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Google Play5,944,133Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, two of film’s biggest comedy stars, are now its most unexpected interns in their new movie, “The Internship.” Join Vince and Owen in a live Google+ hangout hosted by Conan O’Brien on Wednesday, February 13 at 11am PT to get the inside story about their latest comedy and be the first to view the trailer. For a sneak peek at what’s in store, check out Vince and Owen in the video, and submit your questions for the comedy duo using #TheInternshipHangout with Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, as they debut “The Internship” trailer, hosted by Conan O’Brien2013-02-13 20:00:0010948 

Jason Kincaid has been shared in 52 public circles

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5th Funny Corps0Hope that you have been having a great week on Google+. Thank you for sharing and promoting this and for connecting up with all the great accounts I have included. Great With This Cilcle!!, And Please..Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps, and get more friend and circle on +Google+  :» Include me in your circles» Click add people and create your circle» +1 this circle» Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles. ( share the circle and include yourself )» If possible, leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above (I say "if possible" as my circle comments more often than not hit the 500 comment limit).»  So I can easily find your share, always publicly share my original shared circle. #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #circlemenow #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #megacircle #bigcircle #bigcircleshare #funnyvideo #funnyvideos #funnyvideosyoutube #funnyvideoclips #funnyvideooftheday #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circleshared   #share   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #engagers   #engagerscircle   #engagerspeople   2014-08-15 08:05:40492338
Giovanni Privitera0SOCIAL MEDIA GURUA selected Circle containing a short list of Social Media Influencers with over 500,000 followers each.You can find The Top Google+ Users that share unique and original contents.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with Amazing People that share amazing content that will surprise you:Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+To be added to my Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Share the Circle 2 - Include me in your circles 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Follow your dreams with motivation!More you share more you get!Thanks by Giovanni Privitera.#sharedcircle    #publiccircleshare      #circleshare     #circleoftheday    #circleshares      #circlesharing     #circlesshare      #publicsharedcircle    #publicsharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday    #sharedcircleoftheweek     #sharedcircles      #sharedpubliccircle   #todayspublicsharedcircle    #todayssharedcircle      #publiccircle     #circle      #circles      #awesome    #awesomeness   #awesomepeople    #shareyourcircle      #bestengagers   #followers    #followback      #awesomecircles    #topsharedcircle     #topsharedcircle      #myseoissocial      2014-07-08 11:37:4045001
ramzi parta7 Hello AllHere is my RANDOM Circle... V1.8 - 131123The circle has shrunk a little this week lets see if we can build it back up again. Please share and invite people to join the circle.247 people did not move from the last RANDOM circle, don't be one of them for the next circle.RULES1. Leave a comment saying who you would like to add.(min 1 name - max 10 names)2. Publicly Share the postIn the next circle I will add the people you added or mentioned and yourself (If you give more than 10 names I will only add the first 10)Re-Sharers also automatically get added to my Re-Share Circle and the last one has been shared 211 times so far.http://updateslaluz.blogspot.com2014-05-13 02:32:17501012
Andrea Orselli5,603Hi! Here is my circle. Please click "ADD PEOPLE" button to add the whole circle and help increase each others connection. +1 and share will be greatly appreciated.#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #wanttobecircled #addmetoyourcircles #public #publiccircle #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #photography #photographer #bestphotographer #topphotographer #AddCircle #FindCircles #awesome #AwesomePeople #AwesomeCircle #addmetoyourcircles #addcircle #addpeople #circlemeup #circlesdiscovery #circleshare #circlesharing #publiccircle    #publicsharedcircles #SharedCircles #weeklyreview #sharedcircle    #topsharedcircl2014-04-30 20:06:13107413
Andrea Orselli5,541Welcome to  this new circle which has members of the Share Your Circle Community.  This is a great place to Find and Add Circles#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle2014-04-03 22:45:30107425
İbrahim Aslan02014-02-25 12:24:46501001
Andrea Orselli2,284This is one of my favourite personal circle :)Hope you like itPlease plus, comment and reshare the original post.#sharedcircles #publicsharedcircle #circleshare #sharedpubliccircle #circlesharing  #circle #circleoftheday   #circleoftheweek #rustyferguson #rustywheel #corecircle #therustywheel #circleoftheday2013-10-20 13:04:4510710611
Giulia Fiore7The most active People I know on G+A wonderful #sharedcircle  to become more popular than ever.To belong to this Circle, share it and comment this post !Kisses Giulia2013-09-05 05:59:42501223
Andrea Orselli2,176One of my best circle. Journalist, bloggers, newsers and others interesting people#circleoftheday   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles   #sharedpublicircles   #circle   #circles   #circlemeup   #awesomepeople   #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle2013-08-29 11:18:2444101
Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123
Andrea Orselli716A small circle of newser and journalists#Circle #Circles #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #awesomepeople   #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleday #shared #circleday2013-06-07 11:14:2244002
Thai Diem24,085+ 1 and share Circle, have fun2013-05-17 12:59:47495002
Andrey Mashnich34,403Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #QSC #querosercirculado   #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare   #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness   #awesomepeople #awesomecircle   #awesome   #awesomesauce #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles #awesomesauce #круг #SecretSanta   #círculo   #サークル   #cercle   #دائرة   #HappyBirthdayKim #Christmas2012 #FirstWorldProblems Apple #TheHobbit2012-11-28 20:40:424995315
AJ Durling294This is a bonus circle, and is actually pretty much where I started when I was creating my first circles - Top 500 PlussersIt is the people with the highest number of users - and is actually now only 308 people. When I first collected the Top 500 Plussers on Google+, I spend a lot of time weeding out the people whose posts in which I didn't particularly have an interest (e.g. almost all of the photographers - nothing against people who post photos to G+, it's just me: this is Google+, not Flickr; people who only ever promote themselves - so quite a lot of the pop musicians). The list that is left are people who, I think, actually contribute to the stream. You may find some surprising choices (Dolly Parton?! Actually, yes!). But I hope you enjoy it.I've kept the name Top 500 even though it is a lot fewer than 500. I like the irony... #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #celebrity   #topcircles  2012-10-19 15:06:56307302
steph wanamaker46,204this my top engagers circle ! all of these people will make you laugh more than +Jimmy Fallon and +Justin Timberlake put together !  happy #fallonfriday     here you go +Jocelyn Fall 2012-07-06 15:48:5145933520
Kyle Beck66So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003
steph wanamaker45,060here is my top circle of engagers! Circe these people +Dave Levine and you will get lots of comments on your posts ! some will make you spill  your coffee! 2012-06-18 21:32:2344845518
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124
steph wanamaker44,523this is my MVP circle  (most valuable players) and I would trust each one of these people with  my first born or my puppy dog!  Add this circle and there is no way you will think Google Plus is a ghost town again 2012-06-08 18:22:3744033927
steph wanamaker43,784this is my top Engager's circle I would trust any of these people with my first born (or my puppy dog!)2012-06-01 17:58:4842945320
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737104
Louis Deryfus0#SharedCircle2012-04-10 12:54:38355000
steph wanamaker40,278Here is my top engager's circle ! #followfriday2012-04-06 22:44:0548519412
steph „gingerninja“ wanamaker39,668here is my top engagers circle! I weed this out every 2 weeks! If you are not in here now you could be next week! This is based on comments on mine and others posts2012-03-30 14:35:2735437525
pio dal cin15,828A warm welcome to some great people here on G+'s Musketeers of Google plus circle#Musketeers.Please welcome: +Chris Lang +Mark Traphagen +Lee Smallwood +La Vergne Lestermeringolo Thatch +Travis Campbell Circle them for great content as well as the other 500+ (there is another circle of almost 200 that I'm sharing after this one having reached the 500 limit).If you are new to Google plus, set your stream full throttle on these two circles and you'll have all the updates and vital information to "play this great game".If you have been here long enough check these people once in a while; they are the "bricks" of this establishment.Don't forget that +Sharing is Caring on G+ , so when you want to show your G Love to someone share their content after you pluss it...they are going to love it as much as you do.There is another group here that you may want to join +Community Support - Friends That Listen designed and wanted by +M Monica for reaching out to anyone here on G+ and to let them know than nobody here is left alone.2012-03-05 22:17:23162719
steph wanamaker35,893This is my top circle The engagers circle! I went through it yesterday and deleted those no longer active and added new people as well! These people will all enrich your experience!2012-03-02 14:30:0827523311
Sivan Rehan4,457My updated Android interactive users circle.Share it so we can meet more awesome people!2012-02-29 15:33:27476221113
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005536100
Jasmin Smith0Also, here's my Google+ starter kit with the top 400 people to follow. Enjoy! #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #publiccircles #publiccirclesproject #share #shared #circle #database #public #gplus #gplustips #google #googleplustips #googleplus2012-02-01 19:04:114041303
Pasi Ääpälä1,442Technology circleSince everyone else is sharing circles... Here's my circle of tech-oriented people. Web, gadgets, programming, reviews, news and lots of other interesting things.Feel free to share. If you think someone should be in this circle, let me know...2012-01-06 16:21:13249113
Pasi Ääpälä1,305Technology circleMy circle of Technology-oriented people. I've removed inactive people, those who post very little and those who just advertise their own products.These are active (some very!) posters, who mostly share interesting posts. Feel free to re-share this circle if you want to. If you feel that there's someone missing, let me know.2011-12-29 12:59:41237301
Rodney Pike17,598Very interesting circle. You guess what it's named. :)2011-12-10 23:56:36207846
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414
Kristopher Derentz97Here is my Tech NEWS circle for anyone interested. The people in this circle are a great source of breaking tech news including tech business, mobile, gadgets, social media and more. Feel free to reshare if you like.2011-11-01 16:45:251205210
Dimitar Tsonev1,419Most followed people on Google+Dimitar Tsonev shared a circle with you.2011-10-31 11:17:07500216
Andrew Gorospe154500 circled on G+Andrew Gorospe shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:14:33500513
Giuseppe Basile27,107THE TOP 500 MOST FOLLOWED PEOPLE ON GOOGLE+Hey G+,I have had this circle as a standalone one for the past few weeks before any mention of What's Hot. I get my daily dose of fresh, exciting and HOT content from viewing this circle daily.Its a nice mix of tech people, celebs, photographers and just all round funny and exciting peopleData has been pulled straight from www.socialstatistics.comCircle away & don't forget to share...Cheers GiuRipple -> https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=6FHbuorsWtiGiuseppe Basile shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 06:33:455006026389
Harsh Rao0Harsh Rao shared a circle with you.2011-10-28 17:49:18105000
Jason Kennedy7,286Here's JUST my tech writers circle. I'm sure I'm missing people (they probably exist in my "technology I & II" circle). This is mostly a test so +Anthony Domanico can see himself in a Circle. Enjoy, if you're missing anyone here!Jason Kennedy shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 15:48:2791400
Jason Kennedy7,286This is Circle 1 of my Technology people. Since you can only share 500 at a time, I've broken it into 2. This includes, tech writers, the android community, and various & sundry systems administrators. Technology Circle 2 incoming!Jason Kennedy shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 15:11:13495501
The Original Christian Adams2,282Sharing my updated circle of Tech Writers like +Stowe Boyd +Suresh Mudiraj +Marc Benioff and many other writers for well-known rags like ReadWriteWeb, The Next Web, TechCrunch, etc. Keep learning and applyingChristian Adams shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 23:21:34232001
Jacob Perillo277WritersJake Perillo shared a circle with you.2011-10-10 16:41:1045000
Laurie White197+Thom Allen This is my writer's circle.Laurie White shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 07:41:4897000
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry. As with all my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341382844
Jason Kennedy5,989Follow Friday: Google Plus Edition. Many of you probably have many of these people circled already from my earlier shares. I'm testing the fact that it seems like the 250 people-in-a-circle share seems to have been lifted. I am sharing my technology people (folks interested in tech), technology writers, and technology owners. Do you see 423 people in this Circle that you can add? Enjoy!Jason Kennedy shared a circle with you.2011-10-07 13:36:5642318410
David Siebert37My tech cicleDavid Siebert shared a circle with you.2011-09-30 19:14:1577300
Mikael Nerde37Here's a circle I put together with the most prominent tech writers/journalists for both digital and mobile. Enjoy!Mikael Nerde shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 18:40:09250200
Jason Cross1,618Circle-sharing time. Here's my list of tech writers/influencers. Who am I missing? Who are you missing?Jason Cross shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 19:10:5795800

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2012-12-03 20:37:49 (30 comments, 66 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

This mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012 is mesmerizing. A barrage of scientifically-perfected catchiness. Call Me Maybe ftw.

Pop Danthology 2012 - Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs

Most reshares: 66

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2012-12-03 20:37:49 (30 comments, 66 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

This mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012 is mesmerizing. A barrage of scientifically-perfected catchiness. Call Me Maybe ftw.

Pop Danthology 2012 - Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs

Most plusones: 170

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2012-12-03 20:37:49 (30 comments, 66 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

This mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012 is mesmerizing. A barrage of scientifically-perfected catchiness. Call Me Maybe ftw.

Pop Danthology 2012 - Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs

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2014-01-07 04:10:58 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

"He said it was only his 'paranoia' that prevented him from sending over some 'deeply embarrassing musings' about sex that he had written earlier." 
— BBC News

They're talking about me. Hello, ladies. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25617451

"He said it was only his 'paranoia' that prevented him from sending over some 'deeply embarrassing musings' about sex that he had written earlier." 
— BBC News

They're talking about me. Hello, ladies. 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25617451___

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2014-01-05 17:53:09 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

Two days ago I wrote about the quality and data-loss issues I've had with Evernote. The response has been staggering, with hundreds of comments between my post ( http://jasonkincaid.net/2014/01/evernote-the-bug-ridden-elephant/ ) and Hacker News ( https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7009995 ).

Now Evernote CEO Phil Libin has written a response on the Evernote Blog:
http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/01/04/on-software-quality/

Two days ago I wrote about the quality and data-loss issues I've had with Evernote. The response has been staggering, with hundreds of comments between my post ( http://jasonkincaid.net/2014/01/evernote-the-bug-ridden-elephant/ ) and Hacker News ( https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7009995 ).

Now Evernote CEO Phil Libin has written a response on the Evernote Blog:
http://blog.evernote.com/blog/2014/01/04/on-software-quality/___

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2014-01-03 20:00:57 (15 comments, 5 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I've been having some alarming issues with Evernote, including corrupted notes. I wrote a blog post discussing them (and some of my broader concerns about the service) here:

http://jasonkincaid.net/2014/01/evernote-the-bug-ridden-elephant/

I've been having some alarming issues with Evernote, including corrupted notes. I wrote a blog post discussing them (and some of my broader concerns about the service) here:

http://jasonkincaid.net/2014/01/evernote-the-bug-ridden-elephant/___

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2013-12-04 05:26:20 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Android founder Andy Rubin's next thing: Google Robots.


Android founder Andy Rubin's next thing: Google Robots.
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2013-11-21 20:17:09 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The New York Times did a piece on Lulu — the app that lets women review men on how date-able they are. I think it dropped the ball, so I wrote about it. 

http://jasonkincaid.net/2013/11/nyt-iskindaclueless/

The New York Times did a piece on Lulu — the app that lets women review men on how date-able they are. I think it dropped the ball, so I wrote about it. 

http://jasonkincaid.net/2013/11/nyt-iskindaclueless/___

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2013-11-20 02:43:43 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Sometimes I worry we're doing technology all wrong, and then I see stuff like this. Who knew it was possible to make such an incredible song even better?

http://video.bobdylan.com/

Sometimes I worry we're doing technology all wrong, and then I see stuff like this. Who knew it was possible to make such an incredible song even better?

http://video.bobdylan.com/___

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2013-11-04 04:59:24 (4 comments, 10 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

The New York Subway Signs Experiment. Great smiles. 

http://youtu.be/i9jIsxQNz0M

The New York Subway Signs Experiment. Great smiles. 

http://youtu.be/i9jIsxQNz0M___

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2013-10-30 19:19:08 (10 comments, 6 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The most recent leaked NSA slide shows how it infiltrates Google security. 

A part of me can rationalize why the NSA tries to breach every security measure it can (surely others are attempting the same). But the smiley face in this slide — mocking both user privacy and the integrity of one of America's greatest companies — is disgusting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html

The most recent leaked NSA slide shows how it infiltrates Google security. 

A part of me can rationalize why the NSA tries to breach every security measure it can (surely others are attempting the same). But the smiley face in this slide — mocking both user privacy and the integrity of one of America's greatest companies — is disgusting.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nsa-infiltrates-links-to-yahoo-google-data-centers-worldwide-snowden-documents-say/2013/10/30/e51d661e-4166-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html___

2013-10-09 17:03:22 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Listen up musicians: 

Check out +Philip Kaplan's  new service DistroKid, which lets musicians quickly get their music on iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Google Play. Unlimited song uploads for $20/year, and you keep all the royalties. You can upload songs whenever you want (you don't need to package them as an album), and they show up in the stores in 2-4 hours. It looks great and is already getting rave reviews from people involved in this business.

http://distrokid.com/

Listen up musicians: 

Check out +Philip Kaplan's  new service DistroKid, which lets musicians quickly get their music on iTunes/Spotify/Amazon/Google Play. Unlimited song uploads for $20/year, and you keep all the royalties. You can upload songs whenever you want (you don't need to package them as an album), and they show up in the stores in 2-4 hours. It looks great and is already getting rave reviews from people involved in this business.

http://distrokid.com/___

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2013-09-12 15:59:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

JK Rowling is writing a new film series set in the Harry Potter universe. 

I am pretty sure I'm dreaming right now. Hello dream people.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-warner-bros-harry-potter-author-jk-rowlings-20130912,0,3404185.story

JK Rowling is writing a new film series set in the Harry Potter universe. 

I am pretty sure I'm dreaming right now. Hello dream people.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope/cotown/la-et-ct-warner-bros-harry-potter-author-jk-rowlings-20130912,0,3404185.story___

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2013-08-20 22:39:31 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Behold my chocolate-covered frozen banana, awarded in recognition of superior Arrested Development Bingo skills.

Victory never tasted so good (had to let it thaw a bit though). 

Behold my chocolate-covered frozen banana, awarded in recognition of superior Arrested Development Bingo skills.

Victory never tasted so good (had to let it thaw a bit though). ___

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2013-08-19 18:54:31 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

If you have an Android device, check out Timely Alarm Clock. It's one of the nicest-looking apps I've seen (including iOS) and is getting rave reviews (the alarm gets less piercing when you pick up the device — cool!). Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timely

As someone who has believed in Android's future for a long time, it's exciting to see the platform mature and shrug off the less polished bits of its heritage. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

(via http://www.androiduipatterns.com/ , which is itself a sign of Android's maturation)

If you have an Android device, check out Timely Alarm Clock. It's one of the nicest-looking apps I've seen (including iOS) and is getting rave reviews (the alarm gets less piercing when you pick up the device — cool!). Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timely

As someone who has believed in Android's future for a long time, it's exciting to see the platform mature and shrug off the less polished bits of its heritage. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

(via http://www.androiduipatterns.com/ , which is itself a sign of Android's maturation)___

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2013-08-17 20:04:32 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

+Matias Duarte (who heads up Android design) writes about design conventions and jam lids. Great read. 

Yahoo! released their beautiful new weather app on Android! Congrats!
Of course the interwebs are OUTRAGE!  so I'm gonna talk about it...

Because I am hopelessly naive and idealistic I see this as an opportunity to talk about designing for Android, the role of guidelines and design consistency, innovation in design balanced against user expectations and consistency, and the "brand versus platform" issue.

So what's the big deal? Yahoo! made a beautiful app. It also happens to deviate in some ways from the Android Design Guidelines:
http://developer.android.com/design/index.html

Depending on who you are this is either "a brave and liberating stand for creative freedom, releasing Android from a stilted hegemony of cookie cutter designs," or "a horrifying violation of the one true design, confusing users to no end, and reinforcing the image of Android as an incoherent jumble." Yeah. 

Rather than dive into that fray, perhaps I can offer some perspective on what the design guidelines are for, and how you should approach them.

Maybe some day computers will tailor their interfaces exactly to each and every user, but until that day comes designers and developers need to make difficult decisions about how to present their functionality to their users. This is true for seemingly simple choices like what icon should represent "my profile", as well as far more complex choices like how exactly should scrolling decay over time, or at what delay should touch feedback be displayed in order to avoid flashing in appropriately when the user is trying to scroll.

These choices are hard not just because the problems are complex in of themselves, but they are extra hard because often times a single question can have many valid answers. This is made worse because some of those equally valid choices will interact with each other in unforeseen ways - some choices are fine by themselves, but actually kind of terrible when you consider other choices that you've made in the design.

That's where consistency fits in. The whole point of consistency is to make it easier on users to understand and use things. Let's take a trivial example. Say you're designing screw top lids for jars of marmalade. It would seem you could have complete creative freedom here right? I mean if you made the lid solid colored or checkered, short and wide or tall and narrow it'll work just fine right? Your primary concern is how well does the lid represent your brand right?

Obviously not. WIll your lid unscrew with clockwise rotation or counter clockwise rotation? By itself it's an arbitrary choice right? I mean they both open the jar. Of course we know that's not true. If you make your lid unscrew in a clockwise direction you will drive everyone crazy because everyone expects lids to unscrew in the opposite direction. 

Oh sure, it only takes a second to adjust. I bet in user tests of the bizarro world jars most users would eventually succeed at the task. No biggie right? Good luck with that. I hope we can all intuitively understand why this seemingly trivial inconsistency would become maddening. So unless you're interested in selling frustration instead of tasty fruit products, clockwise jar opening is a bad move.

Can you think of other ways in which your lid design is constrained? How about a lid which says, "Push to open" ? A lid with arrows in the wrong direction? Those are obvious, but then there's more subtle ones like the graphic pattern on the lid unintentionally implying the wrong rotation direction? In reality you could get away with doing all of those things because the power of convention is so strong most people would just try to open the lid by rotating counter clockwise. The point is convention and consistency is powerful.

But why not clockwise?!

Sure. Why not?

Imagine a country where everyone decided lids should open in the opposite direction. It might have happened - heck we can't all agree what side of the road to drive on so the fact we're on the same page when it comes to lids is kind of amazing. However if there was such a country and you did want to import your tasty jam to that country what's the right design? Do you stay "consistent" to your brand? (Here's a hint: Popular Japanese car brands in America do not have the driver's seat on the right hand side, and yet have tremendous international brand loyalty and recognition).

Oh sure, if you were the only source of jam in that entire country, you might be wildly successful! But would that make it a good design for users of that country? Would you really be proud of causing a million little bits of frustration every morning as your brand or innovation get in the way of legions of adorable doe eyed children and their morning treat?

Connecting this metaphor to the topic at hand is left as exercise for the reader.

Consistency and conventions are there to help your users. They help users get things done and not worry about how to get things done. Design guidelines are there to help you understand the consistency and conventions, especially if you're not from around here.

Does that mean you should slavishly adhere to all of them? Of course not. Especially if you have something new to add that brings unique value to your users. But if you're being different for the sake of being different, or simply because "that's how they do it in my country", you might find that you're not doing anyone any favors - even if they good naturedly tolerate your eccentricities. 

Also not all guidelines are created equal. Visual conventions like a color palette, typography, tactile vs skeuomorphic vs flat design approaches - these are all more about comfort and emotional acceptance than fundamental usability. If you try and sell homey distressed handwritten hipster jam in a culture that expects only clean bauhaus typographic jams you may find yourself rejected or appealing only to a small sub-audience. However if that's a conscious choice, particularly because the benefit is precisely in offering that specific emotional and aesthetic response, more power to you.

On the other hand conventions that relate to behaviours - especially behaviours that are invisible (like which direction do you have to twist the jar, what part of the UI element is a valid touch target, or what will happen when you scroll) - there's very seldom a benefit that's worth the frustration that comes with inconsistency - even brand or cross platform consistency.

If you do this you should be doing it consciously.

 As usual a good litmus test is "are you actually proud of what you've made?" If you actually saw somebody struggle or hesitate over that little inconsistency - both in your design and they when they go back to use the other products that they know and love on their platform - are you actually proud? If you met that person at a party and you heard them gush about how much they love your product and they're so happy they can use it, but they just wish one small thing worked they way they were used to - would you actually feel good about the part that frustrates them?

Here's where a pithy one line summary of my position would go - but it's hard to capture a nuanced position in a pithy one liner. Maybe :

Most of all, do the right thing - we're here to help if you'd like.

P.S. If it doesn't seem like we're here to help, that just means we're probably not doing a very good job. Just let us know and we'll try and do better!

P.P. S. Yes I wrote this post at breakfast, how'd you guess?___+Matias Duarte (who heads up Android design) writes about design conventions and jam lids. Great read. 

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2013-07-31 02:01:28 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Great post by +John Biggs on moving from Apple's GarageBand to Logic Pro X (do be sure to listen to his bumpin' Techno Demo): 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/30/a-newbies-impressions-of-logic-pro-x/

Great post by +John Biggs on moving from Apple's GarageBand to Logic Pro X (do be sure to listen to his bumpin' Techno Demo): 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/30/a-newbies-impressions-of-logic-pro-x/___

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2013-07-18 00:20:35 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Much of the tech industry — Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, many others — is reportedly going to ask the NSA for more transparency, including allowing them to disclose how many requests for data each company receives.

Big thumbs up on this. Thanks to all involved — particularly those who demanded internally that it happen.

It's bad business if everyone distrusts the internet (and if the request counts are small enough, they'll help combat that), but I don't think this outweighs these companies' desire to do the right thing.

This won't (and should not) end the discussion, but it will hopefully lead to progress. 

http://allthingsd.com/20130717/apple-google-facebook-microsoft-twitter-and-others-to-mount-push-for-more-nsa-transparency/ …

Much of the tech industry — Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, many others — is reportedly going to ask the NSA for more transparency, including allowing them to disclose how many requests for data each company receives.

Big thumbs up on this. Thanks to all involved — particularly those who demanded internally that it happen.

It's bad business if everyone distrusts the internet (and if the request counts are small enough, they'll help combat that), but I don't think this outweighs these companies' desire to do the right thing.

This won't (and should not) end the discussion, but it will hopefully lead to progress. 

http://allthingsd.com/20130717/apple-google-facebook-microsoft-twitter-and-others-to-mount-push-for-more-nsa-transparency/ …___

2013-07-11 18:43:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

+Mike LeBeau's recap of his 7 years (and counting) at Google also serves as an interesting history of the company's voice-related products. I remember when GOOG-411 just seemed like one of Google's goofy cool side projects.

Today is my 7 year anniversary at Google. Hot damn! That's a long time. I've spent the entirety of my post-college life - a good 25% or so of my entire life to date - envisioning and building cool stuff at this company, surrounded by amazing people who help accomplish incredible things. I thought it might be cool to detail the big stuff that I've lived through these past 7 years at Google, an interesting history lesson for some.

When I started on the speech research team in 2006, it was a super tiny little team still on the cusp of achievement. When I would meet new people at Google, the usual response was "we have a speech team?!". Our small team was working hard on building out 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-GOOG-411: Google's 411 service), Google's first real speech recognition product delivered to users, and a starting point for so much more to come.

Even then I was spending most of my time thinking, along with +David Singleton in London and Bill Byrne, my original intern host, about how we could deliver multimodal speech interfaces to users. That is to say, not just phone numbers you could call up, but mobile services you could speak into, but get visual results out. Pretty amazing new idea at the time!

Even in GOOG-411, I managed to sneak in some basic multimodal functionality of this sort - just say "map it" any time and the service would text you a link to the map of your query so you could see it on your smartphone. On some phones this even launched the map automatically (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/1-800-goog-411-now-with-maps.html). It was a big accomplishment and a first start towards a brave new speech-enabled future.

In 2007, after launching GOOG-411, I would go on to build a centralized Google voicemail service that provided inspiration for the acquisition of GrandCentral, which I collaborated on with the illustrious +Wesley Chan, and which would evolve into Google Voice, a one-phone-number-for-life service that put Google's foot firmly in the telephony space.

In 2008, I would move to London for 6 months to build the first Voice Search - on iPhone to start. We launched in November 2008 to huge acclaim (http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2008/11/google-mobile-app-for-iphone-now-with.html), and ignited a spark that really did change the future of mobile. People were now starting to get the idea that you could actually talk to Google!

Along the way, of course, we managed to sneak in a few easter eggs for good measure, a tradition I'm quite fond of. The most fun about these easter eggs was getting to record my best renditions of chicken and monkey noises in Zurich with +Nicholas Jitkoff and +Alastair Tse (http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/01/ring-in-new-year-with-bells-and.html). :)

In 2009, I came back to California and joined my friends on the Android team full-time. I'd worked closely with this group of rockstars in the past on other side projects like voicemail, but now I'd join them to lead a small team building the first real search experience for Android: Quick Search Box, released in Donut (http://googlemobile.blogspot.com/2009/10/quick-search-box-for-android-search.html).

But search only held my attention for 6 months, and after launching it I returned to my first passion of voice, and took a role as tech lead of voice features for Android.

Around this time, the Android team was working hard on the launch of the (Motorola) Verizon Droid, a flagship phone for the carrier. This phone would be the mark of another huge Google launch - Google Maps Navigation, the first free, turn-by-turn navigation for mobile phones. This gave me an idea - we had Voice Search, and we had Navigation... what if you could simply say "navigate to..." to Voice Search and trigger Navigation? We scrambled to make this a reality for the release of the Droid... and along the way, on a weekend with +Nicholas Jitkoff, I also built Android's first car dock experience - a special, limited version of the home screen that, also, conveniently, provided us a place to put Voice Search front and center in the car, and show a hint that you could use it to start Navigation (https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7p2YnazuQo7S1pFbm52Y0NyYXc/edit). This stuff launched with Droid and was a huge selling point for Verizon (Droid Navigation Commercial). It put Android on the map in a way it hadn't been before.

In 2010, I started work on extending this into a bunch of other Voice Actions, which we launched in August (http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/just-speak-it-introducing-voice-actions.html). Finally, users could accomplish complex, multi-step tasks on their phone without a bunch of taps and typing, and it was a hit.

I also moved to New York in 2010, and in 2011 founded a side project there with some friends. Unrelated to voice, the startup-like project eventually evolved into helping build reminders for the Google Now team.

Fast-forward to today, where I've been working on Glass for over a year and a half, splitting my time between New York and Mountain View. Using everything I've learned over these past years envisioning and creating voice products for Google, I designed and built the novel voice interface for our cool new wearable, which is regularly highlighted as a core feature of the product (How it Feels [through Google Glass]). Now I'm leading a small team to build out the next amazing things we'll do.

It's amazing how things evolve in just a few years. I'm so excited about where we're headed with Glass, and the important role that voice plays in this product. I'm so happy to have had the opportunity to make so much impact on the world of mobile and speech technology over these past 7 years, and to watch it culminate in something as exciting as Glass. And, most of all, I'm so grateful to Google and all the brilliant, amazing, dedicated people I've had the fortune to work with here, for giving me that chance.___+Mike LeBeau's recap of his 7 years (and counting) at Google also serves as an interesting history of the company's voice-related products. I remember when GOOG-411 just seemed like one of Google's goofy cool side projects.

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2013-06-28 02:07:40 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Unless there is something to factually dispute, I found Sean Parker's post (http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/27/weddings-used-to-be-sacred-and-other-lessons-about-internet-journalism/) defending his wedding and critiquing Internet journalism to be completely reasonable (and even funny at times). The ridicule he's received reminds me of the mean, make-fun-of-this-guy groupthink teenagers routinely engage in. 

If I were a billionaire I'd probably have an elaborate fantasy wedding too. Because that's the point of becoming a billionaire. So you can do stuff that makes others mock and scoff but lets you live out your dreams. Obviously there's the potential for gluttony and selfishness, but it's possible to do it responsibly, and alongside significant amounts of philanthropy — both of which are checkboxes he appears to have checked. He earned it, let him spend it. 
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Unless there is something to factually dispute, I found Sean Parker's post (http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/27/weddings-used-to-be-sacred-and-other-lessons-about-internet-journalism/) defending his wedding and critiquing Internet journalism to be completely reasonable (and even funny at times). The ridicule he's received reminds me of the mean, make-fun-of-this-guy groupthink teenagers routinely engage in. 

If I were a billionaire I'd probably have an elaborate fantasy wedding too. Because that's the point of becoming a billionaire. So you can do stuff that makes others mock and scoff but lets you live out your dreams. Obviously there's the potential for gluttony and selfishness, but it's possible to do it responsibly, and alongside significant amounts of philanthropy — both of which are checkboxes he appears to have checked. He earned it, let him spend it. 

To those of you who made fun of the length of the post: grow up. He's defending himself from a huge public onslaught. That takes facts, a lot of carefully crafted words, and yeah, a few more minutes of your time. These snarky, easy jokes are part of the problem.

Finally, the fact that Sean Parker is now saying things like, "in its present form, social media may be doing more harm than good" is important. He helped build Facebook and mentored Mark Zuckerberg, the most powerful person in social media.___

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2013-06-27 01:05:17 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Monument in front of the Stonewall Inn, where riots in 1969 sparked the gay rights movement. Good news today. 

Monument in front of the Stonewall Inn, where riots in 1969 sparked the gay rights movement. Good news today. ___

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2013-06-14 17:32:39 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 69 +1s)Open 

Getting ready for +Man of Steel with my Super Socks (thanks mom!)

Getting ready for +Man of Steel with my Super Socks (thanks mom!)___

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2013-06-14 15:52:33 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

A special video for a special song. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, as told by Virgilio Villoresi.

https://vimeo.com/68238929#

A special video for a special song. Walt Grace's Submarine Test, as told by Virgilio Villoresi.

https://vimeo.com/68238929#___

2013-06-04 00:18:18 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

If you hit 'Compose' in Gmail while using the Hangouts Chrome extension, open conversations (that would be in the way) minimize. I seriously said, "Woah" when it happened.

If you hit 'Compose' in Gmail while using the Hangouts Chrome extension, open conversations (that would be in the way) minimize. I seriously said, "Woah" when it happened.___

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2013-05-26 17:04:45 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I made a funky dance groove to celebrate the return of Arrested Development. Here's to all you Never Nude Leather Daddies out there.

Daddy Horny Michael — Jason Kincaid

I made a funky dance groove to celebrate the return of Arrested Development. Here's to all you Never Nude Leather Daddies out there.

Daddy Horny Michael — Jason Kincaid___

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2013-05-22 19:04:07 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Made a new friend at Google I/O last week. Pretty sure it was an incognito Andy Rubin. 

Made a new friend at Google I/O last week. Pretty sure it was an incognito Andy Rubin. ___

2013-03-20 21:58:15 (13 comments, 6 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

As a heavy Evernote user, I've been excited to see Google Keep in action. Google Now shows the potential of having multiple services interoperate, and Gmail/Drive/Keep could be a powerful combination. But Keep doesn't seem like it's really made for me (at least, not yet).

I write down a lot of notes (and save webpages, and record guitar riffs, and all sorts of other stuff), so support for an array of tagging/categories is a must. At this point Keep only allows you to color-code notes, effectively allowing for a mere eight categories. I'm pretty sure it'll get unwieldy as my note-count grows into the hundreds and beyond.

That said, at this point Google Keep is a solid product for what most people will probably use it for (basic notetaking, to-do lists, etc.). And it's only V1.

As a heavy Evernote user, I've been excited to see Google Keep in action. Google Now shows the potential of having multiple services interoperate, and Gmail/Drive/Keep could be a powerful combination. But Keep doesn't seem like it's really made for me (at least, not yet).

I write down a lot of notes (and save webpages, and record guitar riffs, and all sorts of other stuff), so support for an array of tagging/categories is a must. At this point Keep only allows you to color-code notes, effectively allowing for a mere eight categories. I'm pretty sure it'll get unwieldy as my note-count grows into the hundreds and beyond.

That said, at this point Google Keep is a solid product for what most people will probably use it for (basic notetaking, to-do lists, etc.). And it's only V1.___

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2013-02-25 15:28:06 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Big thanks to +Hunter Walk for interviewing me about TechCrunch's early years, I had a great time reflecting and writing down my memories. Was doubly cool for +michael arrington to post it to TC.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/24/jason-kincaid-mythology-techcrunch/

Big thanks to +Hunter Walk for interviewing me about TechCrunch's early years, I had a great time reflecting and writing down my memories. Was doubly cool for +michael arrington to post it to TC.

http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/24/jason-kincaid-mythology-techcrunch/___

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2013-02-20 16:07:13 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Decided to do something productive this morning. Here's my entry to #ifihadglass!

Decided to do something productive this morning. Here's my entry to #ifihadglass!___

2013-02-12 23:31:59 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Wow, DashClock is snazzy. A new lockscreen widget made by Android team member +Roman Nurik that has all the basics: weather, upcoming appointments, missed calls, and more. 

Check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.dashclock

Wow, DashClock is snazzy. A new lockscreen widget made by Android team member +Roman Nurik that has all the basics: weather, upcoming appointments, missed calls, and more. 

Check it out: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.nurik.roman.dashclock___

2013-02-10 17:19:20 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Anyone with a Nexus 10 — how's the experience using Pocket on it to read articles etc.? Is it too big to hold while reading for a long time, or just right? 

(Nexus 7 screen resolution is too low for me to enjoy long periods of reading)

Anyone with a Nexus 10 — how's the experience using Pocket on it to read articles etc.? Is it too big to hold while reading for a long time, or just right? 

(Nexus 7 screen resolution is too low for me to enjoy long periods of reading)___

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2013-02-10 15:20:32 (10 comments, 11 reshares, 92 +1s)Open 

Photo Sphere of people enjoying a snowy Central Park after Friday's blizzard!

(The people standing on the hill are all waiting to sled down it)

Photo Sphere of people enjoying a snowy Central Park after Friday's blizzard!

(The people standing on the hill are all waiting to sled down it)___

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2013-02-01 17:59:21 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The Android team — or its OEM partners— badly needs to develop a powerful Android device that isn't so damn big. The Nexus One was a fantastic phone in part because it had a great form factor. Same with the iPhone. Some of us are willing to sacrifice screen size for a device that's easy to use one-handed (even with the Nexus 4 I'm doing thumb yoga). 

Android is supposed to be about choice. How about giving us some?

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/1/3941018/less-is-more-theres-an-iphone-sized-gap-in-the-android-phone-market

The Android team — or its OEM partners— badly needs to develop a powerful Android device that isn't so damn big. The Nexus One was a fantastic phone in part because it had a great form factor. Same with the iPhone. Some of us are willing to sacrifice screen size for a device that's easy to use one-handed (even with the Nexus 4 I'm doing thumb yoga). 

Android is supposed to be about choice. How about giving us some?

http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/1/3941018/less-is-more-theres-an-iphone-sized-gap-in-the-android-phone-market___

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2013-01-24 18:02:35 (1 comments, 7 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

+The Verge did a fantastic rundown on Google's new approach to making its applications beautiful. Really impressive work: 
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/24/3904134/google-redesign-how-larry-page-engineered-beautiful-revolution

Now please do something about Android Market +Matias Duarte  :-)

+The Verge did a fantastic rundown on Google's new approach to making its applications beautiful. Really impressive work: 
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/24/3904134/google-redesign-how-larry-page-engineered-beautiful-revolution

Now please do something about Android Market +Matias Duarte  :-)___

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2013-01-11 16:16:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

What happens when you combine Medieval England with the Zombie Apocalypse?

Literary awesomeness. If you have a Kindle, check out The Scourge. Beyond being a super-fun read, it really makes you think about how people must have acted during the Black Death. 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Scourge-Kindle-Serial-ebook/dp/B009VIC33O/ref=zg_bs_158582011_5

What happens when you combine Medieval England with the Zombie Apocalypse?

Literary awesomeness. If you have a Kindle, check out The Scourge. Beyond being a super-fun read, it really makes you think about how people must have acted during the Black Death. 

http://www.amazon.com/The-Scourge-Kindle-Serial-ebook/dp/B009VIC33O/ref=zg_bs_158582011_5___

2012-12-13 15:48:52 (9 comments, 10 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Google Maps isn't just important because it's the best mapping app on iOS (and possibly ever, period). It's also going to piss off a lot of 'normal people' who are going to grow frustrated that iOS always tries to steer them toward the inferior Apple Maps whenever they click on a link in Email or on the web.

Before now the inability to change default apps has mostly impacted 'tech people', but Google Maps is so clearly superior and universally handy that it will reach a much broader market. I won't be surprised if we see news reports covering the issue and substantial backlash against Apple —  maybe even some murmuring from folks in congress. 

Of course, with apps like Chrome and Gmail, Google would love if Apple changed its policy and let users change their default apps (I'm actually wondering whether this is why Google Maps is so good —because ... more »

Google Maps isn't just important because it's the best mapping app on iOS (and possibly ever, period). It's also going to piss off a lot of 'normal people' who are going to grow frustrated that iOS always tries to steer them toward the inferior Apple Maps whenever they click on a link in Email or on the web.

Before now the inability to change default apps has mostly impacted 'tech people', but Google Maps is so clearly superior and universally handy that it will reach a much broader market. I won't be surprised if we see news reports covering the issue and substantial backlash against Apple —  maybe even some murmuring from folks in congress. 

Of course, with apps like Chrome and Gmail, Google would love if Apple changed its policy and let users change their default apps (I'm actually wondering whether this is why Google Maps is so good — because Google saw this as a unique opportunity to force this issue into the public spotlight). Either way, I'm glad it is. Giving users control over the devices they own is a good thing.

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2012-12-03 20:37:49 (30 comments, 66 reshares, 170 +1s)Open 

This mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012 is mesmerizing. A barrage of scientifically-perfected catchiness. Call Me Maybe ftw.

Pop Danthology 2012 - Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs

This mash-up of the top pop songs of 2012 is mesmerizing. A barrage of scientifically-perfected catchiness. Call Me Maybe ftw.

Pop Danthology 2012 - Mashup of 50+ Pop Songs___

2012-10-23 23:20:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Is there a way to skin Google Drive (the web app)? I like many of the features, but am not a huge fan of the current theme.

Is there a way to skin Google Drive (the web app)? I like many of the features, but am not a huge fan of the current theme.___

2012-09-15 03:00:24 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

We were surprised to read Alibaba Group's chief strategy officer Zeng Ming's quote "We want to be the Android of China" when in fact the Aliyun OS incorporates the Android runtime and was apparently derived from Android.  

Based on our analysis of the apps available at http://apps.aliyun.com, the platform tries to, but does not succeed in being compatible.

It's easy to be Android compatible, the OHA supplies all the tools and details on how to do it.  Check out this blog post that explains how we think about compatibility and how it relates to the ecosystem we worked hard to build:

http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/

We were surprised to read Alibaba Group's chief strategy officer Zeng Ming's quote "We want to be the Android of China" when in fact the Aliyun OS incorporates the Android runtime and was apparently derived from Android.  

Based on our analysis of the apps available at http://apps.aliyun.com, the platform tries to, but does not succeed in being compatible.

It's easy to be Android compatible, the OHA supplies all the tools and details on how to do it.  Check out this blog post that explains how we think about compatibility and how it relates to the ecosystem we worked hard to build:

http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/___

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2012-08-14 22:12:48 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Darkness has returned — you can listen to their first new album in nearly seven years here for free! MEN WHAT DO ROCK, BABY.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/album-premiere-the-darkness-hot-cakes-20120814

The Darkness has returned — you can listen to their first new album in nearly seven years here for free! MEN WHAT DO ROCK, BABY.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/album-premiere-the-darkness-hot-cakes-20120814___

2012-07-24 18:56:31 (21 comments, 2 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Google diluted the Nexus brand by releasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.  The experience — shoddy battery life, long waits for updates (without any indication as to when we can expect Jelly Bean) — simply doesn't live up to what the 'Nexus' name should represent.

I wanted the Verizon Nexus as much as anyone, but it's clear that Google had to make too many concessions (e.g. letting Verizon control the updates) to make it happen.

Google diluted the Nexus brand by releasing the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon.  The experience — shoddy battery life, long waits for updates (without any indication as to when we can expect Jelly Bean) — simply doesn't live up to what the 'Nexus' name should represent.

I wanted the Verizon Nexus as much as anyone, but it's clear that Google had to make too many concessions (e.g. letting Verizon control the updates) to make it happen.___

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2012-07-16 20:14:59 (7 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Huge news: long-time Google exec +Marissa Mayer  is the new CEO of Yahoo. Congratulations to both her and Yahoo.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/googles-marissa-mayer-tapped-as-yahoos-chief/?smid=tw-share

I interviewed Ms. Mayer a few times while I was at TechCrunch and she always came across as extremely bright and personable. Given her extensive product experience (she ran Google Search for a decade, and, more recently, Google's Local products), this may be exactly the shot in the arm Yahoo needs.

Huge news: long-time Google exec +Marissa Mayer  is the new CEO of Yahoo. Congratulations to both her and Yahoo.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/07/16/googles-marissa-mayer-tapped-as-yahoos-chief/?smid=tw-share

I interviewed Ms. Mayer a few times while I was at TechCrunch and she always came across as extremely bright and personable. Given her extensive product experience (she ran Google Search for a decade, and, more recently, Google's Local products), this may be exactly the shot in the arm Yahoo needs.___

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2012-07-06 22:55:01 (5 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

The trailer for the new Tiny Wings is so great. I just hope he brings it to +Android soon!

Tiny Wings 2 - Teaser

The trailer for the new Tiny Wings is so great. I just hope he brings it to +Android soon!

Tiny Wings 2 - Teaser___

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2012-06-28 18:51:55 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Took a cable car to Google I/O this morning (weeeeee! ) 

Took a cable car to Google I/O this morning (weeeeee! ) ___

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2012-06-27 18:55:35 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Giant Nexus Q floating above the heads of Google I/O attendees 

Giant Nexus Q floating above the heads of Google I/O attendees ___

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2012-06-15 22:16:46 (6 comments, 4 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

An absolutely fantastic post by +Danny Sullivan on the Apple vs. Google battle. 

http://searchengineland.com/apple-google-themonuclear-124620

An absolutely fantastic post by +Danny Sullivan on the Apple vs. Google battle. 

http://searchengineland.com/apple-google-themonuclear-124620___

2012-06-12 16:14:12 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The new John Mayer album is great. Definitely going to see some heavy rotation on my stereo this summer.

The new John Mayer album is great. Definitely going to see some heavy rotation on my stereo this summer.___

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2012-05-30 22:51:33 (10 comments, 7 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

Google+ Local (that new icon on the left side of the screen) is really nice — I'm actually going to try using it as my go-to for local business info and reviews for at least the next couple of weeks.

Yelp may have more data but Google+ feels a lot cleaner and seems to do a better job giving you an overview of the top restaurants/businesses in your area. Also, thanks to the Zagat acquisition Google+ has lots of reviews for the places I've looked up.

Google+ Local (that new icon on the left side of the screen) is really nice — I'm actually going to try using it as my go-to for local business info and reviews for at least the next couple of weeks.

Yelp may have more data but Google+ feels a lot cleaner and seems to do a better job giving you an overview of the top restaurants/businesses in your area. Also, thanks to the Zagat acquisition Google+ has lots of reviews for the places I've looked up.___

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2012-05-15 17:05:38 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

This made me laugh so hard. Well done +Matt Cutts and +Sam Applegate !

Cram those keywords in and link freely to pr*n sites, and you too can't rank number one on Google. :) Check out this hilarious +Matt Cutts mashup video by +Sam Applegate. Thanks for the laugh! http://selnd.com/JEHqog___This made me laugh so hard. Well done +Matt Cutts and +Sam Applegate !

2012-05-14 00:23:54 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Google Drive has some serious kinks to work out. In the time I've tried it, I've had it:

-Habitually crash Mac OS X's Finder (I think temporarily closing Dropbox may have fixed this, but it's too early to tell)
-Completely ignore thousands of files (I had to quit the Gdrive app then restart it before it recognized it had a lot of work to do...)
-Give me an error about being unable to sync my .gdoc files (which it created!)

:-/

Google Drive has some serious kinks to work out. In the time I've tried it, I've had it:

-Habitually crash Mac OS X's Finder (I think temporarily closing Dropbox may have fixed this, but it's too early to tell)
-Completely ignore thousands of files (I had to quit the Gdrive app then restart it before it recognized it had a lot of work to do...)
-Give me an error about being unable to sync my .gdoc files (which it created!)

:-/___

2012-04-18 19:35:59 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

I'm getting seriously fed up with Google Voice. Just had an inbound call that rang on my computer (Gmail) about 8 times before it rang once on my phone. Incredibly frustrating.

I'm getting seriously fed up with Google Voice. Just had an inbound call that rang on my computer (Gmail) about 8 times before it rang once on my phone. Incredibly frustrating.___

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2012-04-11 16:27:00 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Google+'s new sharing selector (All/Friends/Family/More) is really nice. The issue with Circles (and FB Lists) has always been the fact that they're a pain to set up, and even once that's done, they're a little bit scary to use — what if I accidentally share with the wrong group? With this, it's much harder to mess up.

I'd like it even more if there was a more obvious color code (make the entire box red if I'm sharing with the public, green if it's with family, etc.). I say red for public, because it makes it more likely that I'll pause and say, "Hey, do I really want to share this with everyone?".

Anyway, good job +Google+ team!

Update: To the folks saying this is just for choosing between who you see in your feed — that's true, but it also changes which circle a post gets shared to.

Google+'s new sharing selector (All/Friends/Family/More) is really nice. The issue with Circles (and FB Lists) has always been the fact that they're a pain to set up, and even once that's done, they're a little bit scary to use — what if I accidentally share with the wrong group? With this, it's much harder to mess up.

I'd like it even more if there was a more obvious color code (make the entire box red if I'm sharing with the public, green if it's with family, etc.). I say red for public, because it makes it more likely that I'll pause and say, "Hey, do I really want to share this with everyone?".

Anyway, good job +Google+ team!

Update: To the folks saying this is just for choosing between who you see in your feed — that's true, but it also changes which circle a post gets shared to.___

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2012-04-09 22:28:00 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

Android devs will be excited by this: Google has given the Android emulator a serious speed boost.

http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/04/faster-emulator-with-better-hardware.html

Android devs will be excited by this: Google has given the Android emulator a serious speed boost.

http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2012/04/faster-emulator-with-better-hardware.html___

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