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Hey, folks! Me again. As I’m sure it had you on the edge of your seat, I’m pleased to report that the team wasn’t completely dissatisfied with my inaugural work (it’s here in case you missed it), and so they’ve agreed to let me have another go. In other uplifting news, it’s nearly the end of the week. And if you’re staring outside at the same New York City skyline I am, the weather’s beautiful. Get that vitamin D in when you’re able.
Anywho, if you’re not NYC bound and happen to be within spitting distance of Menlo Park today, grab a ticket to the TechCrunch Summer Party. I checked, and there’s just a few left — the festivities start at 6 p.m PT. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for the upcoming TC Sessions: Robotics event, which will feature such guests as Amazon’s VP of global robotics and the director of Carnegie Mellon’s robotics institute. It won’t be one to miss. — Kyle
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