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Tom Karlo
Works at Google
Attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Gratuitous dog photo. 
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A nearly monochromatic shot from Aspen last weekend. Taken near the summit of Aspen Highlands.
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The Three Sisters and Broken Top, seen from Mt. Bachelor.
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Morning on Fourth Street.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop has arrived, with a great new statue outside my office. I'm excited to be part of another leap forward for the platform!
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2014/10/android-be-together-not-same.html
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A dark, pre-moon sky and clear weather in Big Sur last night made for some amazing stargazing... I'm not sure I've ever seen so many stars, even out at sea.
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Samsung S6 Edge plus Google Photos Auto Awesome
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Someone asked if the S6 would support Android 6.0 Mochi.
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I just spent the last week up in eastern Oregon shooting with the FujiFilm X100T... overall, it's a fantastic camera, and I'm excited to shoot with it going forward, especially when traveling.

A few quick first impresssions:
* Image quality is outstanding - not just noise levels, but the color and tonality of the images competes with my D610. It's hard to quantify, but I'd also say they have a little more "soul" than the images out of the Nikon - really lovely results.
* The shutter is ridiculously quiet - I've been using the "noisy" mechanical shutter, and you can barely even hear that.
* AF is good enough that you rarely even think about it
* The manual aperture, shutter speed and exposure comp dials are a joy.
* Some of the switches are a little too easy to shift accidentally. (I'm looking at you, AF mode selector.)
* Battery life is acceptable, but I notice the camera sometimes fails to turn off automatically. Carrying a second battery is a must.
* The optical viewfinder with framing cues is great. I hardly ever used the electronic or hybrid viewfinder, further extending battery life.

Overall, it's a really refreshing change from shooting with a Nikon or an Olympus, it feels like you hardly interact with the electronics when shooting, and it just does what you want it to.
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One of the better "stories" I've had generated by Google Photos to date. Things still get funny, sometimes, but in general it does a nice job of turning a few days of unorganized photos into a photo essay. Definitely one of the best features of using Google Photos to backup your cell phone shots.
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Here's my interview with USA Today's Ed Baig about some of the great new features in this year's flavor of Android.
New York—Google recently unveiled Android 5.0 "Lollipop," the latest version of it's popular Android operating system. The 5.0 upgrade is a major one for Android and brings an all-new design to the platform,
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This may be the last thing I need before I drop cable tv again. I'm tired of subsidizing the NFL and ESPN.
 
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Starting next year, you'll finally be able to watch HBO on the web without a cable subscription. HBO CEO Richard Plepler has confirmed the company plans to launch a "standalone, over-the-top"...
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Web nerd; photographer; news junkie; compulsive foodie, traveler. Awkward snowboarder. Google product manager.
Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    EECS, 1993 - 1997
  • Columbia University
    Journalism, 1997 - 1998
  • Columbia Business School
    Management and Finance, 2002 - 2004
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Gender
Male
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Friends, Networking
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Married
Other names
Thomas R. Karlo
Work
Occupation
Product Manager
Employment
  • Google
    Product Manager, 2011 - present
  • Amazon.com
    Product Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • Lehman Brothers
    Vice President, 2004 - 2008
  • Net2Phone
    Dir. Program Management, 1999 - 2002
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
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Hollywood, CA - Boston, MA - New York, NY