Liz Gannes

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Google+ Idea Guy Says Google Still Trying to Hold Him Back

Paul Adams, the Google social researcher turned Facebook product manager who’s credited with giving Google the idea for circles of friends that it has utilized in Google+, spoke out against his former employer tonight on his blog. Adams protests that Google is blocking the publication of a book he wrote on the topic of social circles — and while he’s at it, he gets in some digs about Google’s management and culture.

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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus