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Using Google Earth for Near Real Time Natural Hazard Monitoring

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Every year several catastrophic natural hazards strike somewhere on Earth. These may cause thousands of lives, cause damages of billions of dollars, destroy natural landmarks, cause tsunamis, floods, or landslides. Mo...

Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration

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After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious...

How to Evaluate a Startup Business Idea – Marc Ferrentino

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In Chapter 15 of 17 of his 2010 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, engineer and Salesforce.com Chief Technology Architect Marc Ferrentino shares how he evaluates Internet startup business ideas. Fe...

Authors@Google: Avinash Kaushik

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"Web Analytics: An Hour a Day" is the first book by an in-the-trenches practitioner of web analytics. It provides a unique insider's perspective of the challenges and opportunities that web analytics presents to each ...

Why Internet Friends and Networks Do Not Replace Human Relationships – Simon Sinek

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In Chapter 20 of 20 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview with host Erik Michielsen, author and leadership expert Simon Sinek shares why human, physical interaction creates deeper, more meaningful relationships than...

Authors@Google: Randall Munroe of xkcd

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Randall Munroe is the creator of xkcd, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language. Munroe on Munroe: "I'm just this guy, you know? I'm a CNU graduate with a degree in physics. Before starting xkcd, I worked on...

How Reddit Uses Its Powers for Awesome

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Reddit's co-founders were impressed—and deeply proud—when good intentions online started translating into real-world results.

Ze Frank: What’s so funny about the Web?

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Performer and web toymaker Ze Frank delivers a hilarious nerdcore standup routine, then tells us what hes seriously passionate about: helping people create and interact using simple, addictive web tools.

Authors@Google: Lawrence Lessig

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Lawrence Lessig, author of "Free Culture," visits Google's New York office as part of the Authors@Google series. This event took place on October 3, 2006.

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