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Lior Ron
Changing the world, one product at a time
Changing the world, one product at a time

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From self driving trucks to self driving everything. We're Thrilled to accelerate our vision and join Travis Kalanick and the Uber team in reinventing transportation

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New beginnings.

I've spent the last year thinking how can I bring everything I've learned to date to the benefit of society. As a technologist, I believe there will be no technology more transformative over the next decade than self driving cars.

The future is almost here, but it is time to accelerate it. Its time to rebuild our transportation system, stop the carnage on the road and make our economy scale, its time to take action.

Thrilled and humbled to finally be able to share what kept me up for the past few months. Lets move!

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Dojo time! if you have lots of IOT devices at home like me, you will love this product - sleek, easy way to digitally secure your home.

Great experience being an advisor for this great team coming out of stealth today

An opportunity to get one for an intro price while supply still last

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3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.

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Really excited about our big news, announcement of Alphabet!

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Happy Birthday Google Earth!
It's Google Earth's 10th birthday! To celebrate, we're introducing a new feature, Voyager—try it now in desktop Earth #Earth10

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Exciting new Google company - congrats Adrian Aoun and the team!
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 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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How to make the impossible happen, step by step.

Google acquired Timeful! 
Congrats Yoav Shoham, Dan Ariely and Jacob bank. Great app, rock star team and an amazing potential to change how we manage our lives. Welcome to Google!

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Excited to see project Fi finally launched! a fantastic collaboration between Google and Motorola, setting the bar on what a connectivity experience should look like.Its open for early access, get yours now
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