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Harry Glaser
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Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Periscope's blog went live today!
 
We're starting a blog! -- Read and learn about some interesting query optimizations.
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He won and he's going back on!

Watch my friend, *returning champion* +Prabhu Balasubramanian on Jeopardy tonight! On ABC at 7pm.
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Google+, what are you doing? Don't you know users hate change??

Nice redesign, boys. :)
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users love pintrest (but they managed to remove the whitespace)
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It's great for Google to have a serious competitor in search. It would be better for users if that competitor weren't so incredibly sleazy.
 
WOW - I didn't know that and I've just coincidently discovered. Bing has an interesting response to some navigational queries:

- When you search for "restaurant" it brings you the results about restaurant.
- When you search for Yahoo!, Duck Duck Go or Yandex, it brigns you the results about those search engines.
- When you search for "google" it brings you results, darkens the results and then opens a pop-up like window below, asking me the question to which I had already given an answer. Strange.

http://www.bing.com/search?q=google&go=&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=googl&sc=8-5&sp=-1&sk=
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I don't see a popup now, just top-ad-looking suggestions like "Why go there? Search here. _Give it a shot_"
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This.

A thousand times this.
 
Got the new Google masthead, and I like a lot about it, but for the life of me I can't figure out why they'd take away the functionality of clicking on the Google+ logo to get back to your stream.
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+Tom O'Neill and I made a package tracking app for you guys!

It's called Tracky. It works like TripIt for packages. You forward your shipping confirmation emails to track@trackyapp.com, and we notify you when it's coming, once it's been delivered, etc.

There's also an app for managing all your packages in one place: http://www.trackyapp.com.

And, of course, the obligatory mobile apps.
Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.tracky.tracky
iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tracky-package-tracker/id497069637

Would love to hear what you guys think. :)
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+Pramod Adiddam that's great to hear. :) Definitely send along some feedback once you try it.
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"When Schiller unveiled the iPhone 5, it rose from the stage floor on a smoothly-rising and rotating pedestal, pinpoint spotlights hitting the phone and only the phone. The rotation of the iPhone atop the pedestal was in perfect sync with the rotation of the iPhone projected on the big screen at the back of the stage. There’s no store where you buy such pedestals; Apple designed and engineered it specifically for this event. It was on stage for about a minute." -John Gruber

Oh, you have a smoothly rotating pedestal? Tell me again how hard that was to build.  : )
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Love this UI. The rare "helpful, informative pop-up."
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It's incredibly frustrating to watch a company implode like this.
 
Over the last 60 days, we’ve fundamentally re-thought every part of our business and we will continue to actively consider all options that allow Yahoo! to put maximum effort where we can succeed.

When a government says they'll "consider all options" they mean their nuclear arsenal. Scott Thompson means "we will sue over patents."
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Nice to be reminded of the classy approach.
 
If you think the company that made you lots of money and gave you lots of social prestige is on the wrong track, why not send a note to its Board on your way out instead of posting it publicly? The Board represents all shareholders (employees, pension funds, alumni) and can investigate. Otherwise, in the slight chance that you are wrong, you just put a dent in the 401Ks of innocent bystanders. Publishing on your blog or newspaper op-ed comes across more as an act of self-love than company-love
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    Computer Science, 2003 - 2007
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  • Itinerant Hacker
    2011 - present
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    Product Manager, 2007 - 2011
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