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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,
Amit
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ALSO BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE THE VERY, VERY, VERY BEST - I made you a free wallpaper of the Google Doodles :)
And if you missed the T-Shirt story - please click here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116342852249328662050/posts/28mZ4kvMazQ
to vote for this to win the GDG / I/O shirt contest!
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Once upon a time the lord Google releaseth teh Chrome, and the people marvelled in great wonder. Never before could they partake in so many internets in s…
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I'm up for contract renewal tomorrow and updating my phone, I'm still undecided. Should i go for the LG G4 or the Nexus 6?
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+Owen Davis it's US only, I live in the UK,
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Is there any way to display if mobile data is connected and signal level and strength? Had a good look around and can't find info anywhere on it.

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Find this app which does the job for now, at least I know before I ask my watch something I have no connectivity. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ostec.com.wearnetworkstatus
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Cool cool, normally have to join community and then join play beta via a link.
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and it's back!
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Really like the new format, greatly improved over the structured format, was stressing to feel to forced. This flows better and much easier to pay full attention to. The discussion was always really flowing well. 

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My first go at designing a watchface for WatchMaker. Inspired by the LCARS interface from Star Trek. Yeah I knoww there are other's, but none of them seemed to use the correct colours and hahe the info displayed that I wanted. Any thoughts and tips would be appreciated. Enjoy the face.

Direct download:
http://1drv.ms/1IEYPxD

FaceRepo download:
http://facerepo.com/app/faces/details/lcars-v2-14e6451dc71
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Solved it for now I had the default settings in the app set to 5 sec interval and high accuracy, lol.
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  • FRAMED
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  • Lost Echo
  • The Guardian
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Great services, considerate tidy and efficient. Had them remove an old storm damaged cherry from the garden. Took it all down and removed waste very well. Would recommend to anyone.
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