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I found the snow line.... in Kentucky.  
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Nah, that's just the edge of the explored area.
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+Mike Elgan What do you think about this statistic/research? - "Nobody is using Google Plus" 
Google doesn't want to talk about numbers.
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I'd be curious to know the statistics if they also tracked posts shared privately. I know I don't share anything publicly, does that mean I'm not using G+?
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Entryway inspirations at Steelcase University.
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Just a test to see if WebM video works OK on G+
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Not much of a big difference in quality from MP4... however, WebM is an open source file format (being touted by the Google) vs MP4. 

The file size is a tad bigger for WebM than Mp4 - and it's also the format you see in some of those websites with the background video playing.
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This is a pretty cool version.  
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Some good ideas for software developers on what EDU apps should feature.  I think having the data 'trapped' in their systems is a pretty big one.  We shouldn't have to go to three places to see how a student is performing, and interoperability is key to that.
“We’ve basically run our public schools off of [Microsoft] Excel for the last 20 years. But all that is changing...” -- IT Manager-- The strategic use of software by public schools is shifting from a “nice-to-have” to a core driver of student achievement and organizational performance. Schools are
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Love these green avocados! 4x the size of a normal on...  but $2.99 each...  a bit spendy.
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Chihuly piece at Steelcase University.
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Traveling this summer? If your hotel confirmation is in your Gmail, you can now ask Google for things to do, eat or see to do nearby without the fuss looking up where you’re staying. Tap the mic on the Google app and say “Show me restaurants around my hotel” or “Give me directions to my hotel from here.” You’ll be finding your way around like a local in no time. 
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Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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