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My friend Hunter Walk and I are excited to launch The Startup Chef, a book of 75 recipes from interesting people who power our tech industry. You can buy it HERE starting today.

A cookbook by people who make technology products may seem a bit counterintuitive at first. Technology, after all, is about bytes, not bites. 

But the creative process that goes into cooking a great meal — and the raw vision, passion and imagination one applies to making something new out of a sum of unsuspecting ingredients — is not so different from the process of creating innovative technology products.

Much like the process of creating a startup, this book is a work in progress. And the 75-and-counting recipes, vignettes and photos in it (we will continue to add more to the book, in dynamic fashion, as we gather them) provide a sneak peek into the more personal side of the founders, investors and writers who power the tech industry.

And of course it wouldn’t be a launch if there wasn’t that ‘one more thing’: All proceeds from the book will go to charities aiming to end hunger — ranging from feeding hungry children in the US to helping feed families severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. So get yourself a book or three! It’s quite literally the gift that keeps on giving.

We’re thankful to work in an industry filled with warm-hearted leaders who can not only cook a great meal, but help feed those who need it. And we hope this further inspires us and our community to continue to use our creativity to give back, together.

Enjoy the book!

Maya

Posted at 8:46am.

My friend Hunter Walk and I are excited to launch The Startup Chef, a book of 75 recipes from interesting people who power our tech industry. You can buy it HERE starting today.
A cookbook by people who make technology products may seem a bit counterintuitive at first. Technology, after all, is about bytes, not bites. 
But the creative process that goes into cooking a great meal — and the raw vision, passion and imagination one applies to making something new out of a sum of unsuspecting ingredients — is not so different from the process of creating innovative technology products.
Much like the process of creating a startup, this book is a work in progress. And the 75-and-counting recipes, vignettes and photos in it (we will continue to add more to the book, in dynamic fashion, as we gather them) provide a sneak peek into the more personal side of the founders, investors and writers who power the tech industry.
And of course it wouldn’t be a launch if there wasn’t that ‘one more thing’: All proceeds from the book will go to charities aiming to end hunger — ranging from feeding hungry children in the US to helping feed families severely affected by Hurricane Sandy. So get yourself a book or three! It’s quite literally the gift that keeps on giving.
We’re thankful to work in an industry filled with warm-hearted leaders who can not only cook a great meal, but help feed those who need it. And we hope this further inspires us and our community to continue to use our creativity to give back, together.
Enjoy the book!
Maya

Excited to be working with Instagram on our live #election2012 coverage tonight from our ABC News Times Square studios! Our social segment, powered by a tireless team of 20, will be spearheaded by Katie Couric, starting at 7pm tonight. Tune in!

instagram:

It’s Election Day!

Not sure where to vote? Find your polling place by entering your address at Vote411.org.

After nearly two years of campaigning, Election Day is finally here! While millions have already cast their ballots, most Americans will head to the polls today. Are you one of them? We hope so!

After casting your ballot, share a photo, and encourage others to vote as well! Tag your photo with #IVoted, and for a chance to be highlighted by the Wall Street Journal, ABC, and the New York Times, add the #WSJvote, #YourVote and #NYTelection tags!

Learn more about the candidates and issues at votesmart.org, and revisit photos from the Republican and Democratic Conventions.

Posted at 12:00pm.

quincyapparel:

The lovely Maya Baratz, head of new products at ABC News, traveled to Dublin for the Web 2012 Summit and did so in style. We loved seeing her on stage wearing our Ansley dress while in a political-tech discussion with Arab Spring online activist Wael Ghonim and founder of Nation Builder…

LOVED wearing Quincy in Dublin! Their clothes are so comfy!

Posted at 10:46am.

  • M: Basically, it's true what they say. A guy either has his light on or off. Has nothing to do with women.
  • C: I know a few that flicker.
  • M: Best description of New York men.

Posted at 11:49am.

Oh hey I’m in L’Oreal’s Women in Digital video (1:15).

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so. boss. 

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  • Me: i'm debating whether to buy a robot
  • he's really cute and i'm sort of in love
  • Caro: what kind of robot
  • i bought a jackalope a few weeks ago

Posted at 5:51pm.

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your knit pouf.

Posted at 1:36pm.

fuckyournoguchicoffeetable:

Fuck your knit pouf.