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Steve Grove
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+Mary Grove's +Google for Entrepreneurs team made her a really thoughtful cake to celebrate her 10th Googleversary. Then I got hungry.

Congratulations, honey!
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Happy Googleversary +Mary Grove, Congratulations!
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A day spent wandering around Madrid. What a beautiful city!
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+Steve Grove Those olives look amazing! Did you try them?
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Good to be back in Iowa, where both +Mary Grove and I were born!
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that is nice?/
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Really inspired by +Project Loon, which delivers Internet access to rural areas via high-altitude balloons. Some exciting updates below - including a world record for circumnavigating the globe: 22 days!
 
 
One of our balloons has had quite a journey over the past few weeks. It did a lap around the world in 22 days, and has just clocked the project’s 500,000th kilometer as it begins its second lap. It enjoyed a few loop-de-loops over the Pacific ocean before heading east on the winds toward Chile and Argentina, and then made its way back around near Australia and New Zealand. Along the way, it caught a ride on the Roaring Forties — strong west-to-east winds in the southern hemisphere that act like an autobahn in the sky, where our balloons can quickly zoom over oceans to get to where people actually need them.

Traversing the stratosphere is particularly challenging this time of year because the winds actually change direction as the southern hemisphere moves from warmer to colder weather, resulting in divergent wind paths that are hard to predict. Since last June, we’ve been using the wind data we’ve collected during flights to refine our prediction models and are now able to forecast balloon trajectories twice as far in advance. In addition, the pump that moves air in or out of the balloon has become three times more efficient, making it possible to change altitudes more rapidly to quickly catch winds going in different directions. There were times, for example, when this balloon could have been pulled into the polar vortex – large, powerful wind currents that whip around in a circle near the stratosphere in the polar region – but these improvements enabled us to maneuver around it and stay on course. We can spend hours and hours running computer simulations, but nothing teaches us as much as actually sending the balloons up into the stratosphere during all four seasons of the year.

Take a look through our photo album to see some of the specific improvements that have been made to the balloon technology, thanks to the lessons we’ve learned in flight.
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Who says Americans don't love soccer? Searches for the World Cup are 10x higher than those for the NBA Finals right now.

google.com/worldcup

#worldcup  #USAvGhana #MIAvsSAN 
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Ghana-3 USA-owngoal
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Really proud of my brother +Matthew Grove, who was voted by the senior class at Farmington High School as their 2014 graduation speaker. He gave an excellent speech - proud of you bro!
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wow so cool.
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Exciting to see +Google Ventures launch in Europe!
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#PaintUSA  

Let's beat the Belgians! Use #PaintUSA  to get your own USA pride paint added to your photo auto-magically.
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Du bist ein typischer Patriot von der USA. So wie man es eben von euch Amerikaner kennt! 
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Really excited to hear about your expansion! Congrats, +CoCo, +Kyle Coolbroth, +Don Ball & team!!  
 
Go West, young coworker! We're extending the CoCo network to the energetic city of Fargo! +Mary Grove  +Steve Grove +Google for Entrepreneurs 
CoCo's fourth location marks its first expansion outside the Twin Cities.
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Thanks Steve! The entrepreneurial energy in Fargo is truly amazing! We are thrilled to connect this city (in the fastest growing State economy in the nation) to the amazing tech / startup scene in Minneapolis! 
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Really impressive speech from Jim Carrey. Definitely worth watching from 10 mins on. Have always enjoyed his comedy, but am even more impressed with his insights.
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+Ragui Elissa Wow, you completely deflated my ego with your sophomoric non sequitur.  Feel better?
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San Diego.
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Denying your(our) age! Great, positively infectious optimism and smartness! Thanks Steve! Giving people hope and mind boosting energy!
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Incredible idea. Can't wait to see this.
 
Hero Tour Tomorrow with a Video Drone
Aging & terminally ill veterans will get a thrill tomorrow when +Veterans United +Craig Thompson & +Virtual Photo Walks™ videographers take our heroes on a unique tour. This time, Craig, a Navy Veteran, will be using an aerial video drone to show Missouri veterans a bird's eye view of a memorial.  You can watch the live event here:  https://www.youtube.com/VeteransUnited  or comment below if you'd like to briefly join the Hangout to thank these veterans for their service. 
Event announcement coming soon on the Veterans United Page. #herotour  
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This is wonderful.
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Director of Community Partnerships, Google+
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    Director of Community Partnerships, Google+, 2011 - present
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    Head of News and Politics, YouTube, 2007 - 2011
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Lead Community Partnerships team at Google+, where we partner with influential people & orgs to grow the G+ Community. Send me your ideas!
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I spend most of my time somewhere at the intersection of media, tech, politics, news, and digital communication. I love developing new ways to connect our users with information and with opportunities to have their voices heard in the public arena.

After working as a journalist in my hometown of Northfield, MN and later at the Boston Globe and ABC News, I found my real passion at YouTube -- where I built our News and Politics team. We created such projects as the CNN/YouTube Debates, a series of YouTube Interviews with the President, and CitizenTube. Here’s a piece Fox News did about our work.

Now I lead a broader team at Google+ that we call “Community Partnerships”. Covering six different content verticals, we partner with influential people and organizations to grow the Google+ community. It’s been an exciting new challenge. Here’s a piece I wrote in theHuffington Post about how technologies like Google+ Hangouts are changing public dialogue for the better.


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I have significant experience with inflatable mascot suits, which are the wave of the future in mascot technology.
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  • Claremont McKenna College
    Politics, Philosophy, Economics
  • Harvard University
    Kennedy School of Govt.
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