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Louis Gray
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Found This Sphinx Moth In Our Front Yard Today

I was all set to take my 4 year old to Little League this morning when I spotted this big and beautiful moth in the front yard. It was too picturesque to ignore. After giving it the photographic treatment, I released the moth in our back yard on our tree, so it can continue on its mission. (Hat tip to +Terrie Gray for identifying)
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Absolutely sir +kedarnath patil!!! I agree with u
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A Smiling Crab from Santa Cruz

My kids have been on Spring Break all week. Today, I joined them and ditched the office to head to the beach. While there, we met one of the natives, who carried big pinchers, but was quite friendly, as you can see. It was fun to see the crab scuttle sideways, but he didn't get far. Eventually, we released him and he's no doubt sleeping off the experience.
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dangerously nice
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The Story Behind Free Tibet Goji-Chocolate Crème Pie.
#lifeatgoogle   #freetibet   /featuring +Laszlo Bock 

This is a Google legend that has escaped the Googleplex. The best part? On April Fool's Day, this story is real. Truth is always stranger than fiction.
What was once behind the longest email-chain debate in Google’s history? Pie.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY. LOUIS
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FriendFeed's Closure Another Painful Loss from a Vibrant Era of Social Media
/via +louisgray.com 

"If you were part of the active community that made FriendFeed special in those wide-eyed years, you experienced something I've never seen with any community since (with occasional flashes on Google+ and Twitter being exceptions). If you missed it, then you missed out on seeing one of the most talented teams ever assembled working on something that was both fun and smart. And that story's final chapter is coming without us ever getting the happy ending we were hoping for. I'm not mad, just wistful at what might have been.

Long live FriendFeed."
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It's official. FriendFeed went through its final death throes around 4:15PM CDT this afternoon. As far as I know, it's now completely offline. All traffic now redirects to the blog. :-(
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The Friendliest Turf War Imaginable: Ingress

There's no other 'game' like it. Get off your butt, go see the world around you, and meet new people. Ingress is a fun way to learn more about your city and accelerates your competitive spirit. Like +John Hanke, I'm on team Enlightened and am happy to make our world a little greener. (More: http://ingress.com)
 
"Ingress enables the friendliest turf war imaginable, though those smiles belied an undercurrent of serious competitiveness: none of us on the green team want to sleep under a blue field, as it were, and the same is surely true for agents of the Resistance."
We embed in the field and go behind the scenes of Google's augmented reality game, Ingress. Is walking through the streets of hundreds of countries the future of gaming?
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Get Off My Lawn! Say Hi to the Greygler Special Edition Android Figure.
#android   #greyglers   #lifeatgoogle  

Here at Google, some of our colleagues with above average career experience (and maybe some gray hairs) call themselves Greyglers. They've been known to tell the young whippersnappers to "Get Off My Lawn!" a time or two. Appropriately, now they have their own special edition Android figurine (courtesy +Andrew Bell).

Let the begging and jealousy commence. And no, I don't have a stack laying around for you, nor a secret link for you to get yours. Not even you +Barry Schwartz.
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That is awesome, I have got to get me one of these.
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New Google Glass Mini Collectible Android Figurine
#android   #lifeatgoogle   #googleglass  

This cool penguin comes with his own shades and Google[x] snowboard. He is going to be joining my growing army of figurines at home this evening. (Insert obligatory cc of +Barry Schwartz here)
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How can I get it, sooo cute! 
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Ladybugs of Las Palmas

A while ago I shared this photo with +Terrie Gray, my mom, a well known photographer and nature nut. But today, I looked again at this casual photo and realized it's not half bad for a little smart phone. And by little smart phone, I mean the big Nexus 6. You can zoom in and even see the reflection off the ladybugs' backs, and catch the drops of dew. So watch where you walk in the park and don't squish these ladybirds.
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Get some shots of Transvulcania if you don't mind, it's a great race.
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Chromebooks for $149! Amazing Entry Level Price

It looks like I just found my kids' first laptops. While I'll be enjoying my Pixel, these new Chromebooks make it even easier to get them connected to the sites and apps they love. It's really incredible when you think these cost a fraction of say... a watch.
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I love my CBK!  Good afternoon, from a sunny UK:)
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YouTube Kids: Smart, Mobile First and Child Sized
/via +louisgray.com  #youtube   #family  

"YouTube Kids is "the first Google product built from the ground up with little ones in mind." As a dad of three kids six and under, two of whom who read fairly well and a third just trying to keep up, it's exciting to see them become the focal point for an entirely new interface."

Thanks +Pavni Diwanji +Shimrit Ben-Yair +Jonathan Terleski and all!
In December, I wrote about viewing technology through the eyes of a child. As much as I think of myself as an early adopter and 'with it' net citizen, I'm equally amused and amazed at the activities my own kids rapidly learn ...
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An Interview w/ Marketing SVP +Lorraine Twohill: How Google Breaks Through
/by +McKinsey & Company  #marketing   #lifeatgoogle  

'The way I think about marketing—and the way I tend to talk to my team about it—is “knowing the user, knowing the magic, and connecting the two.” Knowing the user means understanding who your consumers are, who your customers are. Not just knowing who they are, but what they need, what are their deep insights, and understanding how we can help them.'
Lorraine Twohill, Google’s senior vice president of global marketing, describes what has and hasn’t changed for marketers trying to connect with customers. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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I'm really excited to see Updog launch. Excellent work +Paul Cowan!
 
No matter how highly-paid an engineer is, they're still a sucker for a nice bit of swag. Very excited to get this from the Updog team at work!
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Google
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Marketing, evangelism, video production, best practices, public speaking, public relations, writing, tweeting, plussing, demand generation.
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  • Google
    Program Manager, 2011 - present
    I run Google Developers Live. Prior work at Google included work on Google+, Blogger and Reader.
  • Paladin Advisors Group
    Managing Director, 2009 - 2011
  • BlueArc
    Dir, Corporate Marketing, 2001 - 2009
  • 3Cube
    Web Marketing Manager, 1999 - 2001
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I run Google Developers Live and am the author of louisgray.com. At home: dad to three kids five and under, including boy/girl twins.

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I snagged the GOOG +1 license plate before I joined Google.
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  • UC Berkeley
    Political Science, Mass Communications, 1995 - 1999
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