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Anker and Ingress have joined forces with a massive 300 portable charger giveaway. US only. Ends 3/20/2016.
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Well done, agents!  Very cool. 
 
Operation U of U

College rivalries are known for being intense, especially here in Utah. Ingress inter-college rivalries take that to a whole new level. However, even bitter rivals can set aside their differences and come together to have fun and make something beautiful.

PRE-OP
On July 15th, goblinjimmy (ENL) and Tenshi24 (RES) had a conversation about doing an x-fac art event on the University of Utah campus. When goblinjimmy approached us about the idea, several people jumped at the opportunity. As he put it, “I'm picturing something like...we get together, forget the fact that we are archenemies, do something super cool, take some screen shots, and then run back to our bunkers to plan our next attack against the people we just had fun with.”  Within a week, members of both factions joined a cross-faction Hangout to begin planning.
Between good-natured jabs at each other, Bortran (RES) created a beautiful sketch of a half-blue, half-green U that would spread across almost half of campus. kellyrenee77 (ENL) created a survey to help us select a date. A few days later, we had our target set: Friday, August 14th.

DAY OF OP
After weeks of gathering keys, the day finally arrived. Resistance agents moronisghost, Tenshi24, IIIIII, FattyStamos, and LdHoggar met with Enlightened agents goblinjimmy, NonchalantNewt, TumultuousTuna, heliconmunchkin, kellyrenee77, bzen, and gingergamergal at the Marriott Library in the center of campus to exchange keys and go over strategy. Because certain areas of campus are primarily owned by one faction, we split into two cross-faction teams to wipe out campus and create our U. For the next two hours, we laughed, played, and worked together with only minor hiccups impeding progress.

POST OP
By the time we finished, we were sweaty and tired, but pleased with our efforts. Our Intel screenshots captured our hard work while we snapped photos of us together and shared a few more laughs. When we went our separate ways, we all left with smiles on our faces and a good memory to enjoy. Our art survived the weekend and we’re attempting to keep it up for the next week until school begins.

Resistance Agents: +Angel Warkentin (Tenshi24)
+Matt Thurman (Bortran)
+Reed Rossbach (moronisghost)
+Michael Warkentin (IIIIIII)
+Derrick Hisatake (FattyStamos)
+LdHoggar o (LdHoggar)

Enlightened Agents: +John Pickering (goblinjimmy)
+Nathan Miller (NonchalantNewt)
+Tim Price  (TumultuousTuna)
+Aman makaju (heliconmunchkin)
+kellyrenee77 (kellyrenee77)
+Shawn Carter (bzen)
+Dani Black (that's me) gingergamergal

#ingress   #niantic   #NIAops   #UofU   #flashtheufriday  
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Love behind-the-screens stuff.
 
Clips from the construction of the Jungle Cruise in Disneyland. From “Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair” (1964), I love the crocodile surfing

#disneyland #animals #construction #junglecruise #gif #loops #clips #disney 
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This is the only ride that I don't want to go, but that should go. 
 
Type of Appeal: Rejected New Submission; Does not meet criteria
Location: 40.390929, -111.829834
Portal Title: Glass Stream Art
Details:  This thirty foot glass "stream" is installed in a software firm called SolutionStream. It is an artist's depiction of the stream of education, skills, and work that flow in this place.  

I believe this art fits into the following portal criteria categories:
--A location with a cool story / history:  This company has bootstrapped itself from 2 employees in 1996 to over 100 in 2015.  A true local success story.    
--A cool peice of art of unique architecture:  This stream alone remains lit at night with blue lights, and is visable through large conference room windows.  It was built to run in-line with a main street that approaches the office building, and glows blue at night.  

Supporting criteria:
--A point of interest that facilitates exercise and exploration.  (The blue glow is visible down the street, coming from a large neighborhood.  Cool!  

Streetview link: https://www.google.com/maps/@40.391159,-111.829582,3a,75y,228.96h,79.82t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sGJhxV5LoYYt5d2FW3mHvcQ!2e0
Intel link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=40.390934,-111.829834&z=17
Google Maps link:https://www.google.com/maps/place/249+N+1200+E,+Lehi,+UT+84043/@40.3907943,-111.8299002,103m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x874d81b68ca91357:0xffc3705bbb754e76!2s249+N+1200+E,+Lehi,+UT+84043!3b1!3m1!1s0x874d81b68ca91357:0xffc3705bbb754e76
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Thanks for the comments, +Andrew Riley , +Aric Turlington , and +Friðrik Skúlason .
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Lights out on Sky View band.  Band continues, and crowd cell phone lights come to the rescue.  Way to go Pedersons, Sky View Band, and Mr. Beach!
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Important Account Information: Niantic Labs is becoming an independent company.  We’ll be taking our unique blend of exploration and fun to even bigger audiences with some amazing new partners joining Google as collaborators and backers. Niantic will be building on the success of +Ingress, which has been downloaded more than 12M times, has attracted more than 250,000 people to live events around the world, and has inspired users to collectively walk the distance from the earth to the sun while playing, exploring and discovering.

Stay tuned at www.NianticLabs.com and our social channels for more information.

#IngressNews  
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Awesome new Disney blog by Jackson. 
The Haunted Mansion was builtt in 1963. It has such an amazing history because there wasn't much of one. The mansion itself was built and then stood for eight y...
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Have a look at this excellent library of 9 books. You'll want to share them with your children. Beautiful little app. 
A collection of nine beautiful vintage-style children's books with audio! N...
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Had a great time at steep Snowbird. Beautiful and comfortable lodge was perfect for our meeting.
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Always a great stay. The newly renovated rooms are excellent!
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We've settled on CCI for our go-to hotel for Disney trips. Nice rooms, great staff, beautiful pool, perfect breakfast, prime location.
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Smooth conference at The Grand America. Catering and traffic were no problem. Excellent and helpful staff all over the place.
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I visited the hotel to play Ingress, and it did not disappoint. Fun grounds and polite staff.
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The type of room you'd expect for $70 (after fees, etc). Dingy and old, but clean enough for what I needed. The rest of the hotel seems unchanged over the past few decades. No complaints to speak of. However, Joseph, who checked me in was a delight. This man understands customer service, and personal relationships. I'll go back, just to talk to Joseph again. Bonus: I was happy to find a few penny smasher machines accessible after the Adventuredome wss closed.
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