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Bradley Horowitz

VP Product, Google+

I oversee Product Management for the Google+ Project.  Previously at Google I've led the product teams for GMail, Google Voice, Google Talk, Orkut, Google Docs, etc.Before joining Google, I founded and led Yahoo's advanced development division, which developed new products such as Yahoo! Pipes, and I drove the acquisition of products such as Flickr and MyBlogLog. Previously, I was Co-Founder and CTO of Virage, where I oversaw the technical direction of the company from its founding through its IPO and eventual acquisition by Autonomy. I've got a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Michigan, and a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab and was pursuing my Ph.D. there when I co-founded Virage.


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Ranked: 15th in California Most Engaging This Week (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 16th in Male Users (by Follower Growth)

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Ranked: 26th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Engagement)

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Ranked: 91st in California Most Engaging This Month (by +1's)

Ranked: 97th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Shares)

Ranked: 107th in California Most Engaging This Month (by Total Reach)

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Ranked: 636th in English Most Engaging This Week (by +1's)

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Ranked: 1339th in Most Engaging This Month (by Average Reach)

Ranked: 1398th in Most Engaging This Week (by Total Reach)

Ranked: 1473rd in Most Engaging This Week (by Shares)

Ranked: 1477th in English Most Engaging This Month (by +1's)

Ranked: 1759th in California Users (by Following)

Ranked: 4661st in Married Users (by Following)

Date Following Followers Gained
Recent Popular Posts
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About 9 weeks ago Amsterdam at dusk...
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About 10 weeks ago Lake Tahoe....
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About 6 weeks ago Rashi...  Taking in the sunset...
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About 6 days ago The Cathedral in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.  Took the shot 15 years ago, processed this morning...
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About 7 weeks ago Impromptu visit to the San Francisco Orchid Show at Fort Mason. Amazing!
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About 9 weeks ago Another shot of the amazing willow tree outside of the Google+ offices.  
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About 10 weeks ago Quick trip in/out of Lake Tahoe...
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About 7 weeks ago Michelangelo and the Jordan curve theorem

This picture by Robert Bosch, which is based on a detail from Michelangelo's famous painting The Creation of Adam, is remarkable because it is made from a simple closed curve. That means that it is possible (in principle) to draw this entire picture with a pencil, starting and finishing in the same place, without ever taking the pencil off the page, and without the path ever crossing itself!

A result in mathematics called the Jordan curve theorem proves that any simple closed curve drawn in the plane (such as the one in the picture) splits the rest of the plane into two connected pieces: an inside, which has finite area, and an outside, which has infinite area. This means that it is possible to colour in the “inside” of this picture so as to form a connected shape with finite area (and no holes).

I think this picture should be printed on children's menus in restaurants, with instructions to colour in the inside. That would keep
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About 8 weeks ago Happy Valentine's Day everyone, and especially to the love of my life, +Irene Au!

Here's how to make your own floaty-heart AutoAwesome photo...

1) Find a sweetheart

EITHER TAKE A NEW PHOTO...

2) Take a romantic picture with your sweetheart - smooching, holding hands, etc.  (skip to Step 4)

OR USE A PREVIOUSLY TAKEN PHOTO...

3) If your sweetheart is unavailable to take a new photo, simply go to photos.google.com and search for "kiss".  If you've got a photo that turns up for these results, cool!  Download it, and re-upload it.

4) Wait and let Google's algorithms do their thing.

5) You'll get a notification when your AutoAwesome is ready!  (Note that if you use an old picture, photos are often date sorted - so look for your AutoAwesome photo near the original.)

Enjoy!

















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About 10 weeks ago In beautiful Amsterdam for a few days!