Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

April 2012

RT @garrytan: Better to have shipped and failed than to have never shipped at all.

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RT @alexia: There’s nothing more valuable than delighting your users.

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@dweekly who did he do the post-doc with?

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@ComcastMichael Thanks for the response — called in and had them do a remote reset, which seemed to resolve the issue.

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Had to have Comcast reset connection from their end (didn’t help from my end). Much better now: http://t.co/24opai8D cc @ComcastCares

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Someone in California has an OBAMA license plate http://t.co/2wbVmqrR

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RT @joshanon: I love the firmware update message on my @lytro camera: http://t.co/HDE7aLde

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@mhofeditz Wanted to buy, not rent. Only available on DVD or VHS. Who has those any more!? Disney needs a kick in the rear.

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Why is it that I can’t find movies like Finding Nemo on @Netflix, @Amazon, @Apple iTunes, or @YouTube?? What year is it again??

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RT @zimride: Ready to revolutionize ridesharing? Join the Zimride Crew! http://t.co/KtUmKe7k

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Another good analysis of why the new @GMail sucks. ‘GMail: designer arrogance and the cult of minimalism’ http://t.co/47fYY544

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RT @paulsingh: it’s great to see the @uscis and @whitehouse commitment to understanding startups & related immigration issues.

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RT @TechCrunch: Torbit’s Insight Measures The Affect Of Site Speed On Your Bounce, Conversion & Revenue http://t.co/cWnFk68L by @ripemp

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PandoDaily Boomerang’s Smart Calendar Assistant Takes the Suck out of Scheduling Meetings [Beta Invites] http://t.co/bOcl0RHV via @mcarney7

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Huge congrats to team @Baydin on the launch of Boomerang Calendar. Been using it and loving it for a while. cc @awmore @ayemoah @mikejchin

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RT @VentureBeat: Stop double-booking, use Boomerang Calendar for Gmail to manage your schedule (invites) http://t.co/N9N6Zb5W

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RT @TheNextWeb: Boomerang Calendar - Turning your Google Calendar into what is should have been http://t.co/ZRAiwTTr by @BradMcCarty

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@sarahintampa What’s the best email address for you?

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RT @awmoore: @ManuKumar: “awesome! you just killed [service]” Me: “where do we hide the body?” @ManuKumar “the Internet Archive” #winning

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RT @allthingsd: Google Drive Arrives (Comic) http://t.co/XXlHAz7i

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RT @cardio: card.io named one of 12 startups everyone is talking about in Silicon Valley: http://t.co/31dm0Ego “Card.io is flat out cool.”

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@msuster and yeah, you need to bury the fruit

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@ethankurz seems perfectly logical to me :)

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@jasoncrawford You should add this to your blog post! RT @heysanford: Missing the classic Gmail theme? http://t.co/wZmVaeEs (cc: @ManuKumar)

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Thanks Sanford! RT @heysanford: Missing the classic Gmail theme? http://t.co/wZmVaeEs

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Torbit Insight – Real User Measurement of Web Performance http://t.co/U6Sp5Fys

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Forcing users to generate strong passwords only results in a poor user experience. Need a better solution.

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Torbit Delivers Insights into Website Speed http://t.co/WjbwA3lk via @CloudAve

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How hotels dupe you w/photos! RT @rchen: @ManuKumar It’s pretty much like the modeling industry at this point. http://t.co/bIPJBKHt

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RT @TheNextWeb: Torbit Insight: A free tool that lets you see load times for every user on your website http://t.co/u4yZ2BYP by @BradMcCarty

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@jasonh Check out Torbit Insight — would welcome your thoughts on it. http://t.co/Bk2UJ1i8

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The web has changed. Performance is no longer a server side issue. It’s a client side issue. Torbit Insight: http://t.co/Hqs1CHuO

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RT @lucidchart: RT @markacianfrani: LOVING LucidChart with Google Drive! Made it so much better

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RT @cardio: We love hearing spirited feedback from our developers. RT “@devankoshal: card.io is so fucking badass.”

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RT @torbit: Introducing Torbit Insight! http://t.co/3Bp7ruC7

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The traveler photos on TripAdvisor is an awesome feature. Really get a feel for what the hotel is really like rather than all the pro pics.

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@jasonmendelson Sorry to hear about the break in. Hope you had Prey installed! http://t.co/1iXMuK1F

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Two @K9Ventures seed stage companies will be launching some mind-blowing products “soon”. Watch out world!

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Checkin out some new awesomeness :) (@ Baydin HQ) http://t.co/AmiAy99V

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+1 RT @alex01: Excellent post by @eladgil on the pitfalls of having VCs invest in your seed round http://t.co/7SgXQ8Ch #seed #investing

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@herf And talking about awful Google products — ALL of their #newdesign sensibility is awful in my opinion. G needs better designers.

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@herf There have been so many times I have wished you didn’t sell Picasa to Google ;) They’re butchering it with G+

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Amazed that Google didn’t launch with @GMail integration for Google Drive. That’s where the majority of files come from/get shared to.

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The one place Google Drive has a clear advantage so far seems to be on the pricing page: http://t.co/5x0I4yiY

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Dear @Google, you could have put all the GDocs in a Google Documents folder. This is even messier than my usual folder mess! :)

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Great read. Nothing groundbreaking, but confirms the shift. ‘Social Power And The Coming Corporate Revolution - Forbes’ http://t.co/LdtYieus

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RT @usv: “Being a citizen of the internet is way more satisfying than being a citizen of a country.” - @ystrickler #hacksociety

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RT @jalter: really pumped: 6 new rounds and a new way to include your city in @founderdating network http://t.co/tLYPFRvZ

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Always impressed by Amazon/Jeff Bezos. Having a vision & executing on it. SmallParts . com is now AmazonSupply . com http://t.co/6cBNt6N7

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Looking for recommendations for desktop (must be both Mac & PC) clients for @GMail. What are folks using? #NewGMail is not cutting it for me

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This is great… “How to cope with the @GMail redesign” by @jasoncrawford http://t.co/8LfczsLX

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@jasoncrawford this is awesome. I’d done about half of these already, but going to do the rest too. Thanks! cc @joshpuckett @brainpicker

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abrams Andreessen Horowitz invested in good startups, avoided conflict, made money, and NY Times makes fun of them? huh? http://t.co/owOOvzwZ

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Master of the Pride @ Tusher African Center http://t.co/xAeQWKzO

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“This way.” “No, that way” @ Tusher African Center http://t.co/cd5iySE3

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When I grow up I want to be a Palm tree @ Steinhart Aquarium http://t.co/XaUrESpa

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De Young Museum @ California Academy of Sciences http://t.co/B8wQIduo

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Cal Academy @ California Academy of Sciences http://t.co/5SEex6zi

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@dschol @levie that move will come like a tectonic shift once Facebook hits the street ;)

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Two days in a row! (@ StartX) http://t.co/dtXmIfqd

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The quality of my fast-hunt-and-peck typing has a strong (inverse) correlation with how tired I am. #BackspaceMonkey

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RT @TechCrunch: “In the Studio,” Why Zimride’s John Zimmer Left Wall Street to Start a Company http://t.co/YztwMpBb by @semil

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Back-to-back meetings with the @MSAccel teams — some very cool ideas. The future of computing is enabled by sensors.

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Eww. @Google is forcing the new @GMail design on me today and has taken away to option to revert to the old look. #bummer

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@semil There’s a new one too that you haven’t seen yet — will get you a demo when they’re ready ;)

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Trying hard to displace @gaarf as mayor! (@ AOL First Floor Labs) http://t.co/sJAc5dnl

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Interviews for the @StartX Summer class (@ StartX) http://t.co/zUfxk7Ca

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I’m at Zimride HQ (San Francisco, CA) http://t.co/amlXsJTw

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RT @ethankurz: How we (@bdeeter and I) invested in Twilio: “Press 3 for $15 million” - true story! http://t.co/GgGoZENC

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@alexia just one? So many good quotes :)

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@baydin ooh, I want one of those for my laptop! :-)

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Comcast internet outage in Palo Alto. Time to go to lunch.

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Number of ‘guest posts’ (some off-topic ones too) on @TechCrunch seem to be increasing. Is this AOL’s strategy for lowering content cost?

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RT @Stanford: Rocket science is no joke, claim researchers. Why things can and do go wrong: http://t.co/nWekiXBF

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The card is the ultimate statement of brand RT @Bill_Gross: Here’s a collection of incredibly creative business cards: http://t.co/sHMIpCVl

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emcooke We went from an idea for a new service to designed, coded, tested, and deployed to prod in 6 hours today. World class @twilio automation.

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@SteveMahoney_ Amazon didn’t have it in stock, otherwise, that’s my default.

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First time ordering from Costco online. Product arrived with parts missing and broken. Looks like a pre-opened product, not new. #FAIL

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@gkgandhi pretty sure those were the dumbest ;)

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@gkgandhi I can probably count on two hands the number of times in my life I’ve had beer ;)

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Little Puffer @ San Francisco Zoo http://t.co/z4TJy8st

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+1 RT @johnolilly: Related: people keep talking about phone & tablets as the “2nd screen”. But they’re not. They’re now screen #1.

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@mlevchin processing in the cloud makes it easier, although upload take a while and still sucks battery See @HighlightCam, Lumo, SocialCam

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RT @bryce: running a company is often the loneliest job around.

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Ren Ng: Focused on Reinventing Photos http://t.co/UDFt8zrG via @BW

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RT @cardio: Why app developers should care about SSL pinning: http://t.co/LUIk0kuF

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@arrington hmm… sounds like a great idea for a new @Twilio app ;)

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That we still rely on signatures (the pen/pencil kind) for any form of agreement/verfication in 2012 boggles my mind. #LegacyTech

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Been waiting for this! RT @Werner: Expanding the Cloud – Introducing Amazon CloudSearch http://t.co/YXAsvyed #aws #cloudsearch

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Been a very productive couple of days. #FlowState

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@herf: All in all, much better to spend too much on a product people love than on a pile of 10-year-old patents.”

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Yikes, big shakers. RT @cnnbrk: USGS: Earthquake off #Sumatra, Indonesia, downgraded to magnitude 8.6. http://t.co/Pgwomum3

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+1 RT @georgezachary: great to hear that @alexia is now co-editor of @techcrunch. she’s done a great job.

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@avirani @gduffy In your copius spare time would be awesome to find partner who will builds tamper-proof housings for outdoor installations!

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@avirani @gduffy Awecome job with the @dropcam HD! Great unboxing/setup experience. Beautiful UI/design work.

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About to setup the @dropcam HD. Cc @avirani @gduffy @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/8M18v1bo

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:-) RT @gankit: RT @NichM: Facebook bought Instagram for $1B? They could have downloaded it for free…

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+1 RT @sacca: You know who never gets enough credit in this town? @standers. He hits it again and again and no one ever says peep. Baller.

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RT @levie: With Instagram’s $1B acquisition, I can no longer recommend building enterprise software over photo sharing apps

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@danprimack guessing tomorrow’s Term Sheet’s Exits section won’t read “No exit news this morning…”

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RT @shaig: Pivot to $1B in 18 months #Instagram

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And so started another 5 years of photo sharing startups…. RT @tomiogeron: Facebook’s Buys Instagram For $1 Billion - http://t.co/HgPsuVOQ

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@semil @alexia the real investor credit goes to Steve Anderson at Baseline.

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@mikeyk @kevin congratulations! :)

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Catching up w/ @joshuamerrill & @gaarf at @TapCanvas (@ AOL First Floor Labs) http://t.co/GYkbSlq7

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For the third day in a row, @reachanika looked at the Apple logo on my Macbook Air and says “uh oh. bite apple”

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@lizgannes Netflix recommendations fails to account for case where multiple people in a household use it. Needs profiles under account.

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@pfinette it’s designed for normals (explains why it makes no sense to us ;) )

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RT @jasonfreedman: Did everybody see what just happened? The pendulum has swung. http://t.co/vY4eSjnQ

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RT @Stanford: A Stanford team unveils “Brilliance” – a more effective phototherapy method to treat infantile jaundice http://t.co/gTmdgp91

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@joestump It’s probably an old golfer ;)

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Funky ride spotted outside my office @ Bank of America http://t.co/Sw2f7u35

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@xdamman Cool. My @dropcam just shipped. Looking forward to playing with it! cc @avirani @gduffy

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@AnthemPR_CA How come the envelopes all that paper bills gets sent in says “go to our website and go paperless!” cc @BradMcCarty

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Attention to detail, or lack thereof, speaks volumes.

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Go @davemcclure! RT @tomiogeron: After 250 Investments, 500 Startups Builds Out Team With New $50M Fund - http://t.co/i3ZEaUm3

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RT @StartX: StartX Summer Session Applications are open!
Apply online at http://t.co/JuYqRcNc - Deadline is April 12 http://t.co/2FHRrpqp

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whitehouse Today President Obama signed the #JOBSAct - encourages startups, supports #smallbiz: http://t.co/YyeRYmHT

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Uber Uber App Update: Haven’t signed up for Uber yet? Signing up is now just a snap-shot! http://t.co/g9W6UU1L

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TechCrunch Zimride Nabs LinkedIn Design Lead, Brings Its Ridesharing Service To Mobile http://t.co/1HYepoct by @ripemp

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Via @nprnews: America’s Magnet For Innovation, And Investments http://t.co/lJo76JRR

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RT @tseelig: At your service: Stanford’s entrepreneurship concierge http://t.co/t8S2b1PH via @stanford

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Working thru my reading list and finally read this great post by @billreichert: Top Ten Lessons from the U.S. Navy http://t.co/BnNSqRqn

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@mikeyk where can I get a list of folks following me on @instagram to block them? Or should I just be creating a new account that’s private?

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@babalunda I was being nice for some of the *early* ones. Quality improved over time. @naval @davidblumberg @noahventure @max_pplconnect

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@davidcohen awesome! looking forward to meeting the @kinectaccel companies soon

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@bjfogg not always. For incremental progress yes, but for major breakthroughs you need the deep thinking. #PhDsDoHaveAPurpose :)

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RT @cardio: Uber partners with card.io! http://t.co/plbokRrZ

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@albertschan it’s probably me who needs to understand more! :) Will DM you.

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RT @torbit: care about making the web a faster place? we have lots of job openings at Torbit! http://t.co/0SMHDrnu

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RT @cardio: New PhoneGap card.io iOS plugin! Scan credit cards in PhoneGap-powered apps. http://t.co/bDMXRTfn github: https://t.co/B4e7tKdo

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@albertschan why do I feel like PAMFs new billing system is more complicated and generating more paper and mail than before?

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I’m at Cooley LLP (Palo Alto, CA) http://t.co/rxqHmhNH

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@mikeyk Taking my @instagram account private. How do I remove some current followers? Didn’t find a way to do it in the app.

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Via @nprnews: The Birth Of Silicon Valley http://t.co/a7MBGxPV

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Via @nprnews: A Rare Mix Created Silicon Valley’s Startup Culture http://t.co/YMqkOH3Y

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Awesome KQED piece on The Birth of Silicon Valley — on now.

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RT @FastCompany: Embrace your mistakes. They’re simply the portals of discovery: http://t.co/P8IbjNlh

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The JOBS Act (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act) - What Does It Mean for Entrepreneurs? http://t.co/GThqyZOv via @CooleyLLP

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Power outage in Fort Mason area in SF. Traffic lights out.

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Tiny, implantable medical device can propel itself through bloodstream | Stanford School of Engineering http://t.co/gskfoYBC

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Lytro’s new perspective: Stanford dissertation leads to a photographic revolution | Stanford School of Engineering http://t.co/EtQrJyCN

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Startupism 2012 (@ Cowell Theater at Fort Mason w/ 4 others) http://t.co/fZNDpYw1

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I’m at Mission Bay Conference Center (San Francisco, CA) w/ 8 others http://t.co/TuvKZoAd

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Dear @GMail, What happened to the Report Phishing option in GMail? Seeing some convincing @ATT phishing attacks in my inbox.

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Dear @LinkedIn, aspect ratio for image acquisition on @CardMunch is again off. ETA on a fix? cc @sidviswanathan @sudeep_y @phegaro @emiliemc

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Applications for the summer session of @StartX are due on April 12th at midnight! http://t.co/Q6SANs9u

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RT @bryce: You Knew What I Was When You Picked Me Up http://t.co/UW4AmsOJ

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RT @twilio: Communicate with horse power, meet the newest Twilio product in partnership with @TaskRabbit http://t.co/qwOMZggb

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