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Phil Freund
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I've used AJ P&E for both electrical issues as well as replacing a sump pump. Fantastic service both times! Paul is extremely friendly and does high quality work. I could not be more pleased.
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Facebook is looking to its right-brainers to help them do something that’s essentially never been done in software before: Design interfaces that catalyze emotions, rather than simply enable users to accomplish tasks.
If you take a close look at Facebook’s S-1 registration statement, you’ll notice something striking: Designers are called out as key to the company’s long-term strategic success.Editor’s NoteSee Faceb...
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My favorite academics are the ones who dare to tackle projects that many people think are pointless. Like Kirk Goldsberry, an assistant professor of geography at Michigan State University, who has ma...
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Great article!
The Inside Story: 5 Secrets To Pixar's Success. Oren Jacob, the former chief technical officer of Pixar, provides a rare glimpse into company culture. Recently at Jump, I had the pleasure of inter...
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The "skating to where the puck HAS BEEN" reference is so appropriate. Bigger picture people. G+ made it about halfway there, but I underestimated Facebook's intuition. I never would have thought they would play the emotional angle. Very interesting insight into the current FB culture (and the influence Steve Jobs is continuing to play across the tech sector). I love capitalism!
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"age" might be a little grandiose, but FB is definitely king of the hill right now. but remember, myspace sold for $600 million to news corp in 2005 at the height of its reign (it was the #1 site on the internet at the time - above google). fast forward 6 years, justin timberlake just bought myspace for $35 million. FAIL!
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This is why I still live in the Midwest. Cost of living in the Valley is 61% higher than the national average.
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Response from Fred Wilson of Union Square Venture partners to an article in the Wall Street Journal about a "cash crunch" for startups.
The state of Web startups.
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f8 live web broadcast just hit 100,000 viewers. Wow! http://f8.facebook.com/
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If you work in the online world, this is a really good read. Makes Google's "do no evil" motto seem a bit trite.
Tim Berners-Lee, to his credit, did not invent the Internet. He did have one good idea. He was not the first person or even the twelfth with the ...
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Interesting note on the cost of infrastructure; I always wondered about that. Hard to imagine today's telecom giants cooperating like in the old days. Unfortunately it is holding our country back. 
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  • Kansas University
  • Maranatha Academy
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Phillip
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Online Product Strategy and Usability
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  • H&R Block
    Sr. Product Mgr., present
  • eNeighbors
  • Sprint
  • Embarq
  • Level Five Solutions
  • Kansas City Star
  • iModules Software
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Olathe, KS - lawrence, ks - lincoln, ne - overland park, ks