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I write about technology from a consumer's point of view. My areas of focus include consumer web apps and mobile gadgets, as well as travel- and car-related tech.

After a few years of writing for ReadWriteWeb, and running my own side at SiliconFilter.com, you can now find me at TechCrunch.
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  • University of Potsdam (Germany)
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Still here, coming and going when convenient. Still on Facebook too. Wish Google kept all the old G+ features instead of separating out; IMHO it all worked better together. Images and albums were definitely easier and less confusing.

Still, would rather give up my Facebook account than my G+ account. Better, deeper conversations on G+.
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Fifteen years ago, on this day, I joined a small startup called Google; and here I am, fifteen years later, enjoying every moment of this beautiful journey that I started with Google on Nov 28, 2000.

A lot has changed in the last fifteen years, Google has grown up a lot, and I have experienced tremendous personal growth. But one thing that has not changed, is the Google mission: to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. This mission is one of the things that keeps me so engaged at Google. I feel proud to come in everyday knowing that what I will do will improve the lives of over a Billion people, and that is exactly what my employer wants me to do.

The second reason that has kept me at Google, in fact has made the last fifteen years the best professional ride anyone could every experience is my wonderful colleagues at Google. The people at Google are just amazing, and they are not just amazing in their respective areas, they are some of the most amazing human beings you will ever meet. I have made friends at Google that will last a lifetime, and that is the true wealth I've accumulated in my life.

On a personal note, when I joined Google, my two kids were four years old and six months old. Even though I had a few jobs before coming to Google, my kids only remember their Dad as a Googler.

Today... I am feeling Thankful.

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One more reason to be certain that +Google Cloud Platform​ has the world's best infrastructure: while bragging about their network, a competitor shows images of Google's network.  (Happened last week, see screen capture below.) Thanks for the acknowledgment, +Amazon Web Services​! But next time please show our logo on the slide :-)

Shout-out to +Timothy Prickett Morgan​ for noticing this first.
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Germany reunited 25 years ago. Today's doodle by artist Anton Hallmann is just part of our celebration: http://goo.gl/eKSdLH #Deutschland25
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Can't a corrupt official get some respect?
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+Frederic Lardinois Naja, angeblich meidet er Länder die ein Auslieferungsabkommen mit den USA haben. Ich finde derartigen Aktionismus auch nicht richtig. Aber Respekt vor der Fifa und deren Angestellten?
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You've just spent your #LeapSecond reading this. You're welcome, #AndroidDev.
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Tomorrow's the big day. Tune in at 9am PT (4pm UTC) to hear about what's new from Nexus: https://www.youtube.com/google
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That looks like a good way to spend a hot day...
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Landing in Vancouver (from last week).
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