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This was so fun to be a part of! Bummed I couldn't make it to Cooperstown for the launch, but excited all the same to show how technology's great for America's culture, including its favorite pastime.
 
Hall of Famers Cal Ripken and Phil Niekro interact with students during the Google Cultural Institute launch event. Check out our new online exhibits and take a virtual tour of the Museum!

http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/collection/national-baseball-hall-of-fame-and-museum
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Google I/O 2013
Tue, May 14, 2013, 5:00 PM
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A summary of today's transit announcements for the city:

Subways

* Map showing tomorrow's status: http://project.wnyc.org/mtatiles/embed.html
* Some, but not all, lines are re-opening in portions. No trains downtown of 34th St in Manhattan. Everything's running local.
*No trains between Brooklyn and Manhattan; shuttles will leave from MetroTech, Barclays and Hewes St, cross Manhattan/Williamsburg bridges, and use Lex/3rd Aves to 57th St. Exact routes and stops have not been announced.
* F and N trains provide service between Queens and Manhattan.
* Most service to Bronx will be provided.

Buses

* Most service running today, albeit often caught up in congestion.
* Service frequency will be impacted tomorrow as buses are diverted to provide cross-bridge shuttle service.

Roads

* Today was an utter mess. Traffic lights being out in lower Manhattan certainly didn't help things.
*Starting tomorrow, HOV restrictions inbound to Manhattan on Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, RFK (Triboro) and Henry Hudson bridges between 6 AM and midnight. If a car doesn't have 3 or more passengers, Bloomberg threatens that you will be ticketed, mocked by the law-abiding, and turned away.
* Some bus lanes may be instituted for subway-replacement service.
Hugh Carey (Brooklyn-Battery), Holland, and Queens Midtown tunnels still closed.

Airports

* Operations have resumed at JFK and Newark but not yet at full capacity. A lot of planes were stored around the country and need to be returned, and not all staff can get to work.
* Will be possible to take train to AirTrain to/from JFK tomorrow. With Holland Tunnel closed and NJ Transit down, leave a lot of time if you're going to Newark and expect to pay a lot for a car.
* LaGuardia is closed, runways were majorly flooded and they need to inspect navigational equipment for damage.
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I'll be here and live-posting!
 
Today the Big Tent sets up in New York City, hosting a discussion on how the Internet is impacting culture and creativity. We'll be looking at how artists, musicians and filmmakers are using the Internet to find new audiences, create new works of art and express themselves. And we'll be discussing the challenges the Internet creates.

We'll be posting photos and updates from  #BigTentNYC  throughout the day from our speakers including +Eric Schmidt, +bill werde, +David Drummond, +Google Art Project's Amit Sood, and +Live Nation's Michael Rapino among others. And all of the sessions will go up on our YouTube channel soon.

Check out the Variety preview piece for more information on the event.
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Check out our new +Big Tent page, a forum for discussion of issues at the intersection of the Internet, society, and the economy!
 
As we look forward to #BigTentNYC, we want to discuss the sometimes tricky issue around what makes for legitimate copying. When is it OK for an artist to remix, and what separates a remix from a ripoff? Share your views below.

And, for some insight, check out this provocative video series by filmmaker +KirbyFerguson called “Everything is a Remix.”
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Just got this in an unsolicited email from a recruiter. I can't imagine a more generic job description for a marketer!

"The role includes leading a systematic approach to define value propositions and focused market positioning for key market segments based on insights drawn from market research, intelligence gathered via customer-facing channels such as sales pipeline calls, and collaboration with product managers, account managers and customer care. The Senior Manager aligns marketing strategies with key stake holders and partner with the Marketing Communications team to integrate key messages across channels, driving execution of successful marketing collateral, campaigns and events."
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If you’re sending confidential information by mail, you wouldn’t put it in a postcard. And if you want your email to be protected from snooping, both you and the people you’re emailing with need to use services that support encryption in transit. Emails sent between Gmail users are encrypted as they move between our data centers—but about 40 percent of emails sent between Gmail and other providers aren’t encrypted. Learn more in a new section of our Transparency Report: g.co/saferemail .
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Interested in getting involved in tech policy on the local, national, or international level? Join us from 11-12 at the GDG Lounge on the 2nd floor. We are friendly and we have stickers! #freeandopen #io13
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+Natalie Villalobos There should still be a few at the lounge! 
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This is one of the coolest yet little known launches at Google this year. And now it's so useful for politics!
 
Political polling with Google Consumer Surveys

Did you know that you can run your own surveys, for little money and in just a few days, using Google Consumer Surveys? As a demonstration of the richness of polling data that our platform affords, today we're rolling out the Google Consumer Surveys Election Center (http://goo.gl/EljKO). This statistically significant, nationwide poll covers a wide range of topics, from the conventions to presidential candidates to issues. The data can be sliced and diced by geography, gender, age, income, and even urban density.

Google Consumer Survey insights come from people browsing the web who come across microsurveys where they answer a question or two to get access to high-quality online content. The company running the survey pays Google on a per-question-answered basis, and we share some of that money with the publisher hosting the survey. It's a great alternative to a paywall. Learn more at http://goo.gl/xobkw.
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Excited to have been able to make this happen!
 
New Congressional Districts Map

The Congressional redistricting process is finally wrapping up, but anyone wanting a national map of congressional districts faces the tedious task of compiling coordinates from each state — until now!

We’re excited to share this year’s U.S. Congressional districts in one, single map (goo.gl/QYJvE). This dataset (goo.gl/3FeV1) features the lines for the 2012 elections. You’ll notice missing data for Kansas where the districts haven't been finalized, and we’ll add that data once it’s available. Also, in several states there are ongoing court challenges (goo.gl/1zhiF). Should a court order a review or a change of district lines, we’ll work to reflect those changes.

Huge thanks to our friends at Azavea have worked hard to track and compile this data from every state. They graciously agreed to share this product of their Cicero API to be freely used by media, campaigns, and anyone with a use for the district-level data.

Let us know what you think!

Congressional Districts Map (goo.gl/QYJvE)
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Great post about my buddy Ed!
 
As the self-proclaimed “NYC Nomad”, +Edward Casabian has lived in different neighborhoods, with different people, every week for nearly two years. An amazing custom map — see it here: http://g.co/maps/u4b2k — detailing all of the places he’s lived during his nomadic stint helps him share his story with the world.

Coincidentally, one of his favorite features is also one of his most used: Every time Edward moved to his next location, and undoubtedly next adventure, he pulled up Google Maps and got Transit directions directly to his destination.

You can read more about Edward and “The NYC Nomad” project on his blog: http://thenycnomad.tumblr.com/
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Working for a #freeandopen web as a marketer supporting Google's policy initiatives.

Spending the next few years on United Noshes, cooking one meal from every UN country, alphabetically.

Enthusiastic about public transit, regional accents, and that feeling when the air is just the perfect level of humidity.
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Rang closing bell at NYSE with Santa. Married a bad-ass progressive media maven. Make really good ice cream.
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A good value, and a tasty treat, especially the pork-on-a-spit, though the carne asada didn't live up to my high expectations. Also, the tamarind agua fresca was pretty thin on flavor. No seating, so if the weather is nice take it to go on the High Line.
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If you're looking for inexpensive and very fresh goat and lamb meat, this is the place to go. It's pretty spartan in there, and not for the squeamish -- ask for a leg of lamb, they'll take a carcass out of the freezer and slice off what you need using a table saw right in front of you -- but if you can stomach seeing the whole animal whose part you're about to eat, this is the place to go.
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A decent fish market. No notable fishy odor, though there's a chance the deep fryer masks something. The selection is focused on the needs of a Caribbean and African clientele, so there's a heavy emphasis on tropical fish. It's a pick-your-own plate -- just pick up the tongs and a bag -- and they'll clean and scale at no charge.
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Solid Thai with a slightly-better-than-average pad thai, definitely the best in the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill area but no more expensive than the others. Decent wine selection, too.
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I wish my experience were as good as other reviewers'. When I walk in, they don't seem too eager to get out from behind the counter to help, even if no other customer is calling for their attention. Almost every time, there's something that I've been looking for that's either been out of stock, or that they simply don't carry (especially in their paltry garden section). I like supporting the little guy and am willing to spend more to buy local, but I've just given up. I now buy most of my hardware online rather than waiting until the weekend only to find they don't have what I need. One thing I must mention to their credit: they are willing and able to cut things to custom dimensions. They spent a good ten minutes slicing a relatively inexpensive piece of plywood to my random specifications. It's a testament to how put off I am by the rest of what they've got going on that even this very generous act led them to only two stars.
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It ain't Equinox and that's fine by me. No soundtrack, no fancy toiletries, and no body judgment whatsoever, just a diverse cross-section of New York working on their fitness. It's not all perfect: it can get a bit congested in the weight room, and the front desk staff isn't exactly cheery. But they have some friendly policies, like letting you put your membership on suspension for up to three months a year for only $10/month, and they have $0 joiner fee promotions a few times a year.
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