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kikikiki... this reminds me of 'That-Other-Company'
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sports rights and geo blockiing drive me up the wall, surely this carving up and only selling what they think is great tv is insulting
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Narrate is a material design journal for Android. #NarrateYourLife Download here: https://bnc.lt/l/2xNmLWk-8j
Welcome to Narrate! You will receive a one time SMS to download the app. Phone number: Send me the app.
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I am for the idea of innovation and making things smarter, but personally I think it'll be a year or so before I get myself a smart-watch mainly because of the battery life. I'm used to standard digital or mechanical watches that have batteries that last years...so....no thank you in the meantime. When battery life on a smart-watch can last for at least a week, then I may consider getting one.
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Did you pay anybody to guarantee your waking up this morning? Be thankful.

The reason why God always gives you one more day is for you to be better than  yesterday. Don't get worse...
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Yesterday, my dear friends +Christina Pitchford and +Krishen Greenwell married in a lovely sunset beach ceremony.

I didn't take a single picture. Not one.

While there were so many beautiful moments it would have been amazing to lock in forever by photo, I decided to spend the entire time fully living each moment. My electronics were all firmly stored in the off position.

It was fantastic. From the pre-ceremony reception, to their most eloquently expressed vows. To the tear inducing moment when Krishen talked about knowing when she was the right one.

Afterwards, we all stayed for the drum circle and the children twirled about with hula hoops and glow sticks. Friends and family all joined in their joy and it was one of the best evenings of my life. I don't need photos to remember it. I had the experiences and that was enough.

Besides, I'm totally excited to see the professional photos when they come back. :P

When's the last time you decided to go completely offline for something important? 
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"He is not here: for he is risen as he said..." - Matthew 28:6
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Z-Axis Design Concepts....

Mark that phrase and understand it as early as possible. That's the future of UI design (especially on the Web and Mobile user interfaces.).

Skeuomorphism died in iOS 6 (and other systems) and Flat design is the current trend.
BUT the limitations of the Flat UI design technique are already being realized and leading designers are already shifting their focus onto #TactileDesign and Z-Axis design concepts. The later part of this year and the next few years will prove this.

If you are web designer, a mobile app designer, a software UI designer, get ready!!!!!!

Y'all know where you heard it first!!!!
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For a little peek into the the Z-Axis design concept check out http://alistapart.com/article/the-z-axis-designing-for-the-future
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What are the chances That Apple Inc will adopt Material Design into iOS and their apps...??? 
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Kkkkkkkkk, they will create #iMaterialDesign
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I hope the OEMs listen to your ideas and just give us one beast already. This is a great video. 
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Optical illusion: 3-D street art! 
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I'm gonna miss the Google IO keynote, the vibrancy with which Vic announced new google products and services, the energy he had to make G+ get this far. This is a sad day for 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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Google Drive
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Inspire Launcher
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★★ Inspire Launcher is a brand new launcher based on the new KitKat Android Launcher with tons of features and customizations. It combines t

Pocket
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Google Plus Daily
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Your daily source for everything Google+

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Free texting, voice messages, and video calls in your pocket. 300 million people love WeChat because it's fast, reliable, private, and alway

Google Search
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Google Search app for Android: The fastest, easiest way to find what you need on the web and on your device.* Quickly search the web and you

Navegador Chrome: Google
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OI File Manager allows you to browse your SD card, create directories, rename, copy, move, and delete files. It also acts as an extension to