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Steve Kobes
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Attended University Of Arizona
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Uber's customer support is amazingly good. (Note the 15 minute response time.)
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No Nena. It was expensive, mediore, and came in tiny portions. :(
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A great speech by Steve Jobs.
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Are you wondering what is the most important thing you could be doing with your life right now? Then watch this video. It may help you discover your life's mission. I think about this question a lot.

Cost of 4 years at Stanford, including tuition, books, housing, meals? $194,342. This speech? Priceless. Let this message sink in, it's one of the most valuable things you could ever learn.
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Nice Q&A by my colleague +Joseph Smarr.
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YC startup AnyAsq asked me to answer some reddit-style "ask me anything" questions about Google+, and being a fan of both YC startups and Google+, I said "sure". So ask away! :)
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Yonatan Zunger originally shared:
 
Some useful-but-maybe-not-obvious features of Google+:

* In your stream, "Incoming" means "other people who are sharing with me" -- people who aren't yet in your circles. You can browse through it to see people who have added you.

* "Notifications" gives you the same sort of stuff that you can see in the notifications menu in the top right. (The one that turns bright red when you have an update -- not yet available in all countries) Who's added you, when you've been mentioned in a post or tagged in a photo, etc. Also, that menu at the top? Very useful.

* "Sparks" lets you get cool content relevant to your interests. Random side note: While debugging the system, we often used "Chocolate Cake" as a test interest. It turned out to be a really distracting interest.

* Hangouts are more awesome than you may suspect, because they require so little work.

* You have to click on the "Chat with people on Google+" link to enable chat within Google+ (long story as to why), but then you get IM functionality.

* The mobile app has two features of surpassing awesomeness: Huddles and Instant Upload. Huddles are everything that messaging was supposed to be but never was -- group of people, persistent conversations so you can keep chatting with people, a hell of a lot faster delivery than SMS, etc. Instant upload means that you will never have photos stranded on your phone again.

* The delete circle animation is enough fun that one is tempted to create circles and delete them just for the heck of it. Andy Hertzfeld FTW.

I'll probably think of more of these later... there are a lot of features in here, and there are even more on the way. This is called "The Google+ Project" for a reason; the future is bright and exciting.
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    2007 - present
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    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
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