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A fresh view on Business View 360.
 
Among Google’s imagery products, we strive to balance what makes sense for you, the pro or enthusiast photographer, with the needs of consumers. Achieving this balance can be a challenge, especially when publishing tools are managed under separate products. So we wanted to share our plans to help streamline our pro photographer tools with the established Street View brand. Here’s a summary of what’s to come in mid-August:

New Street View app
For the first time, in one new app, your profile and photo spheres will be presented alongside those from Google and other contributors, creating a unified Street View gallery designed to bring more visibility to you and your work. On iOS, the Street View app will replace Photo Sphere Camera with both iOS and Android versions of the new app supporting our photo sphere camera mode. Most notably though, the apps are capable of linking to spherical cameras, including two at launch: the NCTech iris360 and the Giroptic 360cam. The iris360 delivers 8K, HDR images to the app, ready to be published in 120 seconds, while the 360cam focuses on accessibility with fast shots and a take–it–anywhere design.

Street View | Trusted
In addition to the upcoming app, we're also preparing a set of changes to our sister platform, Google Maps Business View. In mid–August, this certified photographer program will be rebranded as “Street View | Trusted.” It will remain focused on supporting pro photographers who publish photo spheres to Google Maps, but at that time — and in direct response to your feedback — the program will shed many of its stringent requirements in favor of far more accommodating policies. In short, enrollment will be easier, publishing requirements will be simpler, and we’ll improve publishing and editing reliability. High quality imagery will remain a key requirement and distinction for those in the program.

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Your Views profile will have a new look and feel, and be transferred over to Google Maps when Views goes offline in mid–August. At that time, we’ll enable photo sphere uploads directly from the Google Maps website. And later in the year, Google Maps will re-introduce the lost support for creating connections between photo spheres (“constellations”) with a new, more automated solution.

All of your existing, Maps-approved photos, photo spheres and constellations will continue to be visible — and deletable — through the Google Maps website. All images from your Views profile, including those that have not been approved for Google Maps, will continue to be hosted on Google+. And when publishing via Google+, geotagged images with the appropriate permissions will also continue to appear in Google Maps and Google Earth.

We hope that this unified product landscape will provide even more benefits for the photography community, and we appreciate your patience and understanding as we prepare to take the next step in spherical photography. 
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More than 3 trucks, over 3 round trips and about 3mi to the new office. Our half cab server rack is all wrapped up for its 3mi journey. No thanks to 3 hours of Windows Updates.
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I wish I could have been there to see all the action :-) 
I will have to visit the new place soon. 
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To my 3 Soccer fans out there (you know who you are).

LA Galaxy vs. Sporting Kansas City on April 18.

You can come as a guest of AYSO Region 5 to this evening game at the LA Galaxy.  Admission $20.

We will be tailgating before the game.
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Innovation in a box... LOVE it.  A great program for employees and intrapreneurs .  A box we're going to have to take a good look at introducing.

https://kickbox.adobe.com/kickbox-at-your-organization
Canva is gunning for PhotoShop, Nitro wants a piece of its PDF action, Apple wants to kill its Flash player. Adobe’s response is in a red-and-white box it has issued to 1000 employees so far.
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Direct G+ chat for businesses within Google search results.   #GoogleTest   #liveChat   #SMB  
Google is testing out a service that incorporates live chat with businesses right into search results, via a new link that shows whether a business is..
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Trash can for +Jordan Rodecker.
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Bing Local no longer a Google SEO factor.

Bing has always been a questionable value as a Google Places citation source, starting recently however, Bing has pulled themselves off the SEO radar.  Business profiles are no longer crawlable and thereby not indexable.  As a result, Bing may not be as attractive for SEO interests.

As a stand alone destination Bing's audience alone is still a reason to publish and claim a business profile.  This move is likely a signal that they intend to keep and grow their content, but away from Google's eyes.

Kudos to +Ajay Rahatekar for pointing this out and identifying a work around for the +Local Splash Business Profile Auditor.
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+Dave Rodecker +Ajay Rahatekar as I am currently running Windows 10 on my computer I found this information extreme interesting. 
With windows 10 local results is planned to be integrated in the OS itself. 
I tested some local searches with Cortana which are: Pizza, Restaurant and Plumber. 
For Pizza and Restaurant I got a carousel of close by locations in the web browser displayed.
But for plumber I only got a organic search result displayed.  
As the finalization of windows 10 gets closer and closer I am assuming that Microsoft is working on a solution that is more integrated in their new Win 10 OS, as I saw win 10 ads announcing that local search results will appear in the windows start bar in future. 
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In work, there are a dwindling number of applications that I truly enjoy using (of course excluding our own applications!).  Here are a few-
#TheseAreAFewOfMyFavoriteThings...
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The office is completely quite today.  Many people Everybody reporting that GTalk is offline. But I'm still holding out over here.

Not sure if re-installing from an old version helps, but at this time I'm seemingly the only person alive on GTalk.

They stopped supporting the GTalk application last year and so numbers have been dwindling.  http://techydave.blogspot.com/2014/03/google-chat-down-for-count.html
But seriously am I alone here guys.

Is this heaven or ...

#helloIsthereanybodyOutThere
 http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/02/22/google-talk-windows-will-close-tomorrow-make-room-hangouts-alternatives/
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+Dan Tisone I have tried both of those options and don't like them. GHangouts just bugs! GTalk was quite nice for Windows. The browser/extension flow just isn't the same. Anyway, perhaps it's time to get a new OS.
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Thank you everybody at +Local Splash !  I really love the many cards, warm thoughts and sweet cakes -- it really made my day, you guys really hit the spot (#PunForLetterA).

Please join me by enjoying one of the cup cakes before leaving!
 
Happy birthday to our Founder and CTO, David Rodecker!!

Here's to all the years of successful leadership, innovation, and teamwork he has provided to all of us here at Local Splash.
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How dare you dis Honda!
Nice Audi though, is that an R8?
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Many of us arrogantly consider the YellowPages book to be a relic of the past, however this year that could be considered a reality.   The YellowPages print giant  +YP ( +YP Advertising ) reports that it's revenues in digital are finally surpassing that of print advertising. 

Taken from their article http://url.localsplash.com/IYPGrowth --
The company formerly known as Yellow Pages has worked hard in recent years to transfer its historical strength – helping consumers find local businesses via large printed books – into a business that’s now booking more than $1 billion in digital revenue.

“Five years ago, 18% of our revenue was digital, and in 2014 it was 44%. Next year it will be over half,” YP Chief Revenue Officer David Lebow said.

“Print is very much in a managed decline,” Lebow said. “Fewer people use the print book, and revenue follows audience. When you have 80 million users a month, ad dollars are going to follow.”

When people search [on YP], 77% of people who search go and contact an advertiser right afterward, and 66% make a purchase after search.

Web presence is actually a hard thing for people to do: a mobile-optimized website, video of their store or location, having up-to-date phone numbers and store hours.
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Arizona - Richmond, WA - Ensenada, Mexico - Jaipur, India - Delhi - New York - Canada - Saint Petersburg - Moscow - Vienna, Austria - Kawaii, HI - Kiev - Idaho - Bangkok, Thailand - Hong Kong -
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My company LocalSplash is a business information management and publishing service.   We provides PR like technology in syndicating rich, structured content to social networks, online local destinations and powering the building blocks for local search engines.  We establish trusted data feeds and verified business accounts for multiple location franchises as well as single business listings.

I have run technology development and systems for online service providers, ad networks and destinations.  My past has established millions of hosted mailboxes, web pages, and most recently thousands of businesses successfully marketed through local SEO

I am a true local business advocate, avid supporter of the American innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit.
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  • USC - Chem Eng. BS
  • UCLA - Biomathematics MS
  • University of Southern California
    1993 - 1997
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    1997 - 2001
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At our party, we were captivated with a strolling magician, Lou Serrano, a Magic Castle member. From the moment he arrived, Lou was on point and in character, creating amazing performances for us in small groups. He engaged with the audience really well, not appearing over rehearsed or routine. The illusions truly made you question your eyes as he tore apart and re-assembled cards even in your own hands. Even more incredible is that he could repeat the act for the next group almost right away. Truly a well polished magician. All of us left quite delighted. I can only imagine how well his on-stage performances must be. Highly recommended and will encourage him for future events. #Testimonial
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Awesome, huge outdoor shopping center.
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Great #coffee. Soup of the day usually rocks. Amazing walnut bread. Friendly staff. Clean environment. Now that's worthy of 5 stars!
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Michael is a genuinely caring person. In a random act of kindness - it was late night after hours, my wife was dying of thirst and he gave us a free bottle of Fiji water.
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John the manager could not less customer friendly. I'd expect beget service at Santa Ana theaters.
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