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Alan Simon
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Creating and growing startups with hard work, love and a little magic.
Creating and growing startups with hard work, love and a little magic.

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Interested in software programming for kids?

My son, +Kevin Elgan, just launched a new Google+ community around +Tynker, the company he works for that has a development platform for teaching kids to code. 

If you're an educator, or are just curious about +Tynker, please join the community!!

https://plus.google.com/b/118148771423849046876/communities/109970184909296036591?cfem=1
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Supersonic Private Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens  

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2014/02/supersonic-jet-video-windows/

A Surprisingly Long List of Everything Smartphones Have Replaced and Will Soon Replace http://t.co/WPOPadC6SE 

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Fans of Back to the Future are going to love this, Nike Designer Says Marty McFly's Power Laces Are Coming Next Year. 

http://solecollector.com/news/tinker-hatfield-confirms-nike-mag-will-release-with-power-laces-20151/
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Yesterday the Ivanpah solar plant went live.  It's in the desert near Las Vegas, and uses thousands of mirrors to concentrate light onto a tower, generating heat and power.  To acknowledge the investment by Google, they reoriented some mirrors :-)

More details about the project: http://gigaom.com/2014/02/13/the-hoover-dam-of-solar-is-now-live-in-the-desert-of-california-why-its-so-important/
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Subcultural appeal, not mass appeal, is what causes products to go viral.  

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/16/chasing_the_elusive_cool_factor_in_technology_partner/ 

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Google turns on download Gmail archive feature. https://www.google.com/settings/takeout

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From late last year, but wow! 10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself
http://huff.to/1cBEerS 
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