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Kirin Kalia
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Passionate about startups & immigration
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You don't have to be from Western Pennsylvania to appreciate "Pittsburgh Dad." Thanks to its popularity on YouTube (where else?), Pittsburgh local TV news station WTAE did this story. h/t to my brother (a news producer at WTAE) for sending me this clip. I do love yinz accent! See you at Christmas :)

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Zite CEO +Mark Johnson thinks Microsoft will get into the social reader space next year. I can see that happening, but I wonder if it will be too late, even for the company that killed Netscape and that has managed to nip at Google with Bing.
http://www.launch.is/blog/zite-ceo-expects-more-social-readers-to-emerge-in-2012-will.html

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Yes, this is a great deal from Google Offers -- $7 for a 2012 Zagat print guide -- but it's interesting because Google bought Zagat a few months ago. What will we see Google do with Zagat next?

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The LAUNCH team focused on Amazon this week -- first the rumor that the company is opening retail stores, then a look at its white-label products and why Bezos is the next Jobs, and today a look at Amazon competitor +Walmart, which will eventually go all white-label in its offerings, a source familiar with the company told us. Things are going to get very interesting, that's for sure.

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I love what people are doing with Kinect -- has to be the most innovative (and most underrated) product Microsoft has ever made. This is the best place I've found to discover cool hacks...are there others? http://www.kinecthacks.com/

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There's no question the Android market is growing and popular apps that were iPhone-only have Android versions (Path is a biggie, Instagram's is in the works). So will app developers have no choice but to make Android apps, and maybe make them before iOS ones? Although I'm not a developer I like how Instapaper creator Marco Arment is questioning the "whether you like it or not" tone from Google exec chairman +Eric Schmidt.
http://www.launch.is/blog/whether-you-like-android-or-not-you-will-support-that-platfo.html

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We've all had autocorrect eff up a text, but were any of yours ever this funny? I had to stop reading because I was laughing too loud [ but will enjoy the rest tonight at home. ]

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Definitely makes him more real....which means good PR for Zuck. He is smart enough NOT to put compromising photos on his own service.

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Really enjoyed talking to +Seth Blank about Trove. I agree that someone (maybe Trove, maybe another company) will make the permissions-for-personal-data process much easier for developers and consumers. Personally, I can't stand using Facebook Connect and want a better solution NOW!

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An anthem for all startups, inspired by the success of Path 2.0. Great read for a Monday by +Jason Calacanis
http://www.launch.is/blog/never-give-up-never-surrender.html
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