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James Allison
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
Lives in Montreal, QC, Canada
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We're very happy to announce that starting today Google Play Music will be available in Canada! When music goes Google, all your music goes with you. Bring all your songs with you and introduce them to millions more with Google Play Music. Kick back and enjoy custom radio without rules, spanning over 20 million songs. Even more, store 20,000 songs for free online, and listen to them alongside the All Access catalogue on any Android with the Play Music App (http://goo.gl/1qiEe) or via the web at play.google.com.

To celebrate, for one day only, we're offering a free 60-day trial. Canadians, get started at g.co/PlayMusicCA.
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Pushing deeper and deeper into our work lives as well as our personal lives...
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Bitcoin is the first practical solution to a longstanding problem in computer science, Marc Andreessen writes in Another View.
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Congrats +Dan Noyes - great project!
The birthplace of the web wants to preserve the first website, and the experience of surfing it
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Where will this lead? To a splintering of the public internet? more private mesh networks? #netneutrality  
Summary: Verizon is arguing its net neutrality lawsuit Monday, and the case is important for consumers, web service providers and could even call the FCC’s ability to regulate the internet into question. This is big.
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Happy to have my streaming music available via my Chromecast...
We are thrilled to share news that starting today you can listen to [Rdio][1] on [Google Chromecast.][2] Chromecast allows you to cast songs, albums, stations, and playlists to your TV — then control playback from anywhere in your house and enjoy a beautiful display of album art on your big...
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We are excited to announce a new project from ATAP, something that we have been working quietly on over the past year.

As we walk through our daily lives, we use visual cues to navigate and understand the world around us. We use our eyes to observe the size and shape of objects and rooms, and we learn their position and layout over time almost effortlessly . This awareness of space and motion is fundamental to the way we interact with our environment and each other.  We are physical beings that live in a 3D world. Yet, our mobile devices assume that physical world ends at the boundaries of the screen.

The goal of Project Tango is to give mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.

Our team has been working with universities, research labs, and industrial partners spanning nine countries around the world to harvest research from the last decade of work in robotics and computer vision, concentrating that technology into a unique mobile phone.  Now, we’re ready to put early prototypes into the hands of developers that can imagine the possibilities and help pull those ideas into reality. 

What if you never found yourself lost in a new building again?  What if directions to a new location didn’t stop at the street address? Imagine playing hide-and-seek in your house with your favorite game character. Imagine competing against a friend for control over physical space with your own miniature army.

We hope you will take this journey with us. We believe it will be one worth traveling.  To find out more, and apply for a development kit visit  http://g.co/ProjectTango.

The future is awesome. Let’s build it together.

-- Johnny Lee, and the ATAP Project Tango team
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It's that time of year again... prove your oldschool web cred by posting your Snowcraft highscore...
Keep the tradition going and share SnowCraft with friends this winter — here on the web for free or as a gift ($0.99) from the App Store. Support the iPhone version and we'll do our best to keep upgrades reflected on the web where we're committed to keeping SnowCraft free forever!
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Kickstarter is unlocking a new funding model for everyone (for the rich, for the poor).  It is not clear where all this is going. But it gives me so much hope in humanity that so many of us are so willing to fulfill the dreams of our peers.

Cartoon by www.robharrell.com via +Thomas Baekdal 

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Strange experience of my former academic life and my professional life colliding... reading about my Berkeley JSP friend +Tom Ginsburg in my Google Canada feed. Congrats Tom!
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Senior Business Analyst
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  • Cogeco
    Product Evolution Manager, TV, 2014 - present
  • Cogeco
    Senior Business Analyst, Web & Mobile Applications, 2012 - 2014
  • w.illi.am/
    Senior Business Analyst, 2010 - 2012
  • Concordia University
    Web Producer, 2005 - 2010
  • Independent
    Online Communications Consultant, 2003 - 2005
  • Webaliza
    User Experience Analyst & Cofounder, 2002 - 2003
  • Netvertis
    Internet Strategy Consultant, 2000 - 2001
  • U.N. Economic Commission for Europe
    Research intern on development of Internet in Transition Economies, 1999 - 2000
  • U.C. Berkeley
    Teaching & Research Assistant, 1995 - 1999
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Montreal, QC, Canada
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Chicago, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Zurich, Geneva
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Currently focused on everything Web TV and Connected TV. 
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Lived in Montreal, Geneva, Zurich, San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Toronto, Halifax and Chicago. In a previous life, I was a shitworker at Maximum Rock'n'Roll, booked bands and cleaned up at the Gilman St Warehouse, worked at record distributors such as Cargo and Rough Trade, and was in a band that Alternative Press said was one of 23 bands that shaped punk rock.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Jurisprudence and Social Policy, 1995 - 1999
  • University College, University of Toronto
    Philosophy, 1991 - 1995
  • University of British Columbia
    Award of Achievement in Web Analytics, 2004 - 2006
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