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Fortune Bear Visits the Google Campus

My five year old left on a three day trip this week and forgot his favorite stuffed bear, Fortune. He asked me to look after Fortune and take him with me to work. So, of course, I did. Here are a few photos from Fortune's visit to Google. /cc +Kristine Gray +Terrie Gray 
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Ingress Has the World as Its Game Board

There are games. Then there is +Ingress - the best immersive experience I've been participating in for the better part of 500 days. It's simple. You visit amazing places around the world and in your backyard. You walk. You bike. You conquer. Today, I just passed 5,000 kilometers walked in the game since I started, and it's really accelerated my +Fitbit stats. So you could watch more TV or play World of Warcraft. But you should be downloading Ingress. Get moving.
Ingress, a game originally developed at Google, encourages its one million players to go to actual landmarks in far-flung places.
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Why It's Time to Take ChromeOS Seriously
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"Now, to my surprise, I use the Chrome operating system for all my nonmobile computing. Thanks to continuous improvements in its usefulness and power, I increasingly think it’s the future of computing... For most of what people need to accomplish on a computer, Chrome is just better."

Welcome +Christopher Mims to ChromeOS!
Thanks to continuous improvements, Google’s Chrome operating system for PCs may be the future of computing, offering advantages for most of what people need to accomplish on a computer. That view is gaining adherents.
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Wake me up if I can play Overwatch, DOTA and run full blown Photoshop in it.
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5 Ways Right-Brained PR Pros Can Use +Google Analytics

In a few weeks, I'm headed to Atlanta and Miami for a series of conferences, culminating in a PR News presentation. I also plan to finally meet +Mike Fruchter, who more than 5 years ago, took +Adam Singer's previous role when I moved the gears on their careers from 3,000 miles away. In advance of the PR News event, they asked for some tips on how PR pros can use GA. Here's the simple result.
For the typically right-brained PR pro it can seem a little daunting to begin fussing with all this data. Luckily Google Analytics is a good place for the uninitiated to start.
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+Sigfredo Zamorano​ it's true that different parts of the brain specialise in different functions. The brain is an extremely complex, interconnected series of modules which are in constant communication with each other. From person to person, there are many variations in the inner workings of the brain but this is mostly due to genetics, experience and education.

Individuals cannot be simply categorised into one of two groups. We're just way more complicated than that. But here, this article breaks down the science of why the left brain - right brain myth is untrue, explained through neuroscience http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/16/left-right-brain-distinction-myth
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It's Take Your Children to Work Day at Google. My kids, along with +Jason O'Grady​'s, already asked +Laszlo Bock​ for a job.
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Why yes, my Nexus 6P took this photo.

It's springtime on the Google campus. Pollen has indicated this for some time.
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Google Demos Why Bringing Android Apps to Chromebook Is So Disruptive
/by +Paul Thurrott  #chromeos   #android  

"A few weeks back, Google announced that it would bring its Android app and Google Play Store ecosystems to Chromebook, dramatically improving the portable PC alternative. Now, the firm has released a video showing how these two platforms will work together. And this is bad news for Windows.

And as I expected, this Peanut Butter Cup pairing of two previously separate platforms—“two great tastes that go together”—is going to be disruptive."
A few weeks back, Google announced that it would bring its Android app and Google Play Store ecosystems to Chromebook, dramatically improving the portable PC alternative. Now, we can see how these two platforms will work together.
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Touch screen on a Chromebook seems to be the missing link
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The Verge: Chromebooks Outsell Macs in the US in Q1
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You could keep buying a machine with local storage and apps that you have to install and documents that you could save locally and lose if something goes wrong or your laptop gets stolen... OR you could just use a Chromebook and have all your apps and data on every device you log in to. It's a simpler choice every day.
Google's low-cost Chromebooks outsold Apple's range of Macs for the first time in the US recently. While IDC doesn't typically break out Windows vs. Chromebook sales, IDC analyst Linn Huang...
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How the "What's Your Current Salary?" Question Hurts the Gender Pay Gap

Using an individual's current salary level as impacting their next salary ensures that pay inequality sticks around. +Laszlo Bock and others here at Google are working to fix it.
Google's Laszlo Bock argues that the "fundamental problem" lies in focusing too much on current pay, rather than on what a job is actually worth
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No employer pays "what a job is worth". They pay no more than a job is worth, which bounds salary on the upper end, and only enough to attract and retain someone who can be productive in that role; i.e. the lower end of the salary range for the job is a negotiation wherein the employer tries to maximize profit.

In other words, labor is like any other factor of production in that the most profitable substitute is purchased (note that this does not mean the cheapest employee is hired, since not all employees have the same productivity). Past salary is a quantified signal to a prospective employer as to what previous employers have felt it was profitable to pay the given candidate; i.e. a signal of past productivity. Ignoring it may be philanthropic, but it is not rational.

This article is basically the same as Ford (employer) going to Michelin (employee-candidate) and, instead of asking how much tire model X costs, simply saying "We'll pay you $25 each for tire model X, because we think that gives us a decent profit on the cars we sell that contain 4 of those tires". The likelihood that $25 is the optimal balance point for both parties is close to zero, and across millions of such purchase decisions, the likelihood is that Ford loses greatly.
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Real Valley Stories: The SVP of HR and a Bunch of Lawyers Will See You Now
/via +louisgray.com  #business   #legal   #siliconvalley  

"The day had started innocently enough. I was hosting our company’s public relations firm at the office, as we worked with our product marketing and management teams on interacting with press. At a break, I stepped outside of the conference room and found the longtime senior vice president of HR waiting for me — usually not a good sign.

“Louis, please come into my office,” he said, with a tone that made it obvious this wasn’t really a choice. So I followed."
Editor’s Note: Part 11 in an irregular series of stories from my many years in Silicon Valley. Part 10 talked about the time I left my job for a competitor and rescinded the offer. This time, a story involving industrial espi...
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+Kevin Wang +David Violino the mobile viewing issues should be fixed. Thanks for flagging.
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Buzzfeed on +Sundar Pichai, the Google CEO you HAVE Heard Of

Almost five years ago, I ran into Sundar in the stairwells of Google, having just joined the company. I was holding a MacBook Air, which I'd been given as a Noogler. Knowing he ran ChromeOS, I told him I wished I could be carrying around a Chrome laptop instead. He was apologetic, saying he agreed, and was working on it.

By 2013, when the Pixel was announced, I traded IM's with Sundar just hours after the public launch. I congratulated him on the launch, and his response, to my surprise, was a humble one... "Do you have one yet?" Surprised, I said no, as it was the first day. He responded, "I'm so sorry. You were supposed to be on the list."

I paused, saying, no, it was fine. I'd get one soon. He reiterated, "You were supposed to be on the list. Contact +Caesar Sengupta and he will get you one." Less than an hour later, I had my hands on the Chromebook PIxel and I haven't used a Mac at work since.

Google is incredibly lucky to have Sundar as CEO. I bring up the story because while it's a small one, and I'm just one person, I know Sundar is friendly, approachable, humble and focused - all attributes necessary to earn and succeed the role he's found himself in today. Now, all of you know Sundar already, but this article will help you know him more, and see the person we already knew well.

Thanks +Mathew Honan for the piece.
You may not know him by name just yet, but he's one of the most powerful people alive. Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back yo...
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Googler since 2011. Dad since 2008. Silicon Valley geek since 1998. Author of louisgray.com

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Taking the 100k Steps Fitbit Challenge and Raising Money for Charity
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On Monday, I have a crazy plan to set a new personal record for Fitbit steps. The goal? 100,000 steps in a single day, blowing away my previ

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NOTE: This post was written in 2001, nine years before the actual iPad was announced by Apple. --------. At least five times in the past 10