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Phenomenal on many levels.   Thanks Mark for forwarding this on! 
Because we can't improve upon perfection, and because it's silly to try and summarize a speech that should be read in full, we present the full copy of Admiral William McRaven's May 2014 Commencement speech at the University of Texas at Austin. McRaven, BJ '77, Life Member and Distinguished Alumnus, is the commander of U.S.…
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Check out what Google's patents suggest about the future of SEO
Matt Cutts, the head of search spam at Google, recently released a video in which he discussed a future where links weigh less into the ranking of a website.
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This is pretty cool! Google provides a visual archive so you can see visual history within street view on Google Maps.  Would love to look back in time and see the paper route from the 1988-93. 
"It's a 3-D mirror of the world. Now with this, we're finally adding the fourth dimension, time."
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For some reason this video makes me happy: http://vimeo.com/36167291
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Interesting post from last month about top 2013 apps for Lawyers, productivity, etc.  I zoomed in on #20 a cool app that supports the importance of knock-out punch, digestible messaging.  Great messaging that differentiates is the daily challenge that we wrestle with for all of our TSEG clients; whether it applies to email subject lines, above the fold website copy, social media or any brand related activity in the market - it can be the difference between a call or a bounce.  Great top 20 list!  
It’s that time of year again, time to choose the most popular mobile apps from Legal Productivity Blog’s App of the Week series. We’ve expanded to the top 20 apps this year to shine the spotlight on … Continued
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Is a functional brain worth $3,499?  Why don't NFL players wear carbon fiber helmets?  LMGTFY (or is it LMGTFM in this case)... According to this article, racing helmets are making their way onto the football field: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/will_carroll/08/29/simpson-ganassi-helmet/ which is good.  Since carbon fiber helmets reduce impact by 40%.  If they can save a guy who crashes at 100+mph on a race track, seems like they could save a guy too from Ndamukong Suh. 
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Phenomenal article.   Great title too. 
Our best college students are very good at being critical. But that’s not enough.
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Great find Brad.  Interesting (in a dull pain kinda way) but reveals, at least something, about how google talks publicly about PR/SEO. 
 
A new Google patent verifies that brand mentions could be considered "implied links" in their algorithm. 
Google validates that PR is SEO in patent filing. Read how Google uses PR in its search result computations.
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this is funny. 
In this dramatization of transcripts from a legal deposition, a lawyer becomes embroiled in an absurd argument about the definition of a photocopier.
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Close look at mobile traffic over last 36 months among 3 of our client websites. Up from 3-8% to 25-30%
Data collected over the past 3 years reveals that mobile traffic to our clients' websites has increased substantially.
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awesome! 
 
Boring?

"it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring"
- Marilyn Monroe

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Worth following this one.
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    Chief Marketing Officer, 2007 - present
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Graham Smith is Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of Cloud [8] Sixteen, Inc., parent company of: The Search Engine Guys (SEO), Ngage Live (a live chat conversion service), Big Momma Apps (mobile iPhone and Droid apps), and Pinnacle Positions (pay per click management). 
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Wow! Love this place. I/we were blown away by the seriously-yummy-awesome-unique-bites of food. Definitely lived up to the high praise in all the reviews. Three dishes stood out and heckled and taunted me to keep remembering them the next day: 1. Avocado Beet Salad (wow there was something special in that) 2. Squid ink sauce Octopus 3. The Carnitas (okay 4) the mango topped flan. And I have to mentioned the mushrooms & mole. BAM. BAM. BAM. BAM. BAM. Can't wait to go back.
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Public - a month ago
reviewed a month ago
Until I met Will and fished with him on the Kankakee river, I had several misconceptions about the quality of fishing in Illinois. Before I wrongly believed that I needed to hop in a car and drive a minimum of 3-5hrs to get into quality fishing up in Wisconsin or Michigan. Not true. The small mouth fishing on the Kankakee river is outstanding. You will be shocked both by the fish count and the average size of fish on the K3. Not to mention the scenery... on my last float with Will we saw eagles, owls, deer, turtles, beavers and of course lots of fish. You get that "off the grid" true nature experience and you're less than 1.5hrs from the loop. You can feel safe booking a trip with Will if you are a skilled/experienced angler (who might not believe good fishing exists in IL) or if you are eager to learn. Will is pro but also a teacher. I've fished with a ton of guides and he's fun to hang with and knows his stuff, regardless of where you fit (newbie or experienced) you'll learn a ton from Will. He ties his own flies, teaches casting lessons, really knows his stuff... but is not one of those egomaniac or overbearing fishing types (like some guides out there). Book with confidence.
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Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Honest and trustworthy!! If I could... I would give these guys 10 stars. I was in a jam... my DVD/CD was broken (after my son put coins into it)... and the dealer understandably couldn't fix under warranty. I was quoted $8000 by the dealer b/c it was integrated into the navigation. Mario at Mobile electronics quoted me a range of $100-$500 depending on if they had to ship it out, or not. Which I was VERY PLEASED WITH. I dropped it off and 3 hrs later, Mario called and said it was ready for pick up. It was completely fixed for $60. I was amazed and so impressed with their honesty and integrity! They knew full well that I was in a jam and would have payed 10x what they charged me. I highly recommend!!
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Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Was perfect for our our young kids 1st non-backyard camping trip! Large wooded campsites, each with fire ring and faucets.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Very happy! While these guys are not the cheapest if you are looking for quality you can rest assured they know their stuff and will fix the issue the right way. We've used them three times on three separate issues. They were prompt, responsive and also helped me understand the root issue with a plumbing problem we had (which is now fixed).
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Easily the best BBQ in the western burbs! Burnt ends brisket = incredible.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago