Google sucks up Panoramio

Google has bought Panoramio. I have to admit that this doesn’t come as a huge surprise — this is something that Google really needed in their world.
For those of you unfamiliar with Panoramio, I strongly recommend you check them out. It’s a neat service, providing the ability for people to geo-locate photographs based on Google Maps’ API. And the stuff comes out in Google Earth, too!
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Fare thee well, Rich

A few months ago, friend and colleague Rich contracted large cell lymphoma, a rather nasty form of cancer (see [[Go Rich, Go!]]). There was a massive upwelling of support from the company and its staff (especially those of us who knew Rich well) — we wanted to see him better, to return to Critical Mass.
Yesterday, after a hard battle, Rich passed away.
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