Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

May 2011

BBC News story on Augmeted Reailty apps: http://k9.vc/jpubLy

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@HKoren At the least it could remember my previously used locations so that I don’t have to enter the same information again and again.

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@HKoren Want it to automatically suggest location/address when I start typing the name of a location in the Where field of an event.

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Why hasn’t Google Calendar integrated Google’s Location DB in it? Wouldn’t that be a logical thing to do?

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You know it’s a #Bubble when it’s on @NPR / KQED Forum! On now.

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@joshu Perhaps Wilbur had Mexican for his last meal ;)

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Bummed that @hanakumar’s hands got burned from a pot I put on the stovetop :( @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/E9RF…

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@joshelman I have a series 2 that i’ve been trying to get rid off :) let me know if this approach works!

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Simple ways to have fun and teach at the same time. Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning http://on.ted.com/9I49

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Thought you’re not supposed to feed the birds! @ Palo Alto Duck Pond http://instagr.am/p/E6ZS…

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The 4:3 aspect ratio now feels so antiquated. #HD #Spoiled

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I forgot how boring it sometimes is to read/review academic papers. Great way to fall asleep on a nice afternoon though! ;)

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Thank *you* Liane Hansen http://k9.vc/kKAQGz (Liane Hansen profile on NPR: http://k9.vc/iiq1Zu and on Wikipedia: http://k9.vc/jDVZNk )

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@joshu What did you do to Wilbur!! 8-o

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2nd rainbow of the day — this one as seen from my backyard @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/E3rN…

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Anatomy of a trending topic: How Twitter & the crafting community put the smackdown on Urban Outfitters http://k9.vc/mtpiZ4 cc @aaker

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@GabrielMtn Just responded to some comments. I stand by what I said in the post. If others have a differing opinion, they’re welcome to :)

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Rainbow over Palo Alto @ Palo Alto, Ca http://instagr.am/p/E3Dw…

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@GuyHirsch agreed. Been using that and a lot easier to get thru inbox with it. Cc @awmoore

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newsycombinator Startup Visa Endorsed by US Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Entrepreneurship http://j.mp/iz8R6i

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Having fun with http://AGoogleADay.com Great way to teach people how to create search queries. (Hat tip Dan Russell at @Google)

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@cansar who are you quoting there ? :)

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Ideas and Execution are Yin and Yang of the startup world. ‘Ideas Matter’ by @ManuKumar http://k9.vc/IdeasMatter

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@joestump Yes, That is the Google Suggests algorithm as far as I know. So I think we’re agreeing :) #WikipediaRocks

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@joestump probably based what the Google Suggests algorithm finds. Wikipedia rules (most of the time)

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Google must really wish it had come up with Wikipedia. So many of my search queries lead me to Wikipedia as the first result.

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baydin Boomerang for Gmail mentioned in Jun edition of Inc. Our first print mention in a magazine! http://t.co/zRrUl5P

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uh oh… awakened by a blog post brewing in my head. Been hacking at it for 2hrs already. Not finished yet, but prob later today or weekend.

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@jeffiel Here’s hoping you’re a good speller :)

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@TomMao1 I don’t do deal sites. Good luck.

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bfeld Amazon Reveals Most Well-Read Cities in the U.S. http://t.co/LNqkB4X via @mashablemedia @mashable

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@michaelschade trying, but doubt I’ll get to all of them. Some get back almost 2 years!

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BackType Preview of Storm: The Hadoop of Realtime Processing http://t.co/6OaGgvk via @BackTypeTech

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Almost a whole day on #inbox-ing. Somewhat embarassing/humiliating to respond to old emails — some too late already, others not relevant.

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Best compliment I’ve received in a while: ‘I love your title. It’s so accurate.’ Thanks Cyndi! :)

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Bummed to miss @BASESEvents Product ShowCase at @Stanford, but glad to find this overview: http://k9.vc/lh7OaK Lots of @SSELabs Cos there.

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Not competent to stand trial, but competent enough to get access to guns. NYTimes: Suspect Ruled Unfit for Trial http://k9.vc/lq1Pk6

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@SlideShare having problem uploading a presentation. Tried Keynote and PDF both. Any ideas?

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indextank Build a “Serverless” search engine with IndexTank and SimpleWorker. http://bit.ly/l8aOJV /cc @simpleworker

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CrowdFlower What incentives produce quality #crowdsourcing work? http://bit.ly/lIalTS

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@davidcohen @msuster hmm… can I take on the winner? :) Sounds like we need a ping-pong tournament!

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“excitement drives action” : @aaker

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‘one small individual act, when repeated, can create big change’ : @aaker

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@aaker the whole #StartupVisa effort is rooted in and propelled by Social Media using similar approach to what you described

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Great talk by Prof. Jennifer Aaker (@aaker) on the power of social media at the @Stanford Professional Women event.

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“we use to communicate by post [snailmail], and to some extent we still do [twitter posts]” : @aaker

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Yet another indicator that #email still rules the roost — @Twitter now doing email notification for @replies

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Great pick by @CarnegieMellon for it’s commencement speaker: Aron Ralston (his story was basis of the movie 127 Hours) http://k9.vc/lPpvyJ

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@herf 1. Send apple a customer support request and ask for a refund. 2. Disable in-app purchasing in the settings

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If I hear of 1 more startup that wants to help find things relevant to my tastes, interests or likes… they failed in that mission already.

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Nothing turns me off more than #BuzzwordBingo compliant emails and pitches.

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timepictures A year later, another Icelandic volcano erupts—see a selection of breathtaking photos on LightBox http://fb.me/W88o0FAY

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Waiting for the Coke Zero and Mentos mess @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eizy…

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Metal and fire. Great combo @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eiuz…

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Also Human Powered @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eitb…

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OH at Maker Faire: ‘it’s a Maker Faire, not a Breaker Faire!’

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@yirenng trying on a wood tie @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Einm…

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My fried Yi watching the iPad! @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eilc…

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Awesome soap bubbles — coolest part of Maker Faire @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eieu…

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The Princess Bride in LEGO! @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/Eiac…

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Electric Giraffe @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/EiWV…

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Fresh Cheese (really!) @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/EiJq…

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Musical Fountain @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/EiIr…

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Phhh… Kids play! ;) @ Maker Faire 2011 http://instagr.am/p/EiFm…

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Here’s a pic I took @ Maker Faire Bay Area http://gowal.la/p/eFDo

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Congrats Dave Smiddy & @avenkataraman on joining @GetJar RT @VentureBeat GetJar buys Infrinity to improve app discovery http://t.co/zD19CTX

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I’ve made plans for 7th Founder Showcase http://planca.st/aPz

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SSELabs has done an awesome job. WSJ: @Stanford’s @SSELabs Creating Entrepreneurial Buzz In Silicon Valley http://on.wsj.com/jmw040

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@pt I’m a big fan of pair programming. It’s the only way I code. Would love a tour of @pivotallabs

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Getting liquid chocolate w/ @cdouvos @ Monique’s Chocolates http://gowal.la/c/4gqwQ

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I’m at Willow Garage in Menlo Park, CA http://gowal.la/c/4giXN

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@RaviMikkelsen I generally want the whole team here before I would consider investing.

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LinkedIn: The Startup Ecosystem and the “Zuckerberg Effect” http://t.co/ZD309Tm

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“Make something that people want.” #SolveARealProblem RT @TechCrunch: The End Of Blippy As We Know It http://tcrn.ch/llQMJ4 by @alexia

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@DShankar It doesn’t build value in the company. I would keep looking for someone here or make the guy move here.

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@nitin I specifically talk about it in the context of “developing the CORE PRODUCT” Doesn’t apply as strongly to supporting functions.

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Startups: Just say NO to outsourcing, contracting, and distributed teams by @ManuKumar http://k9.vc/NoOutsourci…

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@nivi @naval Was hoping to make it to the @angellist party, but looks like @reachanika has other plans for me. Congrats and have fun!

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Scobleizer Hot startup Twilio: infrastructure for developers to build telephony apps… http://t.co/Y7CWPO3

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“25% of high-tech startups in the U.S. were founded by immigrants.” - @BarackObama’s speech on immigration #StartupVisa http://k9.vc/jld95K

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Cool infographic RT @VentureBeat: LinkedIn’s $8B IPO — Silicon Valley, get ready for housing recovery http://bit.ly/iy18b5

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@mariosundar Nice pictures! Like the “Now Connected to the NYSE”

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lucidchart LucidChart has offline mode, master pages, tables, line jumps, and more! http://j.mp/lD6pfR

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Funny to see the @LinkedIn stock spiking as the west coast wakes up :)

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Venture Capital Roundtable @ Stanford Park Hotel http://gowal.la/c/4fQVi

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awmoore How to use Boomerang and @CardMunch to become a master at following up after a conference: http://bit.ly/jWW5Bs

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@marcusogawa do the VCs line up as pins or get rolled down the bowling alley? ;)

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@Scobleizer What’s this rapture crap? Some new boy band or something? ;)

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Cool. @AngelList rocking it yet again. Kudos @Naval & @Nivi. Announcing a new way for entrepreneurs to pick investors http://t.co/lVAwNa3

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Most important lesson I’ve learned so far as investor is to trust my gut/first instinct more.

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Nicely done @LinkedIn RT @WSJ: LinkedIn priced its IPO at $45 a share, valuing the company at $4.3 billion http://on.wsj.com/lbQvj6

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danprimack Remember, some bubbles pop. Some bubbles deflate. What we’re in right now is the latter.

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zimride Thanks to our partners @Harvard and the CommuterChoice Program! http://fb.me/Zo2QKHTQ

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dnanexus We are hiring! Check out https://dnanexus.com/car… to learn more.

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Congrats @Morgenthaler_V! RT @nicoleperlroth: Angel Investor Mark Goines Switches Sides, Joins Morgenthaler Ventures http://k9.vc/kTMRzL

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@joshelman cool, glad to hear it :) cc @landay

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@Amir_Efrati did you mean $100m or $100b in that last tweet. Big difference!

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Celebrities (real or in web/tech) never did anything for me. Remember that they too need to take a dump in the morning ;) #KeepingItReal

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Congrats @LinkedIn @jeffweiner @EllenLevy @robbykwok @emiliemc WSJ.com: LinkedIn Raises IPO Range By $10 To $42-$45 http://k9.vc/lxGhBu

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Congrats @cdouvos! Excited to see what’s next. RT @infoarbitrage: ‘Super LP’ Chris Douvos is a free agent http://k9.vc/lzQ2mj

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@danprimack they take all the fun out of it ;)

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bellelift CrowdFlower’s Crowdsourced Workers Complete 100M Tasks (New York Times): CrowdFlower, a startup that wants t… http://feedzil.la/lNZoow

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mattRaoul New @occipital 360 Panorama app is freaking awesome. http://t.co/r5X2Wb9

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@hanakumar left some strawberries for me in @reachanika’s froggy container http://instagr.am/p/EX0w…

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ooh, new @Twitter follow notification emails. Much better. cc @othman @eladgil @joshelman

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Almost took down whole @CardMunch team in ping pong. Next time @bowei! @sudeep_y & @sidviswanathan let me know when you want a rematch! :)

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Catching up w/ my namesake @manu over liquid chocolate @ Monique’s Chocolates http://gowal.la/c/4f8P7

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lucidchart Thanks! RT @jhaveri: congrats to @lucidchart as the top paid app in the #chrome #webstore http://tinyurl.com/42o6r…

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Scobleizer I love Twilio. They put API signs on everything! @ Twilio HQ http://instagr.am/p/EVlO…

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Trying out the upcoming new 360 Panorama app update from my friends @Occipital — blown away — as usual!

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@a4agarwal @Netflix app on the iPhone is the worst app I’ve come across in a while. In fact it has regressed. Used to be better.

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@posterous How long does/should it take for a video to convert? Been waiting on one since last night. Should I repost? Thanks.

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Who’s an Angel, Super-Angel, or a Micro-VC? ‘Investor Nomenclature & the Venture Spiral’ by @ManuKumar http://k9.vc/MicroVCs (RT for Monday)

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newsycombinator Carnegie Mellon creates fund to invest in its recent graduates http://j.mp/lamhmo

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@dpatil could’t be worse than the one in Munich Airport — complete rip-off (insurance scam) and slower than any one I’ve ever encountered.

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@daniel_levine We’ll have to have a longer discussion over some Madagascar/Hazelnut Hot Chocolate :)

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@daniel_levine I disagree — the institutionals will get a chance to play even if they don’t do the seed. Lot’s more examples of that.

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@daniel_levine Don’t think with only the view of @Accel_Partners My post addresses industry in general. Also consider what other funds do.

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@daniel_levine Those are the seed deals that worked, as in they proceeded to Series A/B. For each of those several others didn’t, or exited.

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@daniel_levine Keep reading, I talk about that right after the table :)

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Who’s an Angel, Super Angel or a Micro-VC? - ‘Investor Nomenclature and the Venture Spiral’ by @ManuKumar http://k9.vc/MicroVCs

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What started out as a brief rant on a recent flight back has turned into a four page essay/paper. Proof reading now, out soon…

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joestump You can’t make this shit up. FCC commissioner approves NBC/Comcast deal and, 4 months later, becomes Comcast lobbyist. http://j.mp/is0cGJ

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@sudeep_y You could just come have lunch with me :)

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I’m at True Ventures in San Francisco, CA http://gowal.la/c/4dnG3

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I’ve made plans for AWS Summit 2011: San Francisco http://planca.st/YdK

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@twang would love to connect over breakfast/lunch sometime to chat about changes I’d like to propose for startup incorporation structure.

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@daniel_levine Thanks to you I’m hooked. BTW, the Madagascar w/cream is even better than the Hazelnut ;)

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@shaig @danprimack That would be living dangerously. Fortunately, I’m equally agnostic towards all sports teams :)

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google New @googlechrome experiment for @ROMEalbum from @chris_milk & @aaronkoblin has us daydreaming: http://goo.gl/xJ2DB

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Sequoia_Capital Looking back at the fathers of venture capital with ‘Something Ventured’ http://bit.ly/lDRzwu

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I’m at SFO San Francisco International in San Francisco, CA http://gowal.la/c/4cWDg

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Big ouch to waking up at 1:00 AM PT to catch the reverse red eye back to SFO. #zombie

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Headed home @ PIT Pittsburgh International http://gowal.la/c/4cNLi

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jdebner That’s the thing about our society, most people think old people are wise; but they’re not, they are just old -Jim Hoburg #ECEDinner

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@priyacmu We were talking about you over dinner. Sorry to have missed you on this trip. Would love to meet next time. #ECEDinner

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You have $100. You will *NEVER* have more. How careful are you when you spend even $1? #MetaphorForLife #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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BUILD something. START something. Something you can be proud of. BE A FOUNDER. #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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Never stop learning. Or as Mark Twain said, “Never let school interfere with your education.” #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what someone tells you you cannot do.” - Walter Bagehot #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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The greatest position of strength is when you have nothing to lose. #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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Don’t follow the beaten path, chart your own. Don’t climb the ladder, build the rocketship. #ECEDinner #WhackyAdvice

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Cool student driven hack-fest at @CarnegieMellon Electrical & Computer Engineering (@ece_cmu) Build18: http://www.build18.org/

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MikeElgan Let in the super-immigrants! http://t.co/Nz8TMUx

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griffitherin If your company description uses the word “solution,” there’s a good chance no one knows that the hell you do.

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Awesome displays at Phipps @ Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens http://instagr.am/p/EISo…

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Phipps Conservatory @ Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens http://instagr.am/p/EIRj…

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6th @alphalab company: POW Solutions: optimizes power management in data centers to minimize waste from idle servers #AlphaLab

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5th @alphalab company: @delirium Their product Reverb synchronizes contacts across all services and devices. #AlphaLab (Very cool tool)

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4th @alphalab company: @Tutor_Tech: Intelligent tutoring platform #AlphaLab

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Thanks! RT @KabirH: @ManuKumar Here’s a good way to keep track of all the announcements: http://k9.vc/m8lBLP

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3rd @alphalab company: @Wawadoo — the recommendation engine for events http://wawadoo.com #AlphaLab (Nice UI for viewing/rating events)

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Lot’s of cool announcements coming out of @GoogleIO. Trying to keep up with all the news from multiple sources.

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2nd @alphalab company: GenevaMars: Interactive media for early childhood STEM education. iPad App: http://ZachyTheRobot.com #AlphaLab

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RhoMania’s Grail iPad app for wine selection helped 1st restaurant customer sell all 3 most expensive bottles of wine #AlphaLab

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1st @alphalab company: RhoMania, with an iPad app called GRAIL that helps diners choose the right wine at a restaurant. #AlphaLabDemoDay

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Innovation Woks / @AlphaLab Demo Day @ The Circuit Center and Ballroom http://instagr.am/p/EICo…

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Innovation Works / @AlphaLab Demo Day @ The Circuit Center http://gowal.la/c/4cyeb

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Cool name for a hot bridge @ Hot Metal Bridge http://gowal.la/c/4cyda

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Checkin out cool startups and space @ Project Olympus http://gowal.la/c/4cxer

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@akothari I thought the most fun was in breaking them ;)

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@jrichard Nah, no Margs this time, but lots of yummy food.

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