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YouTube ranks the Super Bowl ads -- and says more watched on YouTube via mobile this year than desktop.
Google says 60% of the ads were watched on mobile devices - the first time mobile won more Super Bowl ad views than desktop.
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Wow. All the best, Amit. You've been a giant in search.
 
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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Thank you Danny! It has been such a joy talking to you over the years.
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Google has filed a patent on writing your social media posts. Well, helping you with them.
Google's newest patent suggests copy to ensure that links shared in social media find wider distribution.
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I'm confused ...

The headline kicker says "links shared in social media," but the post says the "system is built on email communication" and "Google will be identifying content within the email to propose different topics/copy that the user will be able to post."

Is my conclusion correct that Google considers email = social media? Or that the author does?
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My interview with the head of Google Search Amit Singhal, on what it's been like living mostly off smartphones for over a year. That's what he's been doing. Not just talking the "mobile first" talk but walking it.
Amit Singhal has been living his digitial life mostly off his two smartphones for over a year.
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If you're looking for something to do with the kids or even yourself for the holiday break, those paperhouse cutout logos that Google's running? You can actually print them from templates that Google provides and make them yourself.
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Buenísimo! Muchas gracias y Feliz Navidad!
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Want to see pictures come to life in a Harry Potter-like fashion. Apple Live Photos promises this but Google Photos actually delivers. My post on this overlooked and wonderful feature of Google Photos. 
Remember all that talk when Apple unveiled its Live Photos, how they were going to bring a “Harry Potter” like experienc…
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+Luis Fernandes Give him a break: it's a great feature, be it old or new.
Photos is getting there, I feel. Looking forward to better editing tools though.
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My thoughts on changes with Google search in the departure of Amit Singhal.
After 15 years, Google search chief Amit Singhal is moving on. In his place, machine learning head John Giannandrea is taking over. The rise of the machines?
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Any thoughts on how RankBrain will affect "predictive search" -- i.e. Google Now?
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I finally transitioned from Google Voice for my SMS & dialer to Google Hangouts. Generally good experience except for call blocking. If I want to block those annoying silent calls and telemarketers, there seems to be no way to do that in Hangouts. Instead, I have to go into Google Voice -- on the web -- and do it there. Would love if call blocking was integrated into Hangouts.
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Thinking more about it... If it's a google voice incoming call then of course that listing / record SHOULD carry over from your Google account to Hangouts. And why they don't show you, that's a great question. They should! And you should be able to block / reply / call / text.
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Turns out it's really difficult to get photospheres into Google Maps / Google Street View from desktop. Google+ used to make this easy. Upload the photos, boom, you were done. Now you have to search for a place, then hunt for the "Add Photo" option -- which makes it hard to add pictures to places that aren't businesses, like this 360 shot below of people getting on the Discovery Chair at Mammoth Mountain today that I shot. Mainly, this is a test to see if Google+ uploading still makes it easier to get into Google Maps. But I sure wish Google Maps made it easier for desktop users (from a mobile device, it's no problem).
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Here's my New Year's wish for Google. Please. Please, please, please, allow +Gmail to support custom domains without forcing people to have Google Apps accounts. Years ago, I got domains for my family members. That's cool -- they have email accounts with their own domain names -- and through Gmail via Google Apps. The downside is they have to deal with all the Google Apps admin stuff they don't need. I'd love if Gmail itself could natively understand if you own a domain name and just become the mail server for that domain name without forcing you to go the Google Apps route. Please?
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I do the same as +John Hattan​. It is an easy solution.
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My annual review of Santa trackers from Google and NORAD, covering all the ways to use them including making an old-fashioned phone call. And Merry Christmas to everyone celebrating!
Santa Claus is coming to town! Here's how to keep track of his approach via the web, smartphone, or even by making a voice call.
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Oh +Google Photos why can't you let me sort photos I put into an album by date? Please, please.
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+Tore Julø - What features do you think are missing? Have you sent feedback using the Send Feedback menu item to let them know?
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Widely considered a leading "search engine guru," Danny Sullivan has been helping webmasters, marketers and everyday web users understand how search engines work for over a decade.

Danny's expertise about search engines is often sought by the media, and he has been quoted in places like The Wall St. Journal, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, Forbes, The New Yorker and Newsweek and ABC's Nightline.

Danny began covering search engines in late 1995, when he undertook a study of how they indexed web pages. The results were published online as "A Webmaster's Guide To Search Engines," a pioneering effort to answer the many questions site designers and Internet publicists had about search engines.

Danny currently works as the founding editor of Search Engine Land and Marketing Land, which cover all aspects of digital marketing, search marketing and search engine news. Danny also serves as chief content officer of Third Door Media, which owns Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, Digital Marketing Depot and the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. Danny also maintains a personal blog called Daggle and writes CNET's Common Sense Tech column.

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Great tacos and more. Enough said. This is the original that gave birth to other Chronics around Southern California. Pick whatever you want, it'll be great. I go for the fatty tacos or the tostada bowls myself. The store is very small; no seats, and if it's busy, you'll be standing in line for up to 15 minutes to get your food. But the staff will be friendly while you wait, and you'll enjoy what you get.
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I ended up here almost by accident in September 2010. There was a big event at Jericho, where we thought we could pick up guns for our group of newbies, which included me. No such luck. But we saw the sign for No Limits and figured it was a close enough drive. The staff couldn't have been more helpful. They gave us plenty of time, talked through the different options, and we left with guns that have continued to do us fine. No problems, no fails, they're holding up great. I realized that we'd left the rail for one of the guns behind about a week later. I called, and they sent it to us no problem, covering the postage on their end. In April, we were in the area so I headed back to get a pistol. Same thing: really helpful staff. About the only downside is that if the shop is busy, you might have a wait. But compared to my nightmare experience with doing mail order through Airsplat (gun doesn't work, sent back, still doesn't work, sigh), it was nice feeling like here was a place that was going to ensure I had solid equipment. And I do.
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Or so I've heard. Really, I'm just curious to see if Mike will notice this review :) Oh, I need 100 characters in all. Was that enough?
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