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Laaker leaves Yahoo! to join social comics startup Graphicly

(Mountain View) – After six awesome years at Yahoo!, Micah Laaker today announced his transition to lead product experience at Graphicly, a multi-platform social comics and entertainment experience working to bridge comics, characters, and conversations. Since joining Graphicly, Laaker has led the charge begin incorporating its first wave of social features in the product’s Web […]

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Laaker.com now featuring URL-shortening action

(Mountain View) – Laaker.com is now leveraging URL-shortening links for its 3rd-party service promotional links (i.e. links that point back to Laaker.com posts) as well as to other items of Micah Laaker’s interest. At the time of this publication, m13.me links will now redirect to Laaker’s links of choice. “From whence the m13.me domain came, […]

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‘Evaluating Openness’ Missive Highlighted in New Social Patterns Opus

(Mountain View) – Designing Social Interfaces: Principles, Patterns, and Practices for Improving the User Experience, a new book on design patterns for social software by current colleague Christian Crumlish and former manager Erin Malone, features a riff on Micah Laaker’s recent “Evaluating Openness” missive. Headlining for Chapter 17 (“Open for Business”), Laaker’s “What does it […]

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Laaker, Brodnitz to Speak at April BayCHI Program

(Mountain View) – Christian Crumlish, Yahoo! Pattern Librarian and all-around talented design thinker, recently announced what the Bay Area had long been hoping for: Micah Laaker and Dan Brodnitz are confirmed to present at this April’s BayCHI program. Confirmed for Tuesday, April 14, 7:30pm, Laaker is set to give the first of two talks entitled […]

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Laaker’s Photography Now Wrapped in Hardcover

(Mountain View, CA) – Micah Laaker’s photographic enterprises are now featured in “Stockton: Renewed, Revitalized, Redefined“, a hardcover coffee table book illustrating the history and revivification of Stockton, California. The book features two of Laaker’s photographs from a recent visit to Stockton: Bank of Stockton building Fox Theater Marquee These two photographs by Laaker were […]

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Pontificating on Pizza

(Mountain View, CA) – Last month, privacy buffs, futurists, and Internet meme-followers were finally given a behind-the-scenes view of the creation of the ACLU’s Pizza Surveillance video. The Sceptical Futuryst, a blog sketching out the ideas and impacts possible in future scenarios, ran an interview with video director Micah Laaker entitled “Surveillance Supreme.” The interview […]

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Laaker.com on OLPC Laptop

(Mountain View, CA) – Having just received his personal laptop from the One Laptop Per Child program’s Give One, Get One program, Micah Laaker did what he does with any Web-connected device he can get this hands on: he loaded Laaker.com. Laaker.com on OLPC Laptop, originally uploaded by mlaaker. “I know the first thing most […]

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Laaker.com Announces Q4 2007 Numbers; 50% YOY Staff/Product Growth

(Mountain View) – Laaker.com today officially announced its 2007 4th quarter numbers to the street. Beating the analysts estimates of another flat year in terms of growth and shipping products, the site launched its biggest product to-date. Speaking to investors, Micah Laaker stated: “One year ago, rumors were fluttering around, and people were asking about […]

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The Honor Associated with Hosting a Kwik-E-Mart Convenience Store

(Mountain View, CA) 7-Eleven spokeswoman Margaret Chabris recently (and astutely) stated: “We’ve done research, and research shows us that our customers like… movies, so we’re getting involved with some major studios on some of their properties this summer.” (This was covered, amongst others, in the venerable Convenience Store News… one of Mr. Laaker’s many, many […]

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Laaker Joins Yahoo! Developer Network

(Sunnyvale, CA) – While some had already heard the news via a LinkedIn profile update, Micah Laaker today officially announced his joining of the Yahoo! Developer Network. Laaker is joining YDN to build and lead the new user experience group for the team. The Sunnyvale-based company, now 10+ years old, began as the web’s Yellow […]

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“Made in the U.S.A. by the Double A” Campaign Launched

(Mountain View, CA) – Whipped into a patriotic fervor matching his self-aggrandizing manner, Micah Laaker today launched a new campaign with a single intent: To a) inform the public of his contributions to humanity, and b) alert folks of the second “A” in “Laaker.” “Today’s media-savvy consumer is very much aware of who and what […]

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Steve Jobs Gets His First Micah Laaker Sighting

(Palo Alto, CA) – Silicon Valley local-boy-done-good Steven P. Jobs, notable to many for his founding of Apple Computer in the 1970s and then his subsequent turnaround of the company in the 1990s, made his first Micah Laaker sighting since arriving in Palo Alto years earlier, despite living only blocks away from the designer. Attending […]

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Privacy Paranoia Parlays Into Publicity, Props

(Palo Alto, CA) – After working with the American Civil Liberties Union for a number of years, Micah Laaker was honored by the 5th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival for his contribution to the ACLU’s Pizza Surveillance Feature. The pizza feature took the top honor in the Civil Liberties category. Using Macromedia Flash to […]

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An Open Letter Regarding Running and Regalia

(Palo Alto, CA) – Laaker.com is known largely for its recupe of two parts journalistic integrity and one part shameless self-promotion. Thus departing from this family secret for a whopping three parts plugging, Laaker.com founder Micah Laaker turned to hyping a good cause with a special incentive in an open letter to the site’s large […]

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Yahoo! Now Featuring Laaker Works of Art and New Role

(Palo Alto, CA) – After joining forces with Yahoo! last November, Micah Laaker announced visible elements of his work are available for public consumption on the popular website, as well as a change in position. “Today marks a great step forward for users of the ‘World Wide Web,’” stated Laaker. “Yahoo! has provided users with […]

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