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Google Street View Becomes A Full App In v2.0 With Support For Spherical Cameras, Photosphere Sharing, And More

Google Street View has always been a part of Google Maps on Android, even though it was technically a separate APK. Everything is changing today with the big v2.0 Street View update. For the first time ever, Street View is a standalone app in your app drawer with its own distinct functionality

Thanks +Android Police 

#ns    #streetview   #android   #googlemaps  
Google Street View has always been a part of Google Maps on Android, even though it was technically a separate APK. Everything is changing today with the b... by Ryan Whitwam in Applications, News
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New season, new ways to get work done with Google Docs

Bringing the power of Google to your Docs

Whether you’re an agency researching creative ideas for a client pitch or a bakery brainstorming names for your newest dessert, pulling the wealth of information from Google search into your docs can transform them from interesting to inspiring. With the new Research feature in the Docs Android app, you’ll notice there’s less than half the steps previously needed to pull quotes, facts and images from Google search into your – in fact you’ll never even have to leave the app

Link to Official Google for Work Blog:  http://ow.ly/RJ93x

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Intel brings RealSense 3D cameras to Project Tango smartphones

At IDF 2015, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich announced Tuesday that Intel is partnering with Google to bring Intel's RealSense 3D camera to Google's Project Tango smartphone. Krzanich showed off a prototype of the un-named smartphone prototype, which is running the company's Atom processor and comes with a 6-inch display

RealSense 3D enables more computing possibilities on a smartphone. For one, users can begin making 3D scans and models in real-time.

Full article: TechRadar http://ow.ly/R4mVV

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10 free Google Cardboard apps you need to try out

The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now — it was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014 — but it’s not the most well understood technology out there.

Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google has been showcasing Cardboard-compatible apps in a special collection in the Google Play Store

Link Apps for Google Cardboard - Android Apps on Google Play http://ow.ly/QFxw7

via +VentureBeat 

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The Google Cardboard virtual reality headset and app platform has been out for a while now -- it was introduced at the Google I/O developer conference in June 2014 -- but it's not the most well understood technology out there. Perhaps the best way to understand it is to try it out. Fortunately, Google has been showcasing Cardboard-compatible apps in a special collection in the Google Play Store.
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Happy Birthday - Google Chromecast celebrates its second birthday with freebies

Today marks two years since Google debuted Chromecast, the small and affordable streaming device. To celebrate its second birthday, the company's letting owners get in on a couple promotional offers: a free movie rental and access to 90 days of Play Music. Google did something similar last year, but back then it only included the complimentary subscription to its audio-streaming service 

For those of you don't have a Chromecast yet, the deal will be available until December 31st, so you still have some time to take advantage of this deal.

Link >>> Offers from Chromecast http://buff.ly/1KqlAXX

via +Engadget 

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In pictures: a history of half a decade of Nexus phones
One off? But there are loads of them...

The Google Nexus phone has, in many ways, helped revolutionise the mobile market in much the same way that the Apple iPhone has. The Nexus devices may not have set the world alight in terms of sales, but they have served as important reference points for Android manufacturers. And some of them have been rather good

Google had never planned on making the Nexus series into a staple of the annual smartphone diet. The original Nexus One handset was designed to give Android a push in the right direction, and nothing more. It obviously worked, as Android now holds over 75% of the mobile market in Europe

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Virtual Reality & Virtual Tours for Colleges, Hotels, Real Estate

YouVisit's powerful platform allows businesses and institutions to easily create embeddable virtual tours and virtual reality content, or to partner with YouVisit for a professional on-site shoot and production.

Virtual tours and virtual reality content help businesses and institutions increase public awareness, online traffic, quality leads, and in-person visits

Links below

Youvisit Launches New Virtual Reality App - VRFocus http://bit.ly/1gFc8TM

VRFocus reports on YouVisit.com launching a new free virtual reality (VR) app on iOS and Android smartphones with over 1000 VR experiences

Virtual Reality & Virtual Tours for Colleges, Hotels, Real Estate http://bit.ly/1gFc5XY

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Partner with YouVisit to create virtual tours and virtual reality experiences: increase public awareness, online traffic, quality leads, and in-person visits.
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Discover deliciousness with “explore” in Google Maps

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Whether you’re a tourist looking for a casual dinner or a local trying to find a new neighborhood watering hole, Google Maps for mobile provides the most detailed and useful information so you can make the best decision on where to go

Starting today in Google Maps for Android in the US and UK, you’ll be able to uncover the best your city has to offer with our updated explore feature. And in NYC, San Francisco and London, you’ll enjoy curated recommendations from Google Maps.

Now you can discover what is unique (and delicious!) about the neighborhood you’re in -- whether it’s pre-theater dining in the Theater District in NYC, Dolores Park picnic fare in the Mission in San Francisco or centuries-old pubs in The City in London. 

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Follow me on my journey round London

You will not be disappointed :-)

Link >> Sherlock's London - Mr Holmes - In Cinemas June 19 http://ow.ly/R8paZ


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The game is afoot! Track down the landmarks of Sherlock Holmes’ London with this #MapsHack. goo.gl/4rNXw5
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I have redesigned the cover of The Mapped London of Sherlock Holmes ($3.99 / £2.64 / €3,56) to call attention to the book's new Victorian map showing the London streets Sherlock Holmes knew. This Victorian map complements the book's interactive map, which shows 400 Sherlock Holmes sites in modern London. GPS addresses in the main body of the book continue to generate street-view photos of these sites. The book's unique capabilities can be reviewed on Amazon's and Barnes & Noble web sites with their free book preview feature. London visitors, with a GPS app on their smart phone or tablet, can also use the book's GPS addresses to get walking instructions from wherever they are, to nearby Sherlock Holmes sites. 
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The ultimate guide to local SEO ranking

If you want to be found, you need to be visible.

The rise of smartphones has intensified the importance of being visible, especially for local searches

In short, there’s a pretty strong argument these days for a brand to consider local search. Local search engine optimization is pretty significant, and small businesses need to heed to the importance of local SEO to grow their footprint and to make sure that patrons are actually visiting their establishment.

Your Google My Business page should tell a prospective customer what you do, what your hours of operation are, where you’re located, and whatever else would help someone say “hey, I’d like to check this place out for [some type of errand].”

As before, make sure your Google My Business page actually has the right address information. This also make sure the Google Maps pointer actually knows where you are.

by  TAMAR WEINBERG via +The Next Web 

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Many people have asked the question, “what did we do before the Internet?” After all, today, everything we do is governed by what we can easily find at our fingertips. If we’re ...
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What the Next Generation Needs to Thrive in Exponential Times

This post is one parent’s opinion. By +Peter H. Diamandis 

How do you raise kids today during these exponential times?
Should they learn a second language... in a world of instant translation?

Should they ever memorize any fact… in a world of ubiquitous Google?
Will college even exist in 10 years’ time?

Which is more important? Learning to code or learning sports?

Full article  +Singularity Hub  http://ow.ly/PVtKG

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The Strange Future of Hybrid Thinking, According to Google’s Director of Engineering

Will human brains and technology merge within the next 30 years? One prominent thinker says so

+Ray Kurzweil is a fascinating man. He's an author, a computer scientist, an inventor, and he's currently serving as a Director of Engineering at Google. That's a big position for anyone to fill, seeing that Google has been on the forefront of developing new technologies since 1999.

The tangible achievements and developments led by Kurzweil, such as the voice-recognition technology responsible for enabling Google Now to process your spoken requests, are impressive and innumerable, but it's Kurzweil's futurist predictions that have heads truly spinning

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Build Brands on Google Plus | Social Media | Sharing To Community
Introduction

My Goal is: To bring key influencers to the social media platforms by integrating Google Plus pages with relevant Twitter accounts.

This way I expand Google Plus experience across Google properties where connection is made between Search, Content marketing, Websites, Blogs, Videos, Brands, Products, Customer Care and Web Reputation

This brings value to:

  • Better discovery
  • Deeper engagement
  • Brand awareness through Social interaction
  • Sharing of great information
  • Engaging into deeper discussion
  • Help  driving people to live hangouts and webinars

With Google Plus Communities:

Connecting people around their passions, meeting people with interests related to similar businesses, starting engaging discussions with customers and individuals that share the same passion, host hangouts and events to engage face – to – face.

My Google Plus Achievements

  • Totally besotted by Google
  • Country (GB) rank 336, circle rank 13,934 according to Circle Count
  • My posts were re-shared 1,005 time
  • Active contributor to Plus Your Business
  • Well respected by top influencers in Google +

My Twitter status is not too bad, either...

  • Followed by 51 very famous and influential followers
  • Can do Twitter blindfolded
  • Easy to socialise and interact
  • Drive great amount of traffic to the websites
Personal Stuff:
  • Price is what you pay...value is what you get
  • Quality is not an act, it is a habit
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Out of many Twitter accounts  I look after, the one that gives me the biggest pleasure  is helping big UK charity get support and donations. This is what I’m best at,  this is what I enjoy doing the most and biggest of all,  helping people in need

Twitter account; Me And IBD

Crohn's and Colitis UK is the working name for the National Association for Colitis and Crohn's Disease (NACC). Founded in 1979, the charity has been providing information and support, funding research and fighting for change by bringing together people of all ages who have been diagnosed with IBD, their families and friends, and the professionals involved in their care

Successfully completed every possible sales training courses including marketing.

Most of my sales training was from John Cleese Sales Videos:-)

Also helping other companies get more clients, attract more visitors and improve brand awareness.

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