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Renata Sherwin
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Margherita time
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Mmm, anchovies.
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Never forget
 
Remember the Emerald Sea. This is where we coined the term "fish fooding". Like dog fooding (internal product testing) but with a smaller team. And it matched our theme. It spread and is now a standard concept inside the googs.
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Never forget who you are, little star

We lay on a blanket and saw her first shooting stars tonight, including a bright green meteorite that we saw together.
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Thanks you guys, it was a pretty great girls' night. <3
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I call vowel

All this Alphabet excitement has got the better of me. I can only really cope with vowels at the moment. A E, A E I O U, U. I sometimes cry... 

Project Aristo: I wonder where they'll 'hide' that. ; ) And trust +Snaggy Joy of Tech to come up with the dog's breakfast! http://goo.gl/lzowpI. 😄
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ABC of Google: A Business as a Collection

We are not intending for this to be a big consumer brand with related products—the whole point is that Alphabet companies should have independence and develop their own brands.

Google has 'turned into' Alphabet. I haven't got into Collections, but here's a collection for you: Sidewalk, Calico, Nest, Wing, X Lab (and, I'd venture to say, things like Fiber)... Alphabet will house the full collection of companies that were products and services under Google, and include present-day Google itself. 

No wonder the ball was dropped on a few Google offerings of late. There was more going on than was humanly possible for even Google to juggle, with a major new restructuring under wraps.

With no consumer brand or related products, as stated in the quote above, it can distance itself from the current messy states of eg. Android and Glass. Google Alphabet will let these regroup and refocus on their own, under new leaders.

This should tidy things up! And you thought G+ changing was a big deal. Oh, Alphabet is up 5% in after-hours trading. As Lazzer said in his announcement, https://goo.gl/mTyUQt, they are making an 'alpha bet:' a bet that they get  investment return above benchmark. 
As Sergey and I wrote in the original founders letter 11 years ago, “Google is not a conventional company. We do not intend to become one.” As part of that, we also said that you could expect us to make “smaller bets in areas that might seem very speculative or even strange when compared to our ...
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The first robot murder. Culturally significant. Mark my words.

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ah, what a shame, such a cool story. why is there always one jerk that ruins it for everyone?
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It all started with eyebrows, +Meg L. Mine are usually pretty good but, like the rest of me, they can sometimes be unruly.😇 The following is entertaining and informative on the subject of 'fleek': https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sLffURje0Zo
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Blabbing
Edit: The new Hangouts site is nice! https://hangouts.google.com/

A lot of reminiscing... Fun comment from the CTO at the bottom of the chat. Key staff popped in and out, as our former fearless leaders used to do! Props to +Moritz Tolxdorff for doing a 24-hour Blabathon.
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Especially thanks to you, +Jaana Nyström -- and Joulupukki!
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Type abc.wtf in your browser. Just do it.
Edit: Also, http://www.sundar.xyz/

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worst decision ever.
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Regrouping Google brands, rebranding Google
Edit: I think the true troika is Page, Brin and Musk

A lot of the technoscenti are giving +Larry Page and Alpha-Google an A+ with today's moves. And it's fun to play with the concept of G+ now being A+. This magnificent act of shooping was perpetrated by +Scott Wilson, before he went off to fight bad guys. 

One interesting development, as reported by +Re/code, is that Google proper -- what the general public thinks of when you say 'Google,' i.e. search and advertising (and YouTube, Gmail, Chrome, Android, Maps and apps) -- will be run by a super power sales and marketing troika: 

Philipp Schindler, a VP of sales and operation; Daniel Alegre, director of partnerships and a former Asia-Pacific lead; and Lorraine Twohill, the director of marketing. The very thing Google has been lacking.

The trio replaces +Omid Kordestani, who called this division 'our internet business,' and is going over to place an alpha-bet, as Page put it. All of this is because the internet division -- of which +Sundar Pichai is now CEO, with several more CEOs to come -- makes the most money. It is in fact the only profitable part of the Alphabet formerly known as Google.

Tony Fadell is already in place. I think he'll be in charge of more than just Nest. I spotted a new division/ brand in their jobs pages, called Aura. I think it will, amongst others, encompass Glass and VR. It's a genius name if you think of bone conduction sound and immersive experiences.  
  
+Jeff Jarvis has some insights on his page and the last word for the evening goes to the inimitable +Steven Levy: https://medium.com/backchannel/google-by-the-letters-83c0deb2d60f.

Hey, I wonder if +Vic Gundotra will come back (not to 'Streams', obvi). It could happen. Incendiary me. ; )

Google’s new CFO, Ruth Porat, will serve double duty as financial lead of both Alphabet and Google. Only those two entities will report revenue lines — that means no further disclosure for the other divisions.

Quote pulled from the same Recode article: http://goo.gl/TekVhC, as the other italicized portion of this post.
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+Yash Trivedi, I have always thought they should be known for what they want to be, not what they don't want to be. Something like: Building blocks for everything. I like it because, apart from the alphabet blocks of childhood learning and a nod to first principles, elements, atoms, it even gives a nod to the blockchain. What do you think, +Larry Page and +Omid Kordestani?  : ) 
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Brand Intuitive at Alphabet Inc.
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Storytelling
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August 18
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I write therefore I am.
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Lover of words, language and stories.
Biological boot loader for digital superintelligence.
Prophet and court jester of Alphabet Ampersand (G+). 

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Attended Maye Musk's school for models. Shared the ramp with her son, Elon. Was too sexy for Milan, New York and Japan.
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Cape Town, South Africa - Altensteig, Germany - Kona, Hawaii - Bloemfontein, South Africa - Mølby/ Sommersted, Denmark - Muncie, Indiana - Waterloo, Canada
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