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Nick Rink
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Google Hangouts May Be Ready To Eat Videoconferencing
via +ReadWrite 

Suspect there are more than one or two folks here on G+ who may agree with this article on Hangouts. It's certainly a product that puts a whole host of possibilities in front of SME's and I'm currently reading +David Amerland's excellent book to learn more (http://goo.gl/VmZ5lL). 

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+Nick Rink you are pretty much on the ball here. Large companies are turning their attention to Google+ Hangouts this year. 
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Although the Gherkin is going into receivership I'm sure the owners will somehow find their way out of this pickle!

Thank you :)

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This is really awesome +Nick Rink thanks for the share!!
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Happy St George's Day!
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Old news about G+ followers / views / +1's. Hope this helps to clear it all up for you!

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On March 25, many Google+ brand accounts noticed a big dip in followers displayed on profile pages. In fact, Marketing Land decreased by 20%, even Search Engine Land decreased by 40%. Initially some have thought that this was a “spring cleaning” of spammy Google+ accounts following profiles pages; however, it’s really pulling out the followers […]
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Vic Gundota is leaving Google after 8 years covering Google I/O, mobile apps and Google+
 
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



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Not sure if it's +Red Bull or not, but something has given this little fella wings!

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I'm sure it was Red Bull ;).
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Because I don't already spend enough time in Google Maps!

This looks to be another awesome feature and I'm looking forward to seeing what sort of things get uncovered with this. May have a wonder round old London later ;)

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Er, really? Anyone else seeing this (Adwords is down)

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How to win friends and influence people using social media

Some pieces of advice and wisdom have the ability to ring true no matter what era we're in. Although Dale Carnegie is best known for his book on people skills published back in 1936, these nuggets picked out by +Copyblogger make just as much sense in today's social media:

1. Say "No" to misleading headlines
2. Give credit where credit is due
3. Share a smile
4. Save people money
5. Have a heart
6. Be complimentary
7. Be yourself
8. Shepherd your culture
9. Show modesty
10. Tell a story

Whether offline or online, you can use the same basic techniques and skills to build and develop relationships.

What do you think ... makes sense?

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It's hard to tell what Dale Carnegie would make of the Internet or social media, but you can bet the insight he had in dealing with people and selling himself would still be valid.
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1936 - and still applies
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Local SEO & Digital Marketing for SME's
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Helping businesses with their local search marketing to increase their online visibility using everything from SEO services to social media and mobile marketing.

Director at Smart Local, a marketing company based in south west London.

Also involved in a small action sports publishing company that does fun stuff like surf travel guides and ski resort guide books.
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Proper fish and chips! Nice and meaty slabs of fish with a fine batter. Portions are huge and you could probably share one chips between two. Will definitely be tucking into fish and chips from this place again.
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reviewed a month ago
Have been getting my hair cut here for a couple of years now and the guys have always done a great job. You get a nice welcome as soon as you walk through the door and even if there's a bit of a queue it generally doesn't take too long. Quality gents haircuts in very pleasant surroundings, so I'll be getting mine done at eds for a few more years yet!
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Popped in here for a mid morning meeting on a Thursday and the place was very quiet. It's set back down a little alley off the main street and is away from the main hustle & bustle of Portobello Road. Had a very decent coffee along with a raspberry & white chocolate muffin. Better than most of the well known chains so if you're looking for a somewhat quirky independent coffee spot in Notting Hill I'd recommend checking it out.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Cracking weekend spot to grab something interesting for lunch. Having said that I generally always go for the pork roast! Some great stalls for cheese and desserts. Don't forget the crepes and churros.
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Delightfully cosy French bistro that, in our experience, has never failed to deliver an enjoyable meal. You can quite easily forget that you're in London with the chatter of the staff, who I found to be polite & friendly without necessarily being right on top of things all the time. Have been here multiple times and will keep coming back.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Got here for an early Saturday lunch around 12.30pm and there was no queue. Friendly staff took our order, plenty of tables with sauces and kitchen roll. Americana decor and soundtrack was great. Burgers were excellent, nice and juicy with a great flavour and on the rare side of medium. They do fall apart a bit so either get your hands messy or resort to using a fork. We found a single portion of fries to be plenty for two. They're McD's style fries and wicked salty so make sure you get a drink as well.
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Nice traditional pub with a good range of beers and plenty of comfy seating available. Went here in the evening for a couple of drinks with friends and the staff were friendly and the overall atmosphere was welcoming. Didn't have any food so couldn't comment on that. Decor of the place is interesting with plenty of actor posters. Could be a good spot if you're in the West End / Covent Garden area and you just need a break!
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