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Excited by the progress the Loon team has made in just one year.  Amazing what you can do when you start from first principles and real world physics. In their most recent test flight, the team helped connect a school in rural Brazil for the very first time. I hope that we can help make internet access available in an affordable way to everyone on the planet. I'm also inspired to wear some fuzzy socks based on the article :)
Earlier this month, Mike Cassidy, a project director at Google’s high-risk research division X, woke before dawn in the Northwest Brazilian state of Piauí. It was already warm and humid. He drove for an hour to a clearing in a rural area and helped his team launch several high-altitude balloons with a payload of Internet…
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The elusive Kermode Bear, or Spirit Bear, lives in the Great Bear Rainforest located on the coast of British Columbia. These beautiful animals are black bears, but have a recessive gene making them pure white and a rare sight to see. Photographers spend months trying to track these bears to snap a perfect picture - but what a payoff! Happy #WildlifeWednesday  everyone! (Photograph courtesy of Charlie Russell)
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What are some of the biggest SEO myths still being repeated in blog posts and at conferences? Matt Cutts answers in his latest video. Have a watch:
In a recent video from Google’s head of search spam, Matt Cutts – Matt talks about the biggest SEO myths he sees today. By far, the biggest myth, according to Cutts, is how people think Google makes changes to their search results with the only intent of making more money. Matt said buying or not […]
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We’re starting a new series today called “Top 10” and, kicking things off, we've compiled a list of our favourite Top 10 Viewpoints in the Canadian Rockies! What are your favourite viewpoints in the Rockies? #Top10onRM
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Some of you may remember a little teaser we posted last week about an unusual request made by one of our Train Managers. Well, now you can find out what the request was and how Rocky Mountaineer dealt with it here: http://youtu.be/Y23pvqmn0Ck
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With the glacial rock flour turning lakes in the Canadian Rockies a distinctive and unimaginably beautiful shade of turquoise blue, seeing one or many of these scenic spots is an absolute must while visiting!
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We're still over the moon about our first departure last week, and are excited for so many more this season! Don't forget this is the last week to take advantage of our Spring Bonus Offer - see you onboard! http://bit.ly/1jP0l1N
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Alberta is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Canada. These breathtaking falls are our Top 10 picks in the province, each located along our train routes or drives. How many will you be able to check off on your Rocky Mountaineer ‘to-do’ list?
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Giddy-up! This mountain goat kid is catching an unexpected ride to explore the Canadian Rockies! I think we'll stick with the train! Happy #WildlifeWednesday everyone!
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Another Caption Contest today! What do you think these two gents are saying to each other while making the most of the last bit of winter in the Canadian Rockies? 

Remember to like our page to find out who had the best caption!
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Director, Digital Marketing at O2E Brands
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  • O2E Brands
    Director, Digital Marketing, 2014 - present
  • Rocky Mountaineer
    Digital Marketing Manager, 2013 - 2014
  • Castleford
    Head of Sales and Marketing, 2010 - 2013
  • Brafton Inc
    VP Marketing, 2007 - 2010
  • Adfero
    Marketing Manager, 2004 - 2007
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Currently living in Vancouver, Canada. Digital Marketing Manager for Rocky Mountaineer.

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Official Google+ page of YOUR Miami HEAT!

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The meteorite that struck central Russia last week, which injured around 1,000 people as it broke apart over a section of the Ural Mountains

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Amid a furor over Google+'s ban on pseudonymity and anonymity, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt just admitted the company intends to be an 'iden

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Searchmetrics has analysed the latest update to the Google algorithm, discovering some winners and losers.

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Watch this funny Instagram Parody video based on Nickelback song

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The ABE Approach To Content Marketing
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Twenty years ago, Alec Baldwin delivered one of the most powerful scenes in movie history when he told Jack Lemmon to “Put… that coffee… dow

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Some tips for convincing your boss to invest in a proper content marketing strategy.