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Alexander Müller
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Attended University of Duisburg-Essen
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Samsung Nexus Prime with Ice Cream Sandwich OS in a spy video
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The illegal German federal trojan software responds to an incoming connection with the banner C3PO-r2d2-POE.
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I could watch this forever...
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Waterfall Clock. Brilliant Idea.
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Here is a snippet from What Would Google Do? about Apple as the grand exception to every rule I put forth there:

How does Apple do it? How does it get away with operating this way even as every other company and industry is forced to redefine itself? It’s just that good. Its vision is that strong and its products even better. I left Apple once, in the 1990s, before Steve Jobs returned to the company, when I suffered through a string of bad laptops. But when I’d had it with Dell, I returned to Apple and now everyone in my family has a Mac (plus one new Dell); we have three iPhones; we have lots of iPods; I lobbied successfully to make Macs the standard in the journalism school where I teach. I’m a believer, a glassy-eyed cultist. But I didn’t write this book about Apple because I believe it is the grand exception. Frank Sinatra was allowed to violate every rule about phrasing because he was Sinatra. Apple can violate the rules of business in the next millennium because it is Apple (and more important, because Jobs is Jobs).

So then Apple is the ultimate unGoogle. Right?

Not so fast. When I put that notion to Rishad Tobaccowala, he disagreed and said that Apple and Google, at their cores, are quite alike.

“They have a very good idea of what people want,” he said. Jobs’ “taste engine” makes sure of that. Both companies create platforms that others can build upon—whether they are start-ups making iPod cases and iPhone apps or entertainment companies finding new strategies and networks for distribution in iTunes.
Apple, like Google, also knows how to attract, retain, and energize talent. “Apple people believe they are even better than Google people,” he said. “They’re cooler.”

Apple’s products, like Google’s, are designed simply, but Tobaccowala said Apple does Google one better: “They define beauty as sex,” he said.

Apple understands the power of networks. Its successful products are all about connecting. Apple, like Google, keeps its focus unrelentingly on the user, the customer—us—and not on itself and its industry. And I’ll add that, of course, both companies make the best products. They are fanatical about quality.

But Tobaccowala said that what makes these two companies most alike is that—like any great brand—they answer one strong desire: “People want to be like God.” Google search grants omniscience and Google Earth, with its heavenly perch, gives us God’s worldview. Apple packages the world inside objects of Zen beauty. Both, Tobaccowala said, “give me Godlike power.” WWGD? indeed.
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The G+ to Facebook and Twitter apps are down due to unforeseen server problems. My provider is working on it...
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The last post of a real friend is 3 weeks old... Hm... Google has a problem. Google+ is a nerd-only world.
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It's the first time that a German newspaper (yes, on real paper! And it was one of the biggest newspapers) printed assembly code...
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Do the media outside of Germany report about the government trojan and the espionage scandal (maybe the biggest in German history)?

#0zapftis #ccc #bundestrojaner

Background: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/10/09/government-backdoor-trojan-chaos/
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How to upset every single nerd on the planet. (via +Hilary Karls)
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Steve Jobs - loved by his enemies, adored by his friends.
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"There's always the hope that if you sit and watch for long enough, the beachball will vanish and the thing it interrupted will return."

via xkcd
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A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao-tzu

I’m super excited about how the Google+ project brings the richness and nuance of real life sharing to software, and today we’re announcing our first step towards bringing this to your apps as well by launching the Google+ public data APIs.

These APIs allow you to retrieve the public profile information and public posts of the Google+ users, and they lay the foundation for us to build on together - Nothing great is ever built in a vacuum so I’m excited to start the conversation about what the Google+ platform should look like.

Please follow the link to the blog post to find out what exactly we’re launching and you can find the technical details on how to use this on our new developer site at http://developers.google.com/+

I’d also like to take a moment to introduce my team who will be joining me on working with our developer community (ie: you!) and answering any questions you may have about the Google+ platform on our discussion forums.

We’ll all also be doing a bunch of Hangouts over the next few days and beyond to talk to you directly and hear what you think of the +Platform as well as helping with any coding questions you may have, so make sure to add them to your Google+ developers circle!

+Timothy Jordan
+Jonathan Beri
+Ade Oshineye
+Will Norris
+Jenny Murphy
+Wolff Dobson

Now let's see lots of re-shares on this post & let's get this party started!
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  • University of Duisburg-Essen
    Systems Engineering, 2007 - 2011
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Skeptic Software Evangelist
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  • codecentric AG
    IT Consultant, 2014 - present
  • db-central GmbH
    Software Developer, 2011 - 2014
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
    Student Research Assistant, 2009 - 2011
  • Lancaster University
    Research Associate, 2011 - 2011
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Lancaster, United Kingdom - Essen, Germany - Oberhausen, Germany