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Stephen Lau
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Attended UC San Diego (MS)
Lives in Oakland, California
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Welp.  I'm two for two in failed startups now.  I was (and continue to be) a huge fan of Rdio; so it's sad to see it go out with a whimper like this.  
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What was the other failed startup, +Stephen Lau?
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Amazon banning AppleTV/Chromecast/Nexus Player from their store because they don't support Prime/Instant Video would be like Google banning the Kindle app from the Play Store because the Kindle e-reader doesn't support Google Play Books.
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+Stuart Bleeden​ is correct. I was looking to see if Google ported the Music app to run Windows. Much like there versions of Netflix for Android, iOS, game consoles, etc.
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monster in the closet.
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Tickle monster..... Raaaawr!!!
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I need some super awesome Android and iOS engineers to join my team at YouTube.  Interested?  PM me.

Free hugs.  Unless you're not into that.  Then maybe just eternal gratitude and all the snacks you can eat from the microkitchen.
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Just need to finish my Udacity course :-)
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THIS IS THE DROID I WAS LOOKING FOR!

h/t to the amazing +Virginia Poltrack for hooking me up with her latest creation.

I should also add that this is the first time I've seen one of her leaf paintings in person.  It's incredible how much depth and realism there is.  It's almost more amazing than the Droid itself.
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so awesome!!!
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just chillin' with my drinking buddies.
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That looks like some vintage grape juice you have there.
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That outfit is outrageously awesome. 
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Don't call it a 911: Porsche spent much of its presentation at this evening's Volkswagen Group press conference talking about the new 911, yes, but the real news is the Mission E — an all-electric...
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+Paul Jacobs Nope!
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Cider making (and tasting!) class at Love Apple Farm taught by Rider Ranch Ciderworks.
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Delicious hokkaido butter corn miso ramen at Ramen Shop in Oakland.  This, their monterey squid fried rice, and the Old Golden cocktail are deeeeelicious.
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I said her name was Emma. She said her name was "MFAGH!@$!$(%#". We agreed to split the difference.
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Hilarious ;)
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Sold our first house we owned as a couple and a family today.  We raised our family of three beagles plus Wesley there and experienced the ups and downs of Oakland. I have many many fond memories of our little house there that I will cherish forever, and I hope the house continues to give its new owner many more.
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Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead
Employment
  • YouTube
    Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead, 2015 - present
    Working on something different.
  • Google
    Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead, 2011 - 2015
    Built Google Glass.
  • Rdio
    Senior Software Engineer, 2010 - 2011
  • Songbird
    Developer Advocate, Software Engineer, 2007 - 2010
  • Sun Microsystems
    Member Technical Staff, 2003 - 2007
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Oakland, California
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Los Altos, California - San Diego, California - Aldershot, United Kingdom - Fleet, United Kingdom
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Introduction
Staff Software Engineer & Technical Lead at YouTube.

Prior to YouTube, I helped build Google Glass.

Previously worked at Rdio, Songbird, and Sun Microsystems.

Graduated from UC San Diego.  Twice.  I liked the burritos that much.

Born in England to parents who are undoubtedly bitterly disappointed that I can't speak Chinese.  But I made up for it by giving one of my dogs a Chinese name.

I live in Oakland with my wife Wendy, my baby boy Wesley, my asshole beagle Char-siu Bao, and my good beagle Mochi.
Education
  • UC San Diego (MS)
    Parallel & High Performance Computing, 2001 - 2003
  • UC San Diego (BS)
    Computer Science, 1997 - 2001
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  • Sky Force 2014 TV
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Play Music - Google Glass Help
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XE10 release notes - Google Glass Help
support.google.com

Transit directions City dwellers rejoice. Explorers using the Android MyGlass app can now get transit...

MX Player
market.android.com

MX Player - The best way to enjoy your movies. a) HARDWARE ACCELERATION - Hardware acceleration can be applied to more videos with the help

Hangouts (replaces Talk)
market.android.com

Hangouts brings one-on-one and group conversations to life with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Connect with friends across compute

Google Keyboard
market.android.com

Google Keyboard makes text input smart and easy. Glide through letters with Gesture Typing – just lift to finish a word, no spacebar require

ESPN Soccernet
soccernet.espn.go.com

Soccer / Football news, scores, stats, and features from the world's leading soccer website, ESPN Soccernet.

MyGlass
market.android.com

MyGlass allows you to configure and manage your Glass device.If you don't have Glass, then downloading this will be a waste of time. Sorry a

Project Glass
plus.google.com

Thoughts, designs, and stories.

Zoo Train
market.android.com

A Parents' Choice Award winner!**REVIEWER COMMENTS** * a PERFECT APP for toddlers and pre-schoolers - familyfriendlyvideogames.com * a DELIG

Rock Wall Wine Company Presents: Food Truck Frenzy....Part Deux!
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Back by popular demand…. Food Truck Frenzy: Part Deux!   Once again we are bringing together some of the best Food Trucks in the Bay A

Google Zeitgeist 2012
market.android.com

Google Zeitgeist 2012: How the world searched.Every year, Google aggregates billions of search queries (over 1.2 trillion in 2012) and finds

Accelerometer & Gyro Tutorial
www.instructables.com

Introduction This guide is intended to everyone interested in in using Accelerometers and Gyroscopes as well as combination IMU devices (Ine

Netflix
market.android.com

Supports Android 2.2-4.x in the USA, Canada, Latin America, UK and Ireland. Netflix is the world’s leading subscription service for watching

Rdio
market.android.com

Unlimited music, everywhere. This is a complete redesign and rewrite of Rdio for Android. Rdio is the best way to discover, play and share m

google.com
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memegen uses your google.com Account for Sign In. Google is not affiliated with the contents of memegen or its owners. If you sign in, Googl

Best Job | P&G London 2012 Olympic Games Film
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Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. But it's also the best. This Procter & Gamble commercial honors everything that all mom

No: Stay With Me
gizmodo.com

It's amazing how much expression an expressionless crash test dummy can have. This song is aces, and the video is just heart-wrenching. You'

Worrible
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Featuring artwork, collectibles, books and more from artist Andrew Bell and Dead Zebra, Inc.

What is the mystery "entertainment device" Google is testing?
gigaom.com

Google is asking the Federal Communications Commission for permission to test a mysterious Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled "entertainment device

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