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Some (small, but promising) progress on the road to dismantling the genetics of major depressive disorder.
For the first time, researchers have identified two genetic variants that predispose humans to major depressive disorder, according to a study published in Nature today. The finding is specific to...
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Oh God not another streaming music service.
Facebook to Compete with Google, Apple, Spotify in Music?

Facebook may be planning to make a launch into the music market, taking on YouTube, Google Play Music, Spotify, Apple Music, and other services.

The social network is unarguably well positioned to capture an audience, and their video efforts have been notable so far (without necessarily denting competitors, however).

That said, Facebook has also long been plagued with a 'Failure to Launch' new products. Witness Facebook Home, Facebook Email, Poke, Paper, etc... A more fundamental problem is about basic user behavior: people use Facebook mostly for what it is, a place for social networking. Seeing videos or news articles or whatever tends to be incidental, rather than a go-to reason to be there. Someone Posts it, we click, no one does and we don't; Promoted Posts lose attention if over saturated or poorly done; and Facebook itself can only 'crank the algo' to boost new efforts just so far, especially when they wish to launch to multiple products around the same time.

They have a Constellation Problem. Google, while best known for a Search Engine, is a Constellation of go-to products like Search, Email, Video, etc... Each of these can function as a standalone focused on its own purposes; YouTube isn't forced to launch new products for the Search team, which isn't forced to launch new products for the email team. In general, each does what they do best. Apple is also a Constellation: Phones, Apps, and Services, including Music.

Spotify, on the contrary, is only music, with no other distractions whatsoever. It needn't balance musichounds with rockhounds, scientists, and grandmothers.

Facebook therefore needs to achieve a rapid uptake of more-than-casual users of a new product. They can't give it preference in the News Feed forever or entirely if people don't bite.

In addition, getting people to spend money with Facebook can hardly be said to have disrupted any online markets, except maybe Flash games and those are no longer in fashion.

If they can overcome these challenges, however, they could be a huge threat to established players, assuming they aren't torpedoed by simple market fatigue (i.e. "Oh no, not ANOTHER Subscription Music Service!').
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+Brian Workman the same reason no one talks about mapquest or Yahoo search when talking about Internet search or digital maps. No significant amount of individuals used them. More use google'so improved versions. More use the Apple watch. More use Apple pay. So they get talked about.
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Beautiful! We saw this in person in Puerto Rico a few years back. Amazing collection in an unlikely location.
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No.  NOOOOOOO.........
I will immediately abandon this service should this become the norm. I remember spending so much time advocating for it early on, this is so disappointing. #NoAdsNetflix  
In what is perhaps the most horrifying news any Netflix subscriber can hear, the media streaming service is experimenting with adding commercials before and after you watch a video. Right now, the ads [...]
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At one time they promised to never show commercials. This would be a deal breaker. Amazon Prime would see a boost.
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Exploring the world's of Twitter video using Periscope and Meerkat. It's Periscope in the screen cap below. One to many broadcasting, you can set up your own TV channel really easily. 
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I'm still deciding which I prefer. I really like Meerkat. They were also the first to Android. 
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Hooray for small steps, and today was a day of small steps.  Every little step counts when you are fighting back against depression.

1. Went shopping for a gift card for a friend at my local bookstore, slipped it inside a birthday card and dropped it off at his house.

2. Added up my pharmacy receipts and mailed them off to my insurance provider ( a chore I always put off, but today I forced myself to do it).

3. Reached out via facebook to a friend I hadn't spoken to in years.

4. Telephoned another friend and made plans to get together next week.

5. Walked to and from my local Starbucks and had a vanilla bean frappuccino.

And I'm feeling pretty good this evening.  
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You have done way more than I have today!
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This is priceless.
OK! Whos leg do I need to hump to get a Donald Trump piñata? I know one of you lives in Mexico.
Donald Trump may soon be coming to a quinceañera near you. Piñatas bearing the likeness of the billionaire mogul have begun popping up in Mexico, a response to controversial comments Trump made about Mexican immigrants. “The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump said during his Presidential campaign announcement speech.
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If you find a source in Canada, let me know.
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Honestly, I did not know who this was until the second time the picture crossed my Facebook stream.  Good for her.  I should look so good at 65!!

I wish her the best of luck.  To paraphrase a line from Hairspray: So she better brace herself for a whole lotta ugly comin’ at her from a never-ending parade of stupid.
Caitlyn Jenner, the Olympic athlete and Kardashian parent formerly known as Bruce, made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair today, shot by Annie Leibowitz. This is the first time she has appeared in public as a woman, and damn, she looks great.
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I much respect her for putting herself out there, +Ryan Schultz - I am sure she knows (and has already experienced) the kind of ugly that quote refers to. For that, more power to her for being brave. 
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Phenomenal aerial footage using a camera mounted on a drone.
A Drone in Italy

If you missed my review earlier this week, here’s an edit of some of the drone footage I recently captured with 7 days in Italy. It was filmed entirely with a +DJI Phantom 3 Professional Quadcopter and edited with Adobe Premiere Pro. Additional color correction was applied using Adobe After Effects and a little bit of Photoshop. 

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#dji   #italy   #florence   #drone   #video   #uav   #phantom3  
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You know, Google+ may be devolving into a cybervillage of 20,000 people scattered across the globe who still care and use it, but DAMMIT it's MY cybervillage and I will defend it to its dying byte!
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+Ryan Schultz : I'll be there with you, fighting like mad! 
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