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Fred Schmidt
Works at Bullseye Business Development
Attended Wayne State University
Lives in Austin and Los Angeles
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This new Google+ looks interesting enough. Smooth UI, sensible layout, "circles" segmentation seems to make sense. Pre-populated at start with some of my info; looks like from Linked-In. Not particularly looking to have to re-create my entire Facebook friends list. Would be great if you could import that entire list, then just sort into the appropriate circles and sift out as appropriate. But all in all, I like it so far. 1 or 2 of these networks is gonna get booted from my life before year end though; too much to do to maintain them all. I wonder which will do the best job of also embracing playing games with designated friends as something to do together. So far, neither LI nor FB want to go there; maybe Google+ ?
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I doubt that Facebook will allow that kind of integration, especially to help out the user experience on a feared rival of this magnitude... Twitter though, we shall see. Honestly, I'm just slightly disappointed. When I was taking the tour of Google+ a couple months ago, as dumb as this is going to sound, I was actually hoping that the "UI" I saw there would be the general aim of the real working UI on the launched site. The idea of Google social network site that somehow had a UI with the controls of Google Earth is what actually had me interested in the first place... Yeah, I know, this is still BETA, but I'm getting the sense that what I hoped was just good-old marketing bull-shot and I was dumb enough to think it was real... but we shall see. I'll drop by again in another month and see what happens :P

Addendum... it is AWESOME though that you can actually edit a comment after you make it! About bloody time :D
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Entrepreneur in entertainment businesses: music, games and social media
  • Wayne State University
    Mass Communications, Marketing, International Business
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Entrepreneur in technology and entertainment businesses. USA & Europe.
Strategy, startups, business development, operations, marketing, high growth.
  • Bullseye Business Development
    Principal, 1993 - present
  • Capital Factory
    Partner/Mentor, 2013 - present
  • Wild About Music
    Co-Founder & CEO, 1995 - present
  • Portalarium
    Co-Founder & CEO, 2009 - 2013
  • Thriller New Media
    Co-Founder & CEO, 2007 - 2009
  • NCsoft Corporation
    VP Strategic Dev, Marketing & Sales, 2003 - 2007
  • Origin Systems
    VP & GM
  • Electronic Arts
    VP & GM
  • MicroProse Software
    VP Marketing
  • Time Warner Cable
    Dir of Marketing
  • Prime Cable
    Dir of Marketing
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