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The Past, Present, and Future of Social, Local, and Mobile – SoLoMo

Whenever you’re building something new, it helps to look back on the history of your industry to understand why things developed the way they did and learn about what worked and what didn’t. Having a deep knowledge base and appreciation for the companies...
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The Many Decisions Involved in Building a Very Early Stage Startup

Running a startup involves making decision after decision after decision, and it has been no different in the first few months of building ribl. The tough part is that for a very early stage startup like us, these decisions are made with small amounts...
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Why We’re Building ribl for Android First

Developers are engaged in an endless debate about whether mobile apps should be built for iOS or Android first, with the majority leaning toward iOS as their initial platform of choice. In mid-2013, venture capitalist Chris Dixon predicted that developers...
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We demoed ribl in public for the first time ever! Here’s what happened.

  We demoed ribl in public for the first time ever at the Northern Virginia TechBreakfast yesterday and it went really well! Dan, Jeff, and I trekked out to the AOL offices in Sterling, VA to spread the ribl gospel. Here’s a quick recap...
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Why we’re building ribl – THE app for local discovery

  We’re embarking on a journey to provide the best way to learn about what’s happening around you and to share with others what’s going on wherever you are. That journey is embodied in a mobile app that we’re building called ribl, and we...
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