Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

March 2012

RT @joshelman: An absolute must read article on privacy. It’s long but worth it http://t.co/7ifn6XUo

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RT @jrpowers: The answer to life, the universe, and our app store ranking. http://t.co/EUqlG6M7

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RT @dtunkelang: Meet Google’s search anthropologist (aka HCIR guy) Dan Russell http://t.co/uiYFtfAk

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Wow could the @United website have gotten even uglier than before!? Flashback 1990s.

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Lytro’s Light Field Camera Transforms Photography [Video] - Forbes http://t.co/R0gwIj0A

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RT @johnzimmer: @ManuKumar Exciting new product announcement from Zimride today. We’re disrupting transportation again! http://t.co/LXY3OSO1

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Kudos to the @PaloAltoPolice department for setting up Twitter and a Facebook page http://t.co/jre2M1le to communicate with the community.

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Rather convincing #phishing email pretending to be from AT&T. Glad I didn’t fall for it. http://t.co/lGjcj7NE

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RT @davemcclure: quotable @naval: “It’s not a #SeriesACrunch it’s a #SeedGlut.” #CNETStartup

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‘Innovation should know no bounds: limits set by our immigration law make no sense’ by Robert Whitehill http://t.co/lAnsAdnr

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‘Innovation show know no bounds: limits set by our immigration law make no sense’ by Robert Whitehill http://t.co/lAnsAdnr

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@splag Good question. Not sure, but @noamwass may have that data. I would suspect it’s a lot lower than 1/3.

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‘Pivot is our new word for failure’ : @noamwass

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Founding Team makeup: 43% friends, but those teams have lesser stability over time : @noamwass talk at @StartX

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Only 16% of founders choose to start as solo founders : @noamwass based on studying 10K founders

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I’m at StartX (Palo Alto, CA) http://t.co/lajupx32

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There needs to be an even more special place for #patent #trolls than hell. Hell simply doesn’t seem to cut it.

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@nikiscevak @startmate saw the invite, but I have another commitment at the same time, so won’t be able to make it.

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Cool to see how many #YC companies mention @Twilio in their slides. #demoday

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Having a fat thumbs problem with the #YC #DemoDay investor app. No undo action!? Cc @paulg

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The first round was blind/blanket RT @joshelman: The follow-on has become the new badge of investment honor

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Top phrases: ‘growth curve’ ‘week over week’ ‘paying customers’ ‘half round done’ ‘just getting started’ ‘only the beginning’ #YC #DemoDay

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Watching various VCs on the road while waiting in traffic for #YC #DemoDay. Think I saw @davidlee and @christine just pass by :)

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@AnthemPR_CA How do other insurers do it differently then? Plus that’s a law that should be easy to fix in this environment cc @BradMcCarty

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RT @VentureBeat: Senators are asking for an investigation of employers who ask for workers’ Facebook passwords http://t.co/qJ4XwS2v

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RT @poptartinc: Congrats to @lucidchart, I have not been wound up by a piece of software in such a long time

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RT @i8joe: So many startups make it impossible to understand what they do, even if you read ALL of their site. You have <5 seconds, people.

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Yellow Daffodil @ Gamble Garden http://t.co/zMhpCHTX

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RT @chrismessina: After all these years, looks like Dick Cheney has finally had a change of heart. http://t.co/nxXQGe9l

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RT @dnanexus: Read about the Google Storage case study on DNAnexus http://t.co/2mtelRND

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RT @zimride: Carpool Contest + Meet Zimride, @Bonnaroo’s official carpool partner http://t.co/Y7jU9pJG

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RT @occipital: Good morning! A slick new 360 Panorama update is live on the App Store! http://t.co/P0yzHpRx

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RT @baydin: Inbox-Sanity Tool Boomerang Hits 1 Million Downloads http://t.co/yTlaANAx via @mashable

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DanaDanger HTTP response codes for dummies. 50x: we fucked up. 40x: you fucked up. 30x: ask that dude over there. 20x: cool.

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RT @spencerchen: What makes #Zynga games so successful. Both brilliant and depressing: http://t.co/54etq8lA

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How ‘Hunger Games’ Built Up Must-See Fever: http://t.co/NnGBv68c

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RT @angellist: A week ago, #JOBSAct was in trouble. Yesterday, it passed 73-26 in Senate! Your 5000 sigs made the diff http://t.co/NOCHurhm

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@BradMcCarty Spent 10 minutes looking for where I can “Go paperless” as their envelopes claim and still couldn’t find it. cc @AnthemPR_CA

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Disgusting is the only word I can think of to describe amount of paper generated/mailed by insurance companies. Looking at you @AnthemPR_CA.

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RT @CrowdFlower: Lots of new changes @CrowdFlower. Welcome back @l2k http://t.co/6vTwZ3iR

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RT @cardio: Announcing card.io webscan!
http://t.co/4f0kLEZm

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RT @twilio: Ready for the 2012 TwilioCon? Sign up to be notified when tickets go on sale: http://t.co/mUmAUkX3

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+1 RT @davidu: Congrats @l2k! @OpenDNS quadrupled since I took back CEO seat over two years ago. Founders carry the drive. cc: @anthonyha

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@Baris I don’t like lossy encoding schemes ;)

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Just taught @reachanika how a quid pro quo works. She gives me a strawberry, I give her a chip. #FairTrade

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Glad you’re back Lukas! RT @l2k: Excited to be back running CrowdFlower http://t.co/ErjihJYL

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The sneak preview of @Baydin’s #SecretProject is *so* awesome. Thank you for making me more productive! cc @awmoore @ayemoah @mikejchin

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Dislike the word ‘stakeholders.’ Always gives me a visual of large/rowdy group of people holding sticks & pitchforks! #petpeeve

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RT @TechCrunch: Soon Even Your Mom Can Invest: Senate Passes Crowdfunding Bill (With Protections) http://t.co/69y2X8MF by @ripemp

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+1 for RT! RT @TechCrunch: Twitter Brings Back The “RT” Option With TweetDeck Update (And More) http://t.co/K0A6x9iB by @sarahintampa

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@venturehacks love it. That’s the right way to do it.

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RT @venturehacks: AngelList runs on @pivotaltracker @yammer @hipchat & @angellist. (Almost) no email internally. Everyone sits in same room.

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RT @bosfcpug: First Pic taken w/my new @Lytro Light Field Camera. Refocus & play w/it. Roll of #Kodak film intentional! http://t.co/uc7m85wb

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Amazon bought Kiva Systems $775M in cash for. Smart move by Amazon and great outcome for Kiva Systems http://t.co/yfF5I2Sh

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How Do You Market A Breakthrough Camera Like The Lytro? Very, Very Cleverly http://t.co/u3B2ED2x via @FastCoDesign

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RT @lucidchart: Lucidchart now imports Visio’s native file format (vsd) and has dynamic mind mapping. http://t.co/5Ze6SJm3

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RT @om: Esther Dyson on the lack of wisdom of the (Angel) Crowd http://t.co/waHGMxyT

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SVB Seed Showcase (@ Rosewood Sand Hill w/ 10 others) http://t.co/z2PEQbr8

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@noamwass Likewise! Looking forward to your talk at SA&E and look forward to meeting in person then.

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I just told the Senate to pass the #JOBSAct and fix old laws for startups and investors. Please add your support: http://t.co/NOCHurhm

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RT @TechCrunch: PayPal Here’s Frictionless Payments Powered By Mobile Payment Startup Card.io http://t.co/lzaap3vP by @ripemp

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RT @NatGeoPhotos: A good explanation of exposure and camera settings. “If you’re stuck in Auto mode, start here: http://t.co/VQJBh6vg

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“— and this is a highlight — simply use the smartphone’s camera to scan credit cards”: @TechCrunch on PayPal Here http://t.co/G6eBss5o

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The Valley needs to stop pretending that all the acqui-hires are a good thing. Startups need to build businesses, not products w/free users.

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RT @cardio: PayPal’s pitch to small businesses is more than just a card reader - with card.io: http://t.co/6dSuIlhh

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RT @Techmeme: iPad 3 4G Teardown (iFixit) http://t.co/8rGVdcS9

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With @cardio integration! — PayPal unveils ‘Paypal Here’ Square competitor for mobile payment | The Verge http://t.co/tPK7N0Ym via @verge

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RT @cardio: card.io partners with PayPal! http://t.co/NLqNhbkj

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@harrymccracken that feature is thanks to a partnership with @cardio - a @K9Ventures portfolio company :-) http://t.co/NLqNhbkj

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RT @harrymccracken: PayPal Here handles credit/debit cards, checks, cash; can take a picture of a card to capture its info.

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RT @shaig: these acqu-hires are for startups without revenue models. I’m sure investors are starting to pay less attention to such startups

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SXSW Watch: A Disruptive Conversation http://t.co/9HgdimlK by @harrymccracken via @Techland

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RT @harrymccracken: SXSW is full of interesting people to talk to and VERY LOUD parties where it’s nearly impossible to talk to them.

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@danprimack uh oh. Been there. Hope she’s better soon

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So much good stuff on the Interwebs today that I’m having a hard time going back to sleep!

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RT @Scobleizer: Need a ride home? @zimride lets people sell their empty seats. Ride sharing. https://t.co/Gt11dHQp

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RT @karaswisher: Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann’s Lesson for Start-Ups: Go Your Own Way http://t.co/MsScCKR0

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Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs: http://t.co/nS2Hrh6K

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Lights Out For Camera Makers? - Seeking Alpha http://t.co/p8lRMuLj

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Only 17 new messages in my inbox while I stepped away for a lunch meeting. #EmailWoes @baydin where’s my Inbox Closed button :)

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bentsmithfour Cardmunch alone is making the transition to an iPhone worth it

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Misread “Third Greek bailout seems inevitable” as “Third GEEK bailout” and then wondered since when did geek’s need bailing out? ;)

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@hunterwalk or better yet, just kick their ass ;-)

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allthingsd Letters From SXSW: How to Be “Disruptive” -by @LaurenGoode http://t.co/Oa9EZdxX

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TechCrunch Review: Lytro Lightfield Camera http://t.co/e5PvV3f7

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Every startup has moments of doubt, sometimes a brush w/ death, but the moment of epiphany & hitting its stride makes up for all the pain.

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RT @Lytro: SXSW! Lytro’s Ren Ng joins panel discussion “Lessons from Disruptors: Game-Changing Start-Ups.” Mon 12:30pm http://t.co/hjrFD8ge

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One of the most ridiculous “consumer” devices ever created. RT @dpatil: @ManuKumar oh how i loathe the Honeywell alarm system

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After spending part of today trying to reprogram a Honeywell/Ademco alarm system, I SO wish that startups like @nest crush Honeywell.

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@Stammy cool. Let me know once you have international shipping :)

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@ericlanderson thought about it, but just didn’t have enough time to be able to pull it off this year. Will do a different event in summer.

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@echeng I called it batch tagging. Been waiting for it for well over a year now! cc @LinkedIn @emiliemc @jeffweiner

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@Stammy indeed. Which cool startup are you working on these days :)?

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Way too many good startup referrals lately. Having a hard time scheduling them all in, but all interesting ideas/teams. #InnovationAliveWell

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RT @echeng: 44 pics of bees w/ a @Lytro at #SXSW photo walk today. Uploaded every one, so you can see success rate. http://t.co/ZVYmaAsU

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joshfraser not at #SXSW

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RT @zimride: Learn how Zimride got started. Thanks to @rackspace for inviting our co-founder @johnzimmer! http://t.co/IIcqJPVA

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RT @wienbar: How to Win a Tech Start-up Competition http://t.co/kbyLcUwn via @Inc

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Looks like I did discover something on my visit to the Bay Area Kids Discovery Museum in Sausalito. I discovered Influenza (or some variant)

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Eyes on demand cc @travisk @shervin @ Uber Eyes Optometry Of Palo Alto http://t.co/H44MnAxS

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Lytro’s new ray of light on photography | Tech blog | http://t.co/SWWvalts http://t.co/aK3WdKrd via @fttechhub

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I’m at StartX (395 Page Mill Rd, Palo Alto) http://t.co/tJFyldgZ

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Ten Things People Don’t Know (Or Have Wrong) About The New Lytro Field Camera http://t.co/TISX17XN via @Photofocus

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engadget Lytro camera review http://t.co/wkbEam0i

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I’m at Zimride HQ (568 Brannan St, San Francisco) http://t.co/AgPS0juC

via foursquare from Mission Bay, San Francisco

I’m at The Creamery (685 4th St, at Townsend St, San Francisco) w/ 5 others http://t.co/G7TiTS24

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@joshelman hope there’s parking in the city :)

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RT @Jason: The @launch festival hashtag is simply #launch

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RT @mkapor: Manu Kumar is using a Lytro to take the picture of me. Photo courtesy Stewart Alsop. http://t.co/rSoExCJD

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Congrats @davidcohen! RT @VentureBeat: TechStars founder David Cohen hits “power angel” status — raises new $28M fund http://t.co/BW21rnRG

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Mitch Kapor (@mkapor) - founder of Lotus 1-2-3 http://t.co/fRkScLRV

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Paul @Bragiel with his monster facial hair! http://t.co/pPl7Otex

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@dpatil CNN Is amazingly ridiculous. Trying to sensationalize even the most banal and stupid events as breaking news and then pontificating

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Talk by @mbernst (@ David Packard Electrical Engineering w/ 2 others) http://t.co/YEvqtgbR

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@gaarf welcome to the peninsula :)

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RT @joshuamerrill: Me and @gaarf, taken with the very first production @lytro camera. (Courtesy of @ManuKumar) http://t.co/hiouKjOs

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RT @sether: I’m getting sick of the bullshit http://t.co/B0H5ZUCZ

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RT @joshfraser: just saw what the @torbit team built over the weekend. i’m blown away. can’t wait to show it off to the world.

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csavage “I usually sell from the point of view of frustration, hoping that other people feel the same way.” - James Dyson http://t.co/9nQd0Jim

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@pemullen out of my hands at this point. You’d have to push @LinkedIn for it.

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RT @howardlindzon: The @CardMunch and @LinkedIn integration is fantastic. I like collecting biz cards again $lnkd

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LOL RT @davemcclure: slogan 4 @Lytro plenoptic camera: “Shoot Now. Focus Later.” (hmm: @500 investment thesis? ;) #DesignerFund

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Out shooting @lytro pictures w/ my model @reachanika :) (@ Palo Alto Golf Course) http://t.co/N17bSyV1

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RT @Lytro: Start here to get to know the basics of shooting with the Lytro camera http://t.co/wAbjiBJN

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Friday night with the kids asleep. Perfect time to review tax returns. #exciting #NOT

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@borski sorry to miss you guys, we’d left already…

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RT @dbasch: We open-sourced Cleo, the technology behind our typeahead. Check it out! http://t.co/8jYzIivV

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@hongdquan by cancel do you mean put a stop payment on it? If so is the recipient entitled to ask for another check if/when they wake up?

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@hongdquan It’s a business check, but doesn’t say that it expires in 90 days like some of the ones I receive do.

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What should you do if you’ve issued a check, but it hasn’t been cashed for months? Anything? Does it ever expire?

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RT @hijonathan: “The customer is the problem expert, the designer is the solution expert.” #custdev

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RT @Techmeme: Yelp Shares Pop Over 60 Percent In Early Trading; Valued At $1.3 Billion (@leenarao / TechCrunch) http://t.co/hgFe9D8I

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RT @aileenlee: good piece by becky quick. Car salesmen: Still sexist, still stupid http://t.co/3KC2264L via @FortuneMagazine

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RT @saarsaar: i love how in silicon valley we are constantly reminded that a small group of passionate founders CAN in fact change the world

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Time to hit the sack when my fingers start hitting the wrong keys while trying to compose an email. Manu != Naby

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Testing the “creative” mode on the Lytro on Krtek http://t.co/PzN69xhE

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Unboxing the Lytro at the @Lytro ship party on Feb 29th, 2012. http://t.co/FM6d5wji

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REVEALED: How Giant Patent Troll Intellectual Ventures Does Business http://t.co/pYSExySx via @sai

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Lytro software looks slick! @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/JkioAi7K

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Charging the Lytro @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/eD5B4Mjr

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RT @torbit: For Impatient Web Users, an Eye Blink Is Just Too Long to Wait http://t.co/OqEa718q

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Special kudos to the @K9Ventures’ portfolio company that just crossed over to having Monthly Revenues > Monthly Expenses. #YouKnowWhoYouAre

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Pro Tip: If you ordered a @Lytro camera, you might want to go ahead to http://t.co/VVkfDz2f and signup for an account and set your username!

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2011 Venture Financing Report from @CooleyLLP: A Year of Rising Valuations http://t.co/lAaK7E9r

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RT @verge: Lytro Light Field Camera: technology, impressions, and more http://t.co/sn5KM2kG

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RT @Techmeme: Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn’t Die (@bradstone / Business Week) http://t.co/ICoBXvtF http://t.co/jqEE3ItJ

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RT @jslavet: Posted to Forbes today with my colleagues Reid and Ali about the credit card as the new app platform http://t.co/UbmkcKk4

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RT @TechCrunch: Rock Your Launch (Get It?) With This Email-Collecting Wordpress Theme http://t.co/9W8B7R6L by @johnbiggs

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RT @iRowan: My @WiredUK cover story on Reid Hoffman @quixotic is now online http://t.co/VHjCJkW6

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