Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @manukumar ever

April 2011

@ev I’m gonna hope that you made a typo and really meant to say @SarahPalinU5A, but unfortunately @Twitter already suspended that account.

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@jeffiel he’s not the one that needs convincing

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jeffiel

dtunkelang Great to see the Modista/Like.com software patent story receiving the attention it deserves http://bit.ly/iNrD0N http://bit.ly/itvF8Q

via web (retweeted on 1:08 PM, Apr 30th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

My arm and my head are telling me to get OFF the computer NOW, and the battery on my Air is about to run out too. #EnoughSignals

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Checking out cool robots at @willowgarage w/ @zzleila @ Willow Garage http://gowal.la/c/47ufJ

via Gowalla from Menlo Park, CA

I’m at K9 Ventures in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/47rnn

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

@antceo Yes, I believe it was a US only patent.

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@hongdquan guessing congrats are in order?

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@Scobleizer BBC is supposed to be live streaming

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@gsharma thanks for pointing that out. Site still needs some work :) Will fix it.

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Now I want Google Instant in my @GMail too.

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And Home Depot whiteboards :) RT @adamnash: new term: “Startup Lunch at Costco samples” courtesy @cardmunch team @500startups #leanstartup

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Pleased to hear that an immigrant startup founder was able to find a way to get a visa to come back to the US. Still need the #StartupVisa!

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tomiogeron How Like.com Shut Down A Competitor–And Broke Up Its Funding Round http://dlvr.it/Q1yG1

via dlvr.it (retweeted on 3:53 PM, Apr 28th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@GuyHirsch I know some of their investors and I would sincerely hope that that isn’t so.

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I just left a comment in “The investment that didn’t happen” http://fyre.it/qdf

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I just left a comment in “The investment that didn’t happen” http://fyre.it/qde

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I’m at Google 2000 Charleston in Mountain View, CA http://gowal.la/c/475jr

via Gowalla from Mountain View, CA

I just left a comment in “The investment that didn’t happen” http://fyre.it/qcX

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@vcwatch It was just a threat — it was *real* patent litigation.

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@beninato Glad to finally be able to talk about it. The dark side of the Valley doesn’t get much air time.

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@bfeld @msuster @jeff @davemcclure FYI: RT @ManuKumar: ‘The investment that didn’t happen’ - The story of @Modista at http://k9.vc/modista

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Looking into broken link in tweet. Thx. RT @ManuKumar: I just left a comment in “Our latest investment: iWalk” http://fyre.it/qcH

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I just left a comment in “Our latest investment: iWalk” http://fyre.it/qcH

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tip @ techmeme RT @ManuKumar: New blog post: ‘The investment that didn’t happen’ - The story of @Modista at http://k9.vc/modista

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New blog post: ‘The investment that didn’t happen’ - The story of @Modista at http://k9.vc/modista

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Yes, Facebook has a lot of people on it. But is that the only reason they ever have for why they will do something better than anyone else?

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The iPhone is like catnip for kids. @reachanika’s favorite toy.

via Twitter for iPhone

Startups shouldn’t put much weight on what “Industry Analysts” say. My politically incorrect name for them is “Opinion Whores”

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@danprimack @mark_solon Add Comcast to that and you have a killer combination.

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Congrats to @shoefitr on the nice writeup in @CarnegieMellon’s Loyal Scot: If the shoe fits… http://k9.vc/faNXXb

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#SEO is the scum of the Internet

via Twitter for iPhone

@emilychangtv The iPhone/iPad app don’t let you manage DVD queue any more. They’re clunky/poorly designed. Previous versions were better.

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See where your tax dollars go with the the White House Tax Receipt tool: http://wh.gov/tax-receipt

via web

@joshu a baseball bat would be more fun and less damaging to your car

via web in reply to joshu

I’m at Facebook 1050 in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/45Uou

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

@emilychangtv does that explain why their site and iOS apps have become worse than they use to be?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to emilychangtv

Brevity is a virtue.

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msuster Bubble. Blubble. It’s all semantics. Investors are over-paying relative to performance, exit potential, reason. Caveat emptor.

via ÜberSocial (retweeted on 8:27 PM, Apr 24th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@bernardlunn I could just be SO much better. Just don’t see AOL having any motivation to put any resources towards it.

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Crunchbase has so much potential. So sad to see it languishing.

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I’m at Ike’s Place (at Stanford) in CA http://gowal.la/c/45tgL

via Gowalla from Ike's Place, Stanford

Enough with the silly 8-bit images already. Can we stop pretending like it’s 1980 please? http://eightbit.me/

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Absolutely brilliant! The future of education indeed. Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video To Reinvent Education http://on.ted.com/99J3

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Powerful TED talk by Roger Ebert: Remaking My Voice http://on.ted.com/99Ii

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Xconomy Could a game be the answer to your e-mail woes? @wroush tries the @EmailGame from @BaydinSofware http://bit.ly/fRf3UF

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 12:49 PM, Apr 22nd, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Fixing the email problem w/ @Baydin @ 500 Startups http://gowal.la/c/44uZd

via Gowalla from Mountain View, CA

Too bad the showing of Something Ventured at the SF Intl Film Festival is already sold out. somethingventuredthemovie.com

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On KQED now: Show about “Something Ventured” http://k9.vc/etpH4M (Great documentary on history of VC, saw the pre-screen last yeat)

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abrams Silicon Valley Cashes Out Selling Private Shares - BusinessWeek http://t.co/m4sYadG

via Tweet Button (retweeted on 10:52 PM, Apr 21st, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Twilio Twilio Engineering Blog: Why Twilio Wasn’t Affected by Today’s AWS Issues http://bit.ly/ggiDnQ

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:11 PM, Apr 21st, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@dens give that man a bonus for doing his job well! :)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to dens

If you live in @GMail, like I do, and you’re not using Boomerang already, you’re missing out. http://www.boomeranggmai…

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minddog If you like helping people build tools and businesses, you’ll probably like working at @Twilio. Check us out http://t.co/TVxQjWo

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 9:05 PM, Apr 20th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Obama And The Facebook Crowd Connect In California http://t.co/045kmer via @forbes

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Haven’t seen @benparr in a suit before! Sporting his uber cool White House Press Pool pass! http://t.co/hYYJrlL

via Twitter for iPhone from Palo Alto, CA

elliotloh OH: “Every entrepreneur: ‘I am a black swan’. VCs: ‘We buy trunkloads of swans and hope one of them is black.’”

via web (retweeted on 3:24 PM, Apr 20th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Town Hall Ticket @ President Obama’s Townhall At Facebook http://gowal.la/p/dBn7 #photo

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

I’m at President Obama’s Townhall At Facebook in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/43D5F

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

President @BarackObama’s Town Hall @Facebook @ Facebook 1050 http://gowal.la/c/43CkM

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

estherschindler PR people: Just how far would you go to get a client’s product mentioned? Gene Weingarten found out. http://bit.ly/cHFmR8 Made me crack up.

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 11:43 PM, Apr 19th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@rahulnihalani I’m pleased to see PGI resurrecting iMeet name/brand tho. I registered that domain back in 1996-97 for my Co :) cc @seanobr

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@rahulnihalani iMeet/Netspoke was sold to Premiere Conferencing (PGI) in 2005. I’m not involved any more. cc @seanobr @JillSciulli

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When you unleash an entrepreneur on a real problem… magic happens. #CreativityRocks

via Twitter for iPhone

I’ve made plans for Maker Faire 2011 http://planca.st/UzX

via Plancast

I’ve made plans for President Obama’s Facebook Townhall http://planca.st/UxO

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Love that @GMail mobile on the iPhone finally added Undo. Sorely needed and glad to have it now.

via Twitter for iPhone

Bad attack of RSI in my forearm hampering my ability to respond to emails. Must. Step. Away. From. The. Computer.

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@joestump that’s cool. Go apple, make em pay.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to joestump

Mailing checks to @BarackObama and @JerryBrownGov — should attach a note to s @ US Post Office - Downtown Palo Alto http://gowal.la/c/41rmz

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

adamnash Personal Finance for Engineers talk went extremely well. Really enjoyed it. I’ve posted the deck on Slideshare: http://slidesha.re/eBNJdv

via LinkedIn (retweeted on 3:47 PM, Apr 15th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@adamnash Timely talk for tax season Adam! Slides look great. Will go through the whole deck later

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Agreed. RT @andrew_gill: @ManuKumar have opinion & express it diplomatically - will be more rewarding. But always focus on better listening!

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If your motivation/social mission is at odds with your business model, one of them *will* break.

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@eHealthInc Thank you. I was able to connect with the associate that was assigned to my file today.

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Have an opinion and don’t be afraid to express it — that’s what shows who you are. (But stay open to reason)

via Twitter for iPhone

Santa Clara Co Water Dist to *raise* rates (60% in 5yrs) because we’re conserving too much & so they’re not making enough money! #hypocrites

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Tried using eHealthInsurance @eHealthInc to apply for group health plan. 4 days later, still can’t get them to return a phone call. #FAIL

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Great cold email pitch. Founder did great job of establishing connection, providing background, & homework to address investment criteria.

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Gosh, sometimes I feel like I need a new protected twitter account just for all the tweets I can’t/don’t tweet. #TheCrapYouGetInEmail

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@uxgreg I was accelerometer based scrolling — senses movement to control scrolling speed and direction.

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Entering the iPhone deadzone that is NVIDIA Auditorium at the Huang Engineering building at @Stanford cc @ECorner #NoMoreTweets

via Twitter for iPhone

@garrytan dude. There one thing you have to do in Portland: www.powells.com

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to garrytan

awmoore Now hiring fantastic people! Summer internships and current openings http://bit.ly/dNVsug Got writing skills and curious about startups?

via web (retweeted on 3:49 PM, Apr 13th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@msuster allows you to repel down the side of a highrise building. Includes a Fantis seat and brakes to slow your descent. One time use tho.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to msuster

Just realized that the RSI in my thumb is probably aggravated by too much scrolling on the iPhone in addition to the computer #doh #NoWayOut

via Twitter for iPhone

Cool body design #coolproduct @ Stanford University Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center http://instagr.am/p/DH2m…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

gM’s Volt @ Stanford University Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center http://instagr.am/p/DH2D…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

GM’s en-v aka Darth Vader @ Stanford University Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center http://instagr.am/p/DH1L…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

GM’s en-v prototype vehicle @ Stanford University Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center http://instagr.am/p/DH09…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

Bummed that the #coolproduct expo is being invade by tech startups like Smule, Blekko, Palantir. Want this to be tangible products only.

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Most practical #coolproduct Personal Escape Device @ Stanford University Frances Arrillaga Alumni Center http://instagr.am/p/DH0R…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

Cool Product Expo @ Stanford Alumni Center http://gowal.la/c/3Zsoi

via Gowalla from Stanford, CA

KQED show talks about Gandhi / mentions questions about his sexual orientation. Who cares what his sexual orientation was? Geez

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The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know.

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@kenbod that makes no sense. If you want people to stop buing cars, then you need to solve the local problem, not the inter-city problem.

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msuster Love it! I’m using this one! RT @infoarbitrage: @msuster “That independent board member you want to bring on is nutty as squirrel poo”

via ÜberSocial (retweeted on 9:11 AM, Apr 13th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

cdixon For people asking about entrepreneur legal info, this is the best book I’ve read on the topic. http://amzn.to/hw8ZmZ

via web (retweeted on 8:35 AM, Apr 13th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

awmoore The @emailgame is in the New York Times http://nyti.ms/gYcjcf today. Thanks @spiky_simon for the review! BTW, social features coming soon :)

via web (retweeted on 11:12 PM, Apr 12th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

@willthelaw Certainly had a better chance, but hey, $590M was a darn good exit. Pure made the right move. Cisco screwed up.

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Wish that High Speed Rail proposal would die already. We already have a way of getting to SoCal for $50. It’s called SouthWest/Virgin.

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Cisco/Flip reminds me of EBay/Skype or Comcast/Plaxo. None of those deals made any sense. But +1 for creating exits for founders & investors

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Cisco buying and now killing Flip/Pure Digital is yet another example of how big companies make poor acquisition decisions. #NeverMadeSense

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startup2startup #s2s quotable @GarryTan: “Design is not [just] Lipstick On a Pig.”

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:18 PM, Apr 12th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@spinecare911 healthcare is *so* broken that I am skeptical of any ideas to fix it. Not my area of expertise either.

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Trying to pick the right health insurance plan seems to require a PhD in Multivariate Analysis http://k9.vc/eoVTin #MyCSDegreeAintCuttingIt

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Cool alternative music art at White Plaza @ The Claw http://instagr.am/p/DB9W…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

Cool musical instruments at White Plaza Panorama - 360 view: http://occip.it/pt4jcsag http://twitpic.com/4jcsag

via Occipital from Stanford, CA

Cool Product Expo @ Coupa Cafe @ Green Library http://instagr.am/p/DB6i…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

Stanford Oval @ The Stanford Oval http://instagr.am/p/C_0a…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

Painted Posts @ New Guinea Sculpture Garden http://instagr.am/p/C_zS…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

The Thinker @ New Guinea Sculpture Garden http://instagr.am/p/C_y-…

via Instagram from Stanford, CA

TechCrunch Facebook Comments: What’s Easy Isn’t Always Right http://tcrn.ch/g8KsJk

via WordPress.com VIP (retweeted on 7:40 AM, Apr 9th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

good stuff “@timoreilly: Hope others follow: Facebook open sources their data center architecture http://t.co/6pBdpXL

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@kansteven that’s just so wrong, but so practical that I love it. Cc @jamescham

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to kansteven

@saloner cash just feels like giver was too damn lazy to even think or make an effort.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to saloner

@saloner that study prob didn’t control for giving a gift someone wants, w/o them explicitly asking for it, which IMHO would be way better.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to saloner

@andy_almonte I’m an investor in @zimride and so this would prob be a conflict of interest for me. Wish you all the best.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to andy_almonte

@landay :) back and ‘in the long run we’re all dead’ @sunilgarg @christinelu

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to landay

ayemoah Wheee! @emailgame is considered one of the Seven Most Interesting Startups At 500 Startups Demo Day http://tcrn.ch/f8iLAX by @alexia

via Tweetie for Mac (retweeted on 11:05 PM, Apr 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@chchien agreed, but nothing else has proven to be better yet. Was looking into word based entry instead of character based entry.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to chchien

indextank New feature: “Did you mean…”. Looking for beta testers.

via web (retweeted on 8:50 PM, Apr 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

stanforddschool Announcing the 2011-12 d.school Fellowship Program! BOOM! http://bit.ly/hlTD8S

via web (retweeted on 8:49 PM, Apr 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

+1 “@jonbischke: Twitter’s greatest contribution to the world may be invention of the one-way follow.”

via Twitter for iPhone

@jonbischke agreed. The asynchronous follow is why I love twitter and find it much more useful than a Facebook for instance.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to jonbischke

@landay all right, I’ll take the bait. Why would that be positive? Cc @christinelu

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to landay

@bryce agreed. Tried using Salesforce and all I could think of was ‘you’re kidding right, this crap is what somany people put up with’

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to bryce

evbart Every year people spend more time in EMAIL than the previous year. Email is not yet dead cc @Rapleaf #dailydealsummit

via Echofon (retweeted on 8:24 PM, Apr 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Should also mention that E*Trade sucks. Cannot keep accurate data even when all transactions done on their system. @etradebaby #ETrade

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Obligatory tweet to bitch/moan about the ridiculous complexity of the US #Tax system. Difficult to make sense of even w/professional help.

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@joshelman who are you tryin to sleep train? Too late for you ;)

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to joshelman

First time at a 106 Miles Meetup cc @ifindkarma @ B4-12 http://gowal.la/c/3WrWW

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

“How many people in the room have boobs?” :question asked by @davemcclure at @500startups demo day. #OhYesHeDid

via Twitter for iPhone

“When I look at iTunes, it looks like a database” : Kiran Belubbi from @955dreams talking about the music experience #500Strong

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Sitting next to @anthonyha at @500startups Demo Day and simply amazed at how fast his fingers move on the keyboard. #FlyingFingers

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Awesome intro video by Visual.ly at @500startups demo day #500Strong

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Love how the 1st two presenters at @500startups showed lots of screenshots of the product. #ShowMeTheProduct! #500Strong

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500startups Full house at Demo Day! #500strong http://twitpic.com/4hp9xp

via Seesmic for Android (retweeted on 1:32 PM, Apr 6th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

SCSatCMU Portrait of a “startup guy” and stand-up Carnegie Mellon SCS alum: Manu Kumar, http://bit.ly/hIXCdb

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 7:14 AM, Apr 6th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Thanks for the tweet & the kind words @SCSatCMU. Honored to be a @CarnegieMellon alum! Hat tip to both @ece_cmu and @SCSatCMU

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Wow, knew @CarnegieMellon would be running a story, but visual on the front page of http://cmu.edu took even me by surprise.

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I whine about #InboxOverload enough that I had to invest in @baydinsoftware & @emailgame. Awesome team: @awmoore @ayemoah @mikejchin!

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awmoore w00t! Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion) http://t.co/2E20pL1 via @techcrunch

via Tweet Button (retweeted on 2:44 PM, Apr 5th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Dear @Netflix, Your iOS apps have become progressively WORSE. Yes, you want to focus on streaming, but don’t take out managing DVD queue!

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@daniel_levine It’s the startups’ prerogative to announce — I’m not allowed to tell till they do :)

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Closing two new investments for @K9Ventures in one day — and this time, it’s no April Fools

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dspector Immigration Lessons From English Soccer, by Mike Moritz http://on.wsj.com/eJ9ge4

via WSJ-iPad (retweeted on 8:42 PM, Apr 3rd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

newsycombinator Formatting your web content to be a pleasure to read http://j.mp/9RMrQG

via newsycombinator (retweeted on 7:31 AM, Apr 3rd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

infoarbitrage Unpaid Interns, Complicit Colleges http://nyti.ms/huj60j Wow - this was an aspect of internships I had not thought about $$

via TimesPeople (retweeted on 7:26 AM, Apr 3rd, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Suddenly feeling homeless j/k “@golda: “Home is not where you live, but where they understand you.” —Christian Morgenstern”

via Twitter for iPhone

I’ve made plans for 500 Startups Demo Day (April 2011) http://planca.st/TvQ

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Reading board updates two portfolio companies that are kicking ass when it comes to revenue. #GoodMetricToKickAssOn #HopeNotAprilFools

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Just posted on the @K9Ventures blog: Our latest investment: iWalk http://k9.vc/k9iWalk

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adamnash Adam Gorilla is out and about @LinkedIn today. Right now, he’s chilling in the @CardMunch hammock. http://t.co/li7zMPv

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 2:24 PM, Apr 1st, 2011 via TweetDeck)

love it! Kudos to your mom @akothari cc @gankit RT @pulsepad: Pulse Completes Unprecedented Round of Funding http://k9.vc/dKb3vI

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Interesting read about @Google’s (legal) strategies like Double Irish/Double Dutch to avoid/minimize taxes. http://k9.vc/dGZYVS

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