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Currently Facebook captures three percent more social logins than Google does -- but Google is fighting back.
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Lots of goodies rolling out... !
 
Google Play services 6.5

We're now rolling out a new version of Google Play services to Android devices worldwide. This update brings the latest and greatest APIs from Google and a new way of including Google Play services in your apps:

Google Maps - Google Maps now provides a map toolbar for quick access to common actions such as getting directions and a new ‘lite mode’ for displaying static maps.

Drive updates - We’ve added the ability add custom file properties to Drive files and you can now control when your app syncs files by network type or charging status as well as cancel pending uploads.

Google Wallet - The ‘Donate with Google’ joins the existing ‘Buy with Google’ button to make it easy to take donations from your app.

Granular Dependency Management - With this release, you’ll be able to depend only on the parts of Google Play services that you use by utilizing separate libraries for each API.

You'll be able to get started with the new APIs as soon as the Google Play services rollout is complete -- a process we expect to take several days. We'll then release the updated Google Play services SDK and you'll be able to download it through the Android SDK manager. Watch for more information coming soon.

Check out the post below for details.

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A New Look for Google Developers on the Web #io14  

And just in time for Google I/O, huh? https://developers.google.com/
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A product will never achieve greatness without design.
 
+Irene Au on design...  For CEOs (and everyone else.)
What CEOs should know about design
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Some of my favorite apps!
 
Lots of new partners launching Google+ Sign-In in the past few weeks! Big congrats to all our partners across multiple platforms. Try signing in with Google to see what they've done:

On Web: +BuzzFeed, +BBC News, +iHeartRadio, +The Wall Street Journal  
On Android: +Flipboard+feedly, +shopkick  +iHeartRadio 
On iOS: +shopkick, WeHeartIt  
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Launching today as part of Google Play Services 4.1 -- an improved Google+ sharing experience with better auto-complete. Now when Android users start adding recipients within the Google+ sharebox, auto-complete will suggest Gmail contacts, device contacts, and people on Google+. And of course: users can also just type in an email address.

Read more about Google Play Services 4.1:  http://goo.gl/yi4aqv

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusplatform   #android
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Watch what happens with this Canadian anthem singer's mic fails!  The Toronto fans finish the US national anthem!  Okay, Americans.. I expect the same for 'O Canada' if this ever happens on US soil..  Study up!  :)  /via HuffPostCanada [goo.gl/vgrHdP]
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You'd be missing out if you're an Android developer and have not read this...!
 
Introducing a new guide, “The Secrets to App Success on Google Play”

Publishing your app on Google Play is a good start, but it’s only the first step to building a sustainable app business. That’s why we’ve written “The Secrets to App Success on Google Play,” a detailed guide on the best practices and tools you can use to maximize the reach, retention, and revenue of your new app.

Get the guide now: http://goo.gl/dwT6FH

We’ll release the guide in more languages in the coming months and we’ll continue to update http://developers.android.com/distribute with best practices to help you distribute and monetize your app successfully. 

Once you’ve checked out the guide, we’d love to hear your feedback so we can continue to improve: http://goo.gl/kULrYR.

#AndroidDev   #GooglePlay
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Recent news that Android is now the leading platform for mobile ad revenue, combined with its leading market share worldwide, brings new considerations to the iOS vs. Android debate.
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"All humans are entrepreneurs.. when we started out in caves, we were all self-employed"..

(Not a new presentation -- h/t to Startup Digest's +Chris McCann and crew for resurfacing)
In commemoration of a year in print, we present the Startup of You in visual summary. The last year has continued to demonstrate how work and careers need a...
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Hey Developers, here are a few ways to enhance your app distribution strategy via Google!
 
Check out +Seth Sternberg 's tips on how  #GrowWithGoogle .
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Great share +Francis Ma. Thanks.
Truly enjoyed your presentation +Seth Sternberg.  
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Product Manager at Google, former entrepreneur, ex-Amazon Eng lead, U.Waterloo alumnus. Expectant dad, and ice hockey fan.
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Always be true to yourself and others. Stay humble and modest. Keep your mind open and never stop learning. There is no limit. Don't forget to smile.
Education
  • University Of Waterloo
    Computer Engineering
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Product Manager, Google+ Platform
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  • Google
    Product Manager, present
  • Chatroll
    co-founder / CEO
  • Amazon.com
    Engineering Manager
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