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Thomas Morffew
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Twitter changing a few things...


You can already do a lot in a Tweet, but we want you to be able to do even more.
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Was talking with someone about use cases for Google Spaces and the topic of paid membership came up. I wonder if that's viable? Maybe a short term thing, like a pop-up workshop, or training course. Would people pay for something like that? What would it take for them to consider it?
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why not
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For me, these thoughts on Google IO echo a lot of my feelings about G+ and other past Google social things like Buzz (and now Spaces) IMO.

If you don't reach out and explain to real people why and how the shiny new product affects them, then they'll ignore it and use something that does speak to their needs.
 
I might not have to write my own summary, since this post pretty much reflects my own thoughts :)

https://www.christianheilmann.com/2016/05/23/google-io-a-tale-of-two-googles/
Disclaimer: The following are my personal views and experiences at this year's Google IO. They are not representative of my employer. Should you want to quote me, please do so as Chris Heilmann, developer. TL;DR: Is Google IO worth the $900? Yes, if you're up for networking, getting information ...
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Whats App & Google Drive
 
A study on scale: WhatsApp & Google Drive… the story of our integration

WhatsApp is one of the most popular mobile apps in the world, with over a billion users sending and receiving over 42 billion messages, photos, and videos every day. But what would happen if people lost or upgraded their phones? All these messages and memories would be gone. So we worked with WhatsApp to give their users the ability to back up their data to Google Drive and restore it when they setup WhatsApp on a new phone.

One of the challenges of this integration is scaling for so many users. How did we do it and not fall over? How did we make the integration as simple as WhatsApp itself? Check out our blogpost for some insight on the technical challenges and things we did to make it happen: http://goo.gl/pPIvkg

#io16 #WhatsApp #GoogleDrive #DriveAPI #GoogleApps
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I don't know, not everything is...
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G+ Android Update 7.9.0
We're beginning to roll out our tenth Android app update of the year. This release addresses a number of bugs and a frequent bit of feedback:

* 13 bugs fixed
* 6 accessibility issues addressed
* View large profile images in a gallery

More Android app updates are coming so please send us your ideas/issues using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to make sure we see them. Thanks~
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Same here...
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Nice use of a Space as a "Supplement" to a Collection.
 
Introducing a new supplement to this collection!

As you may have noticed, you can't create your own posts in this collection. I realize that a lot of you probably have a lot of interesting to say, ask, quote which are not necessarily related to the threads I start here. And now you can! Below is a link to the new "Community supplement" to this collection. Feel free to join and let us see where this will take us
Small group sharing from Google
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Cool use for a pinned post at the top of a collection.
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Robots taking over in Chinese factories.
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That is a great question +Scott Foust ... and there are no easy answers. From what I can tell, our political leaders have yet to broach this subject, but the train is heading for the cliff much more quickly than most people expected. Technological advancement is happening on an exponential curve, and we are now seeing that the curve has tipped into the nearly-immediately noticeable segment... and will only continue to increase in acceleration from here. How will society handle it? Some talk about Basic Guaranteed Income. That might work. But I don't think so. Not without a coherent plan for how that system will be funded, and so far I don't see such a plan. So the solution remains to be seen. And maybe, just maybe, there won't be one at all. In which case we can expect very hard times going forward.

I recommend people start asking their political Candidates what they expect do to about this... and listen for coherent plans. If you don't hear any, then insist on it. And keep insisting. There actually does not appear to be much time left for this debate.
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Google Spaces are a cool idea, I like the simplicity. There's lots of potential and I'll be using them, but where's the Google thought leadership on this? Apart from +Luke Wroblewski's posts (and ditto for G+ of course) I haven't heard a squeak.

If you don't talk about your product and explain why it's great, then no-one will care (again).
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+Jamez Frondeskias​ nice idea! Keep us updated. :)
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Not enough messaging apps. Try again.
 
G+ Android Update 77.99.00
We're beginning to roll out our fiftieth Android app update of the year. This release addresses a number of bugs and a frequent bit of feedback:

* 77 bugs fixed
* Brand new App Launcher

More apps are coming to the New Launcher so please send us your requests using our Send Feedback menu item as that's the best way to make sure we see them.


Project Q Icons by +Joshua M.​
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Yup.
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"read when you’re reading, share when you’re sharing"
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Apple praised as China collaborator.
 
Tim Cook met with top Chinese official, who praised Apple’s “extensive collaboration”
On Tuesday, before his trip to India, the Apple CEO met with Miao Wei, China's top Internet regulator. Wei's powerful Mi
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