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The new Google+ is all about the stuff you’re into and the people who get you. We can’t wait for you to start exploring. 

https://goo.gl/gAeYSL
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RIP real names.
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.

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Importing Web Data into Google Spreadsheet

Did you know you can import tables available online directly into +Google Drive? That can be done using the ImportHTML function on  Google Spreadsheets and will save you a lot of time. The image below shows how to do it (source goo.gl/19mojE).
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Chrome is considering adding stale-while-revalidate support: http://bit.ly/1gJUpt5... and I really hope it makes it in. 

For context, stale-while-revalidate is a "Cache-Control" directive which tells the cache that the response can be served from cache even if its max-age has expired (i.e it is "stale") for a certain period of time. So, following the example below: the server allows the response to be cached for 60 seconds (max-age=60), and indicates that it can be served "stale" for another 240 seconds (stale-while-revalidate=240).

As a result, the response can be served from cache for up to 5 minutes in total (60+240=300 seconds). Anything longer will result in a blocking fetch. However, if the resource is in the 60-300s range, then the browser returns the cached (stale) response and does a background update to refresh the resource... Which is an  awesome feature for many short-lived resources: better cache reuse, fewer blocking resources in the critical rendering path, etc.

Check out the blink-dev thread and chime in with your feedback and use cases. I'm hoping we can implement this pretty quickly!
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To all my dear friends, have a good weekend! :)
- Pulpit Rock, is a steep and massive cliff 604 metres above Lysefjorden, opposite the Kjerag plateau, in Norway.
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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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Mi.com

Xiaomi.com is now Mi.com.  A shorter name that will bring our Mi Fans even closer together everywhere!

Check out our new global site:  www.mi.com
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Siachen, The World's Highest Battlefield

The Siachen glacier (in eastern Karakoram range in the Himalaya Mountains), at an altitude of about 20,000ft, is regarded as the world's highest battlefield. India and Pakistan both claim the area and have thousands of soldiers stationed there.  Weather is the biggest foe. Bone-chilling winds whip the landscape and the sub-zero temperatures, can induce acute depression. 

#indianarmy   #india  
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Redmi

Today we’re introducing our new brand #Redmi to the world (originally “Hongmi” in Chinese), and it's soon coming to Singapore!

Read the story at http://xiaomi.com/sg and let us know what you think?
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