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$1 billion for 20,000 Bay Area homes

As we work to build a more helpful Google, we know our responsibility to help starts at home. For us, that means being a good neighbor in the place where it all began over 20 years ago: the San Francisco Bay Area.

Today, Google is one of the Bay Area’s largest employers. Across the region, one issue stands out as particularly urgent and complex: housing. The lack of new supply, combined with the rising cost of living, has resulted in a severe shortage of affordable housing options for long-time middle and low income residents. As Google grows throughout the Bay Area—whether it’s in our home town of Mountain View, in San Francisco, or in our future developments in San Jose and Sunnyvale—we’ve invested in developing housing that meets the needs of these communities. But there’s more to do.

Today we’re announcing an additional $1 billion investment in housing across the Bay Area.

First, over the next 10 years, we’ll repurpose at least $750 million of Google’s land, most of which is currently zoned for office or commercial space, as residential housing. This will enable us to support the development of at least 15,000 new homes at all income levels in the Bay Area, including housing options for middle and low-income families. (By way of comparison, 3,000 total homes were built in the South Bay in 2018). We hope this plays a role in addressing the chronic shortage of affordable housing options for long-time middle and low income residents.

Second, we’ll establish a $250 million investment fund so that we can provide incentives to enable developers to build at least 5,000 affordable housing units across the market.

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Original author: Anthony Joshua
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Against Fandom

Lots of things are coming to an end these days. The Avengers films. Game of Thrones. The world. As can be predicted, nobody’s taking it particularly well.

Certain sectors of the Internet have predictably melted down about the dumbest, silliest shit imaginable, reminding us once again that the greatest currency is not money or clicks or uniqueness, but rage. Your takes must be hot: designed to rile up your audience. The madder you make them, the more they respond. It’s a cycle. Every Youtuber knows it. It could be trying to remake a season of TV or redesign a movie character or remove a female character from your franchise (because of course). The content matters so much less than the ability to tap into a viewer’s seething, impotent rage.

Fandom has a lot of problems, especially now that the Internet has granted a trigger-finger microphone to the kind of people who used to have to self-address and stamp their death threats to creators directly.

Is this something to do with fandom most generally, as we have constructed it to exist in 2019? The endless conventions, trending hashtags, wikias, franchise tie-ins, attempted multi-level merchandising strategies, after-show shows, calculated social media campaigns. Everything is a half-hearted attempt at launching cinematic universes. TV shows get canceled and immediately lurch into pre-baked #SaveOurShowByGoingOnAnotherNetwork campaigns. It’s almost calculated to draw out maximum interest and outrage.

These things have always existed, but these days, it’s easier than ever to see the strings. Even with the massive success of the movies, the comic book industry (particularly Marvel) has heavily suffered sales losses because they try to harness this kind of rage to diminishing returns. When they do things like killing off Peter Parker by body-swapping him with Doctor Octopus, or revealing that Captain America is a Hydra agent — regardless of the quality or novelty of those stories — the marketing strategy they decided upon was to insist that a) this is how things were going to be from now on, forever, and b) this was always the plan. Marvel editor Stephen Wacker even famously said that in a few years, Peter Parker would fade away entirely, irrelevantly, because the new Spider-Man would be Otto Octavius.

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Suddenly BFFs

Series Review: “Dead to Me”

A darkly comic story about two women whose intense friendship intersects around the sudden death of one woman’s husband, and the guilty conscience which sets a bizarre series of events in motion. It’s a love story, actually.

Linda Cardellini and Christina Applegate in Dead to Me

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Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini rule in the instantly addictive, sharply drawn series, Dead to Me which challenges the mathematical equation of Comedy as the sum of Tragedy + Time. In this case, it’s a mere three months. That’s how long it’s been since the hit-and-run death of Applegate’s cynical L.A. realtor Jen’s husband, Ted. A reluctant attendee at a hippy dippy grief support group, Jen encounters the sweet, doe-faced Judy (Cardellini) who’s there to also presumably mourn the passing of her husband, Steve. Problem: somebody’s not being completely honest here. But by the time the first in a series of lies is revealed, it’s too late to turn back. Jen and Judy have skipped GO and gone direct to the sisterhood of the traveling wine glasses, discovering their best friends in each other while supporting each other’s brand of Crazy.

Jen is not accepting her widowhood gracefully. She has become a comic, one-woman, rage-fueled agent of vengeance, whose mission it is to find the driver of the car that killed her husband. And her fury is spilling out onto her family and her career. Judy is more of a mystery, a gentle soul whose past threatens to destroy the budding friendship that’s the closest thing she has to family. There’s plenty of real pathos here, but the writing is so dead-on and these performances so strong that around every touching moment there’s a sneaky and smirky smile that is sure to escape. You just watch . . .

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Ma voi lo sapete che esce Pokémon Go con Harry Potter?

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She Lies in Wait

On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest. When they wake in the morning the youngest of their group, Aurora Jackson, has disappeared. An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found.

Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long-cold case. Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers — including Aurora — personally, even before taking part in the search. Now he’s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night. Sheens’s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead and all of them profoundly changed forever.
 
This searing, psychologically captivating novel marks the arrival of a dazzling new talent, and the start of a new series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens.

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Original author: Vertho Gent
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What Went Wrong With Dark Phoenix?

Woe to thee, red-headed step-child…

X-Men: Dark Phoenix is not as bad a movie as it’s being made out to be. It’s not a very good movie, either. Oddly, in some ways, it remakes X-Men: The Last Stand… a very bad movie. Dark Phoenix is also not the movie it was originally intended to be. The film as released isn’t the movie test audiences saw, according to Screen Rant. There were heavy reshoots — the entire third act re-shot after test screenings.

Writer and director Simon Kinberg and his cast were quite candid about that. Kinberg told Collider it was to make the movie more grounded:

“Mostly we focused on the third act, both emotionally and in terms of the physical scale and the action of the third act that we adjusted. And then there were certain things in the first two acts of the movie — very few things, but to set up those changes in the third act we had to adjust some things in the first two acts so that that all was fluid and felt consistent.”

And James McAvoy, who plays Charles Xavier, told Yahoo! Movies (via Screen Rant), that ‘Dark Phoenix’s initial ending changed “a hell of a lot” during reshoots, adding that it had to evolve because “there was a lot of overlap and parallels with another superhero movie that came out… a while ago”. However, in the actual video, McAvoy seemingly starts to say “recently” before changing to “a while ago”, leading some to speculate that he’s talking about a film that only came out a few months back.’ — Captain Marvel.

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Deliver more interactive ad experiences with Display & Video 360

Marketers have more opportunities than ever before to deliver engaging ad experiences through immersive creative. Many companies are investing in creating 3D assets to bring their products to life and allow consumers to interact with products as they would in real life. For example, a person can explore the interior and exterior of a car before taking it for a test drive, all from the comfort of their home. But it can be challenging to scale these experiences. Now you can extend the reach of these 3D assets to produce more captivating ads, with two new updates coming today.

Showcase your products with Immersive Display

Swirl is a new immersive display format designed for mobile web and available on Display & Video 360. People can explore every angle of your product by rotating the 3D object in all directions and zooming in and out, interacting from their device as if the product was in front of them. Customers like Guerlain, a leading perfume and cosmetics company, are using Swirl to deliver better ad experiences that draw people’s attention and let them interact with the perfume bottle directly and discover more about the scent.

Swirl is opening up a whole new creative canvas for us. We're able to tell a more dynamic story about our products and give customers a powerful new way to interact with them.

Brands that already have 3D assets can easily create a Swirl ad unit by using the 3D/Swirl component in Google Web Designer, our creative authoring tool. And with a new editor coming to Poly, Google’s 3D platform, it’s easier for brands and agencies to edit, configure, and publish high-quality, photorealistic models to use in immersive display ads. You can learn more in this post. If you’re interested in exploring Swirl but need help building 3D assets, we also have certified 3D production partners to help.

Expand the reach of your YouTube live streams

Increasingly, people are tuning in to live events like concerts, sports and shows through live streams. Brands are noticing this shift and are investing in live stream content through sponsorships and their own branded content. We know it takes a lot of time and resources to build these assets and we want to make it easier to get more out of your live stream investment.

The new live stream format in Display & Video 360 allows you to run your YouTube live stream content in display ads across screens and devices. You can quickly get started by using assets from your existing YouTube live stream campaigns with a new template in Google Web Designer.

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Immersive branded experiences in YouTube and display ads

As a three-dimensional, visual medium, augmented reality (AR) is a powerful tool for brands looking to tell richer, more engaging stories about their products to consumers. Recently, we brought AR to Google products like Search, and made updates to our developer platform, ARCore, to help creators build more immersive experiences. Starting this week, we’re also bringing AR to YouTube and interactive 3D assets to display ads.

Helping YouTube beauty fans pick their next lipstick

Many consumers look to YouTube creators for help when deciding on new products to purchase. And brands have long been teaming up with creators to connect with audiences. Now, brands and creators can make that experience even more personalized and useful for viewers in AR.

Today, we’re introducing AR Beauty Try-On, which lets viewers virtually try on makeup while following along with YouTube creators to get tips, product reviews, and more. Thanks to machine learning and AR technology, it offers realistic, virtual product samples that work on a full range of skin tones. Currently in alpha, AR Beauty Try-On is available through FameBit by YouTube, Google’s in-house branded content platform.

M·A·C Cosmetics is the first brand to partner with FameBit to launch an AR Beauty Try-On campaign. Using this new format, brands like M·A·C will be able to tap into YouTube’s vibrant creator community, deploy influencer campaigns to YouTube’s 2 billion monthly active users, and measure their results in real time.

We tested this experience earlier this year with several beauty brands and found that 30 percent of viewers activated the AR experience in the YouTube iOS app, spending over 80 seconds on average trying on lipstick virtually.

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Pride 2019!

Original author: Sean Stephane Martin
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A circular Google in a sustainable world

A circular Google and how we plan to get there

People love stuff. During the 20th Century, the use of raw materials rose globally at twice the rate as the population. All of this consumption puts a strain on resources. In fact, just last year, humanity’s consumption of resources--such as metals, timber and even land--required 1.7 planet Earths to sustain. So, is all this demand for ‘stuff’ inherently unsustainable, or is the problem with how we take, make and waste it?

The sheer scale of our resource economy is almost unimaginable: Billions of tons of materials, from plastic straws and  blocks of concrete to bales of wheat and sheets of metal, all of these things are constantly being taken, made, moved around, built with, used up, and disposed of, all across the world. For too long, the damaging environmental consequences of these linear systems remained relatively invisible. Today, however, the impact cannot be ignored. One garbage truck of plastic is dumped into our oceans every minute, landfills are overflowing, and our climate crisis is fueled by energy used to sustain  this take-make-waste model.

The ‘circular economy’ concept challenges this disconnect between consumption and consequences. In a circular economy abundance become possible, livelihoods raised and progress fueled, all by keeping stuff, circular.  

Our vision is simple: we want a circular Google within a sustainable world.

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Why Superman doesn’t abuse his powers

In the following excerpt from Why Superman Doesn’t Take Over The World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics, author Brian O’Roark uses economic analysis to explain why Superman adheres to the rules and institutions and doesn’t exploit his power to take over the world.

For most, superhero stories and economics could not be more different, but economics isn’t all theories and equations. It is a social science, born of the inquiries into human behavior that have fascinated us since the beginning of time. Economists — like sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and historians — are trying to understand what makes people tick and, in discovering this, aim to make the world a better place.

Superheroes in general, and Superman in particular, have powers that amaze. In some ways, it’s miraculous that they are so restrained in the use of those powers. But, like with The Watchman, there is a lingering threat that those with powers may wield them and subjugate the population.

To limit the corrupting nature of power, society adopts rules. These rules set limits on what is and what is not acceptable behavior, and how to adjudicate any violations of norms.

Rules may be burdensome at times, and we probably won’t agree with all of them (consider how many people try to cheat on their taxes), but they are important for any number of reasons. Economically, countries don’t really start to develop until acceptable practices are adopted that promote prosperity for all. Perpetually poor countries are typically war-torn or governed by dictators who keep the military well-paid and fed, but no one else. In a world of superheroes, economic prosperity still requires a clear set of rules that apply to all, even the super-powered. Following the rules is essential because if supers try to supplant the limits placed on everyone else, it will be difficult to stop, let alone contain them, and that leaves society no better than those under a non-powered tyrant.

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WRITE A COMIC BOOK

Are you a fan of comics? Chances are you are not, Comic-book movies are at an all-time high, but paradoxically, comic-book sales are less than stellar, which is a shame because comics and comic-book writing could teach us a lot about the craft of storytelling.

Historically, there are two ways of writing a comic and both of them are EXCELLENT practice for storytellers, and in particular, for screenwriters.

These two methods are well known inside the comic-book community, and I think they are well worth importing into the screenwriting one. Meet:

The MARVEL Method

For better or for worst, screenwriting has a very standardized format. No matter the story, the company, or the country, everyone uses the same set of rules imported into their word document, or they directly use tools like Final Draft or WriterDuet that automatically formats their scripts.

Comics don’t have that standard, which means that when the medium was still in its infancy, writers would pretty much write the scripts however they wanted, and In Marvel, a particular style of scriptwriting emerged.

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Carmen Sandiego is back for a final assignment in Google Earth

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Nothing gets past you, super sleuth! You helped Carmen Sandiego recover the stolen Crown Jewels of England and Tutankhamun’s Mask. Now we need you for a third and final assignment: Recover the Keys to the Kremlin in Google Earth.

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Tree Read

Cheers to Kathy & Warren for the continued $10 Patronage. You can find me on Ko Fi, Patreon, Etsy, Amazon, Skillshare and Threadless.

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Original author: Peter Edwards
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“Epiphania”, de Ludovic Debeurme

Epiphania es un cómic que impacta por su portada, más reminiscente de una estampa religiosa que de un tebeo al uso. Nubarrones de tormenta, un tsunami, el reparto de la obra situado de forma teatral y presidiendo la escena los dos protagonistas principales, como si fueran La Virgen y el Niño. Impacta y da buena cuenta de lo que encontraremos en el interior: una línea de dibujo que recuerda a Daniel Clowes y una técnica de color similar a la que emplea Joan Cornellà; y ciencia ficción apocalíptica por un tubo, con personajes grotescos que no desentonarían en la historieta Agujero Negro de Charles Burns.

Aunque visualmente Epiphania es notable, lo es más por su manera sutil y sosegada de documentar los acontecimientos que se suceden a lo largo de sus páginas. Aquí no hay dobles páginas espectaculares ni ningún tipo de alharaca dramática. Tampoco se nos hace espectadores de explosiones estéticas desentonantes que interrumpan el flujo de la narración. Los hechos se presentan en una implacable rejilla de seis viñetas por página, fusionando viñetas (a veces dos, a veces cuatro) para recalcar la importancia de algún momento en concreto. Esta narrativa eficaz (y convencional) le va como anillo al dedo a una trama que se desarrolla de forma harto natural: los personajes, prisioneros de lo que sucede, van encontrándose con situaciones bizarras y con los conflictos derivados de la aparición de una nueva especie en la tierra, intentando asimilar la inédita situación y capeando como pueden el temporal.

Sin estridencia alguna se tratan también los temas que subyacen en la obra, como por ejemplo, el miedo a tener descendencia, la soledad, la rabia de la adolescencia, el miedo a la diferencia, los que odian, los que son odiados, los que aprender a odiar porque son odiados…

Podéis suponer que Epiphania me ha encantado, y así es, pero voy a ponerle una pega a este cómic de Ludovic Debeurme: es el primer tomo de tres y te quedas con ganas de más.

De acuerdo… ¡eso no es ninguna pega!

Original author: Jaume Albertí
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Jar of Hearts, — ->>> This is the story of three best friends: one who was murdered, one who went to prison, and one who’s been searching for the truth all these years . . .When she was sixteen years old, Angela Wong?one of the most popular girls in school?disappeared without a trace. Nobody ever suspected that her best friend, Georgina Shaw, now an executive and rising star at her Seattle pharmaceutical company, was involved in any way. Certainly not Kaiser Brody, who was close with both girls back in high school.But fourteen years later, Angela Wong’s remains are discovered in the woods near Geo’s childhood home. And Kaiser?now a detective with Seattle PD?finally learns the truth: Angela was a victim of Calvin James. The same Calvin James who murdered at least three other women.To the authorities, Calvin is a serial killer. But to Geo, he’s something else entirely. Back in high school, Calvin was Geo’s first love. Turbulent and often volatile, their relationship bordered on obsession from the moment ……. MORE …… Visit link : https://myebookspacenew.blogspot.com/?book=36315374-jar-of-hearts
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