The big bossman of techcrunch.
This guy is part of the Time #100
He really is a great manager.
On today's show I talk about email overload and how I deal with getting so many emails. I also talk about how I answer every email and how if you don't, your brand can suffer because people think you're ignoring them.
I also talk about how Mark Cuban and Mike Arrington say they do it.
About the recent drama surrounding Mike Arrington's Comcast ordeal, along with Viagra and my newest boo-boo.
or why Mike Arrington is an ass.
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Tim Tuttle answers user questions on Expect Labs' MindMeld iPad app.
Expect Labs is a startup based in San Francisco that is building a technology platform designed to reinvent how we have conversations. Expect Labs is the creator of the iPad app called MindMeld, which is the first voice and video calling app that can actually understand conversations in real-time to make it easy to find and share related information as you talk.
Hi, this is Tim Tuttle from Expect Labs. I'm taking some time to answer a few questions that we've gotten from users since we launched our company a couple of weeks ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. When we launched at the conference, we showed our iPad App called MindMeld for the first time. And MindMeld is an app that we're releasing soon which is a voice and video calling app for the iPad that actually can understand the things that you say during your conversation in order to make it easy for you to find and share related information as you talk.
Now, a lot of the questions that we're getting are about what's it like to be on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt and present before these judges. Well, I'll try to answer that. So, we were honored to be selected as a finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt and we got to present on stage in front of these awesome judges, including Marissa Mayer, Chris Dixon, David Sacks, David Lee Roloff, Mike Arrington.
So, that was an honor in itself and we're thrilled to have that opportunity. But some of the specific questions that we're getting, that I've heard a number of times is why was Mike Arrington asking such probing questions and being such a jerk to you guys? At least someone said that to me. First of all, he wasn't being a jerk. He was asking legitimate questions and unfortunately they were questions that we didn't have the green light to answer yet.
So, for the people that asked this question, I was asked who the investors are in Expect Labs and I couldn't answer that question because I hadn't talked to our existing investors and made sure it was okay to to reveal that information publicly. And any of you guys who have done this know that you obviously need to talk to people before you talk about them publicly, and I hadn't done that yet.
We weren't planning on talking about it at the conference so when Arrington asked me these questions about who the investors where I was a little bit tongue-tied and unfortunately I didn't have the green light to talk about this things. So anyway, as a result he did his job which is to try to hammer on me until I was forced to give the answer and I had to do some tap dancing to try to avoid giving the answer, and the whole thing was weird.
I'm in the process of talking to investors now to making sure it's okay that we talk about the funding we did recently, publicly, and we're excited to announce that because we have awesome, awesome seed investors and we're excited to talk about that. So that's my answer to that question. And if you guys have any more questions feel free to ask. I'm happy to try to answer.
Leo Laporte calls out Mike Arrington of TechCrunch after Leo got mad at him for implying that his opinion of the Pre was effected by the fact he had a free review unit. Wow!!!!