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Drew Olanoff
Jul 25
Get em in!
7 Days Left to Submit Your Shots to The 2014 EyeEm Awards - The Phoblographer
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 24
Exploring Antarctica with Nicolas Bayou | EyeEm Blog
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 15
definitely miss covering google.
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 8
Yay!!!
40,000 Photos and Counting! Great News about the EyeEm Awards | EyeEm Blog
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 25
EyeEm Partners With Uber, Gives You A Free Ride To Go Take Photos | TechCrunch
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 25
Photography community EyeEm launches Android redesign, hits 10M users | VentureBeat | Mobile | by Harrison Weber
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 24
great piece about +Sundar Pichai 
Google's Sundar Pichai: King of Android, Master of Mobile—Profile - Businessweek
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 16
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 10
Smart move, Google.
Skybox Imaging - Skybox Imaging + Google
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 3
The Robots Running This Way | MIT Technology Review
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Drew Olanoff
May 28
Fully autonomous driving has always been the goal of our project, because we think this could improve road safety and help lots of people who can't drive. 

We're now developing prototypes of vehicles that have been designed from the ground up to drive themselves—just push a button and they'll take you where you want to go! We'll use these vehicles to test our software and learn what it will really take to bring this technology into the world. 

Learn more: http://goo.gl/qDUtgq
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Drew Olanoff
May 20
You're going to want to check out this performance by +Daria Musk tomorrow! http://bit.ly/1gWZyc0
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Drew Olanoff
May 19
the long road back.
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Drew Olanoff
May 18
Genius.
Stay Plucked - a Pillow Subscription Service
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Drew Olanoff
May 14
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Drew Olanoff
May 13
w00t!
Yammer rival Convo updates on mobile, says file-sharing should start with conversations
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Drew Olanoff
May 6
StandWith Is A Social Task-Management App For The Toughest Times In Your Life | TechCrunch
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Drew Olanoff
May 1
w00t! #photowalk  
EyeEm San Francisco Global Meet-Up Photo Walk | Facebook
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 27
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 27
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 24
And Then

Last month, my wife's uncle died in a tragic accident in LA when the bicycle he was using to get lunch was hit by a truck. At the memorial service his daughter relayed a very touching story. 

She said her dad (who was her best friend) called every day to talk. But instead of opening the call with the customary "How are you" or "What's going on", her dad always opened the conversation with "And then?" Her father viewed each conversation as a continuation of the last, and what pained her the most was that there were to be no more "and thens". I cried. 

Since then I've thought a lot about how similar this is to our life's endeavors. We pour our heart and soul into our work and it becomes something we love and cherish. But even the challenges we work on today will one day become "and thens" as we move on to the next. 

Today I'm announcing my departure from Google after almost 8 years.

I have been incredibly fortunate to work with the amazing people of Google. I don't believe there is a more talented and passionate collection of people anywhere else. And I'm overwhelmed when I think about the leadership of +Larry Page and what he empowered me to do while at Google. From starting Google I/O, to being responsible for all mobile applications, to creating Google+, none of this would have happened without Larry's encouragement and support.

I'm also forever in debt to the Google+ team. This is a group of people who built social at Google against the skepticism of so many. The growth of active users is staggering, and speaks to the work of this team. But it doesn't tell you what kind of people they are. They are invincible dreamers. I love them. And I will miss them dearly.

Finally, thank you to all those who I've met on Google+. The community here has been so supportive that I don't even know how to say thank you. You all make Google+. Without you, this social network wouldn't exist. Your support for Google+, and for me personally is something I will never forget. 

But, now is the time for a new journey. A continuation. An "and then". I am excited about what's next. But this isn't the day to talk about that. This is a day to celebrate the past 8 years. To cry. And smile. And to look forward to the journey yet to come.

And then....
+Vic Gundotra 



#andthen    
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 22
my little homie rhett kicked cancer in the face! ‪#‎gonewiththecancer‬
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 21
Great piece.
People Don't Like Google Glass Because It Makes Them Seem Weak
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 17
A Day in the Life of Yahoo's Design Director
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 14
2014 winners announced.
The Pulitzer Prizes | Awards
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 25
New Photo Mission: RePicture Family with Getty Images | EyeEm Blog
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 17
:)
"It’s like a kid in a candy store" – Drew Olanoff joins EyeEm
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 15
 Google+ originally shared this post.
When we launched Google+ over three years ago, we had a lot of restrictions on what name you could use on your profile. This helped create a community made up of real people, but it also excluded a number of people who wanted to be part of it without using their real names. 

Over the years, as Google+ grew and its community became established, we steadily opened up this policy, from allowing +Page owners to use any name of their choosing to letting YouTube users bring their usernames into Google+. Today, we are taking the last step: there are no more restrictions on what name you can use. 

We know you've been calling for this change for a while. We know that our names policy has been unclear, and this has led to some unnecessarily difficult experiences for some of our users. For this we apologize, and we hope that today's change is a step toward making Google+ the welcoming and inclusive place that we want it to be. Thank you for expressing your opinions so passionately, and thanks for continuing to make Google+ the thoughtful community that it is.
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Drew Olanoff
Jul 2
The 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 25
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 25
Photo sharing community EyeEm releases design-focused Android update — Tech News and Analysis
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 23
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 12
Amazing.
All Our Patent Are Belong To You | Blog | Tesla Motors
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Drew Olanoff
Jun 9
23 Soul-Crushing Problems Only Left-Handed People Understand
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Drew Olanoff
May 28
 Google Self-Driving Car Project originally shared this post.
To drive itself, a vehicle needs to understand where it is in the world, what’s around it, and what might happen next. And then it needs to decide what to do and move safely and naturally. Our engineers build the software that the vehicles use to understand their environment, and we also have a team of safety drivers who test the software in real-world situations.

Priscilla, one of our safety drivers, explains how the vehicle perceives the environment and makes safe driving decisions.
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Drew Olanoff
May 21
7 Insane Things Walt Disney Proposed For The First Disneyland
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Drew Olanoff
May 20
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Drew Olanoff
May 19
The Rubik’s Cube is 40! #CubeDoodle
40th anniversary of the Rubik's Cube
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Drew Olanoff
May 15
Hey.
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Drew Olanoff
May 13
To Battle Yammer, Slack And Hipchat, Convo Adds GIFs And In-Stream Doc Support | TechCrunch
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Drew Olanoff
May 13
Two Million Conversations And Our Goal To Make Files Less Scary On Mobile
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Drew Olanoff
May 5
New Funding for Automattic
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 28
The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 27
Everything starts with a conversation. Go Convo!
This Chat App Is Way Better Than Email For Work
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 26
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 24
Thanks for all of your hard work +Vic Gundotra!
Exclusive: Google+ Head Vic Gundotra Leaving Company
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 22
Celebrate Earth Day with the Puffer Fish! #EarthDayDoodle
Earth Day 2014
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 21
it's nice to write some thoughts down again.
Which came first, the file or the conversation?
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 15
 Brandon Badger originally shared this post.
Sweet new batting cage at the Google office. Corporate softball must be getting serious.
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Drew Olanoff
Apr 13
'Say Anything' At 25: Nothing Bought, Sold Or Processed
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