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Google Groups is down. Am receiving 500 error.

17.04 PT: Google Groups is back for me.
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Never stop learning.

There's also an interesting radio interview with Anant Agarwal, the president of edX.
http://radioboston.wbur.org/2012/08/20/higher-education-online
 
This March, a PhD student brought an MIT course to high school students in Mongolia, using edX. Would you believe us if we said one of them got 100% on the final?  Read all about the connection on the edX blog: http://bit.ly/MJgCEc
By Shilpa Agrawal In March, Tony Kim, a PhD student at Stanford University with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, traveled from the palm trees of Palo......
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An interesting look at at Google discusses changes to their search algorithm.
 
Do you wonder what happens behind the scenes of Google search? There are many factors that are considered when we make changes to the search system. 

This video footage comes from the engineers' internal weekly search meeting: "Quality Launch Review." We hold the meeting almost every Thursday to discuss possible algorithmic improvements and make decisions about what to launch. This video is from the meeting that happened on December 1st, 2011, and includes the entire uncut discussion of a real algorithmic improvement to our spell correction system. The language can be technical, so we've included annotations to provide some context for the discussion (and have a little fun!).

#searchtips   #powersearching  
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I think John Muir would be astounded (and proud) to have another way for people to explore and enjoy.
 
Take a (virtual) trip through some of California’s most breathtaking national parks. We’ve added Yosemite, Redwood, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Death Valley and Joshua Tree National Parks to Street View. Make John Muir proud and check it out at http://goo.gl/jHYU0.
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I'd don't give many presentations but there are some great tips in this video. 
 

5 Things Every Presenter Needs To Know About People

If you every have to present to an audience then this is a really great five minute talk to watch.

For some of you it might end up being a handy reminder, for most of us I suspect this has a cluster of valuable clues that will help make all our future presentations significantly better.

#greattips   #effectivecommunication   #rockmore  
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Back when I used to run more meetings I would run them with everyone standing up. It helped move things along at a good pace.
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I'm not usually one to order gadgets as soon as they're announced, but the Nexus 7 is making it very tempting.

Via http://pluserati.alltop.com/
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Reusing cardboard has been taken to another level.
 
Ok, even if it lasts only few weeks, the cardboard bike is still pretty cool ;)
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Watching the Amazon rainforests shrink and the urban expansion of Las Vegas is quite sobering.
 
Be sure to check out the interactive time-lapse videos on the newly revamped earthengine.google.org

http://google-latlong.blogspot.com/2012/07/forty-years-of-our-planet-from-space.html
Monday, July 23, 2012 at 9:09 AM. Today we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Landsat satellite program -- now the longest-running continuous acquisition of satellite images of the Earth's surface....
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What a fantastic way to remember someone.
 
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After his wife Janet died in 1995, British farmer Winston Howes began planting trees in her memory. Seventeen years and 6,000 oak trees later, Howes has a six-acre field with a perfect heart-shaped......
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I enjoy TED Talks quite a bit. 
Many follow a similar format (watch the video), but they all vary with the personality and passions of each presenter. 

Here's the accompanying abstract of the article by Nathan Heller in the July 9th issue of The New Yorker.
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/07/09/120709fa_fact_heller
In the current issue of the magazine, Nathan Heller explains how the Technology/Entertainment/Design (TED) conference franchise has turned ideas into an industry. The organization’s “TED Talks” lectur...
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Lots of very good learning (and fun) points in this video. Well worth watching and sharing it. 
 
The Art of Organizational Manipulation

Watch this. Watch it again. Reshare it. Send it to your team at work. Spread it far and wide.

Then, most importantly, apply it to your working experience. Then send it to your CEO. :)
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I watched the Google I/O session on Hangouts yesterday.

Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team

At 20:48 there's a discussion about Hangout Apps.
Want to play around with them? http://hangoutapps.com
Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team

At 26:47 there's a question about using HDMI cameras with Hangouts.
Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team

At 27:57 there's a question about enterprise usage of Hangouts+ and how Google uses Hangouts internally.
Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team

At 39:24 there's a question about having a Hangouts on Air that is restricted, which could be used for internal staff meetings.
Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team

At 47:31 there's a question about scheduled Hangouts and the new Google+ Events feature.
Google I/O 2012 - Fireside Chat with the Hangouts Team
 
+Anna Bavido you asked for a playlist of the videos from #io12 ? Well, we delivered!

You can find a full playlist for Day 1 -- including Keynotes and after hours _right here:_ http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL56D792A831D0C362&feature=plcp

Enjoy!

Man, I love filling these #requests  
Watch the Keynote, Android, Chrome, Google+ and Best of I/O sessions from day 1 of Google I/O 2012. Visit our main Google I/O site at: https://developers.google.com/io
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