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Allan Heydon
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Amazing! YouTube users are now watching over 1 BILLION HOUR's worth of YouTube videos every day!

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Here's a Google blog post about Expander, a powerful graph-based semi-supervised machine learning platform.

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I just donated to Wikipedia. I don't know what I'd do without it!

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I just noticed Google launched shared albums in Google Photos. It sounds like a great addition to an already terrific product!

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This is neat. Google just announced a new "cardboard camera" app that allows you to take virtual reality photos to be viewed later in a Google Cardboard viewer (see http://g.co/cardboard). I can't wait to try this!

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Today Google announced that it's purchasing an additional 842 megawatts of renewable energy capacity to power its data centers, bringing its total to over 2 gigawatts! This is "the largest and most diverse purchase of renewable energy ever made by a non-utility company."

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Have you experienced virtual reality yet? It's incredible! Google cardboard is an inexpensive way to see what it's all about.

This is relatively old news, but I think it's so cool that veterans at VA hospitals across America were able to experience the Veteran's Day parade in virtual reality using cardboard. The parade was filmed in 360-degree video for a fully immersive experience.

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This is exciting -- Google is open-sourcing its TensorFlow deep learning library. It's what powers many of the UI advances we've seen over the last few years like speech recognition, image recognition, and machine translation. See http://tensorflow.org/.

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Vote for the Bay Area organization(s) you'd like to be recipients of the Google Impact Challenge. The top 4 will each receive $500K, and the rest will each receive $250K.

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On the deluxe edition of his wonderful new CD "Still", Richard Thompson includes a song called "Fergus Laing" that's a thinly-veiled skewering of Donald Trump. The chorus is:

Fergus Laing he builds and builds,
yet small is his erection.
Fergus Laing  has a fine head of hair
when the wind's in the right direction.

I'm pretty sure this song was written before Trump entered this year's GOP presidential race. Richard would have a field day with the immigration and other comments Trump has made since then.
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