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Tech Writer, dog-lover, foodie, quirky, wife, mom, married to @suneel.

Meet Tiiny 2.0 | Google Ventures

gv.com — Take a look at the new version of social photo and video sharing app Tiiny, incubated at Kevin Rose's and Marc Hemeon's mobile laboratory, North. Tiiny 2.0 includes the ability to reply to photos and…

NumberFire Gets Scientific About Fantasy Football Picks

techcrunch.com — Football season is upon us and that means many of you are making your fantasy football picks. While ESPN, Yahoo and others provide data and statistics on players to help you make decisions, numberFire is hoping to be an additional useful resource for fantasy football picks.

Meet Vida | Google Ventures

gv.com — For Umaimah Mendhro, design had been a key part of her life from the time she was a little girl growing up in a small village in Pakistan. She had a passion for art and fashion and always knew she wanted to be a creator.

Pixelpipe Spawns Pi.pe To Help You Move Photos Across Your Favorite Social Sites

techcrunch.com — Pixelpipe, a San Francisco-based startup that offers a 'content distribution gateway' that allows people to upload text, photos, videos and other files to a variety of social networking and media sharing sites at once, is debuting a new service today, called Pi.pe that aims to help move content across services.

Meet Intro from About.me

gv.com — Take a look at Intro, a new digital business card from GV portfolio company About.me. Using the Intro iOS app, you can easily share your contact info and your About.me page via your phone when you meet a contact. Check out the video above to hear the co-founders of About.me, Tony Conrad and Ryan Freitas, talk about their vision for Intro.

Tech Terms To Know

refinery29.com — If you live in San Francisco, we guarantee you've overheard a few techie conversations about the "Internet of Things" or that "dogfooded" app and wondered what the hell people were talking about. When it comes to Silicon Valley - the home of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and countless other

Snowball, the messaging inbox to rule them all

gv.com — When it comes to messaging, we live in a fragmented world. And it's seemingly getting worse each day with every new app becoming a potential new messaging channel. Our SMS, Facebook Messages, WhatsApp messages, Snapchat messages, Slack notifications, Lines, and more are spread out across different apps.

Best Apps - San Francisco

refinery29.com — One of the perks of living in San Francisco is finding out about the most interesting apps before they go mainstream. Yeah, that's right - we joined Twitter and Instagram before most celebrities and take pride in hearing about the next big thing eons before the masses. #humblebrag. So, it

Meet Blue Bottle at Home

gv.com — In this Google Ventures profile, Blue Bottle founder and CEO James Freeman shares his vision for Blue Bottle at Home, a new e-commerce destination and coffee subscription service for customers. Following the acquisition of LA-based startup Tonx earlier this year, Blue Bottle and its new director of digital products, Nik Bauman, are focused on bringing hospitality and personalization to the experience of buying coffee online.

Best New iPhone Apps

refinery29.com — Sapphire, iWatch, HealthKit, NFC, iOS 8 - the excitement is palpable. Out here in the technosphere, everyone is getting giddy thinking about what new bells and whistles Apple is about to reveal at its big-deal keynote, in just a few moments.
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Dec 20, 2014

RT @RepMaloney: The NYPD & families of the slain officers are in my prayers. This barbarous act of violence is deeply saddening.

Dec 18, 2014

RT @joshk: It's here - our seventh annual holiday video. Enjoy - and happy holidays!! holiday.firstround.com

Dec 16, 2014

RT @TechCrunch: Nutrition App Rise Adds Apple HealthKit Integration And Launches Its First International Markets tcrn.ch/1uOsx7F by @ryanlawler

Dec 16, 2014

The Next Big Thing You Missed: ‘Rise’ App Puts a Real-Life Personal Health Coach in Your Pocket wired.com/2014/12/rise-h…

Dec 15, 2014

Yikes. "EXCLUSIVE: New York Mag’s Boy Genius Investor Made It All Up" observer.com/2014/12/exclus…

Dec 15, 2014

And had an awesome time interviewing Tom Lee from @onemedical and Steve Cousins from @Savioke gv.com/2014/

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