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Hangouts 2.1 for Android: SMS improvements and a homescreen widget

Today we’re launching the newest version of Hangouts for Android, rolling out to the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) over the next few days. Highlights include:

- Merged conversations: SMS and Hangout conversations with the same recipient are now combined into a single conversation. You can control whether you want to send a message via Hangouts or SMS with the flip of a switch, and different message types will be easy to tell apart in the conversation. Of course, you can always merge and unmerge conversations if you’d like.

- Simplified contact list: now there’s two main sections in contacts — People you Hangout With, and Phone Contacts — making it simpler to navigate, and easier to use for SMS.

- Homescreen widget: add the Hangouts widget to your homescreen for quick access to your recent conversations.

- Performance improvements: today’s update includes better quality video calls, as well as improved SMS and MMS reliability.

The new version will be available in the Play store (http://goo.gl/6Sv8V) this week, so download or update and let us know what you think!

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Definitely want this to be my next phone!
 
Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

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Testing out the panoramic mode on the new Google Camera App (http://goo.gl/llsZjx) this morning.

Taken on a Galaxy Nexus when waiting for the LIRR this morning.
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Looks like we (+IBM) won on social for the Masters this year! Nice job team!
Sprinklr tracked social media analytics for The Masters through Listening Insights. How did the tournament's players and sponsors perform?
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Interesting. Social media was mostly not a factor to me regarding The Masters, but Mercedes stuck in my memory while watching the final round. Couldn't have named all the other sponsors, even with so few of them.
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Hit my snatch PR last week at +CrossFit Bell...155#. 
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Say hello to spring in #nyc!
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Google knows me so well. Thanks +Google+!
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Happy birthday!
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This was taken last week when +Margaret Simonetta was honored at AliveAndKickn 2014 Blue Genes Bash for her advocacy work for awareness of Colon Cancer with Millennials. It was a fun night!
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  • IBM
    Social Brand Strategist, 2013 - present
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    Social Media Marketing Assistant, 2011 - 2013
  • IBM
    Digital and Social Strategy Intern, 2012 - 2013
  • Mashable
    Community Intern, 2011 - 2012
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I'm a Social Brand Strategist and active user of the internet. I also have a passion for the outdoors in many forms. All posts and ideas here are my own and do not reflect the opinions of IBM.

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National Collegiate Whitewater National Kayaking Champion (2010)
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    Instructional Technology and Media, 2011 - 2013
  • Albion College
    Econ/Management and Communications Studies, 2007 - 2011
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Google Camera
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Google Camera snaps quick and easy photos and videos, and has creative picture modes like Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and Panorama.Features • Ph

Social Media Analytics for The Masters
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Sprinklr tracked social media analytics for The Masters through Listening Insights. How did the tournament's players and sponsors perform?

Distiller
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"With expert ratings and thousands of data points, it's like a well-curated music feed, but for booze.” -- Gizmodo.comDistiller is your comp

Google Plus Daily
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Your daily source for everything Google+

Mark Zuckerberg's MWC keynote
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On the first day of the 2014 Mobile World Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at a keynote address. CNET brings you full coverage

IBM Social Business
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social business, socbiz, social media, IBM

HootSuite Hootlet
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Quickly share web pages to all of your social networks using the HootSuite Hootlet.

Bike Race Free - Top Free Game
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En este sencillo y rápido juego grats basado en la física, incline el dispositivo para inclinar la moto y toca la pantalla para acelerar / f

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Free educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults

Android for all and the new Nexus 5
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Just in time for Halloween, we have two new treats for Android fans. First, we're excited to unwrap our latest platform release, KitKat, whi

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Supports 64-bit. Has AF tracking. Has a dedicated camera button. Has a flash w/ dual-LEDs. Has a fingerprint scanner. Shorter. Notably more

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Google's Full Value of Mobile
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Discover five new ways customers are using their smartphones to buy and what they're worth to your business.

Give a Chromebook
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The new HP Chromebook is for everyone, and we want all kinds of people to try it.

The Hootlet: Find And Share Anywhere
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Hootlet lets you quickly & easily share content to your social networks from anywhere on the web.

Fundamental Focus
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Business Solutions For Art Organisations

Smarter Planet
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Let's build a smarter planet. One that is instrumented. Interconnected. Intelligent.

The Banks of Tomorrow: Think Google and Facebook | Wired Business | Wire...
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If you’re among the 90 percent of Americans with a bank account, you’re not exactly storing a personal stack of bills under lock and key. Yo

This is the place to go see a movie. I love the reclining chairs in the theater. Make sure you buy tickets in advance to get your reserved seat. If you can go to a 3D movie.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
People say this is where you can get the best burger in NYC. I don't think so. I got the Cheeseburger with the works, but I've definitely had a better burger at Shake Shack or LT Burger. Not all that everyone hype this up to be.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Not the nicest rooms, but definitely worth a stay if you're in a pinch.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Went out to SD26 for the first time this past weekend for my birthday. Was originally going to go to Eataly (never been either), but realized it was just a big tourist destination. SD26 was much more my style. It's seemed super trendy in my opinion with a modern restaurant/bar scene feel. My date and I ate dinner in the lunge areas since the dining room was full. We start off with a nice cocktail and ordered our main entrees. Drinks were awesome and made strong (the way I like it). I ordered the sauteed veal dish and even though the portions were small for the meal it was delish. Part of me was like am I really paying this much money for this little food. Then I realize it is flatiron and it's a bit of a higher end restaurant. Our server was awesome. Super friendly and even gave us complementary appetizers, desert, and wine. Overall I loved the atmosphere and would definitely go back to this place, especially for a nice cocktail. Would be keen to try out the dining room next time.
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Food: Very goodDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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First time here. Located right in the heart of the Theater District. The food was good quality, but not the best Italian food I've had. It was the Thanksgiving Dinner so that could have been why. This is a staple and a must try though if you have never been before.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Great spot to enjoy a nice casual drink on the rooftop. Not the best views in the city, but good for a happy hour. I went a little later in the evening and saw the sunset. I also enjoyed their hamburger sliders...so delicious. I'd definitely go there again.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Went to Banjara for the first time last night a little later than a typical dinner at like 9:45 pm. Overall the food was good, not the best Indian food I've had. The service was not great at all. I felt like I was being rushed and there was no consideration or much help from the servers. They also said we needed to get our orders in because the kitchen was closing. It clearly was not because they were open til midnight. It was interesting because after dinner they gave us mango ice cream as a dessert and didn't' charge us for it. To be honest this would not be my first choice to go for an Indian restaurant.
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Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
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