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Ben Keighran
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Been a long time since I posted here.....
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A Steve Jobs tribute snowboard with an ipad2 in it for facetime on the slopes? Sure! http://www.tuaw.com/2011/11/17/ishred-a-snowboard-inspired-by-apple-and-steve-jobs/ Thanks +Cameron Baillie for sharing this with me. ;-)
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Insanely busy week here at Chomp. How is your week going?
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Great, how about yours?
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Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
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Okay.. so who is getting a new iPhone 4s?
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I honestly got rid of my iPhone and now have a Samsung Galaxy S and I love it. Way more customization (at this point, totally Hello Kitty-fied) and I got to use 4G when I was in Portland which was super cool! Also, I had to ditch AT&T because they were full of lies and I love Sprint's plan. I also recently got rid of my Mac Pro Tower and now have a PC desktop. I kinda feel like a traitor, but I still have an iPad! Oh, and my phone has a keyboard which basically is the bees knees. I think I'm far more dependent on tactile things than I realize.
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Blog post from me here: http://blog.chomp.com/ about today's news. Let me know if you have any questions.
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A very late happy new years everyone. How is the start of everyone's new year panning out? If it's anything like mine, your probably all too busy to see this. :-)
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I own Museum Planet and four of our iPad apps their preview pictures displayed sideways.
See link here:
 http://chomp.com/a/GAK4/venice-italy-all?r=S
http://chomp.com/a/GVvt/bodie-california?r=S
http://chomp.com/a/GSrT/spain-valley-of-the-fallen?r=S
http://chomp.com/a/GR8y/spain-segovia-cathedral-aqueduct?r=S

 I have complained about this issue previously. If you can not fix it would you please remove these apps from your site. Your mistake is making us look like fools.


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1623 Ogden St
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"On the calendar anyway" :(
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And what are you guys doing for halloween?
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who felt the earthquake in SF? I completely missed it.
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RIP
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Best comment I've read on Steve's passing:


What Apple's going to be missing without Steve Jobs isn't creative talent, or even someone capable of saying 'no.'
It's going to be missing someone who has the credibility to say it.
Anyone can be a tyrant. If Steve Jobs was a dictator, it was because people thought he had the right to be. (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3078267)
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How is your day going G+ folks?
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There is so much more conversation on G+ than any other network... I give it a huge thumbs up for this.
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Internet entrepreneur, CEO & Co-Founder at Chomp, snowboarder & coffee drinker.
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Ben Keighran is an Australian-born Internet entrepreneur currently residing in San Francisco, CA.  

In 2009, Keighran became CEO and Co-Founder of Chomp, the leading app search engine.  At Chomp Keighran defines the product vision, corporate strategy and the customer user experience.  Chomp’s search engine is based on the company’s proprietary algorithm, which learns the functions and topics of apps, so users can search based on what apps do, not just what they’re called.  Since founding the company, Keighran has assembled a world class team, as well as advisors such as Ashton Kutcher and Kevin Rose, and investors such as Ron Conway, BlueRun Ventures and a number of ex-Google angels.

Prior to Chomp, Keighran assumed a lead advisory role for mobile products at social search company, Aardvark, which was acquired by Google in early 2010.  In 2006, Keighran relocated from Sydney to San Francisco, where he raised $6.5 million to build Bluepulse, a mobile social messaging application. Bluepulse was one of the most downloaded mobile Java applications ever; reaching nearly 2mm downloads per month and 300mm user messages per month.

In 2007, Keighran was named one of America's Top Entrepreneurs under the age of 25 by Business Week.  As a teen, he taught himself C++ and by the time he was thirteen, he developed an extremely popular bulletin board system which quickly grew to thousands of users.  It eventually brought in so much traffic that it crashed his parents’ phone line.  Still a teen, Keighran anticipated the influence of apps as drivers of Internet consumption via mobile devices; so he developed Australia’s first geo-based Bluetooth network app and the first app store.  

Ben is a mentor for 500startups.com and Web FWD.  He regularly blogs on Chomp.com.  He has also written guest blogs for TechCrunch.
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