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It's official, Facebook Messenger is the best messaging platform for truly mobile people....

Why?
Here's why..
I recently switched my mobile phone... But when I go to WhatsApp, SMS, etc., all my history and conversations are gone.. (yes there are ways to transfer from old phone to new phone.. But it's a hassle, sometimes requires a PC, and what if your phone is lost or stolen?)

With Facebook Messenger, this isn't an issue. Just download, login, and you're back in business, everything in one spot.. All contacts, history, conversations, pictures, links, videos - all there.

Having a conversation on your mobile device but then move to a desktop? No problem, login to Facebook and keep on chatting.

Using your iPad instead of your phone? Still all there.

Can't say enough about how convenient and truly mobile Facebook Messenger is. Now just wish all contacts were on it!

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Hah, yes, definitely have and do use it.. But only a fraction of my contacts are on Google Hangouts.. I can count the number of close friends who aren't on Facebook on one hand.. If everyone used Hangouts, different story. 
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My #nexus6  doesn't fit into any cupholder in any vehicle.
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I love it! Favourite phone so far. 
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Yessss... Google Nexus 6 Unboxing + Hands On!: http://youtu.be/7h-R73VTXXQ
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We're excited to announce that for all long weekends this summer, we're trading in the hot city streets of Toronto for the cool blue lakes of Muskoka. Starting this May Long Weekend, you can cruise around Muskoka safely and in style with UberBOATs, powered by Summer Water Sports!
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Wow, this is too bad.  Does anyone know any other Google Executive that uses Google+?
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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It’s freezing outside and you forgot to set your Nest Thermostat this morning — now you’re doomed to a house resembling the North Pole... No more! Fix that with a simple voice command: in the Google app on your Android or iPhone, just say “OK Google, set Nest to 73 degrees” and your house will be cozy and warm when you arrive. (Unless your significant other counters with a command to set the temp to their perfect 67 degrees!)

But if that’s too much work, you can get the perfect temperature at home with no hassle at all: your Google app can let your Nest know you’re on your way home and it’ll pre-heat or cool to your preferred temperature — and you’ll get a notification in return. Just go to workswithnest.google.com to set it up!
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Using #Instagram as a marketing tool? Make sure to check out their new account insights, #ad insights & more! http://ow.ly/ACGrN
Instagram today announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new... Keep reading →
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I wrote a comic about my Tesla Model S. Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech. The Name The Acceleration The Touchscreen A Smartphone Safety The Fires The Sun Tesla Motors. Take me to a random comic · Popular comics · All comics. Tweet ...
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Pocket Anatomy Wins the Boost Startup Competition http://zite.to/1mJ1ITJ

We whittled down the 99 startups selected for the Boost event at TNW Europe 2014 down to 10 earlier this month, and today each of the companies took to the stage to pitch our judging ...
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This Chrome add-on lets you copy and erase text inside any image on the web http://zite.to/1rlTdLQ

What would you say if we told you that it's possible to copy, translate, edit and even erase the text inside any image you find on the internet? Well,
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