Meanwhile in the US

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Reshared post from +Mashable

AT&T is putting a hold on the buildout of its fiber network until the FCC comes to a decision on net neutrality regulations.

AT&T plays hardball: CEO says no more fiber investment ’til net neutrality is settled
ISPs have warned that harsh regulation on net neutrality could affect Internet infrastructure investment. AT&T is now making that a reality.

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Reshared post from +Eric Schmidt

It took +Jonathan Rosenberg  and me a decade of experimentation and reflection to come up with the rules we captured in How Google Works. With this video, you can learn the key points in about three minutes. I guess things really are speeding up in the Internet Century!

Kudos to +TheDrawShop  for this fun video recap of #HowGoogleWorks.

http://youtu.be/x_o1u4LE15M

#google #business #management

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as opposed to just #fail  

as opposed to just #fail  

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Reshared post from +Jen Sutherland

Great talk from Eddie Obeng at +TED  2012. 

All the CEOs around me, my clients, want innovation, so they seek innovation. They say to people, "Take risks and be creative!" But unfortunately the words get transformed as they travel through the air. By the time the words enter their ears, what people hear is, "Do crazy things and then I'll fire you."

https://www.ted.com/talks/eddie_obeng_smart_failure_for_a_fast_changing_world?language=en

#change

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world | Talk Video | TED.com
The world is changing much more rapidly than most people realize, says business educator Eddie Obeng — and creative output cannot keep up. In this spirited talk, he highlights three important changes we should understand for better productivity, and calls for a stronger culture of “smart failure.”

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#Dilbert  strikes again

t-hashtag” href=”https://plus.google.com/s/%23Dilbert”>#Dilbert  strikes again. In case you doubted it previously, +scott adams watches my office webcam for material since I began my career in Engineering.

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Reshared post from +Comics of the Day

Rework #Dilbert  

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Wow. Telecoms has since moved on

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Reshared post from +Adafruit Industries

A 19th Century Telephone Network Covered Stockholm in Thousands of Phone Lines
https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/09/08/a-19th-century-telephone-network-covered-stockholm-in-thousands-of-phone-lines/

The Swedish are often lauded for their superior design aesthetics, which is why this period in late 19th century sticks out as sorely as comic sans in a design snob’s typeface collection. Colossal has a piece on the strange era when Stockholm, Sweden was tangled in a web of telephone wires and the complications that followed:

In Stockholm, Sweden, the central telephone exchange was the Telefontornet, a giant tower designed around 1890 that connected some 5,000 lines which sprawled in every direction across the city. Just by looking at historical photos it’s easy to recognize the absurdity and danger of the whole endeavor, especially during the winter months. Everything that could possibly go wrong did. From high winds to ice storms and fires, the network was extremely vulnerable to the elements.

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https://www.adafruit.com/blog/2014/09/08/a-19th-century-telephone-network-covered-stockholm-in-thousands-of-phone-lines/

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Smart wearables and big data. 

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Reshared post from +The Verge

Big earthquake data from the +Jawbone Up

The Napa earthquake woke this many Jawbone Up wearers
Sleep tracking is one of the best features of the Jawbone Up fitness tracker, but it could serve a purpose beyond helping you feel less groggy in the morning. Jawbone’s data science team has…

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