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The Journey Continues…

Dear Friends,

My life has been a dream journey. From a little boy growing up in the Himalayas dreaming of the Star Trek computer, to an immigrant who came to the United States with two suitcases and not much else, to the person responsible for Search at Google, every turn has enriched me and made me a better person.

As I entered the fifteenth year of working at Google, I've been asking myself the question, "what would you want to do for the next fifteen?" The answer has overwhelmingly been: give back to others. It has always been a priority for me to give back to people who are less fortunate, and make time for my family amidst competing work constraints--but on both fronts, I simply want to give and do more.

Now is a good time to make this important life change. Things are in amazing shape. Search is stronger than ever, and will only get better in the hands of an outstanding set of senior leaders who are already running the show day-to-day.

It fills me with pride to see what we have built in the last fifteen years. Search has transformed people’s lives; over a billion people rely on us. Our mission of empowering people with information and the impact it has had on this world cannot be overstated. When I started, who would have imagined that in a short period of fifteen years, we would tap a button, ask Google anything and get the answer. Today, it has become second nature to us. My dream Star Trek computer is becoming a reality, and it is far better than what I ever imagined.

I love Google. It is a company that believes in doing the right thing, a company that believes in doing good in the world, a company… that cares. I look back at my time here with a profound sense of gratitude that I was a part of building this. Now, with pride, gratitude, and joy in my heart, I need to define my next fifteen years. I am eager to see what kind of impact I can make philanthropically, and of course, to spend more time with my family--especially with my wife who I miss spending time with given our incredibly busy lives, and our son who will go to college soon, leaving an empty nest behind.

Feb 26 will be my last day at Google. My relationships are the most important thing I’ve accumulated in life and I’d love for that to continue. Please do drop me a line occasionally and we can have a cup of tea.

As Chief Si’ahl said “Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints!” I am taking so many fond memories with me, and hopefully I’ve left a small footprint here.

With Love,
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Great man, Amit! God bless. All the best at Uber

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Instead of complaining, I think its better to try the services and then make an opinion. Who knows, maybe it will be more beneficial for all of us.
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yeah but i need google to hear me i don't know where should i go To applied
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RIP Leonard Nimoy. You inspired a generation.
Leonard Nimoy, the sonorous, gaunt-faced actor who won a worshipful global following as Mr. Spock, the resolutely logical human-alien first officer of the Starship Enterprise in the television and movie juggernaut “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in the Bel Air section of Los ...
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Use Firefox, but missing Google? This is how you get your Google back.
This one's for all the Google Search-loving Firefox fans out there →

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Hi Amit, I really hope you don't mind me commenting like this here, but I have to let you know what your Collections fans have been up to.

Collections are a great feature, and after having authored a few myself, I came to realize  they were not that easy to find in a search.

With that in mind, I came up with the idea of creating a Community which would allow members to share their own Collections, and those of others. And to include a whole new approach to moderation too.

We have created categories where the Collections can be added and found easily by our viewers and members. We allow and recommend hashtags be used in the comment box when sharing with us, to make it easier for the Collection to be found when using the communities search box.

I have to admit, it wasn't easy at first to convince members how important it was for a community such as ours. A collection of Collections if you like, but much more.

But, and after explaining the importance and viewer friendliness of our community, we soon started picking up speed. Granted, we are small in numbers compared to a photo sharing community, but we are extremely high in quality Collections, popular well known members, and have only been going just a few weeks.

We are at this time only just over 500 members strong, but we do share over 400 of our members Collections. That is a great ratio in any community books.

We are doing what we can to promote Collections here, and would appreciate any help and advice you can offer. Maybe you could post Collection update information to our community directly, as you get it. Or offer advice to our members and I?

In the meantime, please take a look at our Community, as I am sure you will be impressed.

Kind regards and best wishes.
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I guess they should have used the iScrub product from Esquire Innovations, since that is also the source of the document templates.
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Fifteen years ago, on this day, I joined a small startup called Google; and here I am, fifteen years later, enjoying every moment of this beautiful journey that I started with Google on Nov 28, 2000.

A lot has changed in the last fifteen years, Google has grown up a lot, and I have experienced tremendous personal growth. But one thing that has not changed, is the Google mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This mission is one of the things that keeps me so engaged at Google. I feel proud to come in everyday knowing that what I will do will improve the lives of over a Billion people, and that is exactly what my employer wants me to do.

The second reason that has kept me at Google, in fact has made the last fifteen years the best professional ride anyone could every experience is my wonderful colleagues at Google. The people at Google are just amazing, and they are not just amazing in their respective areas, they are some of the most amazing human beings you will ever meet. I have made friends at Google that will last a lifetime, and that is the true wealth I've accumulated in my life.

On a personal note, when I joined Google, my two kids were four years old and six months old. Even though I had a few jobs before coming to Google, my kids only remember their Dad as a Googler.

Today... I am feeling Thankful.

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In other news... Evidence of Mars found in Google doodle.

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I have a creative idea and I want to be applied with Google Inc.
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So cool! And incredibly useful.
We’ve all been there — you’ve searched under your car seat, tossed around the sofa cushions and you still can’t find your phone. If you know where your computer is, you can now ask Google to find your Android phone from your desktop. If the pesky phone is hiding nearby, Google can ring it for you — or you can see it on the map if you, say, forgot it at the bar. Just make sure you’ve got the latest version of the Google app!
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Saw this Android ad in the wild for the first time, loved it!

Android: Friends Furever:
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Google is helping combat human trafficking; this is just one humble step, many more are needed from everyone around the world. Every bit counts...
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Africa needs much help for we suffer a lot. My email, inbox pls
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I remember almost all sites that were popular in 1996. Now I suddenly feel very old :-(.
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 I am engaged in soical work. All its details are on my soical site:
Please guide me how to associate with your organisaztion and you for social marketing in your CSR head.
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I am a search geek. I love search.
I have worked in search for over twenty years. The first ten as an academic and the last ten at Google.
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