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Cats and coffee seem like a strange combination. But whatever.
"Catfood maker Purina One is set to open the nation’s first cat cafe – for four days at least – on the Lower East Side beginning on Thursday."

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I no say jes.
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12 Monkey's staring TM.
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Welp, he just cemented his place in the hearts of many with that statement.
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I saw this while watching the latest episode of Mad Men. It's a sign 
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This is awesome.
Around the world with no fuel! The Solar Impulse, a landmark solar plane which has already flown across the U.S., is set to try its around the world journey next year. Take a look at +The Guardian's story, and cheer them on!
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Sad day for Googlers, for sure.

Good luck, +Vic Gundotra, in your future endeavors.
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 

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Beautiful. Happy Earth Day!
We’re celebrating #EarthDay by taking in Mother Nature’s beauty in the wilderness of Yosemite on #StreetView.

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lolno. #uninstall
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I don't have any words for m8's camera, i mean how can a smartphone camera in 2014 be so creepy
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How was everyone's weekend? Mine was great. I spent it with this amazing lady and went to a Scottish festival.
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I write things. I also make videos.
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  • Pocketnow
    Senior Editor, 2013 - present
    Write mobile-related editorials, reviews, and create videos.
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I'm a nerd, tech journalist, phone and sushi addict, and the whitest kid you know.
I'm a nerd by profession. I make YouTube videos and sometimes string coherent sentences together about phones and tablets.
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I have written over 2,000 editorials, dozens of smartphone and tablet reviews and am slowly learning how a camera works.
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