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James Cridland
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A front door in a very moist Kuala Lumpur.
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I had a quick beer for +James O'Brien​ and his fellow not-quite-countrymen on hearing that Sweden had won #eurovision. Stockholm next year then...
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I can only assume that this isn't supposed to look like a gun pointing upwards. But it does.
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+Dan Thornton it is an "!" and a padlock overlaid for some reason. The "!" ought to signify a connection that connects but doesn't lead to the internet.
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Last week, I saw the Toronto Blue Jays play baseball against the New York Yankees.

Baseball, it turns out, is actually less exciting than cricket.
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+James Cridland that is the'best" way to watch a game. Have a little beer, some franks, and enjoy your company.
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Google+ launches Collections. It splurges all kinds of info about it on my G+ stream. As ever, it is rolling out, and my Google+ hasn't got it (on Android). Latest build and everything. The geeks may inherit the earth, but they know nothing about effective PR. You'd never catch Apple doing that.
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+Ade Oshineye Golden rule of marketing: don't piss off your customers. Rolling releases might be good, but wait till you have near 100% rollout before promoting the new features, or you just annoy the very people you seek to impress.
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So, I was sent a Microsoft Word document with comments today.

The comments didn't appear within the "Inbox from Google" viewer; nor the Chrome OS system viewer; nor when uploaded to Google Drive.

I had to remote desktop into my office Mac to use Pages on that computer to view the comments.

So - how can I view Microsoft Word comments natively in Chrome OS?

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The MSWord cloud app works pretty well. 
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Bug report: I am actually wanting the headlines from the Australian edition to also be on the front page, but you can't do that, so I searched for "Australia". The results give me "Australia news" and "Australia stories". I don't understand the difference between them here - but "Australia stories" appears empty.

So, at least one bug:
Search results display even when empty

...and one slight whinge about data quality.
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Ah I see, ok thanks for the feedback, we'll have a look.
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My first thought was that Wombwell Ward was the gynaecology ward of the local hospital.
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My little girl at London Zoo today, looking at penguins.
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My hasn't she grown!
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Aha. Interesting. Perhaps I have just never noticed it before. Though why would the icon be for a GSM network?
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London - Huddersfield - Hull - Bradford - Skelmanthorpe - Heckmondwike
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Radio futurologist
Introduction

I concentrate on the effect that new platforms and technology are having on the radio business across the world.

As a conference speaker, I speak in radio events across the world - on radio's multiplatform future, the effect of smartphones on radio listening, and radio's place in social media.

As a writer, I write about what happens when radio and new platforms collide - for media.info and other websites and magazines.

As a consultant, I work with the brightest brains to ensure radio remains relevant.

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Won both Webby Awards for Virgin Radio's website when I ran it (public and judges' choice). Launched radio's first ever mobile phone app.
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Radio futurologist, and Managing Director, media.info
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  • media.info
    Managing Director, 1994 - present
    media.info is the new name for Media UK
  • Virgin Radio
    Director of Digital Media, 2001 - 2007
  • BBC
    Head of FM&T, A&Mi, 2007 - 2009
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As long as you aren't expecting haute cuisine or decent beer, it isn't a bad place.
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Fun to be there, though the square itself was full of the beginnings of a Christmas market when I went there, so the grandeur of the place was lost a little.
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Wonderful place. Friendly hosts, wifi, nice rooms, and felt safe and close to the shopping street. Lovely friendly feeling to the place.
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Genuinely, I once took an MRT from the airport to here for breakfast. Proper Singaporean experience. In a strange mall which mostly isn't open in the early morning though.
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Impressive venue for a large conference. Well signposted via train from the centre.
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A bit "away from it all", and suffers from typical US big-box hotel syndrome. In the evenings you need to really plan quite hard to escape from the hotel for the evening, thanks to its remote location. Annoying lack of free wifi.
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