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3 years ago we embarked on a project to put computing inside a contact lens -- an immensely challenging technical problem with an important application to health.  While I am delighted at the progress that project has made, I could not have imagined the potential of the initiative it has grown into -- a life sciences team with the mission to develop new technologies to make healthcare more proactive.  The efforts it has spawned include  a nanodiagnostics platform, a cardiac and activity monitor, and the Baseline Study.

It’s a huge undertaking, and I am delighted to announce that the life sciences team is now ready to graduate from our X lab and become a standalone Alphabet company, with Andy Conrad as CEO.  While the reporting structure will be different, their goal remains the same. They’ll continue to work with other life sciences companies to move new technologies from early stage R&D to clinical testing—and, hopefully—transform the way we detect, prevent, and manage disease.  
   
The team is relatively new but very diverse including software engineers, oncologists, and optics experts.  This is the type of company we hope will thrive as part of Alphabet and I can’t wait to see what they do next.
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Greetings

We, Internet users in Turkey, have an organization named ICTA (Information Technology and Communication Authority – Bilgi Teknolojileri ve İletişim Kurumu) ensuring coordination between Internet Service Providers (ISP) and their customers. But instead of working in favor of customers and providing them with uninterrupted and fast connections, ICTA sides with ISPs by allowing and even exhorting them to enforce an application called “Fair Usage Limit” (Adil Kullanım Kotası - AKK). With this practice, if a user exceeds a predetermined limit within the month, ISPs restrict the user till the end of the month by reducing their speeds to an exact speed —3 Mbps— no matter what their initial speed is (the most basic tariff offers a limit as low as 35 GB and the average limit is approximately 75 GB). On top of that, the speeds ISPs have promised sometimes cannot even be experienced by end users since the infrastructure has yet to be worked up in some places. We can send you a document depicting our situation if desired.

ICTA had publicly announced that they were to work on a regulation about this issue in August, and they have recently set to work. We have, however, heard a strong rumor that, just ignoring us, they have short-sidedly decided to boost the “after-limit” speed to just 5 Mbps without even regulating the current limits. Obviously they are pretending that the Internet is the same as it was 10 years ago, that is, far from rescinding the limitation, they even consider 75 GB a ridiculously high amount for a month, not to mention the average upload speed being 2 Mbps. These all indicate that they have always been underestimating what your company have made to date and the priceless changes in our lives thanks to you.


We demand a fair, affordable and up-to-date internet from ICTA and ISPs in our country, and doubtlessly know that it is not hard to do. And the other thing that we surely know is that you have been supporting Internet freedom and tackling to make it real all over the World. We would be more than happy if you could support our campaign to eliminate the Internet limitations in our country. With your support, no restriction can stand against us.
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Freefall!

You know the sensation of weightlessness you get from the drop of a roller coaster.  Well, you don't get much of that jumping out of an airplane because the high airspeed causes you to feel pressure the moment you step out.  A helicopter, however, can go very slow so when you jump it's like falling through space.
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I know how Google can become fun again. 

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No place in the world has made me consider my place in the universe like Jellyfish Lake. Millions of creatures all drifting seemingly aimlessly, searching for light, for the energy to spawn so generations of their offspring may do the same years later. I take a small breath, sink toward the bottom, watching them in wonder and think are we really so different?
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Loved the comparison,are we really so diffrent. You respect every creature.
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Check out today's Google Doodle celebrating Lady Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer.  I found the linked blog post fascinating. 
 
Lady Ada Lovelace, born nearly two centuries ago on December 10, 1815, is considered by some to be the world’s first computer programmer. In 1843, she published the first algorithm intended for use on Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine. Nearly a century before the first computers were built, Ada envisaged a day when a single machine would be capable of a myriad of tasks, limited only by the creativity of its programmer.

Today we're celebrating Ada's prophetic vision for computing with a doodle on homepages worldwide. We hope today's doodle inspires people to find out more about Ada, and about the contributions made by women in general to science and technology. Read more: http://goo.gl/zL9Ar
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Pa-cif-ic: calm, tranquil, at peace.

On a rare day when this ocean earns its name, +Anne Wojcicki finds tranquility in the stunning waters of Maupiti.
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Hola amor 😍 
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I must confess, I am dreading today's elections.
Not because of who might win or lose.
Not because as a Californian, my vote for President will count 1/3 as much as an Alaskan (actually it won't matter at all -- I'm not in a swing state).
Not because my vote for Senate will count 1/50 as much as an Alaskan.

But because no matter what the outcome, our government will still be a giant bonfire of partisanship.  It is ironic since whenever I have met with our elected officials they are invariably thoughtful, well-meaning people.  And yet collectively 90% of their effort seems to be focused on how to stick it to the other party.

So my plea to the victors -- whoever they might be: please withdraw from your respective parties and govern as independents in name and in spirit.  It is probably the biggest contribution you can make to the country.

[If you agree, pass it on to your newly elected officials.]
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I'm very excited to welcome Lift to Google[x].
 
We have news -- we’re excited to be joining Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory. We will continue to sell our Liftware system, and Google will enable us to reach even more people living with Parkinson’s or essential tremor who could benefit from using tremor-canceling devices every day.
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Feeling creative?
 
Seeking Glass Explorers: goo.gl/PbKWr

Last year we showed Glass to the world for the first time - we jumped out of airships, crashed New York Fashion Week and even took a ride on the subway. It’s been an exhilarating journey so far and there’s a lot more to come, but we can’t go it alone. We’re developing new technology that is designed to be unobtrusive and liberating, and so far we’ve only scratched the surface of the true potential of Glass.

Now we want you to get involved and that’s why today we’re expanding our Glass Explorer Program. We’re looking for bold, creative individuals who want to join us and be a part of shaping the future of Glass. Glass is still in the early stages, so we expect there will be some twists and turns along the way. While we can’t promise everything will be perfect, we can promise it will be exciting. 

We’d love to make everyone a Glass Explorer, but we’re starting a bit smaller. So, if you want to be one of the first Explorers, go to www.google.com/glass/start/how-to-get-one to find out how. 

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If only it had lasted longer. With the pokemon go boom, everyone would be wearing them, to see pokestops and pokemon as they approached, without having to watch their phone all the time. Finally, situational awareness of overlaid map metadata really matters to a significant percentage of the world, and the hardware that could have really facilitated it... is MIA :(

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I had a blast today testing out a new kiteboat with my friend +Don Montague.  It was amazing to go ~2.5x wind speed.  But what topped it off was catching an actual green flash at the end of the day with the sun setting right behind the golden gate bridge.  I thought I had seen them before kinda sorta but this was really bright saturated no-question-about-it green.
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+Mark Louis Hudson I HAVE NO INTEREST IN YOU GOOGLE, PERSONALLY.
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Morning of the apocalypse.

Straight out of the camera this am. Beautiful yet ominous sunrise.
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awesome
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"You there, pull over!"

[taken during sf fleet week]
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Don't miss today's solar eclipse.  I took the one below a couple years back on Hao atoll.  It's very spectacular in person if you around Cairns right now but if not you can catch a live stream online.  It's about 5 minutes to totality at many sites.
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Hi my dear friend
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  • Stanford University
    Computer Science, 1993 - present
  • University of Maryland, College Park
    Math + CS, 1990 - 1993
  • Eleanor Roosevelt High School
    1987 - 1990
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