Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

June 2011

Was hoping to make it to the @Slideshare party but doesn’t look like I’ll make it to the city today cc @rashmi @jboutelle @davemcclure

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baydin ok! We’ve released the update to make sure Boomerang to work with the new @gmail interface changes.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 4:55 PM, Jun 30th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Sometimes the beginning of the next big project starts by clicking “Create new” on Google Docs. #StartingFires

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@davemcclure Man, those restrooms must be busy! ;) #GSD

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Congrats Evan! RT @evanreas: Excited to work with @a16z and @jeff_jordan. Signup to beta our new app: lal.com/home http://k9.vc/kKqh0h

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Go MM! RT @startupvisa: If you have a minute, say thank you to @michaelmontano for his help behind the scenes in support of #startupvisa.

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Forgot to cc @GoogleCalendar on this tweet. RT @ManuKumar: Google Calendar has a new look and it ain’t pretty.

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emailgame http://t.co/aIJqfIO is a great attempt to solve collective email problem. People have the knowledge, not the discipline.

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 12:19 PM, Jun 30th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

CrowdConf It’s official- @Ushahidi is #CrowdConf’s nonprofit beneficiary! Buy tickets. Learn. Do good. http://t.co/v7nExzv

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Yikes. Today is the last day of the 2nd Quarter and we’re half way through 2011 already.

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echeng Vote for Ren Ng in 7x7’s Hot 20 under 40! He’s contestant number 42. :) http://ow.ly/5ubxH

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Google Calendar has a new look and it ain’t pretty.

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From the @Lytro blog: Camera Crew http://k9.vc/lrhxJp (Way to go Colvin, Tim, and @fishmanalex!)

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CardMunch We are very excited to announce CardMunch 2.5 - We’re All About the Quality! http://bit.ly/jxeLvz

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RT @HighlightCam: Ken Burns. Yup, we are adding Ken Burns effects to photographs in the next release.

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The Economist on @Lytro: Computational photography: Candid camera — http://k9.vc/jfT5gh

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@sarahtavel didn’t say civil unions were progressive, just that California *wasn’t* being progressive :) #FallingBehind http://k9.vc/ikiCmK

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@estellevw Agreed. Although CA is so far behind MA, NH, VT and NY. http://k9.vc/ikiCmK

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Given current sate of #inbox, this is appropriate @ K9 Ventures http://instagr.am/p/Gotd…

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Wow, California, you’re losing your reputation as a progressive state. Rhode Island Senate Approves Civil Unions Bill http://nyti.ms/m3INIu

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TechCrunch Amazon Warns That It May Shut Down CA Associates Affiliate Program http://tcrn.ch/j1hx6d by @alexia

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For anyone asking for invites to Google+, there presently doesn’t seem to be a way for me to be able to invite folks. Sorry!

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Trying out Google+

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On the phone with @K9Ventures’ founders on my drive up to SF. Lot’s cooking. #ExcitingTimes

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Guess I won’t need that car wash after all. #raining

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Love how VMWare’s campus in nicely hidden away in Palo Alto. Great location and views.

via Twitter for iPhone from Palo Alto, CA

I’m at VMware HQ in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/4vDFM

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I’m at Gates Computer Science Building in CA http://gowal.la/c/4vDuQ

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Today Google Voice transcribed “Hey Manu” as “Hey brother” Probably using Google’s semantic transcription engine ;)

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@MelodyMcC So far I’ve been taking them to the Palo Alto Household Hazardous Waste Program: http://k9.vc/myqSUK

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TechCrunch The Math of TechCrunch, Part 2: Does It Play Favorites? http://tcrn.ch/km7IKJ

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@mettler Polled Twitter once to see if people preferred bankruptcy over receiving a late response. Overwhelmingly in favor of getting a resp

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Working thru #inbox in #FIFO order today. Currently processing April 2010. Replying with: “Sorry I didn’t respond in a more timely manner.”

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startupvisa Re-tweet if you support #startupvisa http://t.co/3sQM2pa

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@shandsaker even restauranteurs have iPhones :) This isn’t rocket science.

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@jimbricker I never said anything about Microsoft. That was all you :) That said, I have yet to se Microsoft make something “Better” ;)

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@shandsaker Then perhaps the restaurant owner should revisit their decision of choosing the web dev. #OwnerHasUltimateResponsibility

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@jimbricker You probably haven’t used the recent versions of @Skype. UI getting worse, not better.

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Any restaurant that still uses #Flash for its website & doesn’t have a mobile version of site, deserves to lose the business it’s losing.

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@priyacmu I never understood those. Still prefer H2O :)

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sad, but probably true “@dbasch: Skype is so ready to be myspaced. I predict it will happen in the next two years.”

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@KalPatel hope KKR has better taste in web design than GoDaddy!

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@CathyBrooks in that case @Google might claim that it’s transcribing what the caller intended to say rather than what he actually said! ;)

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Summer flowers in the backyard @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/GYdl…

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This time Google Voice did a little better. “Hey Manu” came out as “Hey Momma” #SpeechRecognition

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.@mbartus Comcast found a way to annoy me even more today. Too long to explain in 140. Will forward the email to you once I write it.

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seanbonner New York just embarrassed the crap out of California.

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om Skype’s stock option mess: How far will this go? http://is.gd/vFi912

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Google Voice just transcribed a message from a @K9Ventures’ founder with “Thanks Manu, Bye.” as “Thanks babe.” #AhhTechnology

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SEC Adopts Final Rules Regarding Investment Advisers Act Registration and Exemptions http://k9.vc/jO9oq6 via Cooley LLP

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Ordered a Motorola SB6120 DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem so I don’t have to keep getting ripped off by Comcast for “renting” one http://k9.vc/kKfxcL

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jrpowers My favorite panorama yet. RT @occipital: Stunning view of Juhu Beach, India where massive ship MV Wisdom has run aground. 360.io/rEZCfs

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@anandx Thanks. We’re overdue for lunch :)

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card.io: Like Square, but without the square http://k9.vc/K9cardio

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@semilshah oops… thanks let me see what happened there

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@semilshah @cardio scans in near real-time. About as fast as doing an imprint — as long as you have network connectivity.

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@anikakumar Could I request you to DM me your email address so that I could email you? Thank you.

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@semilshah @cardio is all hard core tech. Can’t be crowdsourcing credit card numbers ;)

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hmm. RT @semilshah: Interesting pattern: 3 recent @K9Ventures’ portfolio co’s touch on image capture & processing: @Cardmunch @Lytro @cardio

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founderdating Ideas change, but people don’t. Find your co-founder! Next Bay Area event 8/23, apply by 8/12 at http://t.co/vv0gE8R.

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hunterwalk Cokes uses 2.4 liters of water to make 1 liter soda & needs 333 ounces of H20 to generate $1 of rev #JustDrinkWater http://bit.ly/mNNGHI

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Ren Ng (@yirenng) from @Lytro on @CNN: Camera focuses pictures after shooting http://k9.vc/lHRijE

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@GuyHirsch Thanks. iWalk is going to revolutionize dog-walking forever! :)

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cardio We’re live! Card.io: fast and easy mobile credit card scanning. Check us out at http://t.co/a1MPQ7i.

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Big congrats to @jtoeman on joining Dijit Media. Great hire @maksim_ioffe!

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Second @K9Ventures portfolio company to launch this week: @cardio Congrats to @mettler, @josharian & rest of the @cardio team!

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allthingsd Ex-AdMob Employees Make Paying for Things on the Phone a Snap http://dthin.gs/kQSCV7

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TechCrunch Card.io’s SDK Makes Entering Credit Card Information As Easy As Taking A Snapshot http://tcrn.ch/iOJjfk by @jasonkincaid

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occipital 360 Panorama 4.0.1 is now live with exciting new enhancements in the cloud - our GPU servers are busy! Blog: http://t.co/z0i1O9S

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@maksim_ioffe that’s coz it’s from my old iPhone 3GS :)

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Lytro - Picture Revolution @ Project One http://instagr.am/p/GNuh…

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Lytro founder and CEO @yirenng doing interviews at @Lytro launch party @ Project One http://instagr.am/p/GNUY…

via Instagram from Potrero, San Francisco

Photoshoot w/ @Lytro camera @ Project One http://instagr.am/p/GNNY…

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Launch party for @Lytro @ Project One http://gowal.la/c/4tJeP

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Just ordered myself a ‘Lytro’ at the Lytro launch party @ Project One http://instagr.am/p/GNMu…

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@om Thank you, Sir. I enjoyed every bit of putting together that blog post today.

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Visiting @Zimride’s super cool new office in SF @ Zimride http://gowal.la/p/fF8c #photo

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Go @yirenng! RT @Lytro: Check out our video here: http://ow.ly/5o8iN - Can you tell who the tattoo artist is?

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Loving all the tweets about @Lytro. Now #trending in San Francisco: http://k9.vc/kCBFpA

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TechCrunch On Bubbles … And Why it Will All be Fine http://tcrn.ch/mkK3Ol by @msuster

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And more Lytro coverage…. Start-up Lytro tries refocusing camera industry http://t.co/21QO5aD via @cnet

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Psyched to see the cool new features in the Boomerang update. Can’t imagine @GMail without it. http://k9.vc/mPCCYm cc @baydin

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@jeff Thanks Jeff! Good to catch up with you today.

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WSJ.com - Start-Up’s Camera Allows Photos to Be Refocused http://on.wsj.com/m6H02w

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@echeng Congrats on launch 3…2…1….

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Welcoming @Lytro! Please follow. RT @Lytro: Thanks for all of the love today! We are thrilled to have launched out of stealth. More to come!

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Finally found the right analogy for my #inbox: It’s like #quicksand - if I don’t catch a message on the way in, it gets buried.

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@arrington Couldn’t respond at the time, but not all angel investors are funding dipshit companies :) http://k9.vc/jW9OGp #Lytro #K9Ventures

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dnanexus Refer a software engineer to DNAnexus. Get $20k + Your Genome Sequenced! Details on our blog http://t.co/WK2fKC9 #DNAnexus20kReferralBonus

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tomiogeron Shoot First, Focus Later With Lytro’s New Camera Tech http://dlvr.it/XHnK9

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Lytro’s Camera Lets You Shoot First and Focus Later - http://nyti.ms/kcnXkc

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Anyone who says innovation is dead needs to see @Lytro. Fundamentally changing imaging forever. So proud of Ren Ng (@yirenng) #Camera3.0

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@tdavidson Artists will love it even more — just watch :)

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a16z Introducing our newest portfolio company: Lytro. This one will make you go ‘wow’ http://t.co/OoTdqDF

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allthingsd Meet the Stealthy Start-Up That Aims to Sharpen Focus of Entire Camera Industry -by @InaFried http://dthin.gs/kSkOK8

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TechCrunch Lytro Launches to Transform Photography with $50M in Venture Funds (TCTV) http://tcrn.ch/iSJK4b by @sarahcuda

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Two @K9Ventures portfolio companies launching this week! Exciting stuff!!

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Chancellor Hotel @ Sir Francis Drake Hotel http://instagr.am/p/GJjD…

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Since Nov 10, 2010 all of Amazon.com has been running on AWS/EC2 #AWSSummit

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Holds true for investing too :) RT @golda: If you see everyone on one side of a yacht, move to the other side.

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Presentations from the #AWSSummit are online at http://bit.ly/awspassport All kinds of good stuff here.

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“The pace of innovation w/AWS is just mind-blowing” :@DonMacAskill #AWSSummit (Indeed, feel like I need a week off just to study AWS more!)

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NASA CIO’s decree: Replace Every Procurement Screen with a Provisioning Screen. #Cloud #AWSSummit

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As a consumer I don’t have a good feeling about being manipulated by analytics/retargetting companies. #ILoveAdBlock #AWSSummit

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@adaugelli Thanks! I want to make the filters even clearer yet — will be updating the site for that in the near future. #CopiousFreeTime

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BackType Introducing BackTweets Enterprise http://bit.ly/lJDOq0

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Two @K9Ventures portfolio companies @BackType & @dnanexus featured in @Werner’s opening remarks at #awssummit http://t.co/OkBu7Kl

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@Werner nah, would rather come hang with you :) #OnMyWay

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Up way too early and headed to SF to attend @werner’s breakfast at the AWS Summit today. #ThisBetterBeGood :)

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Enjoyed every bit of it! Nicely done sir. RT @sachinrekhi: Had a blast geeking out with @ManuKumar this afternoon on contact management.

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Psyched to have “Instant Search” on the @K9Ventures blog thanks to @indextank! Try it by typing in the search box at http://k9ventures.com

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@savils Chrome is much better designed.

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@savils defaults matter more than flexibility. Especially for #IE9 which is used by “mass” users

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Comcast billing sucking yet again — what’s new? Comcast does care — just not about customers. cc @ comcastcares

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Once again Microsoft makes design choices that I think are silly — address bar and tabs in the same level, limiting space for both #IE9

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The lack of simple UI improvements in Google Calendar is slowly but steadily becoming frustrating. Anyone know who I should harass for this?

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Up before sunrise, so I can spend some time with my dreaded #inbox before a full day of meetings.

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Can someone confirm is @Netflix is down? Thanks.

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+1 “@auren: entrepreneurs have a 10x higher disdain for bureaucracy than “normal” ppl”

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akothari this website is beyond amazing - http://t.co/120oSnl

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+1 @shervin@fdevillamil: My 18 months old daughter uses my wife’s iPhone way better than she eats with a spoon. Tell me about usability.”

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Built a make-shift tent for @reachanika in the backyard @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/F9yy…

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I’m at Huang Building - Stanford in CA http://gowal.la/c/4rZB1

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Just got the *best* email from one of founders in the @K9Ventures portfolio. Made my day. Congrats @you-know-who-you-are :-)

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Rather silly checkin system at the @AOL Palo Alto building for @startx / @SSELabs. Go to 3rd floorto do paper sign in, then come back down.

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I’m at SSE Labs in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/4rRL1

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I’m at AOL in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/4rRJH

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

echeng Finally! California stops delivering phone books automatically. http://ow.ly/5jZM4

via HootSuite (retweeted on 6:28 AM, Jun 17th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

jesseschell The pace of technological progress is not just increasing, it is accelerating. p411 #agd

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msuster Of course we’re in a bubble. Duh … http://bothsid.es/CPv

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Yay! Finally. Congrats ;) RT @eladgil: IncubatorIncubator files for IPO: http://t.co/nDVO7f9

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@mhofeditz you can’t sound smart on CNBC. It’s all bull (pun intended)

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I’ve made plans for SlideShare Office Warming Party http://planca.st/fTP

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johndoerr Hell Yes, Mayor Bloomberg. I’m With You. http://t.co/wRsHcT5 via @techcrunch

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Congrats @akothari & @gankit! RT @VentureBeat: Pulse raises $9M for its slick news reader http://bit.ly/lKZVat

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baydin Boomerang on NY Times! How awesome. RT @nytimestech: Gadgetwise: Dear Gmail Labs Part II – The Rise of Boomerang http://t.co/Qf96RlJ

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I’m at K9 Ventures in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/4ryMX

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w00t! RT @zimride: We welcomed our newest partner to the Zimride family today: Facebook. Maybe you’ve heard of it? http://k9.vc/liT6KV

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@joshfraser Hope you gave him a kick for it :-p

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@nickseguin @paulabramsonmd SW is great. I think @msuster’s point is to be careful who you partner w/ & that a wknd may not be enough for it

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@NickSeguin @paulabramsonMD Sometimes you get lucky in Vegas too :)

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@fathamburger and there are more than enough good deals right here in the Bay Area ;)

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@antgoldbloom was looking out for you, but didn’t connect. Can do Skype call perhaps?

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@mvanhorn good to catch up. Thanks for the demo of w/ cc @zimride

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@BrowseMob agreed to a large extent, but it does take two to tango cc @msuster

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‘don’t meet your someone at startup weekend an then next week become co-founders — that’s like getting married in Vegas’ : @msuster

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‘Ramen profitability is great when you’re 25, but not as you get older.’ :@msuster at #foundershowcase

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‘All too often FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) drives deals’ :@msuster at #foundershowcase

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‘VCs want the four M’s: Management, Market Size, Money, and Momentum’ : @msuster at #foundershowcase (w/ a picture of M&Ms!)

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Agree w/ @msuster with regards to ‘Super Angels’. See my blog post here http://t.co/xxYekYb #foundershowcase

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‘There no such thing as a ‘Super’ Angel’ : @msuster ‘You are either investing your own money, or other people’s money’ #foundershowcase

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Awesome talks by @naval and @msuster at #foundershowcase. Worth watching online for anyone not here. Great pick by @adeoressi @founding

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‘Just because you disagree, doesn’t mean you’re right’ says @msuster w/ very appropriate picture of @sarahpalinusa #bubble #foundershowcase

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‘We’re definitely in a #bubble. And this one is a particularly #color-ful bubble.’ : @msuster at #foundershowcase

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@groupbuycom good to chat with you, just caught you tweet

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Love that @naval said ‘Equity, not notes’ in his talk at #foundershowcase. +1 to that: http://t.co/p4O3xdr

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When it comes to funding, location does matter. “Capital is mobile, but capitalize are lazy.” : @naval #foundershowcase

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Nice venue and big crowd for the #foundershowcase. Nice job @adeoressi!

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The Founder Showcase @ Mission Bay Conference Center http://instagr.am/p/Fyhd…

via Instagram from Mission Bay, San Francisco

The Founder Showcase @ Mission Bay Conference Center http://gowal.la/c/4rgUr

via Gowalla from Mission Bay Conference Ctr, San Francisco

I’m at Orrick Menlo Park in Menlo Park, CA http://gowal.la/c/4r9vM

via Gowalla from Menlo Park, CA

om Lessons from Pandora’s tough road to IPO http://t.co/4s5Wy87

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@osmanrashid when was the last time any half decent self respecting geek wanted to work for a bank and can you blame te geeks for it?

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@danprimack expressing a term sheet in 140 chars would be so efficient :)

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@bobmcgrew Must have something to do with the crazy moon outside!

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@bobmcgrew oh my gosh, he tweets! :)

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