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Les Vogel
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Getting Started with Google Cloud Debugger on Google Compute Engine https://youtu.be/DCtLE6zPMdQ

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GDELT+CartoDB -- Very cool -- visualize where things are hot in the world.
An in depth article on how to map the world news thanks to the new CartoDB+GDELT partnership. It even includes my BigQuery example :)

http://blog.cartodb.com/gdelt-api/

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I will be talking about Authentication tomorrow evening @ Galvanize in San Francisco.

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We’re welcoming some new additions to the Google BigQuery ecosystem.

This growing group of partners and tools helps you easily and rapidly get data into BigQuery, visualize your results, and develop end-to-end solutions. http://goo.gl/QGJMRF
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Using a small Cloud Dataflow configuration, JDA generated replenishment orders in real time for more than 50,000 point-of-sale transactions – per minute.

Find out how JDA is rethinking supply chain management with Google Cloud: http://goo.gl/Bi6k5K
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Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work! 

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The loading bar is a signal to many of us to take care of those little things — like making a cup of coffee, taking that bathroom break, or just petting the dog. We've been told that Fiber’s seemingly instant connections have taken away that valuable time. Today we're introducing Dial-Up Mode to slow your Fiber speeds down. Relax to your 56k connection and get those precious moments back.

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ICYMI: a new solution paper and tutorial to help you build scalable and resilient web apps: http://goo.gl/Xpnmcu 
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We're elevating cloud computing like never before

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If you create or implement languages you'll find this interesting and helpful. I used to use YACC -- this looks a lot cleaner and easier to use. (Of course if needed one of these - I'd also take a look at ANTLR)
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