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Emerging Futures, What's Next?0When I asked @102654116826368353784 (The former head of product experience and a founding team of Google X, creator of Glass and the driveless car) to join me on a hangout and talk about the future of things.. how will technology affect our lives..robots and the likes, he asked: what for? Why don't we talk about practical solutions to today's most urgent problems? And you know my respect for the guy that was already way up there, just increased 100 times more. So join us as we talk with one of the smartest in the world, about *moving from the world we have to discovering and creating the world we want together.* So what will we talk about... ✓   Anything from Google X... ✓   Building companies, creating a product and selling it in 48 hours               (yes, he does that!)... ✓   Going deep on global challenges and/or technology shifts ✓   Understanding whether you are working from your highest point of              leverage ✓    Learning to see sales as service ✓    Having your identity be a verb instead of a noun *Who's Tom Chi...* Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He's play's a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users). Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefited over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google's self-driving cars. His current focus is delving into human development issues with social entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and teaching a limited number of workshops to select organizations. http://about.me/thegoodtomchi ---------------------------------- Join us to speak with one of the smartest people around about the world we want and can create. And bring 2-3 friends. ------------------------- #hangoutsonair   #googlex   #tomchi   #googleglass   #drivelesscar   #googlecar   #technology   #innovation   #humandevelopment  Tom Chi on Practical World Changing Ideas.2015-01-27 03:00:00340  
Jess + Scott + You387Turns out, selfish causes a spectrum of wildly strong emotions. Yet, when each layer is stripped away we’re left with something like this: “It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessity.” - Mandy Hale We all have the same 24 hours in a day. While technology distractions come to mind, there are other distractions that easily take precious time away from what fuels happiness and satisfaction. Whether through automation, choosing to burn the candle at both ends, nothing, or everything … each action is a choice. Each choice has a consequence. And... *Selfish is not a 4-Letter Word* Which is a chapter in @115746772512798725578's Book _How I Quit Email and Followed My Dreams_. Full disclosure: even actively working on this, as I write it a story tries to pop up and divert my attention. (And that makes me even more excited to keep the conversation going!)  *Please share this episode of Jess+Scott+YOU!* _Tweet:_ Make Your Happiness Priority > #JSY 1-20-15 @ 715pPT http://ow.ly/HuW32 Make Your Happiness Priority2015-01-21 04:15:0042  
Mia Voss35,453This week we are changing it up and hitting the gas (so to speak!) on @109324423871490315778 Power Chat. Tune in to watch host @101696764219780312734 test driving the Model S at @110107458243955110887 Park Meadows in Denver!  We have a fun mixed panel joining us on this fun journey: we are mixing in the Brick & Mortar theme and including  @105496510048005395466 of @112577988266616608703 (she's a car aficionado too!) and tying in the cars theme with  @101795894191322091974  of  @109610217861462622718 fr  / http://on.fb.me/1uBSF69 We'll also have @115217137999606626868 here in Denver and @104641199698156385999  in Utah as the Chief  Production Man/WoMan Handlers! Friday, June 20 - 9am PT/10am MT/11am CT/12pm ET @109324423871490315778  Power Chat: Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment       And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy     *Panel Guests* @101795894191322091974 - Tired of Googling 'women and cars' only to find scantily-clad chicks degradingly posing with their butts hanging out, Alissa created a community that appreciates women and is for women who appreciates cars!  @109610217861462622718 Currently she is forming a non-profit arm of Cars From A Woman's Perspective for battered women, homeless women and women who need a hand in changing their life-situations, is what inspires her everyday. http://carsfromawomansperspective.com @105496510048005395466 of @112577988266616608703 - Tami is a Google Plus newbie and a perfect fit for the Plus - smart business woman with a great business. Oh, and she & her hubby are speed demons. AND she created a Mia Cookie. Nuff said. @104641199698156385999 - Hangout On Air producer who captures content and create engagement for Small Business Owners throughout the United States. Dennis will be the magic behind the production for this show, FOSHO @115217137999606626868 - Communication strategist, coach and consultant ExtraOrdinaire - Debi will be on location lending a production hand as well!The Mia Connect Power Chat -Tesla Test Drive2014-06-20 10:00:00141  
Mia Voss35,453This week on @109324423871490315778 Power Chat we'll be talking with @112374836634096795698 & @104858643838035519891 !  Get those questions & comments ready for these amazing guests, #BatPackAudience   @109324423871490315778 Power Chat: Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment     And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy       @112374836634096795698 - Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of @112935042622926205598  a graphics-design online service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. @104858643838035519891  - Writer, positive vibe producer, a social media butterfly and connector. Peg is the Head of Social Strategy for @112935042622926205598  & works with Guy Kawasaki on social media marketing strategy and innovating the world of social media. She's also the director of marketing and social media manager for Kreussler Inc. as well as the Editor In Chief of @108756415507432983489  -   #PegMakesItHappen   *Be Ready* #BatPackAudience   - we want to  hear your questions & comments for our guests & also possibly get in on the filmstrip! @109324423871490315778 Power Chat: Each week we cover a variety of business topics and feature influencers & innovators from all types of industries who share their smarts. In a word: #Infotainment     And we always get a little #BatCrapCrazy       How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/TMCYoutube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow +The Mia Connect  and tweet #BatCrapCrazy                 Subscribe to +The Mia Connect  community for updates: http://bit.ly/TMCPCcommunity Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #PeopleYouNeedToKnow      The Mia Connect Power Chat - Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick2014-05-30 18:00:00243  
Craig “The Tech Teacher” Chamberlin80,661Special Guest Hangout with Craig The Tech Teacher is a casual Hangout with prominent names in the Technology and Social Media Community. *This week we talk Google Plus Notifications.* Ask @100172216890994354180, @101696764219780312734 or @117778937939543425499 any questions live during the show. Presented by http://www.craigthetechteacher.com *Join The* #craigminions #mastermind https://plus.google.com/communities/111434297416615297762Managing Google Plus Notifications2014-02-14 04:00:00132  
Mia Voss35,453*WEEKEND EDITION*  This week on the final +The Mia Connect  #SocialMediaPowerChat  of 2013, this amazing panel line up will give us their take on the year in social media as well as discuss some of their favorite topics including semantic search, blogging and YouTube! *Panel Guests* +David Amerland - author of #GoogleSemanticSearch   +Dustin W. Stout of  #DustnTV  - web designer & blogger +Ileane Smith of +Basic Blog Tips  - Blogger & Online Expert +Craig Chamberlin - #YouTube  expert/smartypants *Special thanks to our show sponsors* +Edge Ad Exchange  & +TheCraftStar.com  *Sunday December 29th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST|12pm EST* Find your timezone:  http://bit.ly/SMPCTime1229 How & where to watch: - Google Events: Watch, comment & ask questions right here  - YouTube:  http://bit.ly/SMPCYouTube - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheMiaConnect - TweetHappy? Follow @TheMiaConnect and use   #BatCrapCrazy   Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here on the event or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ #GetYourLearnOn       #SocialMediaTips    Social Media Power Chat Weekend Edition2013-12-29 18:00:00251  
Craig “The Tech Teacher” Chamberlin80,661*Today On The PCM Tech Help Show* *Post Questions on the Event Page that you'd like answered during Monday's episode!* +Craig Chamberlin discusses the ins and outs of Chromebooks, Laptops and Tablets. There are fundamentally different markets and users for each product. There is also no single product that fits every possible user. Join Craig as he gives his common sense approach to decided between these three popular technologies. *The PCM Tech Help Show* Broadcasts LIVE via Hangouts On Air Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM EST Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/pcmichiana *Episode Outline:* An Exciting Time For Technology Setting The Record Straight What Kind Of User Are You? The Traditional Laptop -- What It Offers -- Why You Might Want It -- Things To Consider -- Are You A Laptop? The Tablet / Tablet PC -- Android vs Apple -- Microsoft Surface Pro? -- What Tablets Really Offer -- Things To Consider -- Are You A Tablet? Emerging Chromebooks -- What's A Chromebook? -- Is It Really Unique, If So, Why? -- What It Offers -- Things To Consider -- Are You A Chromebook? Conclusion: Era Of Personalization Get Your Hands On One OutroChromebooks vs Laptops vs Tablets (December 16th, 2013)2013-12-16 13:30:00117  
Dustin W. Stout50,625Bringing together 7 social media power houses, we'll be talking about the current state of social media and where we're headed in 2014. We'll be talking about the top social networks including: - Google+ - Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter - Instagram - Pinterest Guests include +Jeff Sieh, +Jenn Herman, +Jesse Wojdylo, +Mia Voss, +Mike Allton, +Stephan Hovnanian, and of course myself.  Add your questions to the event page now and we'll do our best to answer them throughout the event. And be sure to put your social pants on, because it should be a heck of a ride!  Event courtesy of +dustn.tv - dustn.tv.The State of Social Media 20142013-12-14 18:00:00188  
Mia Voss35,453 The  #SocialMediaPowerChat happens every Friday & we get our chat on about all things social media & online. This week we'll be dishing with +David Oldenburg of the #OnlineMoneyShow  and +Anabell Hilarski of #HighImpactMediaGroup Topics include Social Media, Tech, Marketing, Online Business and all things new online! We'll be taking your questions & shouting out your comments LIVE so join us this Friday  - don't miss it!  Feel like tweeting? Use the hashtag #BatCrapCrazy   Friday, October 18th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST and 12pm EST Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the Youtube replay right here or at http://themiaconnect.com/episodes/ Invite your friends & share this event - show the love! #BatCrapCrazy     | #GetYourLearnOn  | #SocialMediaTips  | #OnlineMarketing  Social Media Power Chat - Guests: David Oldenberg & Anabell Hilarski2013-10-18 18:00:00105  
Mia Voss35,453The  #SocialMediaPowerChat happens every Friday & we get our chat on about all things social media & online. This week we'll be dishing with +Christine DeGraff, +Johann Gauthier and +Tom Coleman  ..... talk about some serious panel firepower! We'll be taking your questions & shouting out your comments *LIVE* so join us this Friday  - don't miss it!     Friday, October 11th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST and 12pm EST Can't make the show? Not to worry - you can catch the replay right here or at https://www.youtube.com/TheMiaConnect #BatCrapCrazy   | #GetYourLearnOn    Social Media Power Chat featuring Christine DeGraff , Johann Gauthier & Tom Coleman2013-10-11 18:00:00292  
Mia Voss35,453 The #SocialMediaPowerChat happens every Friday & we get our chat on about all things social media & online. This week we'll be dishing with +Michael Bennett about... well, you guessed it... #Google and more! Friday, October 4th at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST and 12pm EST #BatCrapCrazy  | #GetYourLearnOn  Social Media Power Chat with Michael Bennett2013-10-04 18:00:0067  
Mia Voss35,453The  #SocialMediaPowerChat happens every Friday & we get our chat on about all things social media & online. This week we'll be dishing with *+Dino Dogan*  cofounder of *+Triberr*  and *+Randy Hilarski* of   *#HighImpactMediaGroup*   This Friday at  9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST and 12pm EST #BatCrapCrazy  | #GetYourLearnOn  Social Media Power Chat featuring Dino Dugan & Randy Hilarski2013-09-27 18:00:0049  
Mia Voss35,453Time for another #SocialMediaPowerChat  with +The Mia Connect! This week we'll be chatting it up about all things social media (of course) with: +Robert Caruso of +Bundle Post (can't wait to dish on it!) +Samantha Gluck - health care journalist ExtraOrdinaire! +Diana Smith of #TheElevationist   +Lorien Green - Geeky gamer mom with an iron wit 9am PST | 10am MST | 11am CST | 12pm EST #BatCrapCrazy  | #GetYourLearnOn  Social Media Power Chat 9-13-13 - #LuckyFriday2013-09-13 18:00:00106  
Mia Voss35,453Yup, we'll be having coffee and chatting it up with +Dustin W. Stout  on Sunday am!  Topics?  You name it!  Blogs, Google Plus and just about anything you want to ask... within reasonable reason. :) #BatCrapCrazy  | #SocialMediaPowerChat  Social Media Power Chat - Weekend Edition with Dustin Stout2013-09-08 18:00:0017  
Mia Voss35,453Time for another #SocialMediaPowerChat  with +The Mia Connect.  This week we'll be dishing about #Twitter  , #LinkedIn  and, of course, #GooglePlus   Panel guests include: +Tom Coleman & +Jack C Crawford ! #BatCrapCrazy  | #HangoutsOnAir  Social Media Power Chat 9-6-132013-09-06 18:00:0021  
Appliantology11In August 23, 2013, fire to destroy Earth: (updated to reflected 13 days difference in the Russian Calendar. It would be the greatest carnage ever recorded in history. World would end on 23 August 2013 when a fire shall devour all living things, then, the planet would face a graving silence “, the American researcher translated. “It’s hard to believe that these events will occur, but worrying is the fact that most things predicted by Rasputin came true so far”, David W. Norvalk noted. The End of the World2013-09-04 02:00:00171  
Mia Voss35,453Time for another #SocialMediaPowerChat  with +The Mia Connect. This week's distinguished guests will be +Randy Hilarski and +Ralf Kaiser  - I'll be dishing with them on social media, #PayPerClick  and how both are great for #sitetraffic ! #BatCrapCrazy  | #HangoutsOnAir  | #PPC  | #HighImpactMediaGroup  Social Media Power Chat 8-30-132013-08-30 18:00:0028  
Mia Voss35,453Dishing on the latest & greatest in Social Media! http://youtu.be/OFlWbqyT6Ss #SocialMediaPowerChat | +The Mia Connect SocialMediaPowerChat - Kelly Paull & Meghann Conter2013-08-23 18:00:0033  
Mia Voss35,453Join us as we dish on the latest & greatest in Social Media. The uber-smart +Ronnie Bincer, #TheHangoutHelper  AND ultra-connected +Randy Hilarski, author of #SocialMediaAndYou  will be this week's guests. Don't miss it - we'll be taking your questions & comments so get ready!#SocialMediaPowerChat2013-08-16 18:00:0043  
Yifat Cohen78,478Grab your app here: https://goo.gl/p4LJTh *How do you get your Hangout to play live on Facebook, Mobile and Your site at the same time?* How do you make affiliate commission without driving traffic to someone else's site? How do you build your audience with someone else's video content, and basically turning your Fan Page into your own TV Channel? *Finally, how do you do all this in less than 10 minutes?* Join  +Yifat Cohen and +Rene Banuelos as they break it down and give you *specific strategies* to get *more exposure* and *syndicate your Hangouts* for *higher visibility and profits.* ------------- #facebookmarketing   #hangoutsonair   #facebookapps   #mobilehangoutsonair   #livehoa   #unscripted   #onlinemarketingtips   #gplusgotogal   #humanmedia  #You gotta be everywhere, so does your Hangout.2013-08-15 18:00:0073  
Google for Entrepreneurs1,490,328We're excited to announce we'll be hosting a Hangout with some of the great innovators of our time,+Elon Musk and +Richard Branson, in a conversation moderated by Googler +Yonca Brunini. They'll discuss entrepreneurship, space travel, and advice for entrepreneurs around the world. They'll take questions from entrepreneurs at tech hubs like the +Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa, +Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship - Caribbean, and +Virgin Money. We're excited to hear from these two entrepreneurs who embody 10x thinking, and to be inspired by their vision for the future. Tune in on Thursday, August 8th!  9am California time 11am Jamaica time 5pm UK time 6pm South Africa timeHangout with Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson2013-08-08 18:00:006767  
Veterans United355,298Join +Veterans United  , +Google+  and U.S. military members from around the world for the second episode of #HeroesHangout with +Houston Rockets  basketball star, +Jeremy Lin .  Lin, known for being the subject of #Linsanity, will hangout with American heroes past and present in a candid conversation around focus, team playing, rising to the occasion and athletic ability. The Veterans United Network's +Sarah Hill  will moderate the discussion.   Before the NBA, Lin attended Harvard University without an athletic scholarship. He graduated from the University undrafted before joining the Golden State Warriors in 2010. After being assigned to the NBA D-League and obtaining waives from the Warriors and the Rockets, Lin joined the New York Knicks for the 2011-12 season. In February 2012, Lin led a winning streak while being promoted to the starting lineup and being the star of what fans called, *#Linsanity*. Lin is currently in a three-year contract with the Rockets.  The Veterans United Network is a leading hub of news and advice for veterans and military families.  We love to Hangout with Heroes!  See you on July 1st.  You can watch the Hangout streaming here on the +Veterans United  Google+ profile. Heroes Hangout2013-07-02 01:00:00404  
ARTISTS IN THE PLUS1,972,662+Artists In The Plus is proud to bring you a very special "Concerts In The Plus!' with Guitar Legend +Preston Reed. (Banner Photo By +Ralf Hebauf ) +Preston Reed has virtually reinvented how the acoustic guitar is played. Reed practices a flamboyant self-invented style, characterized by percussive techniques and simultaneous rhythm and melody lines that dance and ricochet around each other, giving his music a level of excitement that is unparalleled among today's guitarists. Playing an array of guitars from acoustic to electric to classical Reed's vast range of explosively original music will forever change your expectation of a guitarist. First-time listeners find it impossible to believe that they're hearing just the one musician, in real time. Reed attacks the entire instrument in a never-ending search for the orchestra he knows is lurking inside. At full tilt, his fingers, thumbs, fists and hands at once suggest a drummer, keyboardist, bassist and several guitarists at work. The most impressive thing about Reed's technique, though, is that it doesn't draw attention to itself. His compositions are far from abstract virtuosic displays; even without lyrics he creates vivid, engrossing scenes. Sometimes the effect is almost onomatopoetic. Reed generates visual stimuli with every tweak of his instrument, thus augmenting his wordless compositions with an aura of the poetic. Each tune is a story in itself with a potent, cinematic atmosphere and an almost tangible thread of communication between Preston Reed and the listener. Reed's entry into this guitar odyssey was inauspicious enough, his path thereafter largely self-discovered. A few chords learned from his guitar playing father, a brief, very brief, flirtation with the ukulele, clandestine practice sessions of his favourite Beatles and Stones songs on dad's guitar .... and then a too-strict classical guitar teacher led to premature retirement. At 16, however, Reed heard Jefferson Airplane's rootsy blues offshoot, Hot Tuna. His interest was rekindled big time. Acoustic guitar heroes John Fahey and Leo Kottke were studied, their styles absorbed but not imitated, and at this point things really begin to get interesting because, at 17, Reed, by now precociously proficient, played his first live gig, supporting beat poet Allen Ginsberg at the Smithsonian Institute. Just getting on a train from his native Armonk in New York State to Washington was a cool adventure. And it was just the first of many, not least of which was the one which resulted from his signing his first deal with a major record company, MCA, through the auspices of his friend, country singer-songwriter Lyle Lovett. Determined to make the most of this opportunity, Reed pushed himself to go beyond the standard fingerpicking styles he'd perfected. The result was the beginnings of Reeds startlingly innovative style, with its percussive, two-handed fretboard attack, that you hear today and which has caused guitar luminaries such "Concerts In The Plus!" Preston Reed2013-05-26 21:00:0071  
Virtual Photo Walks™4,966,398View Paris from the Eiffel Tower with +Laurent Jean Philippe, 10am Eastern 3pm Paris timeView Paris from the Eiffel Tower with +Laurent Jean Philippe2013-03-17 15:00:00116  
Jessica Northey1,831,166Join @115263347034954886450  Wednesday October 24th starting 5pm PT! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=eDGGFu-Ok9w We'll be talking about Americana and folk music with @115355394914388821672, @101855386466968203040, @102002299339025067376, @107291158434082397409 as well as @111956683258824284439  We'll talk about what Americana music is and some performances showing difference styles! A few weeks ago, I wrote about the never-ending debate about the definition of Country Music. As tough as that is, it’s nothing compared to how one defines the term “Americana.”  In writing about this topic, I’m going to be (gasp!) honest about my thoughts – as they were when you first started hearing the term to describe a musical genre. There were several artists who had been favorites of the Country genre who no longer found themselves played on mainstream radio. Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris were two examples of this. Crowell had a string of top tens from 1988-1992, but all of a sudden his name disappeared from radio playlists. The same happened to Emmylou Harris following her 1988 top ten “Heartbreak Hill.” Critics of the musical format said it was that Country Music had changed – and gotten more pop and rock influenced. That is true – but, only halfway. If you listen to some of Harris’s post 1992 work, as well as Crowell’s, you’ll find some different sounds and subject matter that they weren’t doing earlier. That’s not saying they weren’t doing great music – but it WAS different than their own music that was played on top-40 Country radio just a few years earlier. So, (at least in my mind), that’s how the Americana format was born– as a place for acts who weren’t getting the commercial reception that they once had. Ok, I know I just offended several of my friends with that – but that’s my opinion. I never said that the music was bad, just different. Twenty years later, the definition of Americana is not that simple in my mind. One of the best albums of late in the format is Radney Foster’s current album, DEL RIO, TEXAS REVISITED: UNPLUGGED AND LONESOME , is a stunning re-take on his classic 1992 album DEL RIO, TEXAS 1959. The songs are the same that were radio hits back in the early 1990s. They were Country then, what changed? When artists like Patty Loveless release new projects, they get a warmer reception in the Americana format than Country – and this is by an artist that is a former CMA Female Vocalist of the Year. Granted, she wasn’t cutting Bluegrass music back in 1988 as her last album was, but the voice is still as pure and stunning as ever. But, Americana reaches far beyond the Country format. There’s tinges of Blues, Rock, Gospel, and Bluegrass that are sprinkled throughout. So, is Americana “anything outside of the mainstream?” I don’t know. The Civil Wars, a critical favorite, recently collaborated with Taylor Swift on “Safe and Sound.” What do you call that?  Part of my continuing education concerning “Americana” Americana & Folk Music Twangout with Twang Nation's Baron Lane, Joe Whyte, Heather Fay and Ryan Van Sickle.2012-10-25 02:00:0046  
Google Play8,586,972Watch a live hangout with bestselling novelist @105497339515115198915 (http://goo.gl/mmMwB) on the release date of his newest legal thriller, _The Racketeer_ (http://goo.gl/Wy8Wh). If you have a great question for John, feel free to leave it in the comments!  #grishamhangout ABOUT JOHN GRISHAM:  John Grisham is the author of twenty-five novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and two novels for young readers. He lives in Virginia and Mississippi.Google Play Presents: John Grisham2012-10-23 21:30:00389  
Tea for Ten1,351,176All about herbals. A live field trip to Celestial Seasonings in Colorado will be part of the show, as well as herbal tea experts on hand to answer your questions. Join us live on G+ and YouTube at a special time, especially you Europeans and Africans!Tea for Ten - Herbal Teas2012-10-22 23:00:0040  
Google Play8,586,972Join a live hangout with Salman Khan of Khan Academy (khanacademy.org), as he takes your questions about his new book _The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined_ (US&CA- goo.gl/Eo4Cv). Submit your questions in the comments below for a chance to have Salman respond on air. #khanhangout   Also -- Watch Salman's recent talk about his new book with Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt: goo.gl/G8vkf -- and come prepared with some questions about his book. #khanhangout #salmankhan #khanacademy ABOUT SALMAN KHAN: Salman Khan is the founder of The Khan Academy, nonprofit organization with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site's resources are available, completely free of charge. Google Play presents: Salman Khan of Khan Academy2012-10-17 22:00:001620  
martin shervington1,138,026*Are you batty for Bond, get mesmerised by 'M' or simply revel in the quintessential Englishness of Q?* Well, the 5th of October 2012 is the day you won't want to miss! To celebrate the anniversary of James Bond how about we post some iconic images, some favourite quotes and maybe even have a themed hangout or two. We could go for favourite gadgets in one, most thrilling chases in another and maybe even have one dedicated to celebration of Pussy Galore?! Honour Blackman would be delighted. More details on the day here; feel free to invite everyone you want to join in on the fun. #jamesbond007   #jamesbond   #globaljamesbondday   http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/jamesbond/9509677/Global-James-Bond-Day-to-celebrate-007s-50th-anniversary.html p.s. it happens to land on #007riday  as well, which is all the more perfect.Global James Bond 007 Day - to celebrate the 50th Anniversary2012-10-05 09:30:00140  
Yifat Cohen78,478*How the social revolution is changing the way we do business.* We all keep hearing about how important it is to engage and build relationships - what does it really mean, and what tools are out there to help us master it? When @105103058358743760661 spoke at DreamForce he saw *a vision for a future of business information systems that is entirely based on relationships.* *ENGAGE OR DIE.* In this Hangout On Air, we'll dive into the topic of engagement with @105103058358743760661   as he explains what he calls "engagement leverage." This framework bridges the kind of internal engagement you need with employees with the external engagement you need with customers, suppliers, partners and other external stakeholders. It's a simple, yet surprisingly powerful way for thinking about the way your organization gets work done.  Gideon writes at Alchemy of Change about helping companies bring purpose and technology together into a more powerful source of competitive advantage. Gideon just came back from leading a panel on engagement at Salesforce's Dreamforce Conference (now the biggest tech conference in the world) and so in addition to talking with us about the engagement leverage model, he'll also share some of what he saw at Dreamforce. (http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/)DreamForce: what I learned about the relationship revolution.2012-10-04 18:00:0064  
Google Local Austin356,196FULL TOPIC LIST: Day 1: Review your favorite place to eat breakfast. Day 2: Review a hair salon or barbershop. Day 3: Review a great place to grab a margarita. Day 4: Review a business that specializes in pets. Day 5: Review your dentist. Day 6: Review a local bakery, candy store or place with great desserts. Day 7: Review wherever you go to get in shape. Day 8: Review your favorite local clothing store. Day 9: Review the best local watering hole or swimming pool. Day 10: Review a place that's keeping Austin weird. Day 11: Review your favorite Austin theater. Day 12: Review a local park or city attractions. Day 13: Review a steakhouse/review a vegetarian-friendly restaurant. Day 14: Review a place where you buy gifts for others (or yourself!) Day 15: Review any place with great art--museum or otherwise. Day 16: Review an Italian restaurant. Day 17: Review your favorite book store or record store. Day 18: Review a local coffee shop or tea house.  Day 19: Review a place in Austin with the best (or worst) customer service. Day 20: Review a place where you go for repairs/alterations/cleaning (auto body shops, tech gadget repair shops, dry cleaners, tailors, etc).  Day 21: Review a BBQ joint. Day 22: Review your favorite date spot or picnic spot. Day 23: Review a local Indian, Chinese, or Japanese restaurant. Day 24: Review an Austin hotel (or hotel restaurant/bar). Day 25: Review a place in north Austin. Day 26: Review your favorite place to take out-of-town visitors. Day 27: Review a place that's opened within the past year. Day 28: Review a place you believe is overrated. Day 29: In honor of  #Reviewsday , review whatever you want!  Day 30: FINAL DAY!  In honor of Halloween, review a creepy spot, or a place to get a great costume. *Deadline: complete all reviews in the challenge by Friday, November 2nd to make sure you get invited to our Mission Complete party!* Original Post: Do you know Austin better than all your friends?  Are you in the know on all the hippest spots, newest openings and "weirdest" finds? Prove it! We're challenging YOU to participate in our first-ever Google+ Local 30-Day Reviewing Challenge! Here's how it works: 1. Make sure you've added @103609387223372966927 to your circles, then RSVP "yes" to this event. (We'll add you back to a circle just for #30DayChallenge members!) 2.  Each day, we'll post the review topic-du-jour. Pick a business that meets the qualifications, write a quick review of them using Google+ Local, then share the review using the hashtag #30DayChallenge .  _Miss a day? No biggie!  Just post two reviews the next day to catch up!_ 3. At the end of October, we'll do a check to see who wrote their 30 reviews, and invite those users to an EXCLUSIVE, all-expense paid event in their honor, with great food, drinks, swag and more. It's that simple! Sign up today, and we'll have the first topic going out tomorrow, October 2nd. Recruit all your friends to participate and get ready to party with us! #30DaAustin 30-Day Reviewing Challenge!2012-10-01 07:00:0099  
Fraser Cain962,243Join us for a @100902337165997768522  Every week we connect up a bunch of telescopes into a live Google+ hangout and broadcast our view of the night sky. What will we be able to see? We're moving into the Fall constellations now, so many of the bright galaxies like Andromeda and M33 will be visible. It'll be a big bright Full Moon on Sunday, so... there's that. Maybe Jupiter? We'll get started once it gets dark on the West Coast. If you love these star parties, make sure you circle @100902337165997768522 on Google+. Then you'll get an invite each week. #starparty-sep30 I've attached last week's star party so you can get an idea of what this is about.Virtual Star Party - Sep. 30, 20122012-10-01 04:30:00627  
Carra Riley51,318Help celebrate International Peace Day September 21, 2012 Post your photos of peace on this event and share the concept of World Peace....EASY..... just go up to "add photo" and post your photo of peace.   #PeaceDay Then tell your circles to come over and share too! Google+ friends sponsoring this event @111983961140937248134  Canada   @116905863525318361853   Arizona @117978225340034837729  Chicagoland Illinois @107463194690369779643  Florida  @108210288375340023376  Colorado   @113129299593678810557   Israel  @110314870942359593103  France @106049828009478130206  California  @107958599012052618167   Kansas City, Missouri  @103236949470535942612  Switzerland  @103698889037599783920  from midwest USA and @107617466014078748111  from Rhode Island USA @108274011286866375808  from Malaysia is helping with creating the final #peaceday  Circles   Thank you Vince!   @110314870942359593103 from #France  is personal friends with the Founder of @114229915466266170391  and the actual person who got the UN to recognize #PeaceDay  in 2002, Jeremy Gilley. There will be a LIVE from #London  event live streaming on youtube on the actual Peace Day, Friday, September 21, 2012.   Less than 5 hours away.... attend #PeaceDay with the founder Jeremy Gilley  Be part of the live streaming from London: "....headline performance from Elton John in his only London show this year plus performances from James Morrison, 2CELLOS and introductions by Peace One Day founder, Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day Ambassador, Jude Law and Lily Cole. The show is set to be the biggest event of Peace One Day’s groundbreaking 13-year history and you can watch it on our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/peaceoneday) and on the @114229915466266170391 page." The UN link shares a bit more about the International Day of Peace also known as #PeaceDay "I urge everyone, between now and 21 September, to think about how they can contribute. Let us work together ...... sustainable development, sustainable peace… and a secure future for all." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPIhF_GRLIQ  UN #peaceday support video!   Much more about the Peace Day and link to all events around the world. http://peaceoneday.org "The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982........ Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, or just sitting in silent meditation. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. The impact if millions of people in all parts of the world, coming together for one day of peace, is immense." *Join in shaPeace Day2012-09-26 09:30:00625  
KQED SCIENCE375,766Join @100526514195087244555 for a Hangout On Air on black holes! You'll be able to watch the live discussion right here on our Event page. Please feel free to post your questions for our panelists on this page and we'll do our best to get them answered during our Hangout.  Black holes are some of the most mysterious and misunderstood objects in the universe. Since the confirmation of their existence roughly 40 years ago, they've captured the imagination of astronomers, the public and sci-fi authors who have helped give these invisible giants a bad rap. Join our discussion which will separate fact from fiction and hear the latest developments with NuSTAR, a black hole hunter launched in June by @102371865054310418159  which is swiftly scanning the skies for these space oddities. We have some special guests lined up, including: Moderator: KQED QUEST TV producer @107722122431088291351  *Ben Burress*, Staff Astronomer, @111818234279875467079  *William Craig*, Instrument Manager, NuSTAR NASA Mission (http://goo.gl/pQM48) *Alex Filippenko*, Professor of Astronomy, @115631634705580814770  *Fiona Harrison*, Principal Investigator, NuSTAR NASA Mission *Watch this trailer embedded on our event page for an upcoming QUEST TV story on black holes!*Black Holes: Objects of Attraction - An Astronomy Round Table Discussion2012-09-25 18:30:00411  
CNET2,344,703Join @117066506468390387035, @107626068753267217775 and @107755092517418534815 as they show off the #iPhone5  and answer your questions in a live Google+ Hangout on Air! Submit questions using #CNETLive   Join us here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/X-mMRX4jvzEJoin CNET for an iPhone 5 Hangout!2012-09-20 23:30:00172  
Veterans United355,298We are pleased to announce that we will be talking live with Brian Stann, UFC fighter and Marine Veteran on Monday September 17th. RSVP and add @111457839887728165697 to your circles for a chance to be one of the 10 people in the LIVE video chat with Brian Stann. The event will automatically stream live on our page and we will be taking questions from those watching as well. VUN Live: Exclusive with Brian Stann2012-09-17 23:00:0068  
Veterans United355,298Join Sarah Hill and our VA Loan experts as they take you behind the scenes at Veterans United and show you how the loan process works. VUN Live: The Loan Process2012-09-13 03:00:0019  
Sarah Hill2,823,684Hangout happens on the Veterans United Profile.  You must be in @111457839887728165697 's approved Hangout circle in order to join this Hangout and say a brief word of thanks to our Virtual Honor Flight veterans. +1 its page and follow as under Google rules, business pages can't circle you unless you've circled it first.  This Virtual Honor Flight is a partnership between V-U, Central MO Honor Flight and @106837773805813749834 .  Know a WWII vet unable to fly?  Here's how to give them a virtual Honor Flight.  http://www.sarahhillstories.blogspot.com/2012/08/virtual-honor-flights-for-wwii-veterans.html . Thank a Vet: Virtual Honor Flight via G+ Hangout2012-09-04 15:00:0057  
Trever McGhee95,636Please accept my apologies if your one of the few that got hit by a bug in their system! This is my first event and for some reason Google notified some people 20 times and for some their system was planning on doing that within their calendars for the next 5 years...every single day...20 times a day...how it did or why it would set peoples calendars up to be notified 20 times a day...I don't know. Hopefully they've got it corrected, if not please let me know. I know I wanted to help peoples wishes come true but not in that way, The goal of this event my Birthday is give you as many of my Birthday Wishes as you require...why because you deserve it. My wish is here is to connect you to the thoughts/ the energy of thousands of people around the world all making a Birthday Wish for themselves from the heart... to you. I like to Imagine the energy from all those making a wish and the energy coming from the ones that come true(the smiles..the laughter..the tears...the overflowing of pure joy) being connected to you to power your own wish to come true. Thanks to some theories about Quantum Physics there's no space between you or me or them...topped with the fact they tell us energy is never destroyed, it's gotta go somewhere as each new person joins in, so why not to you to empower your wish to come true sooner rather than later. Imagine being connected to thousands....millions of others all making wishes...all hoping that your wish comes true for it will help empower their wish. They've documented several cases of where positive thoughts have made a difference, so why not around someones birthday who can then share it with everyone whose connected to that person...so me for this event. It's never been done before, so why not now....be part of it. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain as we go day by day, year by year building this community of wish granters. Now think of an image that represents your wish and then take2seconds to think of that image at least once a day until it comes true. Have fun with it, there's no right or wrong way when you come from the heart. Please let us know as each wish comes true...yes each wish...there's no law that says you're only granted one wish...you deserve everyone of them when they come from the heart..when that wish fills you with the passion for life... *****UPDATE at first I was focused on getting as many people as possible for this so that everyone had more energy but now after reading your comments..hearing your passion for life...the numbers have gone completely out the window for each one of you have brought your own unique energy to the equation that's priceless....THANK YOU In my world Birthday wishes can be made everyday of the year because it's a celebration everyday that your here to share this with. So today I Celebrate being 44 and 1 day old.Update to fix Google Bug for "It's My Birthday and my wish is for your wishes to come true!!"2012-08-17 12:00:00202  
Fraser Cain962,243To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004861  
NASA2,453,702The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching? Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase. Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed. Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002192  
Meilani MacDonald14,671* TGIF Business Networking Hangout - This week: Home Office Organization and Time Management* Working from home can be a challenge!  Why is it that when I was working at a regular job I was organized and efficient, and managed to get all tasks done on time, but working from home sometimes feels like such a challenge?  Distractions, flexible schedule, no one to hold me accountable but myself (uh-oh!).  I need a better system! Tomorrow my special guest will be +Marie Leslie, who is an expert at organization and time management!  Boy do I ever need to hear what she will be sharing with us!  Please join us as she shares great tips and advice on how to create a home workspace and schedule that will keep us on track and focused on our business! *How To Join This Hangout* RSVP YES and I will add you to my "My Hangouts" circle, which gets the first invites at 3:45pm pst. At 3:55pm pst invites go to out to all my circles if any seats are open, and show begins at 4pm pst!  *This is not a public hangout, so you MUST rsvp yes or ping me in a message with a request to be invited!*  *Where to Find the Invite to Join* If your stream goes by fast you'll want to check my posts from my profile page for the invite notice so you don't miss it!  To do that go to my profile page and then click the "Posts" button just below the gears pictures in my profile header image, or click this link: https://plus.google.com/106203314085966263136/posts  Remember, you must be in my circles to receive the invite to join in the hangout, so rsvp yes, or leave a comment below requesting an invite! *About the Host* @106203314085966263136 is a business brand identity consultant offering private, one-on-one consulting as well as discounted workshops for groups, both via Hangouts.  By the end of our first private or group session you will have a completed worksheet full of the information needed to create your small business marketing outreach strategy and build the business brand identity you want for your biz! Meilani is also a graphic designer with over 15 years of experience and you can see her portfolio here on Google+ at   https://plus.google.com/photos/106203314085966263136/albums/5663352420245600561 #business   #marketing   #TGIF   #organization   #timemanagement   #homeoffice   #smallbiz   #entrepreneurs   #hangouts   #hangoutsonair  TGIF Business Networking Hangout2012-08-04 01:00:007  
London 20121,459,413The Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games is almost here!  We can’t wait for the celebrations to begin. But the Olympics isn’t just for those inside the Olympic Stadium in London – it’s for everyone to enjoy wherever you are in the world. We want you to join in and show us how you’re celebrating the start of the Olympic Games. We’ve created this Event on Google+ to bring the pictures of your Opening Ceremony parties (and some from the Stadium too!) together in one place. Wherever you are in the world, simply join this Event and upload your pictures via Android, iPhone or the web. // What you need to do now Tell us you’re ‘going’ to the event by clicking the blue 'Are you going' button above and selecting 'Yes'. Then download the Google+ App to your Android or iPhone and sign in with your Google Account details. Share this event with others who you’ll be celebrating with! // What you need to do on Friday from 7.30pm On the evening of the Opening Ceremony you'll be able to add photos and comments. Android: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. Check in, and enable Party Mode (http://goo.gl/ziNdk). Then use the camera as usual to take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. iPhone: Open the Google+ App, select Events, then click the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony Event. From there, click the Camera icon in the bottom right hand corner and take photos of your celebration. These will upload to the Event page. Web: Click the red “Add Photos” button at the top of this page, and upload photos manually to the Event page through the interface.   Please note: This is a family-friendly event. Inappropriate photos or comments will be removed. For more information, please refer to our Moderation Policy (http://goo.gl/s7LvC).London 2012 Opening Ceremony: The Worldwide Watch Party!2012-07-27 20:30:004692  
Google TV382,732Join us for a #GoogleTV   #Hangoutsonair  with @104383957381624894340 *July 17th at 11am PST.*  Ameba provides great content from thousands of educational and music themed shows for your kids to enjoy.  Soo make sure to send us your questions ahead of time and if you would like to be added to the hangout, leave your name in the stream below.  See you guys tomorrow! Google TV Hangout On Air Series: Ameba TV2012-07-17 20:00:00177  
pio dal cin82,926Larry Page is slowly recovering from the illness that prevented him from attending to the shareholders meeting a couple weeks ago and other public events. Eric Schmidt reports that he is now slowly recovering and beginning to go back to his office. I though I made this Event for everyone like me who want to wish him a total and quick recovery. So write your message here below to express Larry your Gplusser's supportLarry Page is Back to Work -Virtual welcome back card2012-07-14 04:00:0014  
Google TV382,732Join us for a  #hangout  tomorrow afternoon at 3pm PST with #GoogleTV  Product Specialist @115983319673038159056! We will be discussing the latest updates including brand new @107316151152900332757 and @103150452118666372391 devices.  Make sure to send us your questions ahead of time. And if you would like to  join our hangout, leave your name in the stream below and we'll send you an invitation. Google TV Hangout On Air Series: Recap Of Updates2012-07-11 00:00:00300  
Chris Lang51,20230 hours of Google I/O streaming and recorded Events later, I have the top 20 Internet Marketing take aways from Google I/O. HOA Streamed here: http://profiles.google.com/ChrisLang Add your questions here to have them answered on the show: http://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=1ff86b&t=1ff86b.40 If you are sleeping in today, there will be a replay, so don't fret if you missed this.Google I/O Marketing Take Aways 9 AM EST / 6 AM PST2012-06-30 15:00:0017  

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2015-07-13 03:03:02 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

the dotcom surplus

https://twitter.com/StartupLJackson/status/620423891962347520

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2015-06-30 19:55:21 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

This beautifully illustrated infographic, designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas López, shows the most spoken known languages in the world and where they’re spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study

Via http://www.iflscience.com/environment/worlds-most-spoken-languages-and-where-they-are-spoken 

#Languages   #WorldWide   #Environment   #Communication  

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2015-07-05 03:44:48 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Waiting for fireworks. Venus and Jupiter are the opening act.

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2015-07-31 06:26:46 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Hmmmm ...

Hmmmm ...___

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2015-07-28 15:24:56 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

From my friend and photographer of "real-life" in his home country, +Firoze Shakir 

My First Kumbh Nasik Trimbakeshwar 2002
I had stayed a night before with Shri Vijay Giri Maharaj at his tent at Sadhugram.. I shot a lot of images on slide including the ling kriya etc.. I joined him begging from tent to tent and added all this to my lifes experience .. But on the day of the Shah...___From my friend and photographer of "real-life" in his home country, +Firoze Shakir 

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2015-07-27 15:34:31 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-25 17:22:08 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

I just want to know where this is, so I go there ...
via +Рита Ткаченко 

___I just want to know where this is, so I go there ...
via +Рита Ткаченко 

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2015-07-25 05:08:49 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

HORIZON

It's near twilight, heading West.
I'm in a metal bird,
chasing the Sun.
High above our home,
the horizon speaks
to me.
Before Venus and Jupiter appear,
I see the Universe,
orange, amber, the palest green,
and blue,
spread out in an arc.
And I now know that it also
sees me.

Copyright (c) 2015, Jack C Crawford
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HORIZON

It's near twilight, heading West.
I'm in a metal bird,
chasing the Sun.
High above our home,
the horizon speaks
to me.
Before Venus and Jupiter appear,
I see the Universe,
orange, amber, the palest green,
and blue,
spread out in an arc.
And I now know that it also
sees me.

Copyright (c) 2015, Jack C Crawford
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2015-07-21 05:56:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Thx +Alex Grossman 

___Thx +Alex Grossman 

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2015-07-20 23:12:23 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

"[Learn] things useful in a barter economy."
Wow.
Irene Sandler (@ISandlerPDX) scares us and encourages us in one short article.

"[Learn] things useful in a barter economy."
Wow.
Irene Sandler (@ISandlerPDX) scares us and encourages us in one short article.___

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2015-07-20 16:15:11 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

The latest buzzphrase is "The Internet of Me"  
Google's view: https://goo.gl/yqnKVZ #IoM
+Think with Google +MIND 

The latest buzzphrase is "The Internet of Me"  
Google's view: https://goo.gl/yqnKVZ #IoM
+Think with Google +MIND ___

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2015-07-18 20:23:48 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Firenze!

+pio dal cin

#Florence  ___Firenze!

+pio dal cin

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2015-07-18 02:19:10 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

I will just simply share this from +Giselle Minoli ...

At the edge of the water sand flies bit my ankles.
And Pluto watched, silent, in the darkness.

Under the clouds sea foam licked clean my scar.
And Charon swirled, silent, around her partner.

Like lovers, they keep their distance.

Like the tide that will come in tomorrow.

I cannot hear it,
But can imagine it, if I stand still and wait.___I will just simply share this from +Giselle Minoli ...

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2015-07-17 20:08:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Fantastic article by my good friend at +Marriott International, Mr +Peter G McDermott   Please read and share!

For Internal Use Only

On my latest +LinkedIn contribution, I talk about internal communications and what you can do to create more engaging content for not only you customers, but also your team.

Read more here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/internal-use-only-peter-g-mcdermott___Fantastic article by my good friend at +Marriott International, Mr +Peter G McDermott   Please read and share!

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2015-07-17 05:06:04 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Beautiful.

Thank you +Jaana Nyström

Sauna by a lakeside in Finland

#WhiteNights     #Summer     #Finland     #Sauna  ___Beautiful.

Thank you +Jaana Nyström

2015-07-16 22:46:18 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Hmmmm ....

+David Cushman

Taken without consent
Apparently, if a financial institution changes what it
charges you (including creating brand new fees) it can do that as long as it
tells you. It doesn’t need a response from you. It just needs to tell you that
from now on you get to pay them for something ...___Hmmmm ....

+David Cushman

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2015-07-16 19:00:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Makes sense to me Cousin Kim
+Kim Crawford-Anti-aging doctor 

Easy steps to detox your body and home. When you have read this list and know it isn't possible to follow the rules "all the time" I have the easiest detox in the world for you to do so that you stay healthy!___Makes sense to me Cousin Kim
+Kim Crawford-Anti-aging doctor 

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2015-07-15 23:49:59 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 28 +1s)Open 

This seriously rocks ...

Make that burger even tastier with a little spiked ketchup. This graphic shows you how to make your own: 

Check it out below, or head here to read more: http://lifehacker.com/this-infographic-shows-you-nine-ways-to-spice-up-common-1717835009___This seriously rocks ...

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2015-07-15 18:59:47 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

This image just makes me feel ... good.

http://www.caandesign.com/the-modern-hi-macs-house-by-karl-dreer-and-bembe-dellinger-architects/

The Modern HI-MACS #House by Karl Dreer and Bembé Dellinger Architects
Location: Upper Bavaria, #Germany

#architecture #luxury #interiordesign #caandesign #modern___This image just makes me feel ... good.

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2015-07-15 02:35:41 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

From my good friend, work colleague and budding entrepreneur, +Dominic Siano 
Great photo Dominic!
#TourItalyNow   +Tour Italy Now  +Priscila Siano 
tag +pio dal cin +Giselle Minoli 

Italian summer traditions...  ;)___From my good friend, work colleague and budding entrepreneur, +Dominic Siano 
Great photo Dominic!
#TourItalyNow   +Tour Italy Now  +Priscila Siano 
tag +pio dal cin +Giselle Minoli 

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2015-07-14 16:39:05 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Good stuff ... the consumerization of IT hits home.

Is the demand for mobile apps forcing IT departments to rethink and change how they design and architect their IT infrastructures, processes and systems? Get ready for real-time mobile infrastructure: http://cogniz.at/16QxE2f #Mobility___Good stuff ... the consumerization of IT hits home.

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2015-07-14 02:10:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Great article on the sharing marketplace by Subhankar Bhattacharya of +HCL Technologies 

Great article on the sharing marketplace by Subhankar Bhattacharya of +HCL Technologies ___

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2015-07-13 23:28:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I have no idea why my +About.Me ™ profile shows up in Google as a fire hot cauldron.  Maybe it's because I watched an episode from Season 1 of #GameOfThrones  last night.

I have no idea why my +About.Me ™ profile shows up in Google as a fire hot cauldron.  Maybe it's because I watched an episode from Season 1 of #GameOfThrones  last night.___

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2015-07-13 03:03:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Chris Kim A

Cliffs and craters are among the new interesting features captured in an image by New Horizons. As we get closer to Tuesday’s #PlutoFlyby, we continue to learn more and more about the dwarf planet. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1Jd9T0C ___Thanks +Chris Kim A

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2015-07-13 03:03:02 (16 comments, 2 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Thanks +Robert Redl
Staggering ...

the dotcom surplus

https://twitter.com/StartupLJackson/status/620423891962347520___Thanks +Robert Redl
Staggering ...

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2015-07-12 18:48:44 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Just a peek
#Hubble

Hubble peeks at a spiral galaxy

This little-known galaxy, officially named J04542829-6625280, but most often referred to as LEDA 89996, is a classic example of a spiral galaxy. The galaxy is much like our own galaxy, the Milky Way. The disk-shaped galaxy is seen face on, revealing the winding structure of the spiral arms. Dark patches in these spiral arms are in fact dust and gas — the raw materials for new stars. The many young stars that form in these regions make the spiral arms appear bright and bluish.

The galaxy sits in a vibrant area of the night sky within the constellation of Dorado (The Swordfish), and appears very close to the Large Magellanic Cloud — one of the satellite galaxies of the Milky Way.

The observations were carried out with the high resolution channel of Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys.

Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA, Acknowledgement: Flickr user C. Claude___Just a peek
#Hubble

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2015-07-12 18:47:39 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Great Sunday inspiration from +Mylinda Montroy

wants you to remember there is a better place for you.

You may have not have reached it yet, but you are on your way.

With every step you will get closer to this place.
Hold on,
don’t give up,
it`s just around the bend ;-))
___Great Sunday inspiration from +Mylinda Montroy

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2015-07-10 16:37:46 (4 comments, 11 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Good morning friends! I've written a blog post on #CustomerExperience  which has been published today on Digitally Cognizant (link below). If you have a moment, would you please read and let me know your thoughts? Many thanks!

Published today at http://digitally.cognizant.com/digital-strategy/three-ways-can-improve-customer-experience/
___________________
Welcome to the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Customers have gained new powers to choose. Products and services now are transparent and open for inspection.

While enabled by amazing technology, this remains a human change. Such evolution is irreversible. The good news for all of us is that we are human. This level playing field offers new opportunities for growth and improved business outcomes. Thanks to the power and efficiency of networked technology, we now have a commodity that hasl... more »

Good morning friends! I've written a blog post on #CustomerExperience  which has been published today on Digitally Cognizant (link below). If you have a moment, would you please read and let me know your thoughts? Many thanks!

Published today at http://digitally.cognizant.com/digital-strategy/three-ways-can-improve-customer-experience/
___________________
Welcome to the second decade of the twenty-first century.

Customers have gained new powers to choose. Products and services now are transparent and open for inspection.

While enabled by amazing technology, this remains a human change. Such evolution is irreversible. The good news for all of us is that we are human. This level playing field offers new opportunities for growth and improved business outcomes. Thanks to the power and efficiency of networked technology, we now have a commodity that has low cost relative to reward: human engagement.

+David Cushman,  a +Cognizant  thought leader on building trust between firms and their customers, puts it simply in his book, The 10 Principles of Open Business:

“The customer experience is now more important and returns better value than delivering messaging and promise.”

Yes, there is an economic advantage to improved customer experience. The natural way to grow a business today is to put your customers’ experiences first. Front and center. According to mobility expert Chuck Martin, “Everyone wins when the consumer does.”

So how do we do that?

There are three ways to get started and grow far beyond your expectations:

Make customer-experience excellence your focus.
Study yourself and explore your customers’ journeys.
Test, adapt, improve, and celebrate your progress.
Let’s begin.

First: Develop a balanced focus
The first step is a matter of intent. Successful firms have long employed methods to manage change. A key benefit of organizational change management is the prevention of lost business value as innovation is brought to market. But change must come, and innovation is the pathway. Professor Noriaki Kano of the Tokyo University of Science created a scheme in the 1980s for management of innovation. His “Kano” diagram demonstrates this need for continuous innovation, painful as it may be.

This first step requires more than an understanding of innovation theory. A commitment at the top with a laser-sharp focus on member experience is the starting block. Consider your current processes and fully commit to sustained customer-experience excellence.

Also, allow decision making to move lower in the business hierarchy. There is great power in training and encouraging all of your associates to engage personally. Once leadership’s commitment is communicated and internal roadblocks are minimized, the journey to improve member experience is underway.

Second: Study the journey
Step two involves some self-reflection and experience of your customers’ journeys. We know that something isn’t working. This is true for all human endeavors, as perfection is elusive. In their book, The Gen Z Effect, Tom Koulopoulos and Dan Keldsen describe the challenge and opportunity of greater customer understanding:

“When you start looking at behavioral data, especially when you get information that’s not purchase related, such as trip data about whether a customer is in the store or online, or where they are in their life stages or a purchase cycle, it paints a whole different picture.”

Seek out the rough parts of your customer experience. Analyze them, and the low-hanging fruit will stare you right in the face. Here is a free tip: If you have a customer contact center, start there.

Third: Test, tailor, and transmit
This last part is where the action happens. Bring some objectivity to changes in how you engage your customers. Explore their experiences and try new approaches. Discard those that do not work and accelerate the implementation of those that make it easy to do business with you.

Experiment. Make a hypothesis, create a test, and see what happens. Here is an example:

Route callers with difficult problems to a “platinum” service group. You may ask, “How might we do that?” You probably have access to more data about your callers than you may think. An investment in deeper analytics can help you identify members with challenges before they call. The result? When they do call, you can proactively step up the level of engagement and make their lives better.

Better understanding of your customers’ needs in real time is in reach with today’s technology. Imagine being able to predict the likelihood and topic for a future customer call. Reaching out proactively with more efficient channels could change your customers’ experiences for the better.

Dr. Andrew H. Thomas describes our tendency to consider customers as different from ourselves:

“We all have a natural, human bias to imagine objects under observation as isolated and independent of any measuring apparatus.”

When we watch customer behavior, we change it. And that is because we ourselves have begun to change. That is why it is so important to experiment and create measures of success. Then you must be certain to celebrate each success and revise your goals to stretch to higher outcomes.

Start today. Do not be left behind your peers. We wouldn’t want that to happen.

Because we are human.___

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2015-07-09 13:21:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

I just hope the old ones are compatible with the new software.  We shall see.

___I just hope the old ones are compatible with the new software.  We shall see.

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2015-07-07 23:17:20 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-07 16:07:00 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

To my friend +John Kellden 

To my friend +John Kellden ___

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2015-07-06 03:06:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

+Mylinda Montroy inspires daily!

wants you to remember to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not twist them to fit our own image... otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them...

G'day my friends ;-))___+Mylinda Montroy inspires daily!

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2015-07-06 00:59:22 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Boring trip?

Boring trip?___

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2015-07-05 03:44:48 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Waiting for fireworks. Venus and Jupiter are the opening act.

Waiting for fireworks. Venus and Jupiter are the opening act.___

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2015-07-03 13:30:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

What strange and exotic planet is this? Space photography aficionados know, of course, that it's the most familiar planet of all—Earth—as seen through the lens of a camera on the International Space Station. What makes this image so surreal is that it was taken during a spectacular display of the the aurora, a phenomenon that emerges when charged particles (ions) streaming from the Sun interact with gases in Earth's atmosphere. The color of the aurora depends on which gas is being excited by the ions and on how much energy is being exchanged. Oxygen emits either a greenish-yellow light (the most familiar color of the aurora) or a red light; nitrogen generally gives off a blue light. Oxygen and nitrogen also emit ultraviolet light, which can only be detected by special cameras on satellites. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this photograph on June 27,201... more »

Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

What strange and exotic planet is this? Space photography aficionados know, of course, that it's the most familiar planet of all—Earth—as seen through the lens of a camera on the International Space Station. What makes this image so surreal is that it was taken during a spectacular display of the the aurora, a phenomenon that emerges when charged particles (ions) streaming from the Sun interact with gases in Earth's atmosphere. The color of the aurora depends on which gas is being excited by the ions and on how much energy is being exchanged. Oxygen emits either a greenish-yellow light (the most familiar color of the aurora) or a red light; nitrogen generally gives off a blue light. Oxygen and nitrogen also emit ultraviolet light, which can only be detected by special cameras on satellites. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this photograph on June 27, 2015.

See Kelly's original tweet at
https://twitter.com/StationCDRKelly/status/614927732711886849

See a recent satellite view of the aurora at
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=85556

Read more about the aurora from astronaut Don Petit at
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/ISSAurora/

Read more about the aurora from EarthSky at
http://earthsky.org/earth/what-causes-the-aurora-borealis-or-northern-lights___

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2015-07-02 23:00:23 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Happy 4th to my USA friends!

Happy 4th to my USA friends!___

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2015-07-02 21:00:21 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

It's remarkable that we are watching history in real-time. Because we can ...
#8000years

The Cygnus Black Hole --"Fires Up In An Outburst of High-Energy Light"

http://bit.ly/1R76tGp

NASA's Swift satellite detected a rising tide of high-energy X-rays from the constellation Cygnus on June 15, just before 2:32 p.m. EDT. About 10 minutes later, the Japanese experiment on the International Space Station called the Monitor of All-sky X-ray Image (MAXI) also picked up the flare.

The outburst came from V404 Cygni, a binary system located about 8,000 light-years away that contains a black hole. Every couple of decades the black hole fires up in an outburst of high-energy light, becoming an X-ray nova. Until the Swift detection, it had been slumbering since 1989.___It's remarkable that we are watching history in real-time. Because we can ...
#8000years

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2015-07-02 20:58:42 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Via +Monika Schmidt

This week we brought emojis to +Gmail, because earth-shattering innovation happens all the time here at Google. Who will be the first person to use them in a work email at your office? Here's some inspiration.___Via +Monika Schmidt

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2015-07-02 17:20:10 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 24 +1s)Open 

Shameless ...

Shameless ...___

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2015-07-02 17:05:14 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

This is knew not.

thx +John Kellden 

21C, episode 11: White Jumpsuits

"In a network, any sufficiently advanced participant is secretly wearing a white jumpsuit."
@johnkellden

Image:   https://goo.gl/2x0J7g___This is knew not.

thx +John Kellden 

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2015-07-02 05:06:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

VJ

Venus - Jupiter Conjunction (annotated).

This is a three-layered, telescopic image of the conjunction from last night. The base layer was shot using the Celestron Telescopes CPC 800 scope and Canon Australia 600D DSLR, and provided an "overview" (or perhaps "blueprint") of the event for accurate spacing and relative size of the planets.

On top of that are two layers, one for each of the planets, shot using the same telescope, and the ZWO Astronomy Cameras ASI 120MM-S monochrome planetary camera. With some selective adjustments, I was able to brighten up the Galilean moons of Jupiter enough to make them visible, while keeping the planet from blowing out.

Finally I added some annotations to identify the visible objects, and the distances of the planets from Earth (to the nearest million kilometers) at the time the image was taken.

This view is similar to that which can be seen through the eyepiece of a telescope at moderate power - though of course Jupiter has colour (and is perhaps a touch dimmer) through the eyepiece :-)___VJ

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2015-07-02 05:02:37 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Vega ...

The Way to The Milky Way
This panorama shows The Milky Way arching over a little-traveled highway in the high desert of central Oregon, near Millican Valley. The densest part of The Milky Way, the central region of our spiral galaxy (some 27,000 light years away), is at far right. The bright star at top center is Vega. Note that the red glow at left (north) is the aurora borealis. Panorama consists of 14 photos taken on April 16, 2015. Millican Valley, Oregon Coordinates: 44.036158, -120.917347

Credit: Jason Brownlee 
Release Date: June 18, 2015
 
#Space #Astronomy #Stars #MilkyWay #Galaxy #Science #Astrophotography #Panorama #Art #Science #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #MillicanValley #Oregon #USA #UnitedStates___Vega ...

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2015-07-01 22:01:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

From my colleague +Kevin Benedict with regard to our colleague, #PeterRogers
:)

The Evolution of IoT and a Look at the Future
Peter Rogers My colleague at Cognizant , digital guru and mad scientist Peter Rogers shares his experiences and insights on the IoT (Internet of Things) in this guest blog.  These opinions are not necessarily shared by anyone else, anywhere.  Enjoy! *** W...___From my colleague +Kevin Benedict with regard to our colleague, #PeterRogers
:)

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2015-07-01 20:40:13 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Greetings followers and viewers. If you have the opportunity, would you stop by my post on LinkedIn, read and comment?  It's about handling #Change  
linkedin.com/pulse/change-happens-here-3-steps-make-easier-you-others-jack-c-crawford
Thank you in advance!

Greetings followers and viewers. If you have the opportunity, would you stop by my post on LinkedIn, read and comment?  It's about handling #Change  
linkedin.com/pulse/change-happens-here-3-steps-make-easier-you-others-jack-c-crawford
Thank you in advance!___

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2015-07-01 04:26:46 (5 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Via +Renee Storm. The colors make it real for me ...

Venus - Jupiter conjunction shot June 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm ADT(2022x3050, 6.2 megapixels)
Venus distance from Earth 77,198,000 km 
Jupiter distance from Earth 909,073,000 km 
127 mm SCT @ f12
Neximage 5 @ 3.1 mp
Stack of 300/400 frames per exposure
3 exposures combined in GiMP
Post in Registax
Seeing was 2/5, temperature 14 c___Via +Renee Storm. The colors make it real for me ...

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2015-07-01 03:06:36 (2 comments, 5 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Darn! It's cloudy tonight in The sky just cleared!
Southern California

Jupiter and Venus Reunited
A conjunction is a celestial event in which two planets or a planet and the moon or a planet and a star appear close together in the night sky. 

Credit: Frank Tyrlik 
Date: June 29, 2015

#Space #Astronomy #Venus #Jupiter #Conjuction #Planets #Stars #Astrophotography #Art #Science #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe___Darn! It's cloudy tonight in The sky just cleared!
Southern California

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2015-07-01 00:04:44 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Wow, I didn't anticipate this ... #AI  
via my +Cognizant colleague, Bianca Fleischman on +LinkedIn 

tag +Yonatan Zunger for additional insight.  (Yonatan is frickin' brilliant, so I hope he has something to share here - Thanks in advance Yonatan)

Wow, I didn't anticipate this ... #AI  
via my +Cognizant colleague, Bianca Fleischman on +LinkedIn 

tag +Yonatan Zunger for additional insight.  (Yonatan is frickin' brilliant, so I hope he has something to share here - Thanks in advance Yonatan)___

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2015-06-30 20:10:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

#Ossification  can be avoided while pursuing #innovation  via +Forrester Research 

#Ossification  can be avoided while pursuing #innovation  via +Forrester Research ___

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2015-06-30 19:55:21 (2 comments, 16 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Have to share this ... thanks +Virginia Zuloaga !

This beautifully illustrated infographic, designed by South China Morning Post’s graphics director Alberto Lucas López, shows the most spoken known languages in the world and where they’re spoken by the 6.3 billion people included in the study

Via http://www.iflscience.com/environment/worlds-most-spoken-languages-and-where-they-are-spoken 

#Languages   #WorldWide   #Environment   #Communication  ___Have to share this ... thanks +Virginia Zuloaga !

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2015-06-29 16:05:14 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Change happens. Here are 3 steps to make it easier for you and others.

Copyright (c) Jack C Crawford, 2015. All rights reserved.

Change happens. Here are 3 steps to make it easier for you and others.

Copyright (c) Jack C Crawford, 2015. All rights reserved.___

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2015-06-29 03:14:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

From my friend +Kamna Sinha  She knows her classics.

The song am addicted to these days -- "Zara si aahat hoti hai toh dil sochta hai, kahin yeh who toh nahin" . Madan Mohan's music, Kaifi Azmi's lyrics and Lata mangeshkar's voice :)___From my friend +Kamna Sinha  She knows her classics.

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2015-06-29 02:05:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

This was recorded last year in a great hangout hosted by +Kevin Benedict   Kevin brought two great thought leaders and authors on digital transformation, +Ben Pring and +Ted Shelton. Not sure how I wrangled my way in, but I was definitely in the presence of minds sharper than my own.  Thanks Kevin, Ben and Ted.

This was recorded last year in a great hangout hosted by +Kevin Benedict   Kevin brought two great thought leaders and authors on digital transformation, +Ben Pring and +Ted Shelton. Not sure how I wrangled my way in, but I was definitely in the presence of minds sharper than my own.  Thanks Kevin, Ben and Ted.___

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2015-06-28 22:54:04 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Four ... wow, I forgot how long it's been.
Thanks +Yonatan Zunger 

I just thought I would mark today with a post I made four years ago, welcoming everyone on board just a few minutes after we flipped the switch and launched Google+. 

Over the course of the week that followed, I decided to try something a bit crazy and not really "traditional Google:" I spent lots of time running around the service, talking to everyone I encountered, and welcoming them aboard. What I found was that there were tremendous numbers of people out there who wanted to talk: not just about the service, but about all the things they cared about in their lives, from their pets to geopolitics. And the results changed my life.

It's been an amazing four years here: I've seen the project grow from a crazy idea to a giant, thriving community, spread around the world.  I've had so many conversations on so many subjects, and learned so much in the process, that I can't even count. I've learned to write much more effectively, and what it is to have a real conversation about incredibly sensitive subjects where people nonetheless treat each other with respect and seriousness. I've made an amazing group of friends here, people I love and trust and talk to every day. And I even met the love of my life, my brilliant and beloved wife, through the service.

So looking back on four years of what we've built here, I can say: this is going really well. I'm exceptionally glad to have met all of you, and to have had some part in building this community we share, and I'm looking forward to seeing where the next four years take us!___Four ... wow, I forgot how long it's been.
Thanks +Yonatan Zunger 

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