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Teemu Kurppa
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WhatsApp acquisition: cost per user compared to other acquisitions

https://public.brightside.io/v1/chart/ece4947eb29375535376ca212578cf78
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good coverage of browser stack problems in iOS7
 
Did Apple just f**ck it up? What do you mean?
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+Robert Scoble writes about Moto X and importance of voice control.

As I've been glued to screens for a good part of my life, I really didn't understand how important it is, but during the last year I've been both driving and doing more physical work while renovating our apartment. It totally changed my perspective, and really good voice control for mobile phones - not just "call wife" commands, but fully featured voice controlled apps ranging from ToDo apps to driving directions to paying your bills - is the killer feature for everyone who is doing physical work or is constantly on the go.

http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/08/02/google-the-freaky-line-and-why-moto-x-is-a-game-changer/ 
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Metrics Monday
Metrics Monday is monthly meetup of data hackers and metrics geeks in Helsinki.
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Alex, Metrics Monday is a monthly event that features how data and metrics are used in startups.

The next event is special: it's organized as a virtual event in Google Hangout and anybody anywhere in the world can attend. . The topic is how to use Google Analytics more effectively and the lecturer is Google Analytics specialists from Google itself.

You can signup here : https://plus.google.com/events/conra0cb1h0fn9kvbbt6i1iemog
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Developers can now distribute controlled alpha and beta tests and do staged app updates through Google Play.

#io13   #keynote   #io13android  
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About 14 years ago, I got a bad cold, and my voice became hoarse.  At the time I didn’t think much about it.  But my voice never fully recovered.  So I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with left vocal cord paralysis.  This is a nerve problem that causes your left vocal cord to not move properly.  Despite extensive examination, the doctors never identified a cause — though there was speculation of virus-based damage from my cold.  It is quite common in cases like these that a definitive cause is not found.

While this condition never really affected me — other than having a slightly weaker voice than normal which some people think sounded a little funny — it naturally raised questions in my mind about my second vocal cord.  But I was told that sequential paralysis of one vocal cord following another is extremely rare.  

Fast forward to last summer, when the same pattern repeated itself — a cold followed by a hoarse voice. Once again things didn’t fully improve, so I went in for a check-up and was told that my second vocal cord now had limited movement as well. Again, after a thorough examination, the doctors weren’t able to identify a cause.  

Thankfully, after some initial recovery I’m fully able to do all I need to at home and at work, though my voice is softer than before. And giving long monologues is more tedious for me and probably the audience.  But overall over the last year there has been some improvement with people telling me they think I sound better.  Vocal cord nerve issues can also affect your breathing, so my ability to exercise at peak aerobic capacity is somewhat reduced.  That said, my friends still think I have way more stamina than them when we go kitesurfing!  And Sergey says I’m probably a better CEO because I choose my words more carefully.  So surprisingly, overall I am feeling very lucky.

Interestingly, while the nerves for your vocal cords take quite different routes through your body, they both pass your thyroid.  So in searching for a cause for both nerves that was an obvious place to look. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in 2003.  This is a fairly common benign inflammatory condition of the thyroid which causes me no problems.  It is unclear if this is a factor in the vocal cord condition, or whether both conditions were triggered by a virus.

In this journey I have learned a lot more about voice issues.  Though my condition seems to be very rare, there are a significant number of people who develop issues with one vocal nerve.  In seeing different specialists, I met one doctor — Dr. Steven Zeitels from the Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital Voice Center — who is really excited about the potential to improve vocal cord nerve function.  So I’ve arranged to fund a significant research program through the Voice Health Institute, which he will lead.  Thanks a bunch to my amazing wife Lucy, for her companionship through this journey and for helping oversee this project and get it off the ground.  Also, thanks to the many people who have helped with advice and information many of whom I have not had a chance to thank yet.

Finally, we’ve put together a patient survey to gather information about other people with similar conditions.  As it’s fairly rare, there’s little data available today — and the team hopes that with more information they can make faster progress.  If you have similar symptoms you can fill it out here: voicehealth.org/ip
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“Mobile is the only under-hyped thing in tech.”  http://buff.ly/1aMzMoO
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Kunnostamme yhteistä takapihaa naapureiden kanssa. Talkkari on tarmokkaasti kärrännyt pihalle lunta talvella, jonka jäljiltä on paljon, paljon hiekoitushiekkaa haravoitavana pois. Traktorin pyöränjälkiä täytyy myös hieman pai...
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Teemu Arina interviews Chris Dancy - the most quantified man - at our Quantified Self & Biohacking event today Quantified Self & Biohacking Finland
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Web developers ahoy! Just a reminder that Metrics Monday with Google can be followed live today at 15:00 UTC  via Google Hangout. We will have a Google Analytics specialist from Google giving a lecture. 

We will deep dive into Google Analytics usage and see how to use analytics power features to measure usage and growth of your web services. Signup here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/conra0cb1h0fn9kvbbt6i1iemog
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Metrics Monday goes virtual with Google! Anybody can attend the hangout on Monday. The topic is hardcore features of Google Analytics so it's pretty relevant to anyone working with web services.  
 
The May meetup is hosted by Google Finland. It will focus on the professional level/hard core features of Google analytics. The presentation will given by a hardcore professional directly from Google Ireland via Google Hangout!

Metrics Monday is monthly meetup of data hackers and metrics geeks. It takes place approximately once a month on a Monday evening and is hosted by a cool local data driven company. Best way to stay up to date on the events is to subscribe to the Facebook group! http://www.facebook.com/groups/386347621451607

We bring data scientists, gaming studios and data driven startupstogether to meet, learn, share and have fun.
Metrics Monday: Google Analytics @ Google Hangout
Mon, May 27, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT
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Designing & Coding for iPad and mobile
Employment
  • Brightside
    Co-Founder, 2013 - present
    Co-Founder and CEO of Brightside - Excel for the Post PC Era.
  • Huikea Experience
    Design, Coding, Hustling, 2009 - present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, Mobile social efforts & Picasa, 2007 - 2008
  • Jaiku
    Mobile punk, 2006 - 2007
  • Nokia
    Software Designer / Calendar and PIM apps, S60, 2003 - 2006
  • University of Helsinki
    Researcher / Autonomous Robots, 2000 - 2002
  • University of Helsinki
    Research assistant / Programmer / Component Architectures, 2004 - 2005
  • Finnish Environment Institute
    Programmer / Flood predictin models, 1999 - 1999
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London, UK - San Francisco, USA - Kokkola, Finland - Stockholm, Sweden
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Building the tandem bicycle for our minds.
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Co-Founder (CEO) of Brightside - Excel for the Post-PC Era. 

Organizer of Quantified Self Finland http://quantifiedself.fi/

Previously worked in Jaiku (acquired by Google), Google, Nokia and on autonomous robot research. 


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  • University of Helsinki
    Computer Science
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