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Really excited about this team...
 
Kifi team joins Google
Delighted the Kifi (www.kifi.com) team, with their great expertise in organizing shared content and conversations, is joining the Spaces (get.google.com/spaces) team to build features that improve group sharing. Welcome aboard!
Today, the Kifi team is excited to announce that we’ll be joining Google.
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ABT Swan Lake at the Metropolitan Opera House!

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Bill Campbell, our very close friend, died this morning.  A man with a huge heart, who hugged everyone he met with, was more than a mentor.  He helped us build Google and in countless ways made our success possible.  We started with him as an external coach but he quickly became the internal management expert.  He attended our staff meetings, met with management, and spent countless hours with our leadership.  He helped build our Board of Directors, and helped build our culture.  He worked very very closely with our Founders in every possible way.

His contribution to the success of Google and now Alphabet is incalculable.  His legacy is the smile that he created on everyones face, and the great leaders of the valley whom he coached.  Bill was a truly gifted man, and the world lost a great leader this morning.
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Very sad news, accept my deepest condolency
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Great story from +Louis Gray (and typical Sundar!)
 
Buzzfeed on +Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO you HAVE Heard Of

Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.

By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."

I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact +Caesar Sengupta and he will get you one." Less than an hour later, I had my hands on the Chromebook PIxel and I haven't used a Mac at work since.

Google is incredibly lucky to have Sundar as CEO. I bring up the story because while it's a small one, and I'm just one person, I know Sundar is friendly, approachable, humble and focused - all attributes necessary to earn and succeed the role he's found himself in today. Now, all of you know Sundar already, but this article will help you know him more, and see the person we already knew well.

Thanks +Mathew Honan for the piece.
You may not know him by name just yet, but he's one of the most powerful people alive. Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back yo...
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+Bradley Horowitz  I know this may seem a little off topic, but what is Google doing to reinvigorate engagement on this platform? I have hundreds of thousands of community members who all state the same thing, they aren't happy with the features, they don't like the new user interface, and to be honest they're just getting bored.

Why doesn't Google listen to its community owners? We know so much about the people here, but when it comes to decision making time, we're shutout completely and ignored.

While I love G+ and I've worked to build a number of brands here, I definitely have my frustrations with Google over the current and future course of this platform.

I also think you guys made a huge mistake by ditching the integrated games feature. It didn't work out the first time because you guys didn't have the right games, and they cost way too much to play. Sorry to tell Google, but the future of social media is in fact social gaming.

Also, if you guys offered a way for people to monetize on Google+ (say with communities), engagement would rise. The whole reason Youtube was so successful was because there's a strong financial incentive to produce high quality engaging content.
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You might have seen this post from Chris Poole. I'm thrilled he's joining our team here at Google.  Welcome Chris!
Today I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined Google. When meeting with current and former Googlers, I continually find myself drawn to their intelligence, passion, and enthusiasm — as well as a universal desire to share it with others. I’m also impressed by Google’s commitment to enabling these same talented people to tackle some of the world’s most interesting and important problems. I can’t wait to contribute my own experience from a doze...
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Have you ever tried to search for lyrics before, only to be taken to a variety of different websites that seems to contain more ads than lyrics? If...
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Really excited about "landing" the Spaces launch yesterday. The launch is now completely rolled out, so if you haven't yet... please take the product out for a spin and share your feedback...

And for those coming to Google IO, we've got some fun experiences designed for you...
 
Introducing Spaces
Today we're launching a new tool for group sharing that aims to tackle many of the pain points we've seen repeatedly:
* getting people together is hard
* jumping between apps to share things is slow
* conversations often go off-topic
* finding what was shared before is painful

We wanted to build a better group sharing experience that addresses these issues and more, so we made a new app called Spaces. More in the official Google blog post: https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/introducing-spaces-tool-for-small-group.html
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I'm hosting an incredible event at Google today...  World-class musicians discussing the creative process... 3pm PST - join us via the livestream!
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Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.

The Nik Collection is comprised of seven desktop plug-ins that provide a powerful range of photo editing capabilities -- from filter applications that improve color correction, to retouching and creative effects, to image sharpening that brings out all the hidden details, to the ability to make adjustments to the color and tonality of images.

Starting March 24, 2016, the latest Nik Collection will be freely available to download: Analog Efex Pro, Color Efex Pro, Silver Efex Pro, Viveza, HDR Efex Pro, Sharpener Pro and Dfine. If you purchased the Nik Collection in 2016, you will receive a full refund, which we’ll automatically issue back to you in the coming days.

We’re excited to bring the powerful photo editing tools once only used by professionals to even more people now. 
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A subtle but powerful shift... Breathe, relax and let AI do (most of) the curation for you.
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Some incredible wisdom from former Googler Kim Malone Scott...
Management expert Kim Scott builds on her argument for 'Radical Candor' by looking at the challenges of giving and receiving feedback through a gender lens.
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    VP Streams, Photos, and Sharing, 2015 - present
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    Vice President of Product Management, 2008 - 2015
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    VP of ADD, 2007 - 2004
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    VP, 2003 - 2004
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    CTO / Founder, 1995 - 2003
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Head of Google's Photos and Streams products...

Previously at Google I've led the product teams for GMail, Google Voice, Google Talk, Orkut, Google Docs, Google+, etc.

Before joining Google, I founded and led Yahoo's advanced development division, which developed new products such as Yahoo! Pipes, and I drove the acquisition of products such as Flickr and MyBlogLog. Previously, I was Co-Founder and CTO of Virage, where I oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy.

I've got a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab and was pursuing my Ph.D. there when I co-founded Virage.

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    Media Science, 1989 - 1993
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    Computer Science, 1983 - 1989
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