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Michael Jones
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Lives in Los Altos Hills, California
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Inventor, public speaker, engineering executive
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  • Google
    Inventor, public speaker, engineering executive, present
  • Google, Keyhole, Intrinsic Graphics, Silicon Graphics, Star Technologies, Spectral Effects, Data Systems Research, IBM, Ikonas Graphics Systems
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Michael Jones is Google'’s Chief Technology Advocate, charged with advancing the technology to organize the world'’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Michael travels the globe to meet and speak with governments, businesses, partners and customers in order to advance Google's mission and technology. He previously was Chief Technologist of Google Maps, Earth, and Local Search——the teams responsible for providing location intelligence and information in global context to users worldwide. 

Before its acquisition by Google, Michael was CTO of Keyhole Corporation, the company that developed the technology used today in Google Earth. He was also CEO of Intrinsic Graphics, and earlier, was Director of Advanced Graphics at Silicon Graphics. A prolific inventor and computer programmer since the 4th grade, Michael has developed scientific and interactive computer graphics software, held engineering and business executive roles, and is an avid reader, traveler and amateur photographer who sometimes uses a home-built 4 gigapixel camera made with parts from the U2/SR71. 
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Los Altos Hills, California
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San Diego, California - Vista, California - San Diego, California - Raleigh, North Carolina - Greensboro, North Carolina - San Jose, California

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I feel like Indiana Jones. I found the secret indoor tennis and table tennis courts inside the Delhi airport, spanning floors 4 and 5 above the check in hall!
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Michael - Want to shoot the New Bay Bridge from the cable?
This is Bart Ney, we put the bridge on GE, come visit.
Catch me here: neybw@pbworld.com
P.S. Love the SR 71  ...Bart
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Just back from visiting the USS Nimitz at sea. It was a thrilling experience as told in image and words in the NIMITZ gallery here:
http://michaeljonesphotography.smugmug.com/
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Woow!!!amazing picture
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Beautiful, serene, luxurious, private. Eastern BC close to the Alberta border and Lake Louise.
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Perhaps the finest dining experience of my life. I still have the menu in Paul's hand from that day on my piano at home; the meal was truly a symphony of senses--color, flavor, texture, temperature, and presentation. It could not have been improved. Bravo Paul Cunningham!
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There is something appealing and authentic about any Dairy Queen. Just as the opposite is true.
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Delicious food in a very beautiful setting with fascinating tables and chairs, pretty lighting and wall coverings, and nice music.
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European foods and taste.
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Word and Excel are worthy accomplishments in the history of computing. The drive for personal computing was heroic. That's about it.
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They saved me from nakedness! I was stuck in Oslo for more than a week during the volcano problem with just one outfit. I bought a whole new wardrobe at Ferner Jacobsen and my modesty was protected.
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