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EXPATCHILD IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE ITS FIRST PHOTO COMPETITION!

Share your pictures of ‘home’ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the tag #HomeToUs and be in with the chance of winning a beautiful, personalised illustration and a Trunki™ suitcase for your child.
Expat photo competition. #HomeToUs - What does 'home' mean to you? Share your pictures of ‘home’ and be in with the chance of winning.
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For your weekly cup of #mondaymotivation  we want you to remember that life is not only about taking chances, but also wanting to keep moving forward. Take some time to think about some of those risks that you want to take, and then go and take them. If you need a daily reminder of this, you can pick up this mug here >> http://bit.ly/1OvOKTm
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Facebook users in Europe can now assign someone to manage their account when they die http://tnw.me/h39Sw1E
Facebook users in the US have been able to nominate someone to manage their account pages after they pass away - allowing it to be turned into a sort of memorial, if desired - but the ...
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Eton mess time!

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I've always been a big fan of Eton Mess, what's not to like? Strawberries, meringue and double cream... yum! So even with the weather being particularly wet recently, I'm still bringing a touch of summer eating.  Et...
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Eton Mess time!

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Eton mess, a summer favourite!

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I've always been a big fan of Eton Mess, what's not to like? Strawberries, meringue and double cream... yum! So even with the weather being particularly wet recently, I'm still bringing a touch of summer eating.  Et...
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There are around five million international students, growing by 10% each year since 2000.
An essay about expat students. The global mapping of international students is a complex web of in-and-out, east-to-west, west-east and west-west migration.
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Spotify now creates a personalised weekly playlist just for you...

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The battle to be the king of streaming is hotting up with Spotify’s latest attempt to outdo Apple Music meaning that users will now get a weekly personalised playlist. Apple Music seemed to be doing well in the playlist battle, with a deep collection of programmed playlists that matched the artist...
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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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Time for some Eton Mess!

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Eton Mess time! A favourite for summer

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