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

Back In The Game

medium.com — News from me-I'm joining Fortune Magazine as a Senior Writer based in San Francisco. Thanks to the amazing team at Google Ventures. I have learned a ton, met incredible people and learned what being "Googley" actually means. Yet, I realized I really missed the Game. The Game is the playing field for writers.

New Startups, Apps From The Crunchies Tech Awards

refinery29.com — Last week, techies gathered at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall to fete what is basically the Oscars of tech: The Crunchies. Now in its eighth year, the event praises the best and brightest stars and start-ups of Silicon Valley. Like most awards shows, it came with its fair share of

Preschool Essays

medium.com — Dear Sammy, We started applying to preschool when you were barely walking and we kept encountering the question of "tell us a little bit about your family and child." Daddy and I talked about this a lot, sometimes over a few glasses of wine, and we had different answers for different stages of your life, and our lives.

New Year Resolutions Apps

refinery29.com — We've downed Champagne, stolen midnight kisses, danced our asses off, and had the hangover of the century. Now, it's time to really get started on those New Year goals. But, if you've gotten off to a slow start, don't worry - you still have a chance.

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
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Mar 04, 2015

Livebloging all day is tough but @lizgannes and @NellieBowles are doing a great job at the Pao Kleiner Perkins trial recode.net/2015/03/04/joh…

Mar 04, 2015

RT @daveyalba: Doerr: My advice for people who want to be a venture capitalist is to forget about it. Try to be a successful entrepreneur instead.

Mar 04, 2015

RT @clairezillman: ICYM @FortuneMagazine's viral story yesterday on a female company president's apology to working moms. for.tn/1EGfnCz

Feb 26, 2015

@DanielleMorrill @Kitchit I just hosted a dinner party last week with Kitchit--it was awesome! Have fun!

Feb 26, 2015

News: I'm joining @FortuneMagazine as a Senior Writer. Thanks to @googleventures, excited to get back in the Game. medium.com/@leenarao/back…

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