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A piece of advice from +Sergey Brin I often think about.
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+Norman M.​​​​ ¦ van gogh has passed the three generations forgotten test but will that be true for that other guy ¦ and both exciting and fun are not absolute or universally agreed ||
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All I know is pouring rain. And #EverythingHasChanged.
+Taylor Swift #GWU
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Nothing changes mate it rains most of the day like in the uk it rained and then stoped and then rained again 
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And all I’ve seen since eighteen hours ago is green eyes and freckles and your smile in the back of my mind.
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“The E.U. has to tell an exclusion story, but it’s hard for me to see the exclusion story here.”
The European Union is arguing that Google’s mobile operating system does not offer enough diversity of product, but consumers swamped in preloaded apps would disagree.
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Think Next.
One of the things I was looking most forward to when coming back home was being part of the +TEDxFoggyBottom team once again and doing important work that matters. The below photo is from our 2016 event, Think Next. This Saturday, we had a full-day conference with 1,300+ attendees and 20 phenomenal speakers, who talked about ideas from cybersecurity and 3D printing to accessibility/disability and sustainability. We had more than 5 interactive exhibits during our 3 session breaks, where attendees could interact with the day's big ideas, such as with virtual reality or eye-tracking technology to improve sports performance. I am so proud of what we created.

What you do not see below in the photo are the 40+ student team members that were a critical reason this event was possible. Our incredible team, filled with many new members as well, graciously welcomed me back, showing me what they had already accomplished and letting me play a role in the work they still had left leading up to our 2016 event. As the Experience Director last year, it was a completely unique experience witnessing how professionally and quickly the team worked from a different perspective, as well as how younger team members from my time had stepped up into leadership roles. This year's team had quickly become a family and I could not be more impressed—a huge congratulations to this year's E-Board and team for their dedication.

Since my freshmen year here, I have been proud to be part of the TEDxFoggyBottom team because of the product we create: a platform for a variety of speakers and presenters to share their Ideas Worth Spreading. TEDxFoggyBottom is one of the largest student-organized +TEDx events in the world and what we produce is a professional, world-class conference that our team is so proud of. I look forward to seeing the continued growth that we have worked so hard to build each year. I am also extremely delighted and honored to be next year's Co-Curator, alongside my friend and our dedicated team, to further the organization and experience to a whole new level—we're just getting started.

If you were at our event, thank you for your support. In the coming months, everyone will be able to see this year's talk online, but we hope that more of you can join us next year.

#FoBo16 #ThinkNext
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Happy anniversary, Project Fi!
It's been a thrill to say hello in a totally new way and help users do the same. From the United States and the United Kingdom to Hong Kong, Project Fi is changing how mobile works, thanks to the users who are helping build it into the best mobile service available.
 
We introduced Project Fi 1 year ago today! Shout out to all of the amazing Project Fi Top Contributors who have been with us since Day 1.

+Dencil Smith +Ted Juch +Scott Greenstone +Joe Ellett +Kim Beasley +Peggy K +Patti Stegen +Eric Rossman +Brian Kennelly +Red Leatherman +Dan Ziegler +Frank Tedesco +Ian Tang 

Your help and feedback is invaluable and I truly can’t thank you enough for all of the awesomeness that you bring to Project Fi (as well as my life every single day!).

Thanks for being a Fi TC! #happy1year   #projectfi   #ghelp   #fifamily  
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Baby, #ThisIsWhatYouCameFor. Lightning strikes every time she moves.

Stream or purchase +Calvin Harris' new song on +Google Play:
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From +Google Photos to +Google Chrome, I think this year's Founders' Letter, the first to be written by Sundar Pichai, really describes what sets Google apart from the rest of the technology industry. #ForEveryone

I also really liked this quote:
"You should be able to move seamlessly across Google services in a natural way, and get assistance that understands your context, situation, and needs—all while respecting your privacy and protecting your data."

Read the full Founders' Letter from +Sundar Pichai:
https://googleblog.blogspot.com/2016/04/this-years-founders-letter.html?m=1
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I would like to know the real vision of Sundar Pichai. To have worlds' information is vision set by founders, I wonder where Sundar want to take company in next few decades. 
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Recently, +United celebrated its 90th anniversary. They generously and thoughtfully sent me a care package to help partake in #UnitedTurns90 festivities. I am seriously FREAKING OUT. I am also so proud to #FlyTheFriendlySkies and call United my airline of choice.

Over the past 90 years, United has led the airline industry in innovations. I am excited to see the continued growth and improvement of United as they become and maintain a world-class carrier.

See all the United firsts:
https://hub.united.com/united-innovation-firsts-1710267056.html

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Tomorrow, almost 1500 attendees will walk through these doors for +TEDxFoggyBottom's 2016 event: #ThinkNext. I'm so excited!

#FoBo16
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+Bert Vander Meeren I wasn't! But here's what I was doing and what I will be doing: https://plus.google.com/+iantang/posts/8UrotSdZf8N. :)
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Why the EU charges against Google is wrong.
I'm just going to let this coherent, thoughtful piece on +The Telegraph speak for itself:
"Technology is already changing the commercial landscape at phenomenal speed; it scarcely needs competition regulators to help it along. 

Too often, these interventions are not about trust busting at all, but responding to the complaints of commercial rivals, or defending established vested interest from the shock of the new...

 IBM spent more than a decade fighting anti-trust regulators; the process very nearly destroyed the company. But it wasn’t regulators that finally did for IBM’s monopoly of mainframe computers; it was made irrelevant by the desktop computer."
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+Jamez Frondeskias - I lived in Europe for many years (before and after the EU, BTW). I know enough to know it has pluses and minuses. The banking and beurocracy both suck. Look how many States of the EU are failing. Look at how the people are raising up against increasing retirement age. Look at the VAT increases over the past few years. Lots of issues with how the EU conducts financials. Make no mistake, this is a shakedown by the EU to get some free cash from successful US businesses. Nothing more. Has zero to do with protecting the consumer. #FU2EU

But yeah, you're right, I know little about the EU. /s Ironically, I probably know more than you.
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Nice to meet you, my name is Ian.
HKG · PHX · WAS · ATL · LON

Mission Statement: To make a difference in peoples' lives by being an open-minded learner and servant leader with passions for free expression and morals.

Vision: Create a future in which empowered citizens morally act with integrity and spread happiness.

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+accountability: to be authentic, transparent and responsible.
+happiness: to find enthusiasm and joy in all of life's moments.
+innovation: to never be afraid of trying new things.
+integrity: to act with strong moral judgement and principles.
+leadership: to inspire others to make a difference in the world.
+openness: to listen to new ideas with objectivity.
+passion: to work on things that matter and those I do well.
+transparency: to share the world's information and knowledge.

I'm a Google Top Contributor. I am passionate about what Google is doing to make the world's information universally accessible and useful. Equal to that is how much I love to see users delighted at products that make life simpler. For that reason, I am a Google Top Contributor for Hangouts and Project Fi, two services and products I use daily. If you need help with any Google product, feel free to reach out. Or, if you need help with Hangouts or Project Fi, visit the Hangouts Help Forum or Project Fi Help Forum respectively.

Content found on my personal profiles online reflects my personal opinions, thoughts and views on various topics. They are not representative of any other corporation, institution, person or organization. However, I also love listening to new ideas and perspectives, and I encourage you to comment and voice your stance, whatever that may be, if you wish, in this open environment.

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While I encourage your discussion and participation and will adhere to my strong belief in free expression and speech, I reserve the right to remove comments on the basis that they:
+contain obscene, indecent or profane language;
+contain threats or defamatory statements;
+contain discriminatory or hate speech directed at, but not limited to specific groups of age, color, disability, ethnicity, national origin, race, religion, sex and/or sexual orientation;
+contain solicitations or any other form of spam.

Comments that simply disagree with other opinions (and is viewed as offensive solely based on this fact) will not be removed as I encourage everyone with any viewpoint to comment.
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Advocate of an open Internet, Eagle Scout and Glass Explorer.
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  • Desert Mountain High School
    High School, 2009 - 2013
  • Queen Mary, University of London
    Study Abroad, 2015 - 2015
    GW England Study Abroad program
  • The George Washington University
    International Affairs, International Economics, 2013 - 2017
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Very good hotel with very friendly staff.
Public - 6 months ago
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Service was quick. Food was hot and fresh. For breakfast, get the A or B meal on the menu. Great view of the inside of the airport.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
It gets very busy on Friday and Saturday nights, especially when there are sports games! So make sure you want to wait, or get their a little bit early, unless you're there to watch. This can also make for slow service at times, but they try their best! The atmosphere is great, everybody's dining and having a great time! Make sure to try the Zipps or Golden Wings. They're delicious and cooked just right so that the outside is crispy.
Food: ExcellentDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
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Kona Grill is a fantastic place to hangout, people-watch and eat good food. They close kinda early on some nights, but their Happy Hour is fantastic (3-7PM) and (9PM-close). Really affordable and lots of menu options, even on the Happy hour menu! There's usually a line, so be sure to get an OpenTable reservation beforehand. Go during the evening when the sun is going down and sit outside.
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reviewed 9 months ago
Sapporo is a unique Japanese restaurant in Scottsdale that has a wide selection of choices for lunch and dinner. *FOOD* Absolutely fantastic! Whether it is lunch or dinner, they have tasty choices. The appetizer ribs are heaven and taste delicious. They have a special type of sauce that makes it perfect. The fried calamari is crunchy and one of the best that I've had in the Scottsdale area. Again, they have a special type of dipping sauce that tops it all off. There are also tons of sushi and even some that aren't listed on the menu, so be sure to ask! Everything there is amazingly fresh and the food doesn't take too long to come. One plate comes after the other! *DECOR* Sapporo has a big restaurant and it feels very spacious. There are 6 teppans, like Beninhana if that's your thing. The rest of the restaurant, in the middle of the 6 teppans, consists of tables and booths, both very comfortable to stay in for a couple hours. The furniture and other decor is modern and new, especially with the atmosphere, which is very upbeat. There is loud and recent music that plays. It makes everyone want to get up and dance. *SERVICE* The waiters and waitresses always have a smile on their face. Our waiter made many jokes while he was serving us and made the experience great. This isn't the only time the waiter has made us smile. Most of the food comes out pretty quickly. However, when it is very busy, it may take a little while longer. It's always good to call ahead to try and make a reservation, if for dinner. If they're having a slow night, they'll let you know and say that a reservation isn't necessary! Lunch is a lot more peaceful and the music is not as loud, along with quieter chatter.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Very Good
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
The food tastes fantastic and the fries are super crunchy and fresh every time! The restaurant is a little outdated and smells funky occasionally.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Excellent
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reviewed 3 years ago