Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

July 2011

I’m at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park, CA http://gowal.la/c/4GbUx

via Gowalla from Cafe Borrone, Menlo Park

@joshelman I know exactly what you mean! :)

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@joshelman for me too — guess that’s what kids will do to you!

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Guess waking up at 3:30 AM and working is one way to have a productive weekend. #NoThisIsNotWhatINormallyDo #unsustainable

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om In case you want to go and buy this, read our 11.6-inch MacBook Air review: Petite powerhouse http://t.co/su3Tnx1

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jeffiel Why does the news keep referring to them as “political leaders”… I don’t detect the presence of leadership.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 4:14 AM, Jul 31st, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

joshfraser thanks to @google, pointing your DNS to a third-party to make your site load faster doesn’t look like such a crazy idea anymore

via Twitter for Mac (retweeted on 4:09 AM, Jul 31st, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

+1 “@bfeld: @joestump ignore all the noise. focus on what matters.”

via Twitter for iPhone

This looks like it’s my size! #nofilter @ Pottery Barn http://instagr.am/p/I6hi…

via Instagram from Palo Alto, CA

The drama/soap opera in the US Congress really is apalling. http://k9.vc/otwibr #DebtCeiling

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joshfraser For those of you asking, here are my thoughts on Google’s new Page Speed Service: http://t.co/ZrcoLu7

via web (retweeted on 1:36 PM, Jul 29th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@dshen haven’t bought anything from Borders for ears now. Guess I can take part of the blame.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to dshen

@TechCrunch’s Mobile First CrunchUp @ Aol - Palo Alto Office http://gowal.la/c/4Ftud

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

Awesome. @CrowdFlower throws down the gauntlet for @Yelp when it comes to business listing verifications. http://k9.vc/qwiWvD

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Catching up w/ @smalldozes at @955dreams (cool office space) @ 955 Dreams http://gowal.la/c/4Fqn8

via Gowalla from Mountain View, CA

Nutella crepes but with fries for breakfast (w/ @Joshelman) @ Neto Caffe & Bakery http://instagr.am/p/Izg3…

via Instagram from Mountain View, CA

There’s always little piece of Pittsburgh every where I go! :) @ Neto Caffe & Bakery http://instagr.am/p/Izce…

via Instagram from Mountain View, CA

@ZaarlySF Will be there for part of it. Happy to say hello there.

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Last call for one more entrepreneur that may want to Zimride w/me tomorrow to the @TechCrunch August Capital Party http://k9.vc/oS0Axc

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Cendana Capital (@CendanaCapital) Summer Cocktail Party cc @MKRocks @ Bluestem Brasserie http://gowal.la/c/4Febm

via Gowalla from SoMa, San Francisco

Bye bye Borders @ Borders - Palo Alto http://instagr.am/p/IuwT…

via Instagram from Palo Alto, CA

Alien at the Android building @ Googleplex - 44 http://instagr.am/p/IqIi…

via Instagram from Mountain View, CA

Zimride with me to the @TechCrunch August Capital Party! http://k9.vc/oS0Axc #pitchVCzimride

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Lytro “The elimination of FOCUS allows me TO FOCUS.” @koci on his experience as a light field photographer. More at http://t.co/HZDZs0K

via web (retweeted on 11:02 AM, Jul 27th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

cardio card.io is live in the @Venmo iPhone app! http://t.co/tVWGtKD

via web (retweeted on 11:02 AM, Jul 27th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

ethankurz Try Twilio Client right now - call any number from your browser: http://t.co/BZYRp2u - it’s fun.

via web (retweeted on 7:35 PM, Jul 26th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

@AmritKJudge I think you missed the point of my tweet, since that had nothing to do with feedback. It had to do with referrals to investors.

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TechCrunch LucidChart Nabs $1 Million From 500 Startups, 2M Companies, And K9 Ventures http://tcrn.ch/pnvQA0 by @ripemp

via WordPress.com VIP (retweeted on 9:48 AM, Jul 26th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

I find myself constantly referring folks over to this blog post by @bfeld: Don’t Ask For A Referral If I Say No http://k9.vc/bNJWm1

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bfeld Feld Thoughts: Why I Won’t Game AngelList http://goo.gl/fb/8zpAk

via Google (retweeted on 9:45 AM, Jul 26th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

I’ve made plans for Twilio Client Launch Party http://planca.st/neY

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twilio Announcing the Launch of Twilio Client - Audio Pipes for Javascript, iOS, Android http://bit.ly/qBPx7v

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@jonathanberger I think they’re doing them because the are silly ;)

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Check out job opportunities w/ @K9Ventures’ portfolio companies at http://jobs.k9ventures.c… Follow @K9Jobs for new postings!

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@joestump Fortunately @reachanika had my back and spared me the brownies! ;)

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Definitely didn’t earn any brownie points for forgetting to put a diaper on @reachanika before putting on her pajamas last night #doh!

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Bad: Seagate HD on iMac may fail. Good: Apple will replace it for free. Bad: They won’t backup/restore data http://k9.vc/nSTtsw

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I’ve made plans for Designers + Geeks Speaker Series - August 2011 http://planca.st/myQ

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“In a Lytro-like move” :-) Samsung camera patent focuses on refocusing http://t.co/gyhM7y9 via @DigitalTrends

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While I’m on a rant about too many incubators: IncubatorIncubator.com ROCKS! Thank you @eladgil & @othman

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And cheese smells more when it’s about to rot! RT @invoker: @manukumar mice go where they smell the cheese.

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The number of large companies that are now claiming to do “startup” incubators/accelerators just makes no sense to me. #Bubble

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There are now so many freaking “incubators” or “accelerators” that it’s ridiculous. Everyone and their mother is doing an incubator. #sheesh

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Cool! cc @photomatt @tonidotorg @wordpress RT @indextank: Instant Search for any WordPress blog with our plugin http://k9.vc/redfpk

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If you send me a cold email w/out doing your homework, but w/ a 25MB attachment, I have only one keystroke for it: # (Gmail’ers will get it)

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Thanks Sid. Waiting w/ anticipation! RT @sidviswanathan: Dear @manukumar very soon! In fact, you’ll get a lot more than just that.

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@jeff @om @johnolilly @pkedrosky Need hyper threading in my email, not my processor ;) Hardly do any heavy lifting on local machine any more

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@jeff @om @johnolilly You are torturing me. Don’t care so much about i7, but that backlit keyboard works wonders for my hunt-peck typing!

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Dear @CardMunch, When do I get to add tags and notes to my cards? Thanks, Manu. cc: @Bowei @sidviswanathan @sudeep_y @adamnash @phegaro

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VatorNews: What works better, selectivity or spray and pray? Angel investors talk strategy http://t.co/cBvLmAH

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@om didn’t Microsoft effectively buy Nokia already? ;)

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Heard something in backyard. Turned on lights to catch two *huge* raccoons partying it up in the lawn. #IntruderAlert

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Now that’s what I call a pitstop! #ventureshift @ Bi-Rite Creamery http://gowal.la/c/4CS6u

via Gowalla from Bi-Rite Creamery, San Francisco

Phew! No parking ticket. Now that’s a real bonus. #ThankYouSF #ventureshift

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If you’re an entrepreneur, listening to VCs pontificate on their business is a massive waste of your time. #GetBackToWork #ventureshift

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Love that @robhayes said that @firstround looks at deals at the stage of ‘two guys and a dog.’ Yay for the dog! :)

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Recreating a Culture of Innovation @DoloresLabs http://t.co/wIpM4vA via @IncMagazine

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Now I want a new MacBook Air just because it has a backlit keyboard. Miss that on mine. Cc @jeff

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‘for institutional investors it’s all about ‘moolah in the coolah” :@cdouvos #ventureshift (Chris rocks.. Such a blast to listen to!)

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‘sometimes it’s better to get paid TODAY’ : @cdouvos on early exits #ventureshift (hell yeah) cc@davemcclure

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@TechStartupLaw response was: ‘No, and if I were I wouldn’t tell’

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Question posed to Peter Thiel ‘Are you John Galt?’ #ventureshift

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Portfolio / statistics is toxic to investing. : paraphrasing Peter Thiel #ventureshit (agreed)

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Portfolio / statistics is toxic to investing. : paraphrasing Peter Thiel #ventureshit (agreed)

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Thiel fellows don’t ‘drop out’ of school, they ‘stop out’ of school for two years : paraphrasing Peter Thiel #ventureshift

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‘investing is not about statistics or portfolios’ … ‘you should believe thy every company you invest in will succeed’ : Peter Thiel

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@sarahtavel except now you can @CardMunch all those business cards :)

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sundarpichai Moore’s law at work everywhere, 2 hours to sequence your DNA! http://t.co/Bu0e6nO

via web (retweeted on 5:39 PM, Jul 20th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

‘Bubbles are great a long as you get out before they pop’ : paraphrasing Paul Martino from Bullpen Capital #ventureshift

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Love the new @Zimride office. Open space, Foosball, Basketball, outdoor deck and more. Thanks for letting me hang out all day guys!

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vkhosla Let’s Reinvent the Toilet | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation http://bit.ly/qq3P1N . This is more important than most people think.

via bitly (retweeted on 10:51 PM, Jul 19th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Not a fan of the new @TechCrunch logo and blog theme. http://sgp.cm/f571ab

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So far the level of engagement on G+ is much higher that Twitter or FaceBook both. Interesting to watch & more fun to post on G+.

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Considering using Amazon CloudDrive + GoodSync to backup a large number of media files (~100GB). Anyone else tried this yet?

via Start Google Plus

@daniel_levine Thanks. @hermioneway email me with what you’re looking for and I can pass it along.

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I’ve made plans for Josh Fraser, Torbit—Torbit 101 (aka How to Make Your Site Faster) http://planca.st/la2

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@joshfraser Thanks for letting me know! And nice job on getting to the root of the issue. Appreciate it.

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@shaig No, but I’m sure the @zimride guys can find a way :) cc @johnzimmer @logangreen

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@shaig Have Rihanna setup @zimride for her concert page! :)

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@dschol @DoloresLabs Great party! Met some great folks. Thanks! cc @choprajay @jamescham

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@alexia just twice a day?? Yikes, I’m WAY over quota on that!

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sidviswanathan Loving my latest acquisition (i.e gift)…the hot off the press @K9Ventures hat, thanks @manukumar http://instagr.am/p/HqbD…

via Instagram (retweeted on 11:16 PM, Jul 14th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

DoloresLabs advisors @l2k and @ManuKumar @DoloresLabs #launch http://t.co/eXoC5GI

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:09 PM, Jul 14th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Wearing “computer glasses” (only read on computer, so can’t call ‘em reading glasses!) & now my screen/text feels so much bigger! hmm.

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VentureBeat coverage on @cardio: Pay on the go with a picture of your credit card http://bit.ly/qzdfpx

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pkafka Reed Hastings Doesn’t Want You To Pay More For Netflix. He Wants You To Stop Using DVDs http://dthin.gs/pil6y3

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PopMech How It Works: Lytro, that light-field camera that can refocus images later. http://bit.ly/rmpfXS

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+1 RT @cdixon: Stanford’s PwdHash should be built into every browser. Solves so many problems related to passwords. http://k9.vc/pf4tVf

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dnanexus We are still looking for talented software engineers. Check out our career page for more info http://t.co/IFk1oiN

via web (retweeted on 9:46 PM, Jul 12th, 2011 via TweetDeck)

Now I know that being an advisor for DL was the right choice! RT @DoloresLabs: Dolores Labs CDO: Chief Dog Officer http://yfrog.com/kfigptkj

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Palantir Night Live featuring Craig Newmark of @craigslist @ Palantir Events http://gowal.la/c/4AmrW

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

@wroush they just raised the price recently. Doing two back to back hikes I not going to go down well

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to wroush

$AMZN mkt cap is $95B for perspective. RT @alexia: Dropbox Raising Massive Round at a $5B-Plus Valuation by @sarahcuda http://k9.vc/p4Osg0

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@kevinrose Amazon’s market cap is $95B. Do you think @Dropbox is really worth 5% of ALL of Amazon, including AWS that it is built on?

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NetFlix increasing prices, experiencing more often service interruptions, and their iOS apps not so well done. hmmm…

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Getting ready to @CardMunch in fire mode! @ K9 Ventures http://instagr.am/p/HhsP…

via Instagram from Palo Alto, CA

I’ve made plans for The Twilio Conference http://planca.st/kg4

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I’ve made plans for TechCrunch Mobile First CrunchUp and TechCrunch August Capital AfterParty http://planca.st/kXd

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NSF / Innovation Accelerator dinner w/ @robhayes @davemcclure @Christine and other fun fo @ Knight Management Center http://gowal.la/c/4A5HV

via Gowalla from Stanford, CA

@joshelman @indextank @othman @eladgil 1) Search more than 6-7 days 2) At least search my own tweets (all of them) 3) Not fail whale on me.

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Twitter Search still sucks :( Maybe @Twitter should just give up & use @IndexTank instead! cc @joshelman @othman @eladgil

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Ridiculous amounts of comment spam happening with www.yahoo.com as the target domain.

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@priyacmu I already relegated $RIMM to the #deadpool. They need to get taken out by $MSFT.

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to priyacmu

pkedrosky .@jeff correctly explains that venture shouldn’t be a career, but what some do after they’ve had a career http://smartr.mobi/u/81e…

via Smartr (retweeted on 7:59 AM, Jul 10th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

So now that there is Google+, what happens to Google Buzz??

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@jjmata So far I don’t have any choice but to rely on one of the two evil companies.

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Two iPhones. Each one’s compass telling North in a different direction. Already recalibrated/mag/true N. Need a more reliable compass!

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Antenna mounted in the attic @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/HViX…

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If Google Plus would let me cross post to FB, Twitter and LinkedIn, it would become my default client, because I’m always in GMail anyways.

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Need a client that will let me cross post to Google+, Twitter (mult accts), Facebook, Facebook Pages & LinkedIn all at once.

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Put together a new antenna in an attempt to dump my much despised cable provider. Time to put it @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/HTHV…

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Just got my PopBooth from the @FirstRound party. Thanks @plusbryan @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/HSe9…

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I’ve made plans for FailCon 2011 http://planca.st/jlf

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hunterwalk “at worst we’ll get acquired for our talent” is a bad reason to start a company (and a risky investment thesis)

via web (retweeted on 9:53 PM, Jul 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

echeng A treat, at @lytro HQ! @ Lytro http://instagr.am/p/HPIW…

via Instagram (retweeted on 9:48 PM, Jul 8th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Bill_Gross A breakthrough is a crazy idea right up to the minute it becomes accepted as a breakthrough. That’s why bold innovation is so hard.

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Facebook ‘Shock’ Has Boston Firms Searching for Next Zuckerberg - Bloomberg http://t.co/ZQaKXCn via @BloombergNews

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bussgang Nice to see Obama supporting #StartupVisa at #AskObama. Take action at #Votizen: http://bit.ly/ojPaoo. Logic must prevail!

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@moraveji fine line between being “clean” and being unreadable. Poor visual separation of content areas and lower density views.

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Ugh. @Google’s bringing the crappy new UI design from @GoogleCalendar to @GMail too :( http://k9.vc/oVC8J1

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Glad to have a meeting rescheduled - needed the time to catch up. Who schedules stuff this tight… wait that would be me. #doh

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shervin @jack please ask President @BarackObama about @startupvisa. Cc @bfeld @avc @davemcclure @ManuKumar

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:25 AM, Jul 6th, 2011 via Twitter for iPhone)

Great blog post by a happy and passionate @IndexTank User: All startups should use IndexTank for searching http://k9.vc/r5ML9J

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@ayemoah hope it was a productive hacking session! :)

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My own living picture from the @Lytro party: http://k9.vc/pZhrKv

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Further proof there are only 2 mobile platforms worth developing on .RT @neildaswani: Android is Blowing Everyone Away http://k9.vc/oX6pPh

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joestump Air Conditioning in Iraq > NASA. FML http://n.pr/mPjsE9

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TechCrunch Twitter Acquires Social Analytics Startup BackType http://tcrn.ch/koCaUN by @leenarao

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BackType BackType Has Been Acquired by Twitter http://bit.ly/Tn6cv

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I’m calling it Butternut Squash Ravioli Almondine @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/G_Qe…

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Making penguins fly w/ @reachanika @ Shoreline Park - Kite Flying Parking Lot http://instagr.am/p/G-e7…

via Instagram from Mountain View, CA

meattle Google Loses Access to Twitter Stream, Suspends Realtime Search - http://goo.gl/e4iUx

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“Heroes are not extraordinary people, they’re ordinary people who do an extraordinary thing.” :Zimbardo NPR http://k9.vc/kLJtLW

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“For every success there will be 250 really dumb valuations.” : @msuster in @NYTimes article on Tech #Bubble: http://k9.vc/l21mat

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100F on the thermometer outside my home-office window #scorcher @ Palo Alto, CA http://instagr.am/p/G6XE…

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fredwilson How Much Money To Raise http://t.co/o6BYax4

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TechCrunch Carpooling Startup Zimride Hits 100 Million Miles Served [Infographic] http://tcrn.ch/jPoWBI by @ripemp

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I’m at Facebook 1050 in Palo Alto, CA http://gowal.la/c/4wF9e

via Gowalla from Palo Alto, CA

w00t! @sidviswanathan is the first @K9Ventures’ founder to buy a house! WSJ.com - Tech Rebound Gives Housing a Lift http://on.wsj.com/jb6P7E

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I have a secret weapon against all telemarketers… @reachanika is just about ready to answer the telephone. #BringItOn

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@tedr Good to meet you. Here is the blog post I mentioned: k9.vc/k9iWalk Have fun reading.

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I’m at Orrick Menlo Park in Menlo Park, CA http://gowal.la/c/4wCY8

via Gowalla from Menlo Park, CA

Army’s system doesn’t work. @PalantirTech’s does… RT @politico Army’s faulty computer system hurts operations http://politi.co/lqgMNq

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Google Calendar redesign: It’s goddamn terrible http://t.co/Cs4K8m7 via @justinkan (hat tip @michaelschade) cc @GoogleCalendar

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Man, for a startup to compete w/ @Twitter, @Facebook, @Google & @Apple etc. for engineering hires just hurts. #ouch

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ooh, thanks Sanford! RT @heysanford: @GoogleCalendar tip for the day: Cog Menu -> Use The Classic Look #gcal

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