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Blog: Expert Labs
Exciting news today for Expert Labs: Andy Baio has joined our team as our newest Project Director. Andy will be working as a "Director of Hacks", leading the effort to create smart new ways to look at the data collected by apps like ThinkUp. Andy's new role marks the beginning of a whole new phase for Expert Labs; We're now very tightly focused on working with agencies that want to get crowdsourced feedback, and the biggest request those agencies make is to better understand the ideas that people submit. We're answering those requests with smart tools for presenting, visualizing, sorting... Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
One of my most vivid childhood memories is being lucky enough to go down on the field for batting practice at Wrigley before an afternoon Cubs / Reds game. Everything was larger than life -- the field, the stadium, the... Continue »
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This week, we lost a baseball legend. Growing up a Big Red Machine fan, Pete Rose, Johnny Bench, George Foster, Ken Griffey, Dave Conception, Joe Morgan were my favorite players & Sparky Anderson,their fearless leader was not afraid to fight... Continue »
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A lot of my europeans friends are making fun of the fact that the Giants are now called "World Champions" after their win yesterday night against the Rangers in game 5 of the World Series. It's actually a huge discussion on Facebook and other forums. I have to say that the first I heard that, I was also amused. Back in Europe, World Champions are usually countries, and international competitions usually involves countries, not teams. And of course, we love to joke that the US think they're the center of the world. But I would say that there is actually... Continue »
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Blog: nataliepo
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Today is my last day at Six Apart. It's been 3.5 years with an outstandingly clever and humane group of unforgettable friends. I dedicate this Apperceptive/Six Apart-NYC montage to all of you. [WARNING] This is a long, photo-intensive, inside-joke-ridden post.... Continue »
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I forgot my costume. Like every other year. Continue »
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FALL IS HERE and New York City is right on the verge of a burst of natural beauty. I used to be a summer's-my-favorite-season kind of gal, but since I ditched my air conditioner and... Continue »
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Blog: quid.pro
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So glad I didn't hook up my credit card to blippy.com. I was just going through last month's Visa statement and these were the first 5 purchases on my bill. Possibly subject to misinterpretation. Continue »
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Blog: sippey.com
This post is a fork of Anil Dash's Forking is a Feature. And yeah, sure, I could have done this on GitHub, and boy wouldn't that have been clever. While Linus Torvalds is best known as the creator of Linux,... Continue »
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Blog: Summation
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One of the most important principles of individual privacy is the ability to act anonymously. When people are driving to a store or reading a book at home, they have a reasonable assumption that nobody is monitoring their behavior and... Continue »
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I love love love stop motion videos. Flossy-P finished this video of a mural she did for a bakery this past spring, but it got lost in my blog shuffle. I just found it again and thought I'd share regardless.... Continue »
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Blog: Hey Stuff!
Yes, it's pricy. Hey it's James Jean and it's rather large for a print. Love this one, would love to put it up on our wall and stare at it all day. $500 | James Jean's Site Specs: 28 x 44 in. Media: Giclee on Hahnemühle Fine Art Paper Signed,... Continue »
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Blog: Dollarshort
Instead of taking days to write the perfect post about the Six Apart news (in case you don't know, Six Apart is now SAY Media), I wanted to simply jot down some of my thoughts while the news is still,... Continue »
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Yesterday we announced our intention to acquire Six Apart and create SAY Media. And as CEO of the new company I want to reach out to TypePad bloggers directly, echo Ben and Mena's message yesterday,... Continue »
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