle AG 23-10-14Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Top 1 Communicators Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.Top 1 Communicators AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.2014-10-23 18:59:23481211828
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:58423001
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:57:24423001
Masternet Practitioners Lounge459This is my Fantastic Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-22 17:56:01423000
Colin Wilson6,048Circle share with new friendsHi friends follow this circle1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#Circle #Sharers #Engagers #Followers #AddCircle #CoolPeople #Influencers #CircleShare #PublicCircle #ShareCircles #CircleSharing #Awesomepeople #CircleOfTheDay #ShareAndBeShared #ConnectingTheWorld2014-10-21 11:00:42490569
Oktay Deniz621#sharedcircle   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles   #circleshare   #sharedpubliccircles    #cevreler   #cevreekle   #takipci arttır   #circlecount    #circle  2014-10-20 19:35:11402000
Admin Publisher21Silakan klik TAMBAHKAN ORANG untuk menambahkan kontak ini ke lingkaran anda..2014-10-17 02:34:29488001
Sinan İmam0#sharedcircles  list to add :) 2014-10-16 09:17:41501000
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:35:51441001
Sedona Sky Academy188Fabulous Engagers CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 20:34:57441001
Elevations RTC172This is my Plus Engagers Circle. I will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage..2014-10-15 18:15:36415000
New Directions for Young Adults122This is my Rock Stars CircleI will share this circle publicly and to #circlesharing communities every week.Simply Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.In this circle are, music lovers, photographers, therapists, web developers, social media marketers, SEO professionals, bloggers, and just regular people who like to engage.2014-10-15 17:57:50425125
Masternet Practitioners Lounge0Fabulous Friends CircleThis circle will be shared this publicly and to #circlesharing communities weekly.Like, Share, and Add this circle to your circles, and I will include you into the next #Circleshare.2014-10-15 17:24:08423000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:48424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!2014-10-13 19:23:19424000
Mark Sampson3,117Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-13 19:22:50424000
Hasna Areta Zakiya914ADD CIRCLE AND SHARE#circle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #Shared #SharedPublicCircles #ShareCircle #ADD #SharingCircles #Engagers #SocialMedia #Google+ #Friends #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #Marketing #SocialMediaMarketing #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google2014-10-12 17:21:44490000
Hasna Areta Zakiya914INVITE AND SHARE#AMIKOM #seo #programmer #tipsandtricks #tips #blogging #sandbox #sukses #jogja #jogjakarta #indonesia #nasional #berita #news #tipsblog #tipsseo #php #IndonesiaOnly #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #programmerphp #akusukses #akusuksescom #Semangat #Inspirasi #Motivasi #Peluangusaha #BisnisRumahan #PeluangBisnis #BisnisOnline #Bisnis #JasaBuatWeb #JasaSkripsi #JasaTugasAkhir #JasaSEO #SEOMurah #BelajarWeb #Penulis #google 2014-10-11 18:03:24490001
Becky Collins17,221Electronic Music Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-08 05:03:19439112
Kerpi Burgan6,106#awesome #awesomepeople #chadwick #circle #circles #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circleplus #community #followback #followers #gplus #influence #leadership #public #publiccircles #publicsharedcircles #reshare #reshared #reshareday #resharetags #ripples #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #socialmedia #theplus #tcs #team #круги   2014-10-07 12:07:56488005
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:53447001
Kye Nevin138Best Sharers➤ To be added into the next share, follow these simple steps:  1) Add the circle2) Plus the original post3) Share the circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4) Comment on the original post when complete#CircleSharing #Circle #SharedCircles #CircleOfTheDay #Share #Photographer #Photographers #Landscape #CircleShare #Google #Google+ #ADD #EliteInnerCircle #TeamElite #PublicCircle #Shared #SharingCircles #PublicSharedCircles #Photography #Photograph #Best #BestPhotographers #BestPhotos #BestPhoto2014-10-03 19:16:06441111
Rob Murray0Adding people on your circle will give you more followers and/or friends. You can get more wisdom from them, exciting info, useful information and latest news. #AddCircle   #GooglePlus   #gplus  2014-10-03 02:23:28489000
Andrea Gervasi30,115Top 1 Communicators Circle AG 02-10-14Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Top 1 Communicators Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.Top 1 Communicators AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.2014-10-02 20:01:064899395136
Gamer0Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-10-01 01:07:22434000
Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:08:21423000
Gamer0Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 18:07:46423000
Where The Deal Is236Top Google PeopleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:46:20427000
Mark Sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:34:09422158
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:36422000
mark sampson2,482Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-30 15:33:10422000
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circle has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:23:17420124
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share.This #circleshared  has professionals, photographers, musicians, geeks, social media marketers, developers, and just plain old people of g+ who like to engage. Thanks2014-09-24 17:22:25420114
Where The Deal Is107Be a part of this fantastic circle of great google+ engagers.I call it my Top G+ PeopleJust like and share the circle, and I will add you to this circle before my next share. #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles  2014-09-24 17:19:44420458
Mark Sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:27:42407228
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:53407019
mark sampson2,405Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-23 23:26:24407327
SenaTechno123  #Sunday   #Share   #sharedcircles   #ShareSunday  Give you technology knowledge more!http://www.senatechno.com/2014-09-22 09:49:0690005
Xtreme Videos0#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SHARE#SharedPublicCircles#TeamElite#circlesdiscovery#Shared#ADD#Friends#Google#PublicCircle#teamelitecircle#teameliteengagercircle#dontconfusethecircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#EliteInnerCircle#Engagement2014-09-20 19:29:12501326
Danisa Tran1,325Google Friends! You're in this Circle           Simple Share and be shared                               No RulesAdd People, Share and be included in the next share!2014-09-20 09:44:02501102
Xtreme Videos0#CircleSharing#SharedCircles#Circle#CircleOfTheDay#SHARE#SharedPublicCircles#TeamElite#circlesdiscovery#Shared#ADD#Friends#Google#PublicCircle#teamelitecircle#teameliteengagercircle#dontconfusethecircles#SocialMedia#SocialMediaMarketing#EliteInnerCircle#Engagement2014-09-17 14:56:14501114
Circle Share #Fresh2,112~~~~~~~~~ #BESTOFCIRCLE 13 ~~~~~~~~~To get in, and to ensure you stay in you need to do the following:1. Add us to your circles: https://plus.google.com/107756443913317556527/posts2. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.3. If possible, leave a comment on this post.4. #Reshared If You Like=========== #VISIT #PLEASE http://OIGEL.com ============#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles   #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou   #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-17 04:50:50459121419
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:593905415
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:34:32390207
mark sampson2,204Be a part of this "Totally Rad People" CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, "Please add me.." Then,2. Share this circle,3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-16 19:32:04390279
Andrea Gervasi27,792Top 1 Communicators Circle AG 12-09-14Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!Hi everybody, here is the circle of Top 1 Communicators Circle AG. They have made it to the Loyal FollowersCircle without getting tired of spreading.Top 1 Communicators AG Circle contains highly active membersof GooglePlus. If you want to engage with most activemembers you should ADD this circle.I would love to thank to each and every person who have joined the ride with us.Thank you very much! Iappreciate your dedication and hard work.I don't wish to offend anyone on the internet, so if you would like to be removed from my shared circles, please send me a private message and I won't share your profile in the future. The only way being shared will affect you is that you will get notifications that people have added you. You are under no obligation to add them back to your circles. If you don't add them back, they will most likely remove you from their circles after some time.2014-09-12 20:01:38473116104130
Pulsanya Murah939 The best CIRCLE sharing Mania...1)  Add me to your circle2)  Plus the original post3)  Share this circle publicly (and with your circles/extended circles)4)  Comment on the original post when complete5)  Add the circle to get more membersThat's it! I'll add you to my next circle share.Have a great day...#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia2014-09-12 18:02:22501181512
Sunny CT1,994Fresh AdditionIncrease your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are included in this circle,  Add me, +1 , comment and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing #fullcircleshare #powercircle #sha2014-09-12 07:08:08473141624
Sunny CT1,721Increase your following with our Amazing CirclesNext circles to include only those resharing thisEven if you are in this circle, +1 and share this to be included in next 2 circles (after 12 Hours)Want to grow your follower list? Need more followers? Join my circles now To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps: 1 - include me in your circles 2 - Click add people and create your circle 3 - share the circle (include yourself) 4 - add +1 to the post(Comment on the original post so that I know you have shared)Optional: Checkout http://www.instagc.com/161602 and let me know your views, although not a compulsion but one's visiting or logging with their accounts on http://www.instagc.com/161602 will be given a special preference for next 5 circles in this week#powercircle #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #sharedcircle #trustinme #circlesharing #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #vipsnowballcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-09-10 10:49:245019416
mark sampson1,835Be a part of this Super CircleAll members of this circle are fantastic engagers, and have engaged with my recent posts. Included in this circle are: social media marketers, web developers, sports fans, lovers of funny posts, behavioral health professionals, music lovers, movie fans, and just great google +ers!Here's how to get added:1. Comment, Please add me.. Then,2. Share this circle with one of your circles (or all of them).3. Add this circle to your circles.Thank you and enjoy!!#circleshare #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharingcircles2014-09-08 22:20:27374179

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2014-05-28 02:44:28 (500 comments, 2420 reshares, 8249 +1s)Open 

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq

Most reshares: 2420

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2014-05-28 02:44:28 (500 comments, 2420 reshares, 8249 +1s)Open 

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq

Most plusones: 8249

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2014-05-28 02:44:28 (500 comments, 2420 reshares, 8249 +1s)Open 

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq

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2014-10-07 18:34:12 (175 comments, 208 reshares, 1422 +1s)Open 

An issue dear to my heart.

An issue dear to my heart.___

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2014-07-24 21:00:26 (351 comments, 658 reshares, 5980 +1s)Open 

My first big computer order.

15 years ago we placed the largest server offer in our history: 1680 servers, packed into the now infamous "corkboard" racks that packed four small motherboards onto a single tray. (You can see some preserved racks at Google in Building 43, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, and at the American Museum of Natural History in DC, http://americanhistory.si.edu/press/fact-sheets/google-corkboard-server-1999.)  

At the time of the order, we had a grand total of 112 servers so 1680 was a huge step.  But by the summer, these racks were running search for millions of users.  In retrospect the design of the racks wasn't optimized for reliability and serviceability, but given that we only had two weeks to design them, and not much money to spend, things worked out fine.

BTW the four white pins in the forefront are the reset buttons for the four servers, and the disks are mounted on a plexiglass board which lies on top of the board (not attached -- there was no time to design a proper bracket).___My first big computer order.

2014-07-17 20:10:22 (196 comments, 216 reshares, 2855 +1s)Open 

After almost ten years, +Nikesh Arora  our Chief Business Officer, has decided to leave Google to join one of our partners, SoftBank, as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media.   I remember first meeting him at the British Museum, which for some reason Sergey had decided would be a good interview location. Nikesh has been a tremendous leader, adviser and mentor to many Googlers -- including me.  We have learned a lot together, and had a lot of fun along the way.  

+Omid Kordestani, who was our business founder and led our sales teams for many years, will be stepping in to lead our business organization for now.  When we hired Omid we had no business people so we had all the engineers interview him around a ping pong table.  I think he survived because he is actually an engineer!  Omid has always been one of my closest advisors, especially since I became CEOagain ... more »

After almost ten years, +Nikesh Arora  our Chief Business Officer, has decided to leave Google to join one of our partners, SoftBank, as Vice Chairman of SoftBank Corp. and CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media.   I remember first meeting him at the British Museum, which for some reason Sergey had decided would be a good interview location. Nikesh has been a tremendous leader, adviser and mentor to many Googlers -- including me.  We have learned a lot together, and had a lot of fun along the way.  

+Omid Kordestani, who was our business founder and led our sales teams for many years, will be stepping in to lead our business organization for now.  When we hired Omid we had no business people so we had all the engineers interview him around a ping pong table.  I think he survived because he is actually an engineer!  Omid has always been one of my closest advisors, especially since I became CEO again in 2011.  He personifies the entrepreneurial spirit that is so important to Google.  There is nothing Omid doesn’t know about Google, our customers and partners, and I know that under his leadership the team will excel.  ___

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2014-06-17 23:55:19 (254 comments, 557 reshares, 4030 +1s)Open 

Excited by the progress the Loon team has made in just one year.  Amazing what you can do when you start from first principles and real world physics. In their most recent test flight, the team helped connect a school in rural Brazil for the very first time. I hope that we can help make internet access available in an affordable way to everyone on the planet. I'm also inspired to wear some fuzzy socks based on the article :)

Excited by the progress the Loon team has made in just one year.  Amazing what you can do when you start from first principles and real world physics. In their most recent test flight, the team helped connect a school in rural Brazil for the very first time. I hope that we can help make internet access available in an affordable way to everyone on the planet. I'm also inspired to wear some fuzzy socks based on the article :)___

2014-06-05 01:30:16 (187 comments, 281 reshares, 2613 +1s)Open 

Great to be arguing as an industry for surveillance reform.  It really is time for action and the US needs to lead the way.


https://www.reformgovernmentsurveillance.com/USAFreedomAct



Great to be arguing as an industry for surveillance reform.  It really is time for action and the US needs to lead the way.


https://www.reformgovernmentsurveillance.com/USAFreedomAct

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2014-05-28 02:44:28 (500 comments, 2420 reshares, 8249 +1s)Open 

A next step for the self-driving car team...this video says it all.

Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq___A next step for the self-driving car team...this video says it all.

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2014-05-12 04:00:31 (362 comments, 157 reshares, 3798 +1s)Open 

Many of you appreciated my earlier share of a pancake recipe I like for mothers day. Here is how it turned out. Note the yellow a bit unusual and I think because I used little extra egg and partially cooked the liquid part by putting it on the griddle because I forgot to melt the butter. Still was delicious. I recommend peanut butter as added toping with touch of maple syrup. 

Many of you appreciated my earlier share of a pancake recipe I like for mothers day. Here is how it turned out. Note the yellow a bit unusual and I think because I used little extra egg and partially cooked the liquid part by putting it on the griddle because I forgot to melt the butter. Still was delicious. I recommend peanut butter as added toping with touch of maple syrup. ___

2014-05-11 14:10:38 (261 comments, 485 reshares, 4492 +1s)Open 

Happy mothers day! Fathers and kids: Recipe for the best pancakes in the world. Buttermilk is the secret. These are thinner than normal. Pancakes:


Preheat griddle.

stir together:

1 cup of flour
1/2  tsp. of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp. sugar.


stir together:

2 cups of buttermilk (sometimes i substitute  half yogurt or 1/4 sour cream)
2 eggs.
4 Tbs melted butter.

Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.


Drop small pancakes on the hot greased griddle (I used clarified butter)

Add blueberries if desired.




Happy mothers day! Fathers and kids: Recipe for the best pancakes in the world. Buttermilk is the secret. These are thinner than normal. Pancakes:


Preheat griddle.

stir together:

1 cup of flour
1/2  tsp. of salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp. sugar.


stir together:

2 cups of buttermilk (sometimes i substitute  half yogurt or 1/4 sour cream)
2 eggs.
4 Tbs melted butter.

Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients.


Drop small pancakes on the hot greased griddle (I used clarified butter)

Add blueberries if desired.


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2014-04-28 21:45:38 (220 comments, 598 reshares, 3568 +1s)Open 

Very excited about the progress the team is making with self-driving cars.  We're going to solve city streets! Great detailed article here.

Very excited about the progress the team is making with self-driving cars.  We're going to solve city streets! Great detailed article here.___

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2014-04-24 17:18:04 (305 comments, 358 reshares, 4237 +1s)Open 

Vic -- thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google.  You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing.  There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion.  I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.  Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.

And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



#andthen    ___Vic -- thank you for a tremendous almost eight years at Google.  You cut your teeth on our mobile apps and developer relations, turning our disparate efforts into something great.  When I first used turn-by-turn navigation, it blew me away.  And, walking onto the stage at I/O last year, it was amazing to see developers so excited about Google.  These were vintage Vic projects.  Then you built Google+ from nothing.  There are few people with the courage and ability to start something like that and I am very grateful for all your hard work and passion.  I really enjoy using Google+ on a daily basis, especially the auto awesome movies which I really love sharing with my family and friends.  Good luck with your next project after Google.  In the meantime we’ll continue working hard to build great new experiences for the ever increasing number of Google+ fans.

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2014-03-24 17:48:07 (299 comments, 1018 reshares, 4807 +1s)Open 

Had fun at TED conference recently with a quick conversation with +Charlie Rose about where Google is headed. Here is youtube video.

Had fun at TED conference recently with a quick conversation with +Charlie Rose about where Google is headed. Here is youtube video.___

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2014-03-18 20:02:36 (203 comments, 822 reshares, 4026 +1s)Open 

Android wear!

Sharing what’s up our sleeve: Android coming to wearables

Today we’re excited to extend Android to wearables. And we’re starting with the most familiar wearable—watches. We’re already working with several consumer electronics manufacturers, including Asus, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung; chip makers Broadcom, Imagination, Intel, Mediatek and Qualcomm; and fashion brands like the Fossil Group to bring you watches powered by Android Wear later this year. If you’re a developer, check out developer.android.com/wear to download a Developer Preview so you can tailor your existing app notifications for watches powered by Android Wear. Look out for more developer resources and APIs coming soon.

Check out our blog post to learn more: http://goo.gl/82RHsF___Android wear!

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2014-01-29 22:19:40 (496 comments, 785 reshares, 2726 +1s)Open 

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2014-01-13 23:31:46 (197 comments, 158 reshares, 2100 +1s)Open 

Nice photo from the acquisition announcement today with Nest.

Nice photo from the acquisition announcement today with Nest.___

2014-01-13 21:18:58 (222 comments, 492 reshares, 3295 +1s)Open 

I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire Nest Labs.  Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family.  They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now--thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe.  It’s amazing to see how they have taken important but unloved devices and made them beautifully simple and useful.  We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!

http://investor.google.com/releases/2014/0113.html

I’m excited to announce that we’ve agreed to acquire Nest Labs.  Nest’s founders, Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers, have built a tremendous team that we are excited to welcome into the Google family.  They’re already delivering amazing products you can buy right now--thermostats that save energy and smoke/CO alarms that can help keep your family safe.  It’s amazing to see how they have taken important but unloved devices and made them beautifully simple and useful.  We are excited to bring great experiences to more homes in more countries and fulfill their dreams!

http://investor.google.com/releases/2014/0113.html___

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2013-12-06 22:50:30 (342 comments, 190 reshares, 2010 +1s)Open 

I love my Chromecasts that let you see YouTube and Play on your TV with your phone as a remote control!  Yours for only $35 -- a great stocking stuffer.

Chromecast is Time's gadget of the year:) congrats to the team and thanks for all of you who have adopted it and helped spread the word___I love my Chromecasts that let you see YouTube and Play on your TV with your phone as a remote control!  Yours for only $35 -- a great stocking stuffer.

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2013-12-04 05:32:34 (211 comments, 938 reshares, 3560 +1s)Open 

I am excited about Andy Rubin's next project.  His last big bet, Android, started off as a crazy idea that ended up putting a supercomputer in hundreds of millions of pockets.  It is still very early days for this, but I can't wait to see the progress.

I am excited about Andy Rubin's next project.  His last big bet, Android, started off as a crazy idea that ended up putting a supercomputer in hundreds of millions of pockets.  It is still very early days for this, but I can't wait to see the progress.___

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2013-11-01 05:04:59 (300 comments, 279 reshares, 2995 +1s)Open 

Happy Halloween!

Here's a Halloween treat: Today we're unwrapping KitKat (Android 4.4)—which delivers a smarter, more immersive Android experience to more people—and we're introducing the new Nexus 5 developed with LG, which is available today on +Google Play in 10 countries, and coming soon to retail stores. Find out more on our blog: http://g.co/vbej 

via +Android ___Happy Halloween!

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2013-10-30 21:25:05 (197 comments, 403 reshares, 3809 +1s)Open 

Been enjoying the amazing new photos experience here!

Google's Magic Picture Machine goes beyond science fiction.

Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke said that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." But even Clarke never envisioned Google’s Magic Picture Machine.

The new Google+ photo and video features announced today by +Vic Gundotra are obviously an incredible benefit to users, unlike anything else out there. 

But can we take a moment to marvel at the technology behind it?

Let's start with a magic trick: 

http://www.datamation.com/commentary/googles-magic-picture-machine-goes-beyond-science-fiction-1.html

(Picture courtesy of +Paul Moody: http://goo.gl/vrH7aO )___Been enjoying the amazing new photos experience here!

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2013-10-29 17:26:57 (88 comments, 136 reshares, 1200 +1s)Open 

Been enjoying my Moto X and the new "Windy Day" interactive movie which is rolling out to phones starting today!

Been enjoying my Moto X and the new "Windy Day" interactive movie which is rolling out to phones starting today!___

2013-10-17 21:35:46 (221 comments, 329 reshares, 2437 +1s)Open 

Just got done with earnings.  Here were my remarks:

Hi everybody.  Thanks for joining us today.  Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in revenue and great product progress.   We are closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device.

Research has shown that people tend to overestimate the impact of technology in the short term … yet underestimate the scale of change longer term.

For years everyone talked about the multi screen world.  Now it’s arrived … BUT at a scale few imagined.  People increasingly have more than one device.  And screens are proliferating -- in the home as well as wearable screens like watches and Google Glass.

When Android was still a skunkworks project, I used to feel kind of guilty visiting the team.  We were a search company and building a new operating systemwasn’t an obv... more »

Just got done with earnings.  Here were my remarks:

Hi everybody.  Thanks for joining us today.  Google had another strong quarter with $14.9 billion in revenue and great product progress.   We are closing in on our goal of a beautiful, simple, and intuitive experience regardless of your device.

Research has shown that people tend to overestimate the impact of technology in the short term … yet underestimate the scale of change longer term.

For years everyone talked about the multi screen world.  Now it’s arrived … BUT at a scale few imagined.  People increasingly have more than one device.  And screens are proliferating -- in the home as well as wearable screens like watches and Google Glass.

When Android was still a skunkworks project, I used to feel kind of guilty visiting the team.  We were a search company and building a new operating system wasn’t an obvious move to most people.  Turns out that was a lot of misplaced guilt!  Over 1 billion Android devices have now been activated worldwide -- and 1.5M devices are lit up every day.

I am also tremendously excited about Chromebooks -- which are growing fast and defying the more general decline in laptops.  Just like the Chrome browser, updates are seamless and frequent improving security and usability.  This is a great example of technology doing the hard work so you can get on with the stuff that matters.

Two weeks ago, we launched the new HP Chromebook 11.  It’s beautifully designed, and lightweight -- at just over two pounds -- and at $279 highly affordable.  Best of all it has a high power micro-USB charger that can also charge your Android phone.  Re-charging is still way too much of a sweat and there’s tremendous potential to innovate.  So it’s great to see progress here.

This quarter we also launched the Moto X -- the first phone Motorola has developed and produced since Google acquired the company.  It’s clean, super fast and the voice features are great.  So while it’s still early days, Dennis and the team have already transformed Motorola’s product quality.  Now they’re working to build out marketing and distribution.

As screens multiply, the ability to navigate across them seamlessly becomes more and more important.

That’s why I love Chromecast -- which we launched in July and it immediately became a bestseller.  Pull out your phone, tablet or laptop and start playing some music from YouTube, or a show from Google Play or Netflix.  With one click the content is there on the biggest screen in your home … your TV.  All for just $35.  And, unlike some other streaming devices, you can continue to email, search and share as the Chromecast handles the hard work without draining your device battery.  Genuine multi-tasking in a multi screen world.

We’re also making great progress across devices with YouTube.  Almost 40 percent of YouTube’s traffic now comes from mobile -- up from 6 percent two years ago.  And in August we updated our YouTube apps for Android and iOS.  You can now leave a video playing at the bottom of the screen while you explore other content.

Our execution and velocity in search and maps is getting better and better -- and from a very high base.  A new maps app for iOS and Android shipped in July that is specifically built for tablets to make the most of these larger screens.  And in September we rebuilt our entire mobile search experience with a simple card interface that is easy to read -- and a design that is optimized for touch.

Our momentum on voice search is tremendous.  We added four new languages this quarter, making it available in over 78 languages and accents. We’ve also expanded the quick answers we can provide just for you.  So ask Google for your flight details and they’ll appear instantly in your search results -- no digging around in your email required.  And the search across Google+ photos is extraordinary.  Search for sunsets … and all the pictures you’ve ever taken of sunsets appear instantly.  If you haven’t tried it prepare to be amazed.

About two years ago when I became CEO again my goal was to ensure that Google maintains the passion and soul of a start-up as we grow.  It’s why I have worked so hard to increase our velocity and execution -- so we create great products that people love to use and iterate fast to ensure they get better and better.  Because great is just never good enough.  When you look across the company it’s amazing how well the teams are executing.  For example, we rolled out Enhanced Campaigns in AdWords across all devices, for all our advertisers, in less than a year.

Of course none of this would happen without great people and we are so lucky that we have them.  I'd like to thank all the Googlers and Motorolans who make everything possible.  Keep up that velocity and execution.

Before I hand over the call to Patrick,  I wanted to let you know that going forward, I won’t be joining every earnings call.  Patrick and Nikesh do a great job covering our business each quarter and they’ll continue to do that great work.  I know you all would love to have me on, but you’re also depending on me to ruthlessly prioritize my time for the benefit of the business.  I’m very confident you’re in good hands with Patrick and Nikesh.  So now, over to Patrick.___

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2013-09-23 23:51:05 (193 comments, 357 reshares, 2023 +1s)Open 

Enjoyed giving a short talk and Q and A at our Zeitgeist conference.

Larry Page at Zeitgeist Americas 2013

Enjoyed giving a short talk and Q and A at our Zeitgeist conference.

Larry Page at Zeitgeist Americas 2013___

2013-09-18 16:06:02 (496 comments, 1393 reshares, 5700 +1s)Open 

I’m excited to announce Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.  Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer.

OK … so you’re probably thinking wow!  That’s a lot different from what Google does today.  And you’re right.  But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives.  So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.

Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mentalagility that comes with ... more »

I’m excited to announce Calico, a new company that will focus on health and well-being, in particular the challenge of aging and associated diseases.  Art Levinson, Chairman and former CEO of Genentech and Chairman of Apple, will be Chief Executive Officer.

OK … so you’re probably thinking wow!  That’s a lot different from what Google does today.  And you’re right.  But as we explained in our first letter to shareholders, there’s tremendous potential for technology more generally to improve people’s lives.  So don’t be surprised if we invest in projects that seem strange or speculative compared with our existing Internet businesses.  And please remember that new investments like this are very small by comparison to our core business.

Art and I are excited about tackling aging and illness.  These issues affect us all—from the decreased mobility and mental agility that comes with age, to life-threatening diseases that exact a terrible physical and emotional toll on individuals and families.  And while this is clearly a longer-term bet, we believe we can make good progress within reasonable timescales with the right goals and the right people.

Our press release has a few more details though it’s still very early days so there’s not much more to share yet.  Of course when Art has something more substantial to communicate (and that will likely take time), he’ll provide an update.  Finally, thanks to Bill Maris for helping bring this idea to life and getting Art involved, and to Sergey Brin for consistently supporting 10X thinking like this.  It’s hard for many companies to make long term investments.  So I’m tremendously excited about the innovative new way we’re funding this project.  Now for the hard work!

http://googlepress.blogspot.com/2013/09/calico-announcement.html___

2013-07-24 19:15:59 (293 comments, 290 reshares, 3198 +1s)Open 

Excited about the launch of the latest Nexus 7 and our new product Chromecast, which takes the hassle out of watching the web on your TV--for just $35.  Check them out.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/from-tvs-to-tablets-everything-you-love.html

Excited about the launch of the latest Nexus 7 and our new product Chromecast, which takes the hassle out of watching the web on your TV--for just $35.  Check them out.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/from-tvs-to-tablets-everything-you-love.html___

2013-07-18 20:59:41 (169 comments, 276 reshares, 1607 +1s)Open 

Here is the speech I just gave on the earnings call:

Hello everyone and thanks for joining our call this afternoon.  

Google had a great quarter with over $14BN in revenue -- up 19% year-on-year.  Amazing performance for a company that has yet to celebrate its fifteenth birthday!

We live in a world of abundant computing, with multiple operating systems and increasing numbers of devices.  It is a very different environment from when Google started.  There was essentially one OS and one device category:  the PC.  

These kinds of changes don’t happen that often, once a decade, maybe even less frequently.  But the shift from laptop to mobiles, from one screen to multiple screens creates tremendous opportunity for Google.  

With more devices, more information and more activity online than ever, the potential to improve people’s lives is immense:Getting you... more »

Here is the speech I just gave on the earnings call:

Hello everyone and thanks for joining our call this afternoon.  

Google had a great quarter with over $14BN in revenue -- up 19% year-on-year.  Amazing performance for a company that has yet to celebrate its fifteenth birthday!

We live in a world of abundant computing, with multiple operating systems and increasing numbers of devices.  It is a very different environment from when Google started.  There was essentially one OS and one device category:  the PC.  

These kinds of changes don’t happen that often, once a decade, maybe even less frequently.  But the shift from laptop to mobiles, from one screen to multiple screens creates tremendous opportunity for Google.  

With more devices, more information and more activity online than ever, the potential to improve people’s lives is immense: Getting you the right information just when you need it; Creating the tools to make everyone more effective at home and at work; and helping you share and remember the moments that matter in life.  

It’s why I am so excited about the velocity and execution on our platforms, apps and devices.  

First, platforms.  With hindsight, Android and Chrome were no brainers.  At the time they were big bets.  

The momentum across these platforms is tremendous, as you saw at our annual I/O developer conference in May.  I was astounded we had over 1M people tuning in live just to watch our developer keynote!

We’ve now activated more than 900M Android devices worldwide--and we’re lighting up over 1.5M devices every day.  That’s pretty amazing given the first Android phone launched less than five years ago.

And apps usage is increasing fast.  Over 50BN apps have now been downloaded from the Google Play store.  In fact, we’ve already paid out more money to Android developers this year than in the whole of 2012. 

I love the ability to access your “stuff” on Play anywhere.  Take our new music subscription service.  Launched in May, it is an easy, fun way to discover new music with all the songs there, ready to go.  You never have to think about the device you are using.

Chrome—even though only four years old—has over 750M users worldwide and growing!  

Then next, apps.  Our goal is to design everything so it’s beautifully simple and hassle free.  Users shouldn’t need to think about our technology.  It should just work.  

This quarter we completely revamped our maps UI.  The map is the screen, with no clutter around the edges.  There’s more information about your surroundings, so it’s easier to explore.  And we’ve launched a new, improved navigation feature—with notifications about incidents before you leave, and updates to save time if traffic conditions change.  Best of all, this new maps experience is now available on almost  all devices you’d be likely to use.  

It’s the same with Google+. We’ve done a complete redesign to make use of the entire screen, and everything looks consistent whatever the device or the platform.  

In addition, the team massively upgraded the photos experience, making software designed for professionals automatically available to everyone … for free!  There’s no need for wrinkles anymore!  Take a look on plus, many of your photos will now be marked “enhanced” and improved automatically.

Finally we launched a new communication app called Hangouts—you can talk to the people you care about across all the major platforms.  Video calls from your phone are very cool, give them a try.  

And I’m excited about the progress we continue to make with search.  Our Knowledge Graph is now available in 29 languages—and we’ve expanded the range of information available.  For example, we just added nutrition data.  Ask Google how many calories there are in a glass of white wine and you’ll find out it’s 123.  Or an avocado … 234 calories.  It’s good to have the facts if you want to keep healthy.  And we launched Google Now on iOS in April.  

In the same way, we want to make advertising super simple for customers.  Online advertising had developed in very device specific ways with separate campaigns for desktop and mobile. This made arduous work for advertisers and agencies, and meant mobile opportunities often got missed.  

It’s why we launched Enhanced Campaigns.  Advertisers have upgraded 6M campaigns, that’s almost 75 percent of all their active campaigns.   And Nikesh will talk in a little more detail about the positive reaction from clients.  This is the biggest-ever change to AdWords and the velocity and execution has been great thanks to the hard work of all the teams.

Finally, devices.  There is so much excitement around new devices today, and the potential for innovation is tremendous.  

You can now buy the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions, and enjoy the best of Google.  And there’s a ton of momentum around Chromebooks, which are growing fast and defying the more general decline in PC sales.

Finally I know you’re all eagerly anticipating what Motorola is launching soon.  Having been a tester for a while, I’m really excited. 

We’re very optimistic about the opportunities in front of Google today.  The potential for technology to make people’s lives better is tremendous.  But to achieve that potential we need to stay focused.  It’s why we continue to invest the vast majority of our resources and time in our core products.  But my job as CEO is also to think about the future, and ensure we continue to bet on new technology that can solve big problems in the world.   

Project Loon, which we launched in June, is a great example. Bringing affordable, balloon-powered Internet access to remote areas is an idea that Sergey and I had been thinking about for over a decade.  It was great to see that project literally get off the ground, and give people a bit more hope for an improving world.

None of this would happen without great people and we are so lucky that we have them.  I'd like to thank all the Googlers and Motorolans who make everything possible.  Keep up that velocity and execution.___

2013-06-17 01:33:54 (153 comments, 51 reshares, 1340 +1s)Open 

Just had a really amazing meal! Eating right off the farm next door is just better.

Just had a really amazing meal! Eating right off the farm next door is just better.___

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2013-06-11 19:32:31 (232 comments, 514 reshares, 2860 +1s)Open 

We're calling for greater transparency--asking the government to let us publish in our Transparency Report aggregate numbers of national security requests, including their scope.  Here's our letter to the US government.  

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/asking-us-government-to-allow-google-to.html

We're calling for greater transparency--asking the government to let us publish in our Transparency Report aggregate numbers of national security requests, including their scope.  Here's our letter to the US government.  

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/asking-us-government-to-allow-google-to.html___

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2013-06-07 19:54:21 (480 comments, 2114 reshares, 4924 +1s)Open 

Dear Google users—

You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PRISM to give the National Security Agency direct access to our servers. As Google’s CEO and Chief Legal Officer, we wanted you to have the facts.

First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.

Second, we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process. Press reports that suggest that Google is providingopen-ended ac... more »

Dear Google users—

You may be aware of press reports alleging that Internet companies have joined a secret U.S. government program called PRISM to give the National Security Agency direct access to our servers. As Google’s CEO and Chief Legal Officer, we wanted you to have the facts.

First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers. Indeed, the U.S. government does not have direct access or a “back door” to the information stored in our data centers. We had not heard of a program called PRISM until yesterday.

Second, we provide user data to governments only in accordance with the law. Our legal team reviews each and every request, and frequently pushes back when requests are overly broad or don’t follow the correct process. Press reports that suggest that Google is providing open-ended access to our users’ data are false, period. Until this week’s reports, we had never heard of the broad type of order that Verizon received—an order that appears to have required them to hand over millions of users’ call records. We were very surprised to learn that such broad orders exist. Any suggestion that Google is disclosing information about our users’ Internet activity on such a scale is completely false. 

Finally, this episode confirms what we have long believed—there needs to be a more transparent approach. Google has worked hard, within the confines of the current laws, to be open about the data requests we receive. We post this information on our Transparency Report whenever possible. We were the first company to do this. And, of course, we understand that the U.S. and other governments need to take action to protect their citizens’ safety—including sometimes by using surveillance. But the level of secrecy around the current legal procedures undermines the freedoms we all cherish.

Posted by Larry Page, CEO and David Drummond, Chief Legal Officer___

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2013-06-01 16:38:41 (191 comments, 242 reshares, 2543 +1s)Open 

Had a lot of fun hanging out with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and the whole team last night and watching the Google inspired movie The Internship! If you're in the US try to catch a sneak preview tonight before it opens next week. Search Google for "The Internship" for show times.

Want to see an early sneak peek screening of #TheInternship   TONIGHT?

Find the nearest special engagement here: http://bit.ly/TheInternshipSneakPeek___Had a lot of fun hanging out with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and the whole team last night and watching the Google inspired movie The Internship! If you're in the US try to catch a sneak preview tonight before it opens next week. Search Google for "The Internship" for show times.

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2013-05-14 17:36:39 (500 comments, 930 reshares, 4601 +1s)Open 

About 14 years ago, I got a bad cold, and my voice became hoarse.  At the time I didn’t think much about it.  But my voice never fully recovered.  So I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with left vocal cord paralysis.  This is a nerve problem that causes your left vocal cord to not move properly.  Despite extensive examination, the doctors never identified a cause — though there was speculation of virus-based damage from my cold.  It is quite common in cases like these that a definitive cause is not found.

While this condition never really affected me — other than having a slightly weaker voice than normal which some people think sounded a little funny — it naturally raised questions in my mind about my second vocal cord.  But I was told that sequential paralysis of one vocal cord following another is extremely rare.  

Fast forward to last summer, when the same patternrepeated itself... more »

About 14 years ago, I got a bad cold, and my voice became hoarse.  At the time I didn’t think much about it.  But my voice never fully recovered.  So I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with left vocal cord paralysis.  This is a nerve problem that causes your left vocal cord to not move properly.  Despite extensive examination, the doctors never identified a cause — though there was speculation of virus-based damage from my cold.  It is quite common in cases like these that a definitive cause is not found.

While this condition never really affected me — other than having a slightly weaker voice than normal which some people think sounded a little funny — it naturally raised questions in my mind about my second vocal cord.  But I was told that sequential paralysis of one vocal cord following another is extremely rare.  

Fast forward to last summer, when the same pattern repeated itself — a cold followed by a hoarse voice. Once again things didn’t fully improve, so I went in for a check-up and was told that my second vocal cord now had limited movement as well. Again, after a thorough examination, the doctors weren’t able to identify a cause.  

Thankfully, after some initial recovery I’m fully able to do all I need to at home and at work, though my voice is softer than before. And giving long monologues is more tedious for me and probably the audience.  But overall over the last year there has been some improvement with people telling me they think I sound better.  Vocal cord nerve issues can also affect your breathing, so my ability to exercise at peak aerobic capacity is somewhat reduced.  That said, my friends still think I have way more stamina than them when we go kitesurfing!  And Sergey says I’m probably a better CEO because I choose my words more carefully.  So surprisingly, overall I am feeling very lucky.

Interestingly, while the nerves for your vocal cords take quite different routes through your body, they both pass your thyroid.  So in searching for a cause for both nerves that was an obvious place to look. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2003.  This is a fairly common benign inflammatory condition of the thyroid which causes me no problems.  It is unclear if this is a factor in the vocal cord condition, or whether both conditions were triggered by a virus.

In this journey I have learned a lot more about voice issues.  Though my condition seems to be very rare, there are a significant number of people who develop issues with one vocal nerve.  In seeing different specialists, I met one doctor — Dr. Steven Zeitels from the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center — who is really excited about the potential to improve vocal cord nerve function.  So I’ve arranged to fund a significant research program through the Voice Health Institute, which he will lead.  Thanks a bunch to my amazing wife Lucy, for her companionship through this journey and for helping oversee this project and get it off the ground.  Also, thanks to the many people who have helped with advice and information many of whom I have not had a chance to thank yet.

Finally, we’ve put together a patient survey to gather information about other people with similar conditions.  As it’s fairly rare, there’s little data available today — and the team hopes that with more information they can make faster progress.  If you have similar symptoms you can fill it out here: voicehealth.org/ip___

2013-05-12 05:00:51 (171 comments, 91 reshares, 1667 +1s)Open 

Feelin' good after a great meal and inspired by nice view of huge LED display on bay bridge.

Feelin' good after a great meal and inspired by nice view of huge LED display on bay bridge.___

2013-04-18 21:00:52 (191 comments, 223 reshares, 1621 +1s)Open 

We are in the middle of our Q1 earnings call right now. Here are the remarks I just gave.

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Hi everyone.  Thank you for joining us.  It’s great to be on the call this afternoon.  

If you are listening online, I hope you liked our warm-up video, I hear they had a great time making it.  

OK … We had a really strong start to 2013 -- with Q1 revenue up 31 per cent year-on-year to $14 billion.  I want to give a big shout out to the sales teams that made this all possible.  We tend to focus on product and engineering -- but our business organization is tremendously strong.  They are Google’s unsung heroes.

Over the last two years, we’ve worked hard to increase our velocity, improve our execution and focus on the big bets that will make a difference in the world.

Take Google Now.  Our goal is to get you the rightinformation, at... more »

We are in the middle of our Q1 earnings call right now. Here are the remarks I just gave.

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Hi everyone.  Thank you for joining us.  It’s great to be on the call this afternoon.  

If you are listening online, I hope you liked our warm-up video, I hear they had a great time making it.  

OK … We had a really strong start to 2013 -- with Q1 revenue up 31 per cent year-on-year to $14 billion.  I want to give a big shout out to the sales teams that made this all possible.  We tend to focus on product and engineering -- but our business organization is tremendously strong.  They are Google’s unsung heroes.

Over the last two years, we’ve worked hard to increase our velocity, improve our execution and focus on the big bets that will make a difference in the world.

Take Google Now.  Our goal is to get you the right information, at just the right time.  Launched nine months ago, Now provides boarding passes, delivery updates, and traffic conditions … without you having to ask first.  And this quarter we added movie tickets nicely packaged with directions to the theater.

I am also excited about our Voice Search momentum.  Looking for the nearest pharmacy?  Just ask Google for directions, and we’ll deliver them instantly … no typing needed.  And you can now ask conversational questions like-- “do I need a jacket this weekend?”

Voice commands are going to be increasingly important.  It’s just much less hassle to talk than type!  So this quarter we launched Chrome support for web speech APIs.  Developers can now easily add voice recognition into their web apps.  We expect to see a lot of innovation there.    

The velocity around Google Play is tremendous.  It’s a big bet, and one that’s fundamental to the success of the Android ecosystem.  In our first year:  

We have signed partnerships with all the major movie studios, music labels and publishers; and

Our digital content is available in over 20 countries globally -- seven of which we launched in Q1, including India and Mexico.

And last week, we released a beautiful new UI … with better recommendations, bigger images and a simpler way to buy things.  Play is already a great product and we are improving it at a rapid rate.

As devices multiply, it’s really important that our products work seamlessly whatever device you are using at that moment.  

It’s why I love Google Play … the ability to buy books, apps, movies or songs and have them instantly available on your Android devices, even when you buy it on the web.  When you switch devices while reading, your book opens exactly where you left off!    

In the same way, we need to make advertising across devices really simple for our customers.  

Online advertising has developed in very device-specific ways, with separate campaigns for desktop and mobile.  This makes arduous work for advertisers and agencies, and means mobile opportunities often get missed.  

So in February we launched Enhanced Campaigns, a significant upgrade to AdWords.  Nikesh will talk more about that in a moment … but our goal is simple:  to enable advertisers to focus on their audience and message, while we dynamically adapt their campaigns across multiple devices.  I’ve been very pleased with the rate of progress so far, we’re smoothly moving a huge advertising system and ecosystem on a dime.

In today’s multi-screen world, the opportunities are endless.  Think about your device.  

Battery life is a challenge for most people … you shouldn't need to carry a charger around with you to make it through the day.  

If your kid spills their drink on your tablet, the screen shouldn’t die.  

And when you drop your phone, it shouldn't shatter.  

There’s real potential to invent new and better experiences -- ones that are much faster and more intuitive.  

So having seen Motorola’s upcoming products myself, I am really excited about the potential there.  In just under a year they’ve accomplished a lot and have impressive velocity and execution.

I wanted to finish up by talking a little bit about the future.  

We invest the vast majority of our resources and time in our core products as well as our big bets like Chrome, YouTube and Android.

But as CEO it’s also super important to keep focused on the future.  Companies tend to get comfortable doing what they have always done, with a few minor tweaks.  It’s only natural to want to work on things you know.  But incremental improvement is guaranteed to be obsolete over time.  Especially in technology, where history has shown that there’s a lot of revolutionary change.

So a big part of my job is to get people focused on things that are not just incremental.  Take Gmail.  When we released that, we were a search company -- it was a leap for us to put out an email product, let alone one that gave users 100 times as much storage as anyone else.  It was the same with Android.  And it’s why we’re investing in what appear to be speculative projects to you today, such as self-driving cars.  

We’ve found that with ambitious goals and a committed team you can make progress pretty quickly.  The best people often want to work on the biggest bets -- and there’s not much competition because no-one else is crazy enough to try.

We started Google Fiber because Sergey thought it would be great to show how high-speed Internet access can improve people’s lives.  Three years later, our first homes are live in Kansas City, and in the last two weeks we have announced plans to roll-out the service in Austin and Provo.  

And just this week -- after three years of development -- we started handing over Glass devices to developers.  I get chills when I use a product that is the future, and that happens when I use Glass.  Someday we'll all be amazed that computing involved fishing around in pockets and purses.

There are so many opportunities in the world to create technology that make people’s lives better.  We are still only at 1 per cent of what’s possible … we are really just getting started … and that is why I am so excited to be here -- working hard with Googlers to take our company to the next level.___

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2013-04-10 18:24:31 (145 comments, 267 reshares, 1564 +1s)Open 

I'm excited about Google and Malaysia!

Today the country of Malaysia announced that they are adopting Google Apps (our suite of cloud-based tools that includes Gmail, Docs and Calendar) for 10 million students, teachers and parents. They’ll also be deploying Chromebooks to primary and secondary schools nationwide. These efforts are part of Malaysia’s national education reform, which includes making the web central to its education system (you can read the full plan here: http://goo.gl/dMxdG). ___I'm excited about Google and Malaysia!

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2013-04-01 16:18:54 (160 comments, 158 reshares, 1207 +1s)Open 

Some big news at YouTube today!

Dear YouTube community,

After midnight tonight, we'll no longer be taking video uploads. It's been eight amazing years, and we finally have enough videos to select a winner. Stay tuned for the live ceremony --> http://goo.gl/MhyI8.___Some big news at YouTube today!

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2013-04-01 16:14:49 (66 comments, 63 reshares, 535 +1s)Open 

Live announcement of the nominees for Best Video.  Big news today at YouTube!

[LIVE] Announcing the nominees for the Best Video on YouTube. Be sure to tune in before we close down and delete everything. Tell us who YOU think should win #BestVideo.___Live announcement of the nominees for Best Video.  Big news today at YouTube!

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2013-03-13 17:05:08 (485 comments, 494 reshares, 2059 +1s)Open 

Just posted this on the official google blog:

Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry. Most people thought he was nuts. But his insight immediately struck a chord because at the time it was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices. We had a closet full of more than 100 phones and were building our software pretty much device by device. It was nearly impossible for us to make truly great mobile experiences. 

Fast forward to today. The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world: we have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; and 25 billion apps have now been... more »

Just posted this on the official google blog:

Sergey and I first heard about Android back in 2004, when Andy Rubin came to visit us at Google. He believed that aligning standards around an open-source operating system would drive innovation across the mobile industry. Most people thought he was nuts. But his insight immediately struck a chord because at the time it was extremely painful developing services for mobile devices. We had a closet full of more than 100 phones and were building our software pretty much device by device. It was nearly impossible for us to make truly great mobile experiences. 

Fast forward to today. The pace of innovation has never been greater, and Android is the most used mobile operating system in the world: we have a global partnership of over 60 manufacturers; more than 750 million devices have been activated globally; and 25 billion apps have now been downloaded from Google Play. Pretty extraordinary progress for a decade’s work. Having exceeded even the crazy ambitious goals we dreamed of for Android—and with a really strong leadership team in place—Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google. Andy, more moonshots please!

Going forward, Sundar Pichai will lead Android, in addition to his existing work with Chrome and Apps. Sundar has a talent for creating products that are technically excellent yet easy to use—and he loves a big bet. Take Chrome, for example. In 2008, people asked whether the world really needed another browser. Today Chrome has hundreds of millions of happy users and is growing fast thanks to its speed, simplicity and security. So while Andy’s a really hard act to follow, I know Sundar will do a tremendous job doubling down on Android as we work to push the ecosystem forward. 

Today we’re living in a new computing environment. People are really excited about technology and spending a lot of money on devices. This is driving faster adoption than we have ever seen before. The Nexus program—developed in conjunction with our partners Asus, HTC, LG and Samsung—has become a beacon of innovation for the industry, and services such as Google Now have the potential to really improve your life. We’re getting closer to a world where technology takes care of the hard work—discovery, organization, communication—so that you can get on with what makes you happiest… living and loving. It’s an exciting time to be at Google. ___

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2013-02-22 00:20:38 (479 comments, 624 reshares, 2549 +1s)Open 

I loved meeting Charles Chase from Lockheed Skunk Works because he wants to change the world and he has a plan.  His dream is about building a compact fusion reactor (that would fit it on the back of a truck) which is capable of generating 100MW of electricity - enough to power a small city.  Charles thinks he could have a prototype in 5 years and a fully engineered plant in 10 years.  This would be capable of meeting all electricity demands globally by 2050.  All with virtually zero emissions.  An exciting example of how 10X thinking could make the world a better place.   

I loved meeting Charles Chase from Lockheed Skunk Works because he wants to change the world and he has a plan.  His dream is about building a compact fusion reactor (that would fit it on the back of a truck) which is capable of generating 100MW of electricity - enough to power a small city.  Charles thinks he could have a prototype in 5 years and a fully engineered plant in 10 years.  This would be capable of meeting all electricity demands globally by 2050.  All with virtually zero emissions.  An exciting example of how 10X thinking could make the world a better place.   ___

2013-01-22 21:52:15 (311 comments, 347 reshares, 1973 +1s)Open 

Here is the speech I just gave on our earnings call:

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our earnings call.  Thank you for joining us this afternoon.

We ended 2012 with a strong quarter.  Revenue was up 36% year-on-year, and 8% quarter-on-quarter.  And we hit $50 billion in revenue for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half.

We’ve talked a lot about excellence and velocity over the last year.  While many claim it’s my nature never to be satisfied, we’ve actually made real progress creating more beautiful and more intuitive products.

Take Search.  The perfect search engine would understand exactly what you mean, and give you exactly what you want.  Our Knowledge Graph brings that much closer.

Search for Nikola Tesla and you’ll get information about this great inventor that is beautifully displayedright from the ... more »

Here is the speech I just gave on our earnings call:

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to our earnings call.  Thank you for joining us this afternoon.

We ended 2012 with a strong quarter.  Revenue was up 36% year-on-year, and 8% quarter-on-quarter.  And we hit $50 billion in revenue for the first time last year – not a bad achievement in just a decade and a half.

We’ve talked a lot about excellence and velocity over the last year.  While many claim it’s my nature never to be satisfied, we’ve actually made real progress creating more beautiful and more intuitive products.

Take Search.  The perfect search engine would understand exactly what you mean, and give you exactly what you want.  Our Knowledge Graph brings that much closer.

Search for Nikola Tesla and you’ll get information about this great inventor that is beautifully displayed right from the results page … his basic bio, books he wrote, his photo - no extra work needed.  We’ll even recommend information about other inventors such as Edison and Marconi that you can easily browse through … again right from the results page.

And last quarter we launched the Knowledge Graph in seven new languages – including Spanish, Japanese and Russian.  This is hard work.  It’s about way more than translating the words on the page.  Google has to understand millions of different entities, as well as their meaning and context.

I’m also excited about the progress we’ve made with Voice Search.  You’re in your car – sadly it’s still a car you have to drive and it’s not electric – and you’re running out of gas.  Just pick-up your phone and ask Google for “directions to the nearest gas station” – and you’ll be on your way immediately.  It’s a great example of how we can take the hassle right out of your life.

Our long-term investments in Google Maps have really paid off.  The team has worked tremendously hard to create the most accurate and comprehensive maps in the world.  Driving country-by-country may have seemed crazy a few years back. Today, it’s totally obvious because location is core to your search experience.

And with Google Maps for iOS, we’ve reinvigorated our product.  It’s more intuitive and beautiful, and users love it.  Google Maps for iOS was downloaded over 10 million times in the first 48 hours!

In fact, six Google apps were included in Apple’s App Store Best Free Apps of 2012:  including YouTube, Chrome, Google Search and Gmail.

I’ve always believed that computers should do the hard work – so you can get on with the things that matter in life … living, learning and loving.

So it’s exciting to see our progress with Google Now.  Launched earlier in the year, it gives you information before you even have to ask.  We’ll now proactively provide your flight times, OR your boarding pass, OR directions to your next appointment.  We will even suggest interesting places to visit nearby.

As we discussed on the last earnings call, we now live in a multi-screen world.

People carry a supercomputer in their pocket all the time.  In fact we feel naked without our smartphone!  And many users have more than one device … a laptop, a phone, and a tablet.

We’re living in uncharted territory.  It’s a new kind of computing environment.  Everyone is really excited about our technology and spending a lot of money on devices, driving faster adoption than we have ever seen before.

It’s been a long time in computing since we have had this rate of change -- it probably hasn’t happened since the birth of personal computing.

It’s why we’ve put so much focus on devices.  They’ve been one of our biggest bets in the last few years – along with the software to go with the devices, Chrome and Android.

Our goal here is to push the user experience forward – so you get the best of Google in one, easy-to-use package.

The Samsung Chromebook, which we launched in October for the amazing price of $249, was a holiday highlight.  I love mine.  It’s super easy to use, and it almost maintains itself.  Open a Chrome tab on your phone, and everything syncs on your laptop with no extra effort required.  

We also launched two new Nexus devices to rave reviews - Nexus 4 and Nexus 10.  And, six months after we first unveiled it, Nexus 7 continues to define the 7 inch tablet category, making many “best of 2012” and holiday gift lists.

Clearly, there’s work to be done managing our supply better, as well as building a great customer experience.  And that is a priority for the teams.

But considering all the excitement over the holidays for our devices, it is clear there is a tremendous opportunity delivering great value with an amazing and simple user experience.

Google Play – another big bet – is on fire.  The growth is tremendous. This quarter we signed deals with Time as well as Warner Music Group.  So we now provide content from all the top Hollywood film studios, music labels and magazine publishers.  We have not even reached Google Play’s first anniversary!

Many of you have questions about Motorola, and Patrick will go into details about how we’re accounting for the business so you can get your models right.

I am excited about the business. In today’s multi screen world, the opportunities are endless.  Think about your device.  Battery life is a huge issue.  You shouldn't have to worry about constantly recharging your phone.  When you drop your phone, it shouldn't go splat.  Everything should be a ton faster and easier.  There’s real potential to invent new and better experiences.

Our CEO at Motorola, Dennis, has built a world-class team, and they’re working on these opportunities.  It’s still early days, but I am excited about the innovative way they’re approaching product development and the speed of their execution.  And they recently signed an agreement to sell Motorola’s Home division for $2.35 billion.
 
2012 was an amazing year for Google.  And we are all set for a great 2013!

I am incredibly optimistic about the opportunities we have as a technology company focused on user benefit.  Every day I come to work excited about more and bigger opportunities.  And every day we work to have more and better organized Googlers, those are our employees, improving their execution and overall capability to build world changing products.  I know it sounds funny, but with the ambitious plans we have, we are only just getting started!

Our biggest challenge in this area is focus.  We face so many opportunities it’s always important to thoughtfully invest in the right areas where we can have the greatest impact.  We don’t want to spread ourselves too thin.  But I’m quite optimistic that as we get better and better at managing our product areas we will be able to continue to grow our ambitions.  That’s why I’m here.  And that’s one reason why Googlers love working at Google.
 
Googlers remain our greatest asset, and we’re working hard to recruit and retain the best employees.  We had a great start to the year by being named FORTUNE Magazine’s the Best Company to Work For in the US for the fourth time.

We’ve worked hard to create a company where everyone is part of the family – and where the work is challenging and rewarding.  So we’re really happy to get that recognition.

I want to finish by thanking all the Googlers who’ve made all this possible.  And now I’ll turn it over to Patrick.  Thank you.___

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2013-01-17 19:14:34 (297 comments, 476 reshares, 3079 +1s)Open 

Great to be recognized as employer #1 for the fourth time by Fortune (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013).  We've tried really hard to create a work place where Googlers feel part of a family and it's great to see that pay off.  

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/1.html

Great to be recognized as employer #1 for the fourth time by Fortune (2007, 2008, 2012, 2013).  We've tried really hard to create a work place where Googlers feel part of a family and it's great to see that pay off.  

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/best-companies/2013/snapshots/1.html___

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2012-12-10 18:49:44 (133 comments, 128 reshares, 1098 +1s)Open 

Excited about our Google Doodle today of Ada Lovelace.  Amazing she wrote "software" before we had actual computers!  Available today on the Google homepage.

Lady Ada Lovelace, born nearly two centuries ago on December 10, 1815, is considered by some to be the world’s first computer programmer. In 1843, she published the first algorithm intended for use on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. Nearly a century before the first computers were built, Ada envisaged a day when a single machine would be capable of a myriad of tasks, limited only by the creativity of its programmer.

Today we're celebrating Ada's prophetic vision for computing with a doodle on homepages worldwide. We hope today's doodle inspires people to find out more about Ada, and about the contributions made by women in general to science and technology. Read more: http://goo.gl/zL9Ar___Excited about our Google Doodle today of Ada Lovelace.  Amazing she wrote "software" before we had actual computers!  Available today on the Google homepage.

2012-12-05 05:04:55 (125 comments, 31 reshares, 542 +1s)Open 

Very creative dim sum style american food!

Very creative dim sum style american food!___

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2012-12-04 21:27:35 (339 comments, 230 reshares, 1781 +1s)Open 

Personally providing free flu shots to all San Francisco bay area kids at Target -- just walk in.  Research shows giving kids flu shots can have a big effect in preventing flu in the whole region and protecting elderly.  (Don't worry, I'm not actually administering the shots :)

The CDC has designated December 2–8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination throughout the flu season.  So happy National Influenza Vaccination Week.

http://shootheflu.org/where/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103295265775351483797/posts

Personally providing free flu shots to all San Francisco bay area kids at Target -- just walk in.  Research shows giving kids flu shots can have a big effect in preventing flu in the whole region and protecting elderly.  (Don't worry, I'm not actually administering the shots :)

The CDC has designated December 2–8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination throughout the flu season.  So happy National Influenza Vaccination Week.

http://shootheflu.org/where/
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103295265775351483797/posts___

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2012-11-14 05:39:05 (179 comments, 166 reshares, 907 +1s)Open 

Exciting day for high speed sailing.  Tiny Vestas Sailrocket hits over 71 MPH peak speed and looks to have smashed the record for the fastest sailboat in the 500 meter.  Kiteboarders still faster but perhaps not for long!  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_sailing_record
http://sailrocket.com/blogs

Exciting day for high speed sailing.  Tiny Vestas Sailrocket hits over 71 MPH peak speed and looks to have smashed the record for the fastest sailboat in the 500 meter.  Kiteboarders still faster but perhaps not for long!  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_sailing_record
http://sailrocket.com/blogs___

2012-10-29 17:53:48 (111 comments, 204 reshares, 1367 +1s)Open 

All of us Googlers feel for all the folks affected by Hurricane Sandy.  We've made a crisis map for Sandy to help organize.

All of us Googlers feel for all the folks affected by Hurricane Sandy.  We've made a crisis map for Sandy to help organize.___

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2012-10-29 17:48:38 (308 comments, 164 reshares, 1194 +1s)Open 

We announced new Nexus devices this morning.  I've been enjoying them a lot.  Nexus 7 available now at $199, and the new phone and tablet available 11/13.  The Nexus 4 phone starts at only $299 unlocked and the Nexus 10" tablet with more pixels than other other table on the planet starts at only $399!

More details:
Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, onsa... more »

Today, we’re excited to announce three great new Nexus devices … in small, medium and large. And they all run Android 4.2, a new flavor of Jelly Bean—which includes the latest version of Google Now and other great new features.___We announced new Nexus devices this morning.  I've been enjoying them a lot.  Nexus 7 available now at $199, and the new phone and tablet available 11/13.  The Nexus 4 phone starts at only $299 unlocked and the Nexus 10" tablet with more pixels than other other table on the planet starts at only $399!

More details:
Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada.
Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.Nexus 4: 8GB for $299; 16GB for $349; available unlocked and without a contract on 11/13 on the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and Canada. The 16GB version will also be available through T-Mobile for $199, with a 2-year contract (check here for more details).
Nexus 7: 16GB for $199 and 32GB for $249; available in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan, and also through our retail partners Gamestop, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples and Walmart.
Nexus 7 with 32GB and mobile data: $299 and unlocked, on sale 11/13 in the Google Play store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain and  Canada.
Nexus 10: 16GB for $399; 32GB for $499; available on 11/13 in the Google Play Store in the U.S., U.K., Australia, France, Germany, Spain, Canada and Japan.

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2012-10-23 16:20:54 (95 comments, 121 reshares, 999 +1s)Open 

Really enjoyed our Zeitgeist conference last week.  Here is my Q&A.  

Really enjoyed our Zeitgeist conference last week.  Here is my Q&A.  ___

2012-10-18 20:51:22 (153 comments, 145 reshares, 1065 +1s)Open 

Here are the remarks I just made on the earnings call.

q3 results: http://investor.google.com/earnings/2012/Q3_google_earnings.html
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Hello everyone -- thanks for joining us.  It’s great to be on the call today and to share our progress since we last spoke six months ago.  As you can hear my voice is still hoarse so I will keep my remarks reasonably short.  

I am sorry for the scramble earlier today.  As our printers have said, they hit send on the release just a bit early.

We had a strong quarter -- I am really happy with our business.  

Revenue was up 45 per cent year-on-year, and, at just fourteen years old, we cleared our first $14 billion revenue quarter.  Not bad for a teenager!

Today, we live in a world of abundance… abundant information and abundant computing.  

Most of us carry at least one device,all the ti... more »

Here are the remarks I just made on the earnings call.

q3 results: http://investor.google.com/earnings/2012/Q3_google_earnings.html
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Hello everyone -- thanks for joining us.  It’s great to be on the call today and to share our progress since we last spoke six months ago.  As you can hear my voice is still hoarse so I will keep my remarks reasonably short.  

I am sorry for the scramble earlier today.  As our printers have said, they hit send on the release just a bit early.

We had a strong quarter -- I am really happy with our business.  

Revenue was up 45 per cent year-on-year, and, at just fourteen years old, we cleared our first $14 billion revenue quarter.  Not bad for a teenager!

Today, we live in a world of abundance… abundant information and abundant computing.  

Most of us carry at least one device, all the time, every day.  In fact many of us would feel naked without our smartphone.   It’s hardly surprising mobile search queries -- and mobile commerce -- are growing dramatically across the world. 

And we use these devices interchangeably, depending on our situation.  I switch between my Nexus phone, Nexus 7 tablet and my new Chromebook that we just announced today many times a day.  

While this abundance causes disruption, it also creates amazing opportunity.  And Google is super well-placed to take advantage of these disruptive opportunities.  

Why?  Because our search query volumes have grown this quarter as measured year over year.  And we are seeing tremendous innovation in advertising which, I believe, will help us monetize mobile queries more effectively than desktop today.  Indeed our mobile monetization per query is already a significant fraction compared to desktop.   

In short, as we transition from one screen to multiscreens, Google has enormous opportunities to innovate and drive ever higher monetization.  Just like Search in 2000.
  
Now we took a big bet on Android back in 2005.  We believed that aligning standards around an open source operating system would drive innovation across the industry.  Most people thought we were nuts.  

Today there are over half a billion Android devices-half a billion - with 1.3 million more being activated every day.  You should all run out and buy the Nexus 7 tablet for $199.  It’s had rave reviews and recently won “Gadget of the Year” from T3, the gadget experts.  You’ll love the integration with Google Play.  It is an amazing device.

This time last year I announced that our run-rate for mobile advertising hit $2.5 billion.  That seemed like a pretty big number -- even for Google.  Now we have built up additional mobile revenue from users paying for content and apps in Google Play.  Including these new sources grossed up, I can announce our new run-rate for mobile is now over $8 billion.  That’s quite a business.  

We have so many opportunities today, that unless we prioritize we spread ourselves too thin.  Last month, we sunset another 19 products.  We’ve now closed or have combined 60 products and features in the last year.  And, we’ve put a ton of energy into ensuring that our remaining products work really well together.   Because as screens multiply, it’s more important than ever that we converge our services.  

Users want one consistent, beautiful and simple Google experience.  Technology should do all the hard work, liberating users to get on with the important things that matter in their lives.   And this screen independence is at the core of our strategy.  

Take Chrome on Android, for example.  We only launched in February but the experience is already amazing.  When you are using Chrome, switching devices is truly painless.  All your tabs are there, ready to go.  Search on your desktop and the result is right there on your smartphone.  You can even click the back button, and it just works.   And as more users upgrade to Google+ -- it’s now over 400 million -- users are enjoying amazing experiences across devices like instant photo upload.  

In the same way, we want to make advertising super simple for customers.  Online advertising has developed in very device specific ways, with separate campaigns for desktop and mobile.  This makes arduous work for advertisers and agencies, and means mobile opportunities often get missed.  

So we’re working to significantly simplify the campaign experience -- working very hard on that.  Advertisers should be free to think about their audience, while we do the hard work of dynamically adapting their campaigns across devices.  I’m very excited about this.

I talked at the start about the abundance of information.  In the early days of Google, you would type in a query, we’d return ten blue links, and you would move on fairly happily.  Today you expect more.  You expect Google to understand deeply.  And you expect us to turn your intentions into actions in the blink of an eye.  

If you search for “Tom Hanks movies”, chances are you want … movies with Tom Hanks!   And thanks to our Knowledge Graph that’s what we show now -- right from the results page: clean, fast, and organized.

And if you’re shopping, say for “Ugg boots”, we now give you pictures, details about the different boots, prices and information about local inventory -- again right from the results page: clean, fast, and organized.

There’s much more we can do to get you the right information at just the right time.  

You might have have a really important event in the city (perhaps a first date), and the traffic is bad.  You need to leave early to avoid being late.  Or maybe you’ve just landed in a new country and you’re at the airport ATM trying to figure out how much cash to withdraw?  Google Now, which we launched on Android in June, gives you all that information and more … automatically, with zero effort required on your part.  

It’s still early days but these kinds of tips and recommendations are super powerful.  They really save users time and hassle.  This is why I’m incredibly excited about the opportunities ahead, given our expertise in Search and Mobile, and our track record monetizing high usage products.  

Everyday, I wake up and I’m delighted that our opportunities keep growing.  And, that we’re birthing to our users great products that are defining the future.  It’s a truly exciting time to be at Google!  ___

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2012-10-18 19:58:47 (123 comments, 120 reshares, 638 +1s)Open 

Been loving using mine!  Available in the US and UK.

Introducing the new #Chromebook. The $249 laptop from Google. For everyone. 

Find out more on the Chrome Blog: http://goo.gl/5yXAB.___Been loving using mine!  Available in the US and UK.

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2012-10-09 22:06:51 (480 comments, 1222 reshares, 5903 +1s)Open 

So excited our +Nexus  7 Tablet has won "Tablet of the Year" and "Gadget of the Year" from +T3 - The Gadget Experts.  They said, "The biggest award of the night goes to Google’s affordable yet luxurious Android tablet. Quite simply, this is the most important gadget of 2012. For all the detail on Google’s historic win visit our full story on the T3 Award for Gadget of the Year to find out what makes the Google Nexus 7 the rightful winner of Tech’s biggest prize."  http://www.t3.com/news/t3-gadget-awards-2012-gadget-of-the-year

So excited our +Nexus  7 Tablet has won "Tablet of the Year" and "Gadget of the Year" from +T3 - The Gadget Experts.  They said, "The biggest award of the night goes to Google’s affordable yet luxurious Android tablet. Quite simply, this is the most important gadget of 2012. For all the detail on Google’s historic win visit our full story on the T3 Award for Gadget of the Year to find out what makes the Google Nexus 7 the rightful winner of Tech’s biggest prize."  http://www.t3.com/news/t3-gadget-awards-2012-gadget-of-the-year___

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