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When I think of the potential of Miigle, I see people like Kelvin Doe and millions like him all over the world. I think of the abundance of sheer brilliance that most of us will never witness. I think of mind blowing ideas that unfortunately die unnoticed. I think of us and how we can work together to make the world a better place with the power of our ideas.

Innovate my friends, innovate. The world belongs to you.

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Google turned 14 this past Thursday, September 27th, 2012. I missed the date but better late than never.

As a company, Google and its founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are an inspiration to me and I’d assume to millions of other innovators around the world. But rather than citing all the exploits Google has accomplished over the past 14 years I thought it’d be a more effective use of my time to write the following sentence.

14 years ago Google (as it’s known today) began their revolution of the digital era through Search, this month their Driverless or Self-driving car was proclaimed Legal in California and Governor Jerry Brown signed the autonomous-vehicle bill into law.

When innovation drives legislation and not the other way around, that’s human potential at its best. Happy Belated Birthday, Google.

Google Cake

Google Cake (Courtesy of Poitrine.org)

Samsung’s new print ad comparing features of the Galaxy S III is pretty bold. It kind of reminds me of Don Draper’s ad “Why I’m Quitting Tobacco” in the New York Times on MadMen. The ad appeals to our “intelligence”, as the Galaxy S III clearly shows a longer list of features than the iPhone 5, which topped  2 million units pre-ordered in one day. I very much like Samsung’s ad and I wished more companies would be as bold but one thing Samsung seems to have forgotten is that “intelligence” is never what made us purchase iPhones or Macs in the first place. And that is one thing Steve Jobs understood.

Samsung's print ad comparing Galaxy S III to the iPhone 5

Samsung’s print ad comparing Galaxy S III to the iPhone 5

As a part of its latest efforts to make Google+ more social (meaning nowadays “picture friendly”), Google has acquired Nik Software, the German firm that developed Snapseed. Snapseed seeks to “take the digital innovations pioneered for photography professionals and bring them to everyone.”

As Vic Gundotra, Google+ Senior VP of Engineering, puts it, “we want to help our users create photos they absolutely love, and in our experience Nik does this better than anyone.”

I wonder how Instagram and Facebook feel about that.

Read the full post at The Verge.

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