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Could we get something good for Google+ this year?

In the meantime, let's enjoy this great alternative I/O (I/C?) logo by my friends at +CircleCount.

#hopeisthelasttodie #googleio #googleplus
Google I/O 2015
May 28-29, 2015

We are looking forward to see what Google will announce this year!
What do you think? What are you hoping for?
Android M? Internet of Things? Virtual Reality? Google Car? Android Wear? The new Photo App?

Some highlights of the last years:

► 2014
Android Lollipop
Android Wear
Android Auto
Android One
Android TV
Google Fit
Material Design
Google Cardboard
LG G Watch / Samsung Gear Live / Motorola Moto 360

► 2013
Google+ ReDesign
Auto Awesome Phtotos
"OK Google"
Google Play Music All Access
Google Maps Update

► 2012
Google+ Events
Google+ Statistics
Nexus 7
Project Glass live demo

► 2011
Google Chromebook
Angry Birds in Chrome
+1 button for publishers

► 2010
YouTube with html5
Chrome Web Store
Google Font API

► 2009
Google Wave
Web Elements

► 2008
MySpace with Google Gears

#io15 #logomockup
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You're welcome, +CircleCount! ;)
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1,000 True Fans by +Kevin Kelly
A must-read classic to apply to your startup or personal branding.


«A creator (...) needs to acquire only 1,000 True Fans to make a living

«A True Fan is defined as someone who will purchase anything and everything you produce.»

«One thousand is a feasible number. You could count to 1,000. If you added one fan a day, it would take only three years. True Fanship is doable. Pleasing a True Fan is pleasurable, and invigorating.»

Translations available in Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish.

#microcelebrity #niches #startuptips #personalbranding

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Great People, Great Content — Curated Circle #1

Hi, my dear Google+ fellows!
Today I'd like to share with you this tiny circle made of interesting people who regularly post great stuff here for us all to enjoy.

(Taglines from their profiles)

♀ Ladies first: ♀

+Visnja Zeljeznjak
«The business of web development is what I write about for I'm sharing my experience in co-founding, running and organizing a web agency through my books and articles.»

+Christine DeGraff
«Co-Founder Circloscope, Music Junkie.»

+Yifat Cohen
«I answer the questions that Google won't.»

+Jaana Nyström
«Google+ TC, Helper and Entrepreneur.»

♂ ... and Gentlemen next: ♂

+Chris Macidis
«Everything can get optimized.»

+Richard Green
«Mathematician and father of twins.»

+Rick Lutz
«I like to work with colors.»

+martin shervington
«Plus Your Life and Business!»

+Ehsan Ahmadi Gharacheh
«24/7 Circloscoper.»

+Max Huijgen
«Think outside the box, Technology, European, Challenging your brain.»

+Robert Ryan
«WordPress, SMM & SEO with a dollop of Hangout on the side!»

+Rick Eliason
«Addicted to Digital Marketing, Google+ & Snowboarding!»

And now... add this circle to yours to improve your stream, re-share this post to spread the word and give me your suggestions for round #2. Thanks! :)

#sharedcircles #curatedcircle #awesomepeople
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Oh oh oh, guys! +Rick Lutz promised, Rick delivered! :D Go take a look:
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“The Great Canton and Hong Kong Proverbs”
81 Cantonese Proverbs in One Picture

«In 1559, Dutch artist Pieter Bruegel created the oil painting “Netherlandish Proverbs” which illustrates many Dutch proverbs to praise the Dutch culture. In 2014, Ah To imitated the idea and created “Great Canton and Hong Kong proverbs” illustrating 81 Cantonese proverbs to propagate the Cantonese culture and defend Cantonese.»

Pronunciation, English translation and meaning:


My previous post about Netherlandish Proverbs:

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Cool photo, never saw anything like this before now! +Terry Henderson​, why does it matter if his sources are communist or would that change anything about the photo? 
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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks
by +Andrej Karpathy, CS PhD student at Stanford


«We'll train RNNs to generate text character by character and ponder the question "how is that even possible?"»

«If training vanilla neural nets is optimization over functions, training recurrent nets is optimization over programs

«The concept of attention is the most interesting recent architectural innovation in neural networks.»

Fun with RNNs — Five example character models:

♞ Paul Graham generator
♞ Shakespeare
♞ Wikipedia
♞ Algebraic Geometry (Latex)
♞ Linux Source Code

#neuralnetworks #science #funny

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Do You Like This Amazing Gift By My Friend +Rick Lutz?
I love it... it's going to be my cover on all my social profiles!

I highly suggest you to follow +Rick Lutz (one of the great guys behind +CircleCount) and to visit his website to enjoy a lot of great artworks and photos.

Thank you, Rick! ;)

#gift #cover #italy
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My dear ex-student +Roberto Capozzi, I'm glad you like my new profile cover. :) Next time remember to comment in English, please! ;)
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+Jay Kilborn , +Martin Zeitler and +Giovanni Totaro , I am a linguist. :)

Basque is like Turkish. They are not coming from any of language families. For a while, Finnish and Hungarian had the same situation. They are still kinda like before. 

Tools we use might not be that good, but they are working. We usually work on the name of numbers, etymologies, old scriptures, the way the tribes have migrated during centuries, climate changes, and some other sources. 

Until we come up with better tools, we have to use these old ones. ;)

And this is just the surface of the thing. Linguistics has another face which looks like natural sciences. :)
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Netherlandish Proverbs, 1559, Pieter Bruegel the Elder

«Also entitled The Blue Cloak or The Topsy Turvy World, this painting contains a literal illustration of idioms and aphorisms of 16th century Flemish life. (...) The proverbs, of which there are over 100, (...) are meant to illustrate human stupidity and foolishness.»

Meaning of all proverbs and idioms:

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Fly Geyser — Nevada #awesome
Photo by +Stephen Oachs, seen on +National Geographic.

«Fly Geyser is the result of the property owner, back in the 1960's, drilling for a water well and instead striking a geothermal pocket. In the past 45 years this accidental man made geyser has constantly spewed mineral rich, boiling hot, water and all those minerals built up to create the other-worldly formation.»


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How To Have Zero Trouble Selling Your (Creative) Services At Premium Prices
aka: To Sell More Easily, You Need to Demonstrate Excellence Gradually

My friend +Visnja Zeljeznjak just published a great article via email on +Simpfinity newsletter (go subscribe now, it's free, and really valuable:

Article (web version):

«How come some web agencies sell their services easily at high prices, and others struggle to land average projects? It all depends on how you set your stage before you ask clients for money.»

«Today I tell you a true story about a friend of mine who has created a wonderful system for selling top-notch consulting at premium prices.»

This post infographic shows the steps of the system described in the article.

I think that this is great advice. And you?

#tips #infographic #consulting #webagency
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+Ben Fleming and +Shirley Thomas, you're welcome! :)
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  • Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
    IT Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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