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Brian Blau
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Nice! Gartner comes in at #20, indeed its a cool place to work and I'm excited for things to come.

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Busy week, just finished up some client visits and Gartner conferences. Next up is #GoogleIO & been doing a bit of prep today. Also thinking about going on Tue for the Ingress event, I've been on the beta for a while but haven't had much time in game yet.

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Some interesting stats on Google+ in this post ....
Welcome Nik Software!

Today I’m excited to welcome +Nik Software to the Google family! We want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone. Check out the examples from some of the world’s greatest photographers, and you’ll see what I mean.

This week we also hit an important milestone--over 400,000,000 people have upgraded to Google+. It was only a year ago that we opened public sign-up, and we couldn’t have imagined that so many people would join in just 12 months. While Google+ is all about creating a better experience across Google, it’s also a destination. And here too, I’m happy to report that we have just crossed 100,000,000 monthly active users on Google+ (plus.google.com and mobile app).

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I don't think console wars is the right description, seems like they are being attacked from all angles. Now thinking I need to upgrade my tv ....

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Changes are you are just using it wrong ......

Seems like the media is hungry for Facebook info, their first quarterly reports come out later today and it will be interesting to see how their business is performing. Some are making this particular earnings report out to be a make-or-break day for Facebook, but if you buy into their long term vision then what gets reported today won't really matter as it will merely be a point in time and not a defining moment. I tend to agree and take a longer term view of a how a company performs, but will look to the earnings reports to start to build out my own model of how Facebook can build a sustainable business.

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In-game ads alive & well. Apparently Xbox gets $19-$23 CPM, the dashboard now shows ads instead of new game promos. This article says an ad can get 9-16 million impressions, so that equates to a pretty sweet take were campaigns can cost upwards of $500k

http://penny-arcade.com/report/editorial-article/ads-up-games-down-the-ugly-profitable-truth-about-xbox-live-advertising

Just been looking at my nexus7, and see that the app Google Wallet is using up 10% of the battery, very odd as ive never started that app even once
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