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Big launch for the team today!  We've hugely improved Google Contacts.  The once tedious task of "managing" your contacts on Google has been made a lot easier, more intelligent... and more beautiful...  The launch is still a 'preview', so go to, check it out, and let them know what you think!
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Chunyun, or spring transportation, is a 40-day period spanning the lunar new year during which astonishing numbers of Chinese people travel to join distant family members to celebrate the “spring festival”. Nearly 2.9 billion journeys are likely to take place on public transport during chunyun this year, and analysing the data is difficult. Yet it seems migration patterns are evolving, as societal trends shift
The folks will be so impressed IT IS often described as the world’s biggest recurring movement of people: a 40-day period spanning the lunar new year (which fell...
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Valentine chocolates can be good for the heart, in more ways than one
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Slum Dwellers International, an advocacy organization started in India, has had success rallying large numbers of marginalized people to push for their rights and get basic amenities like toilets, electricity and permanent shelter. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talks with founder Jockin Arputham about his lifelong calling to improve living conditions and empower communities. Continue reading →
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The biggest global health challenges are not necessarily those that make the biggest headlines
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Is Boko Haram becoming Africa’s Islamic State?
IS BOKO HARAM becoming Africa’s Islamic State? In its bloodlust and ambition to hold territory, it certainly resembles the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Boko Haram...
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As travelers, we're always looking for places to unplug, unwind and totally disconnect from the hectic world we live in. Away from human buzz, we're able to get in touch with ourselves while truly getting away. So apparently, we should head to t...
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Eating at (the new?) Mazunte Taqueria in Cincinnati. No shit: some of the best Mexican food I've had anywhere!
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Improvements to Google Calendar for Android

Over the next few days, you'll see lots of improvements to the new Google Calendar app based on your feedback with more coming soon. Here are some of the highlights:

● See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and pinch-to-zoom
● Add Google Drive files to events. Drive will even check if everyone can open them. 
● Control whether birthdays from Google+ are shown in settings. You'll also see the same changes on the web next week.
● A new option to show week numbers in settings.
● Import .ics files sent to you in Gmail and other apps

You can download the app on Google Play:

PS: Yes, we're still working on Google Calendar for iPhone.  Stay tuned!
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How Google could change what you pay for phone and Internet service.
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Most people here already know that G+ does a great job with photos; I just wrote up my latest attempt to centralize all of my family's photos in one place. I'm quite happy with the end result: 75,000 images (50 years worth!) – instantly accessible by phone, computer, and TV. With #AutoAwesome , Stories, and search integration too.
A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s digital photos. Then I remembered the…
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I don't make much popcorn at home: I don't own a dedicated popcorn popper, and the sound of the metal pan scratching on the burner as I shake it back and forth is enough to drive me crazy. The solution lies in a brown paper lunch bag and the microwave. Here's how to make the easiest popcorn ever.
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Scholar, Teacher, Open Information and Technology Advocate
I'm a geographer that works at the intersections of urban, political, and cultural geographies, with eclectic research interests in:
  • public space
  • citizenship and the politics of dissent
  • legal geographies
  • media
In a separate, if connected, life, I have also done work around open source technology and open standards in enhancing teaching and research.
  • University Of California Los Angeles,
    Geography, BA, 1992 - 1994
  • University Of Colorado At Boulder,
    Geography, MA, 1995 - 1997
  • Syracuse University,
    Geography, PhD, 1997 - 2001
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  • Miami University
    Associate Professor, 2001 - present
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