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Jason Purdy
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Man, wish +Google Play / +Google Music would make this available to Apps users, too!
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Apex Candidate Forum for Nov. 2015 Elections
Totally different topic than technology, but this is another topic I care about - my government. I'm raising two young daughters and am interested in providing them with an environment where they can be safe and thrive. Our town has gotten a little bit of a...
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Today I’m sharing one of our kids’ favorite snacks. You can make this yummy treat in 15 minutes and it is perfect for an after school snack, dessert, and breakfast. These are so good! You can top them with whatever you like. My kids love them with chocolate spread, strawberries, and...
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This recently came up as my new tab background - Beautiful!
The Google Cultural Institute brings together millions of artifacts from multiple partners, with the stories that bring them to life, in a virtual museum.
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First, +Vic Gundotra is out. Then Photos split off. Then other decreased promotions and now this. I'm hopeful, but I feel these reversals and removals are diminishing the progress and overall value of the Google+ platform.
 
Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections - https://plus.google.com/collections/featured).

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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I've tried this and it's REALLY good. :-) 
Have you ever been to a mexican restaurant or burrito joint and tried that tasty white cheese dip? After much experimentation, I finally have a recipe that is on par with the cheese dip you can get there, and you're sure to love it too. This beats anything you can buy prepackaged in a store! If you do not have a double boiler, you can improvise by using a metal mixing bowl over a saucepan.
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This is brilliant... I would totally see this movie!
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The car battery is overdue for a refresh.... this sounds promising.

"Ohm Is A Smarter, Lighter Car Battery That Works With Your Existing Car" http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/12/ohm-is-a-smarter-lighter-car-battery-that-works-with-your-existing-car/?ncid=rss #tech #feedly 
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I have been eyeing this breakfast cake from Alexandra’s Kitchen for a while now and finally cracked down and had to make it!  It is absolutely WONDERFUL!  I love breakfast cakes and the blueberries and buttermilk in this cake make it extra special :) 4.5 from 6 reviews Buttermilk Blueberry Breakfast Cake   Print Author: …
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I was wondering why the cars ahead of me were driving around something ahead of me. I'm thankful for the driver behind me moving it out of the road - too big for my comfort.

I think it was on its way back to Harris Lake for another dosage. ;)
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At the expense of feeding irony, Aziz Ansari points out that this whole social network stuff is like reading page 1,000,000 of a bad book. Really good interview - worth a listen!
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Disciple of Jesus, Husband, Father, Developer and home chef; that should cover it for now
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I work for a publishing company in Chapel Hill and live in Apex with a wonderful wife and two great daughters. I don't get a whole lot of time to read, but I make it a goal to always be reading something.
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  • Journalistic
    2001 - present
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    1999 - 2000
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This is one of my favorite places. The fried chicken burrito, buffalo-style, and pineapple salsa are two of my favorites!
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Went here for a Christmas party and had the filet. It was cooked decently, but it didn't blow me away. I had higher expectations, given its specialized nature. The staff was friendly and they had a pretty good beer and wine selection.
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Went for lunch buffet and it wasn't very good. I went with my mom and we both found several pieces of bone in the chicken dishes. The flavors were decent, but there are better Indian options out there.
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Very friendly service and excellent food.
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We went here after a Christmas party to hang out and were blown away by the renovations in the bar and patio area. Very cool and modern! It was hard at times to get the attention of the bar staff, but they were pretty busy.
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Went during the Christmas rush and they were busy, but still helpful and well-staffed. Lots of great ideas for kids (and even adults)!
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Lots of great menu options. Breakfast items available throughout the day. I love the meatloaf.
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