Galoo Daily Trends 14.03.2013
Android have new chief, Andy Rubin is going for a “Moonshots”
Andy Rubin, who built Android into the world’s most widely-used mobile operating system, is leaving his post as head of Google’s mobile group, with orders to lead “more moonshots” for the search giant.
Andy Rubin, the father of the Android, the most widely used mobile operating system in the world, has stepped down as the head of Google’s mobile group apparently to pursue as-yet-unknown new ventures within the company.
“Andy’s decided it’s time to hand over the reins and start a new chapter at Google,” CEO Larry Page wrote in the company’s official blog on March 13, calling on Rubin to deliver “more moonshots, please!” (more at: eweek.com).
ALMA will listen deep space
Astronomers from around the world gathered today in northern Chile for the long-awaited inauguration the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA), a powerful new radio telescope that some are calling the best ground-based observatory in the world.
Decades in the making, the $1.3-billion telescope is the result of a partnership between the U.S., Chile, and more than a dozen other nations in North America, Europe, and East Asia.
It’s designed to detect faint radio signals from deepest space, affording an unprecedented look at the universe’s oldest galaxies and giving astronomers a powerful new tool for studying the birth and evolution of stars and planets. (more at: huffingtonpost.com)
Google I/O 2013 Tickets – Sold! (in less than an hour)
Google I/O 2013 registration is officially open, and officially sold out.
Tickets for the annual developer event were gone less than an hour after Google opened sales at 10 a.m. ET. But the company is offering a watch-it-live consolation prize for those who missed their chance to attend.
Keynotes and top sessions will stream on the Google Developers Live @ I/O site, available for viewing on PCs, smartphones, or tablets. All talks will also be recorded and available online afterward.
High price tags — $900 for the general public, $300 for academic students and faculty — barely slowed the rush of consumers. Still, today’s sell-out time didn’t beat last year’s 20 minutes. (more at: pcmag.com)
Happy Pi Day!
Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the three most significant digits of π in the decimal form. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.
The earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw in 1988 at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist, with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies.The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.
On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (HRES 224), recognizing March 14, 2009, as National Pi Day.
For Pi Day 2010, Google presented a Google Doodle celebrating the holiday, with the word Google laid over images of circles and pi symbols. (more at: wikipedia.org)
Detective Facebook reunites a family
Last week, a Facebook post reunited an Iowa woman with the niece she thought she’d never see again.
But here’s the twist: The woman’s niece turned out to be her friend of several years.
Abbey Donohoe met Paula O’Brien at a party in 2009 where many people told them they looked like they could be sisters.
Donohoe grew up with a loving foster family, while O’Brien remembered vividly the loss of a baby girl her older brother put up for adoption 29 years ago. (more at: huffingtonpost.com)