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Martin Omander
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Hear from Spotify’s VP of Engineering why they went Google. Some nuggets:
+ “Google has been a thought leader in the data space for quite some time"
+ “It doesn’t feel like there is a layer of sales and sales engineering in between [when talking with Google]. That was the differentiator for us.”
+ Price played very little role in the decision: “If this was a question of finding the cheapest cloud provider, it probably wouldn’t be Amazon, Microsoft or Google”
Google Cloud scored a big-name convert when Spotify announced it was moving its core infrastructure to Google last week. Here's the real reason why Spotify chose Google and not Amazon or Microsoft.
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+James Cha​ speaks about diversity at #DevFestKC. "Q: What's the ideal ethnic breakdown in a developer team? A: 100% of team members should love to code."
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When cleaning out the home office, I found 20 USB chargers. So I let them fight it out, planning to keep the units which charge the fastest. I used the app Ampere which measures charging current. Result:

1. Chargers branded Samsung, Jawbone and Google are the best.
2. Chargers branded HTC and Asus are so-so.
3. Chargers from LG and unbranded ones were the worst. 
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So, who is the manufacturer of the Google branded ones I wonder?
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To all friends in the US: 2016 just got started over here in Europe. If current trends continue, it will be a year of cold, dark, champagne and pyrotechnics. Beware! 
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It's like 70 here on the east coast. This means the rest of your outlook is suspect. 
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After arriving yesterday at my house in Sweden, I applied the #konmari  method to clean out half my clothes and 63% of my 653 books. Just came back from dumping the items that didn't spark joy at the recycling station. Feels good!

For those of you keeping score at home: Turns out I had 1,228 books between the house in California and the one in Sweden. Now I'm down to 587 books that spark joy; a reduction of 52%.
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+Robert Killingsworth​ yeah, some of the best books I have read are from library sales too. 
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The countdown to #io16 has begun!
Google I/O 2016 brings together developers for an immersive, three-day experience focused on exploring the next generation of technology, mobile and beyond. Join us online or in person May 18-20, 2016. #io16
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About to have genuine Kansas BBQ at Joe's which is also a gas station. Unleaded is $1.47 per gallon. We'll find out the price of brisket when we reach the head of the line. #DevFestKC 
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+Kendric Beachey It was amazing! But I needed a looong midnight stroll to walk it off, before I could go to sleep.
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If you like contemporary sci-fi that feels like Twilight Zone updated for our times, then you'll love this book. I am enjoying it immensely right now.

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Reporting from Sweden: Everything isn't bigger in the US. 
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There are some US/Canadian makers who have surpassed European makers-- they are just hard to find outside of specialty shops. Rogue, Patric, Soma, Dandelion, etc...
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New Year's Eve is cooold in Sweden. Happy New Year! 
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I found this fascinating.
Rich Clarkson’s photo of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then named Lew Alcindor, in the 1968 NCAA Men’s National Basketball Final Four semifinal game in Los Angeles
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There has got to be a proof for climate change somewhere nestled in these pictures. An absence of cigarettes in the arena vs. a culture of smoking. 
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I work at Google with Startup Outreach and tend to post here about startups, computer history, and the occasional Swedish factoid.
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I bike to work *every* day. There is no such thing as poor weather, just poor clothing.
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