Manu Kumar (@manukumar)

Palo Alto, CA

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

September 2012

shervin Don’t ever wrestle with a pig. You’ll both get dirty, but the pig will enjoy it. —Cale Yarborough

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New parking restrictions in effect at Town and Country Village in Palo Alto @ Town & Country Village http://t.co/AQ85J9Gl

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This is so unbelievably silly and ridiculous. Excporting Your CardMunch Contact List http://t.co/jkr4zxJf

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Didn’t expect community for ZipCar RT @tomiogeron: The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers - Commute - The Atlantic Cities http://t.co/N8fenxbZ

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Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust http://t.co/WcnpkP9M #TED

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twilio Download the Latest Updates to Twilio Client iOS and Android SDK http://t.co/GVWaRrB9

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@joshelman @semil awesome. I’m putting a pink mustache on my car too :)

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The Curse of Too Much (Venture) Money - Matthew O’Brien - The Atlantic http://t.co/YMJmn9Zc

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Here comes everybody: Why AirBnB is so disruptive http://t.co/QxTEyXci

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@Quan absolutely :-) That would be awesome.

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Google Introduces An Easier Way To Sync Gmail Contacts To Your iPhone http://t.co/s9khwxZk via @techcrunch

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Twilio’s Biggest Partnership Yet: AT&T Will Resell Its Cloud Telecom Apps And API http://t.co/YIlibVSC via @techcrunch

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RT @Lytro: Have you heard? Soon there will be more places to buy a Lytro camera http://t.co/rMdK1Gz9

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RT @lyft: Getting a ride with a smartphone is the new norm in Silicon Valley. http://t.co/OUkj3QrL

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RT @twilio: We’re teaming up w/AT&T to bring our API to AT&T customers, putting the power of telephony in more hands http://t.co/cK5mwmXo

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The best founders just need a nudge or a pointer in the right direction and then they just take it and run with it. Pleasure working w/them.

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@Rafe using the iPhone as my scanner has made that a whole lot easier too.

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@jalter Innovation for email, calendar, todos & contacts has stagnated within Microsoft, Google, Apple and Yahoo. @baydin to the rescue!

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@dsamuel Wait till you see some of the #touchless features of one of my newer portfolio companies #comingsoon

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awsmarketplace @torbit’s Insight—a SaaS service to help you understand how your website is performing. Learn more in #awsmarketplace http://t.co/6Ygsezg4

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Lytro’s Going Global! And Expanding in the U.S., too. http://t.co/eVvLW4Qv

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Noticing >>1 once-hot-and-overhyped startups that never built a real business trying to pivot & come up w/something new. #NotNamingNames

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All kinds of good stuff planned for @Twilio’s developer conference coming up Oct 16-18 in SF. Be there: http://t.co/t3DV4pBr

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mattmireles .@Lyft is the next @Airbnb.

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Caught @scobleizer in line for the #iPhone5 at the Apple Store. Always fun to chat w/Robert! @ Apple Store http://t.co/dGM3oZxg

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Dear @LinkedIn, could you please fix your introduction flow. It’s silly that I can’t directly see the profile of who I am being introduce to

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davidu Be relentless.

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I have a blog post coming up on this topic… RT @dcancel: VCs’ Strange, Instinctual Need to Replace Founders - http://t.co/i8x1bJHn

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I’m at Woodside Bakery & Cafe (Woodside, CA) http://t.co/LohhSae1

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Obligatory tweet from #iOS6 native Twitter integration

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jonathanlally Just left @lyft HQ. All startups should take note of their culture and deep understanding of user base. They’re solving real problems.

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@semil same issue here to — I find Rapportive taking a long time to load and often slowing things down. So useful though.

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@Colleran Having exactly the same issue as I type this! ;)

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RT @SCSatCMU: How a nerdy joke about elevators led to the emoticon at Carnegie Mellon, http://t.co/M9YjPwZ4

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schreier The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World | Wired Design | http://t.co/v5th0F83 http://t.co/AnrR0h60

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nathanmarz Storm turns 1 year old today! Here’s a short summary of what’s been an exciting year: http://t.co/hcCE891u

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Anyone else having trouble getting the Bank of America website to load? cc @BofA_Help

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@darrenmarble My focus is on core tech, so unlikely.

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kentgoldman Hustle is the price of entry. It’s not a differentiator.

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I enjoyed reading this post by Bret Victor: A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design http://t.co/71UMUufg via @worrydream

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Much harder to turn my new office into a “cave,” but Pandora helps.

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@davidu I do and others should :) Who remembers Kozmo?

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@LuisvonAhn Congrats on the Duolingo financing round!

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CrowdConf Fans of #crowdsourcing, don’t forget to RSVP to the San Francisco meetup hosted by @CrowdFlower and @dataweeksf! http://t.co/iV9tLeMi

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RT @awmoore: Whoa!!!! RT @TIME: Congratulations! @emailgame is featured on our 50 Best Websites 2012 | http://t.co/bHpMOhls

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My Life as a TaskRabbit - Businessweek via @BW http://t.co/ko00FnbZ

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@dpatil When are you going to respond to that email I send you 10 years ago! #kidding

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Several @K9Ventures’ portfolio cos hiring for design & front-end engineering positions. Ping me if interested or know someone who might be!

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@gaarf Did you see the note by the author at the top of that link :-) He likes it now!

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RT @TapCanvas: Looks like someone had some nice things to say about us on @IBM developerWorks! https://t.co/5mLqF8Q0

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RT @TechCrunch: Lyft’s Focus On Community And The Story Behind The Pink Mustache http://t.co/BU55lBP3 by @thatdrew

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@ScottMcGrew Could I request you to DM me your email address?

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Looking for an opinion on CoffeScript. What’s the word? Thumbs up? Thumbs down?

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@ScottMcGrew Wanted to potentially introduce you to a company doing some cool/futuristic stuff. Could I email you a blurb?

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RT @CooleyLLP: We launched our Privacy Policy Generator today. Try it out! http://t.co/t8Rx0me3

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@semil indeed :) Was hoping it had NFC too — bummed that they didn’t introduce that.

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Yo ho ho and a few billion pageviews of RUM by @joshfraz of @torbit on @slideshare http://t.co/t6sxjN7k

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Drive Me: Lyft Just Might Have The Customer Experience Advantage Over Uber http://t.co/YqcrihIO via @techcrunch

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We’ll be back @ Palo Alto, CA http://t.co/ED8SXerR

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Spread thin & playing catch up. Had some important stuff slip through the cracks. Time to slow down and get back on top of things.

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Waiting for my @lyft ride #latergram @ San Francisco Caltrain Station http://t.co/XlsdiS7f

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Black shroud over future Palo Alto Apple Store #underconstruction @ Future Apple Store http://t.co/rZwBeXZM

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I’m not on a boat, I’m on a train. #BabyBullet

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To San Francisco @ Palo Alto Caltrain Station http://t.co/OxiNlwFi

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@epaley Congrats on the new fund!

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@tomiogeron I agree. Raising money is not an indicator of success, making money is.

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tomiogeron Vinod Khosla: Y Combinator-Backed Startups Need Help, Not Hype - Forbes http://t.co/9niDYfAd

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@tomiogeron True of all incubator companies — most incubators have become “pitch-trainers” rather than company builders.

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Caught a sneak peek of the cool glass exterior of what will soon be the new flagship Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto!

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@semil Satellite will never cut it because of the latency. The speed of light becomes a constraint for that.

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Carriers and dataplans have now begun to suck and lag behind the tech innovation for higher speed connectivity in mobile devices.

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@inafried don’t worry #China will deliver them soon enough ;)

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“Thunderbolt and lightning-very very frightening” #Queen #BohemianRhapsody #Apple #iPhone5

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.@speechu Can’t wait to compare Apple’s Panorama with @Occipital’s @360Panorama

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Does the longer #iPhone5 make it harder to use it with just one hand? Will have to try if one can still hit back button w/ thumb

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Waiting to hear about the iPhone 5 camera

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alisonrosenthal My twitter feed is covered in apple sauce

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fmanjoo Old apps are letterboxed. Black bars surrounding them. For real.

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inafried Apple introduces thinner, lighter bigger screen glass and aluminum #iPhone 5. (Live coverage) http://t.co/DeXTfsLJ

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So far the best liveblog coverage seems to be on @engadget http://t.co/7csjcy5c Any others worth checking out #Apple

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@inafried @parislemon @pogue looking forward to your tweets from the #Apple-opocalypse :)

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@jeff working surprisingly well so far. Although my head hurts a little ;)

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Best part of working on a large display? Having TWO instance of GMail open side by side so I can keep switching between them! #Parallelism

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Stop the Insanity: Inbox Pause Lets You Quiet Gmail Down for a Bit http://t.co/Ko580C1T via @Techland (Go @Baydin!)

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Agree with @mcuban here. CNBC: No Tech Bubble, Except in Silicon Valley: Mark Cuban http://t.co/ZBdI2CBG by @cadiethompson

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Pleased to see so many smart people speak out about Convertible Notes. @fredwilson’s post: Convertible Debt http://t.co/nSY5JTWQ

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annimaniac Loving the @lyft sign http://t.co/o8nYLXT7

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So I bought OS X Lion on the Mac App Store, but now Apple won’t let me download it again (coz. I’m running Mountain Lion) How do I get Lion?

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jeffseibert Companies that underprice their product offerings do a general disservice to the entire market. Themselves included.

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geoff_yang Apple Plans Web Radio Challenge to Pandora http://t.co/Lf9462So

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Lyft: Ride Sharing Startup Zimride Hits the Gas Pedal in San Francisco http://t.co/NnC7fF82 via @TIMEBusiness

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The Real Story Behind Apple’s ‘Think Different’ Campaign - Forbes http://t.co/8WZZUJqe

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@seats also tried multiple different keyboards. Both USB (no PS/2 port) but one wired and one wireless.

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#RequiredReading The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups and The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand http://t.co/7vhdEt0V via @msuster

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@seats even reflashed the BIOS to the latest version. Even removed the battery and shorted the clear CMOS pins. Nothing worked yet. #puzzled

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@seats F2, F12, DEL, everything possible. The keystroke is recognized, but the system just skips getting into the BIOS settings.

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Tried everything I could think of, but still can’t get into the BIOS settings of my old DELL XPS machine. #bizarre

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@alex01 @msuster Probably because they are misinformed and misguided. Agree that @msuster’s piece should be required reading.

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Boomerang for Yahoo Mail Couldn’t Have Timed its Launch Better if it Tried http://t.co/BP5DC7LB via @pandodaily

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Congrats to Team @Baydin on the launch on Boomerang for Yahoo Mail! You’re on a tear. #GoodStuff cc @awmoore @ayemoah @mikejchin

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RT @baydin: Announcing Boomerang for Yahoo Mail! You can now send email later, track responses, set follow up reminders http://t.co/LCt4U2pe

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lyft In @BusinessInsider: our co-founder @johnzimmer’s inspiration to change transportation through community connections: http://t.co/mhYhrhLX

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allthingsd Mobile Start-Up Hopes to Build a Business That Lasts on Apps That Don’t -by @inafried http://t.co/Zu5PEVWy

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@phwerner No problem w/ later rounds being more expensive. The Convertible note nonsense is only at the seed stage (the stage I care about)

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@phwerner @msuster We already have that. Just can’t use big law firms for it, but I work w/ smaller firms that do it for << cost of a note.

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@phwerner @msuster I’m not a push-over ;) I do priced rounds. No convertible notes. Convertible *anything* (debt or equity) is a bad idea.

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@phwerner @msuster I don’t play for “discounts”

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.@msuster Hope you’ve seen my diatribe about Convertible Notes at http://t.co/3sTMLkYd . IMHO Convertible *anything* is a bad idea.

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“Convertible debt with no cap is stupid for investors. Convertible debt WITH a cap is stupid for founders.” @msuster nails it.

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Thank you @msuster! The Truth About Convertible Debt at Startups & The Hidden Terms You Didn’t Understand http://t.co/oEfB2qOM via @msuster

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sacca Viva cronyism! RT: @NewYorkObserver: Taxi & Limousine Commission Tells @Uber They Can’t Legally Operate In NYC http://t.co/nME0zJ7U

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RT @lyft: Next wk at #TCDisrupt, Lyft co-founder @johnzimmer speaks abt disrupting industries as millenial entrepreneur http://t.co/R2pV7X1V

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RT @allthingsd: Twilio’s New Queue Command Offers Hope to Those in the On-Hold -by @ahess247 http://t.co/Z3bL4rLZ

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@l2k Belated happy birthday!

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Stupid Netgear WGR614v6 router causing angst. Replaced it w/ an Apple Airport Express. Works beautifully & simple to setup. #AppleWinsAgain

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RT @TechCrunch: On-Demand Ride-Sharing Service Lyft Adds $1M In Excess Liability Insurance For Drivers http://t.co/No95evFj by @ryanlawler

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@dbasch @mettler I was in and out in less than 2 minutes. Very streamlined and I can finally (hopefully) get w working network in my office!

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It’s Dangerous to have the Apple Store so close to my office! (@ Apple Store w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/yJcTgdqU

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Team @TapCanvas - @joshuamerrill and @gaarf cutting the cake @ AOL West Coast http://t.co/YPg61XxN

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Awesome cake for the @TapCanvas beta launch party @ AOL West Coast http://t.co/vwTcCz2U

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Go @TapCanvas! Beta Launch Party! @ AOL West Coast http://t.co/G4XnMjGX

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@CEWendel I hope @Twilio isn’t paying for your Uber indulgences ;) (I’m an investor in both @Twilio and @Lyft)

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Debunking the Pink Mustaches—Lyft, Taxi Alternative, Launches in San Francisco http://t.co/g6MjH3ui

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Guggenheim Architect To Design Facebook HQ&#8217;s New 3,400-Employee Tree-Topped Engineering Building http://t.co/G7n5lsm1 via @TechCrunch

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