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Brian Erickson (djbriane)
Works at Closely, Inc.
Attended University of Colorado - Leeds School of Business
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Just what I wanted.. to turn my new Smartphone into a crappy laptop. Thanks Motorola!
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Nice writeup on the Avs preseason so far.
The Colorado Avalanche are in a defining year for their organizations. After one of the worst seasons in the history of the franchise, the Avalanche went out and made a lot of ...
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Check out the results of our weekend of Foursquare hacking at @closely #4sqhackathon
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Cool! Arduino's awesome. I've neve used (nor had much interest in) foursquare, but if I saw one of these out and about, I might have to give it a try. Mostly I'm creeped out by how much of a tracking device my phone already is and haven't felt the need to keep another service abreast of my movement, but combining an API with hardware that adds to a networking community is pretty awesome.
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One of the better explanations I've seen on what it means to be a Product Manager:
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Enjoyed this post on DF about the Amazon announcement today especially Gruber's commentary on the difference between the Kindle and an iPad:
"I read books on my iPad, too, but reading on the iPad doesn’t have the same mental-mode-switching effect. When I read with the iPad I feel like I’m doing the same basic thing I do as I read on my Mac all day long — just with a different device. It’s more pleasant, in many ways, and definitely more personal. But I’m still in the same mental mode — fully aware that anything and everything is just a few taps and few seconds away.

E-ink feels peaceful to me. The Kindle doesn’t feel like a computer. It feels — not to the touch but to the eyes and mind — like a crudely-typeset and slightly smudgily-printed paper book. That’s a good thing."
Amazon's New Kindles. Wednesday, 28 September 2011. Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire's slogan says it all: “All the content. Ultra-fast web browsing.” That's the best sort of marketing message...
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there is demand for the plain Kindles just like there is demand for 160gb ipod classics homie. not everyone gives a funk about touchscreens and eye candy
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Well done Martin and Brady! Check Forkly out if you've got an iPhone!
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Like Yelp + Pandora for restaurants and dishes near you.
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Mobile Product Lead
  • Closely, Inc.
    Mobile Product Lead, 2011 - present
  • Trimble Navigation
    Product Manager, 2009 - 2011
  • Local Matters
    Product Manager, 2008 - 2009
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  • University of Colorado - Leeds School of Business
  • South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
    Computer Science