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Hello Georges, how are you, how's IMO ? hope everything is good
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It's been nearly a month since the last update for IMO Messenger Beta on Android cleared the gates, and now a new update stands ready to take the VoIP and messa
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je me nomme desire boty je suis membre d'une société (metalor afrique) situé au togo disposant de la ferail et de l'or a vendre  vous pouvez me contacter desireboty1@gmail.com merci
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thanks +Jonathan Rosenberg !
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new imo beta app for android has nice imo-imo voice calls https://market.android.com/details?id=com.imo.android.imoimbeta
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AdSense is officially ten years old!  A little more than 10 years ago, I was part of the engineering team of five or six people that put together our initial AdSense product.  Two of my officemates had developed a machine learning system that could determine very fine-grained topics from arbitrary pieces of content (developed with some small amounts of systems-building advice from me).  We took that system and married it with a crawling system and our advertising system, to match up ads and page contents by fine-grained topics and AdSense was born.  This  project was great fun because we went from idea to launch in about 6 weeks, launching initially on message posts on Google Groups, and then on a few partners before a broader launch a few months later.  Our first external partner was http://www.howstuffworks.com.  We liked that site because it had lots of content on a broad range of topics and we could easily see what sorts of things worked well and which things did not.

One of my favorite aspects of the project was that it made it possible for publishers with content on very niche, specialized topics (e.g. knitting, snorkeling, deck repair, etc.) to get relevant, targeted ads to support that content.  Most other ads systems at the time only allowed fairly broad targeting (e.g. you could get "Sports" ads on your site about snorkeling in Maui, but not lots of ads about snorkeling in Maui).  Getting fine-grained relevant ads was better for publishers, users, and advertisers.

(One thing I often see in news articles about the history of AdSense is the claim that it used the technology we acquired from Google's purchase of Applied Semantics.  In truth the system used our own in-house technology, and we were already running our ads on public sites like HowStuffWorks and Google Groups in March, 2003, and the Applied Semantics acquisition happened in April, 2003).

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Ten years ago we launched AdSense to help publishers earn money by placing relevant ads on their websites. I can still remember the excitement and anticipation as AdSense went live that first day. Our small team huddled toget...
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Met again with Elie Gregoire Khoury and Elie Khoury of Dermandar. Doing great work. #1 iOS photography app in Spain. Top 10 in 34 countries.
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Android is good, but Gmail is hands-down the only email service for professionals - paid OR free! I have some domains on very good servers, but I use Gmail because the spam filters work flawlessly.

I am curious: I was a Beta Tester of gmail, but how I became one is a mystery. Google was my browser's home page for a long time, then one day the page had an invitation to the yet-to-be-released Gmail. Was there an algorithm involved which took more than the number of times one visited Google.com into account?
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imo.im released a new iPad IM app today, with better ui for login and more networks (like steam)
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Imo features in the wired app guide, one of 4 apps getting the highest rating, 9/10 in the social category.
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