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A few slides from the +Motorola Mobility launch, watch from https://youtu.be/a0N6cHJ-o4w?t=26m45s .. +Rick Osterloh hosts with feeds from Brazil, London (Adrienne Hayes) and NYC ..
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nice find, and start to the day
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I had started using this when this was "stars".
However, I found that this was not as user friendly as the standard one. (Especially when it came to bookmarking a page into the last used sub-folder.)
Later on, I believe, this did become the standard bookmark manager on some chrome beta builds. (Not sure if it made into stable channel). However, in the newer builds, due to a large section of users protesting, they reverted to the old standard one.
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another test to see if comment appears in g+ stream..
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still works, but no bold or italics anymore
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what a surreal day, now we have chrome 45 opening in windows 8 mode, and in two days time it will be windows 10 .. mix in google+ shape shifting and what have we here - 1.21 gigawatts in the flux capacitor !? But what year are we in people ?
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Everything in Its Right Place

It’s been a little more than a quarter since I took on leadership of a newly formed team, which we’ve christened SPS: Streams, Photos, and Sharing.

In that short time, I’ve had some time to reflect on the products we’ve built over the last few years, and also the opportunity to oversee the launch of our new Google Photos product. I’ve concluded that it’s time for a “pivot”... or more precisely time to talk more openly about a pivot that’s been underway for some time (and in fact is reflected in the name of the new team). We're going to continue focusing Google+ on helping users connect around the interest they love, and retire it as the mechanism by which people share and engage within other Google products.

Four years ago when we conceived of the “Google+ Project”, we made it clear that our goals were always two-fold: Google+ aspired to be both a “platform layer that unified Google’s sharing models”, and a product / stream / app in its own right.

This was a well-intentioned goal, but as realized it led to some product experiences that users sometimes found confusing. For instance, and perhaps most controversially, integration with YouTube implied that leaving a comment on YouTube (something users had obviously been doing successfully for years) suddenly and unexpectedly required “joining Google+.”

We decided it’s time to fix this, not only in YouTube, but across a user’s entire experience at Google. We want to formally retire the notion that a Google+ membership is required for anything at Google… other than using Google+ itself.  

Some of the consequences of this shift in thinking have already been deployed. Others we’re rolling out as fast as possible (e.g. the changes to YouTube we referenced today). And many more will roll out over the rest of the year.

What does this mean for Google+ the product? Relieved of the notion of integrating with every other product at Google, Google+ can now focus on doing what it’s already doing quite well: helping millions of users around the world connect around the interest they love. Aspects of the product that don’t serve this agenda have been, or will be, retired. But you’ll also see a slew of improvements that make this use case shine (like the recent launch of Collections - https://plus.google.com/collections/featured).

It’s been incredibly gratifying to see how this strategy has played out as realized in the recent Google Photos launch, a product which in many ways embodies and telegraphs the changes discussed above. Google Photos not only doesn’t require a Google+ account, but as much of the functionality as possible doesn’t even require an account at all. It was important to me that when we launched Google Photos, we stressed the product implements sharing by any means a user prefers… without compromise or agenda. This is the right thing for users and the feedback and usage has been extremely validating.

I’m excited to share this strategy with the world, excited about what it means for Google+, and most of all for all of Google’s users.
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this post outlines some important changes coming to google+ google sign in and youtube.. posted by +Bradley Horowitz ..
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Another top comment. I just read the post, and now reading the top comments underneath. And yours stands out as exceptional work. Mind blown.
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motorola live streams starts v soon ...
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posted on the uk youtube blog .. vertical fullscreen video ..
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test comment to see if it ends up in the g+ stream.. nice food video btw
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a rare collector's piece with the ''+Google+'' icon still in the top dozen services .. ladies and gentlemen, may we start the bidding at one dollar .. 
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important changes to youtube/google+ comments, ''With today’s announcement from Google+, you’ll see more changes. The comments you make on YouTube will now appear only on YouTube, not also on Google+. And vice-versa. This starts rolling out today.''
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so i was in a food type store place, and pursuing ground coffee, two teenage lads were on the other side stacking the kitchen roll, out of sight but i could heard every word .. then one pipes up with a very clear, yeah but florence welch can do it, you must of seen it?.. .. it was at that moment, i thought how the whole world, and not just me was in, and still is, in love with florence (and the machine) ..
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Use your camera to capture people, places and things around you as amazingly realistic 3D models. Capture friends, sculptures, buildings or

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Opening hours are: Mon 8-6pm Tues to Sat 8-10pm and Sun 10-4pm -- place page will be updated when google allows it.. What a brilliant addition to the Baddow Road area of Chelmsford. Just love the feel of this place, friendly owner and welcoming smile. Upstairs there's an excellent seating area, the styling with the bike on the wall is fantastic.
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On a four mile walk across London yesterday, Somerset House was my highlight. When you step through those three arches, you enter a quiet hidden world of tranquillity. The courtyard has little chairs where people sat alone read a paper book, just brilliant.
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Be careful with online prices (at Tesco Direct) compare to instore prices on larger items ie a TV. We had issues which ended up with a price haggle, thankfully Duty Manager agreed with us in the end, and gave us the Online Price.
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On passing by the yard, I was totally impressed by the display of freshly cut timber posts. The smell was excellent too. Here are a few photos, I would certainly loot at more uses to these posts, sure as a fence, but from what I've seen they deserve to be hung on the wall as an art exhibit :)
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Fantastic visit here today for a christening. Lovely to see such a friendly and welcoming Revd. The Church Hall adjoins the Church with such excellent facilities, see the photos..
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Benefit have moved to a brand new Head Office in the Marconi Building (former New Street Works), I've attached a comp slip with the new address. It was lovely to see some of the radio memorabilia on display - so important as from 1912 this was the first ever purpose built radio factory. Visitors to Benefit Cosmetics should be aware 'Marconi Building' is also another the name of one of the local Anglia Ruskin University faculties, so make sure you arrive at New Street :)
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Always a good visit to this library. Staff are friendly. There is space to sit and read the local paper. Photo was taken 2 April 2015 ..
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