Milk

  • Oink Users: Need A New Home For Your Data? Turn That Frown Upside Down With Cheers

    Oink Users: Need A New Home For Your Data? Turn That Frown Upside Down With Cheers

    This piece of news brought to you by Jotly. No, no. Just kidding. Last week, uber-founder Kevin Rose and the team of eight sterling engineers and designers that comprised his startup lab, Milk, closed the doors on their first mobile app, Oink, just four months after it appeared on the App Store, before heading over to Google. The abrupt Oink-icide of course raised some important questions… Read More

  • Winning A Bidding War With Facebook, Google Picks Up The Milk Product Team

    Winning A Bidding War With Facebook, Google Picks Up The Milk Product Team

    AllThingsD is reporting that super-founder Kevin Rose is joining Google. Well, that’s part of the story … the other part is that the entire Milk team, including Rose, will be joining the search giant, in an acqui-hire type deal. Google is not picking up the Oink app itself or the technology. Rumor has it that Rose and the crew will be heavily involved in Google’s… Read More

  • Jotly Creator Swears He’s Not Making Fun Of Oink

    Jotly Creator Swears He’s Not Making Fun Of Oink

    So Nosh founder Alex Cornell came up with and shot a promo video of this parody app that allows you to review anything in the world, “launching” it on October 3rd. This is doubly hilarious because a week after the world met Jotly, superfounder Kevin Rose launched Oink, which is also an app that allows you to review anything in the world EXCEPT IT’S REAL. And really noisy. Read More

  • The Startup You Want To Work At The Most Is Your Own

    The Startup You Want To Work At The Most Is Your Own

    By now it is a common axiom of Silicon Valley small talk that good engineers are, at the moment, murder to come by. While the most prominent talent battles have thus far been between Facebook and Google, I was curious whether there was a specific smaller startup that everyone wanted to work at. So I set up a GoPollGo poll asking, “If you could work for a startup, any startup, which one… Read More

  • Milk's First Project Revealed: Oink, A Mobile App To Vote, Rank, And Share


    As we heard in April, Kevin Rose and former Digg designer Daniel Burka have teamed up to start Milk, a mobile app development lab in San Francisco. The company also raised $1.5 million from a number of all-star investors, including our own Michael Arrington. Now, we’ve just found a little more information on the first app that will be debuting from the incubator, Oink. It appears from… Read More

  • Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names

    Kevin Rose has completed a hefty $1.5 million angel round for his new mobile development lab, which we first reported in March, Milk. Rose went for the more-is-more approach, pulling in a wide-syndicate of Valley elites, including TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington. Other angels include Ron Conway, Tim Ferriss, Dave Morin, Philip Rosedale, Evan Williams, Shervin Pishevar, Joshua… Read More

  • Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web

    Milk: Kevin Rose's New Company Aims to Solve Big Problems on the Mobile Web

    Well by Silicon Valley standards, that certainly wasn’t a long “stealth” period. Just weeks after he quit Digg, Kevin Rose is announcing details of his new startup. Knowing Rose, I can tell why he’s so excited to get started. He’s constructed a company that plays perfectly to his strengths in the early days– but will test his weaknesses long… Read More

  • System alerts you when the milk has gone bad

    [photopress:badmilk.jpg,full,right] Scientists have developed a system that detects whether or not milk has gone sour. The system’s made up of two parts, a small metal ribbon that’s placed inside milk containers and an in-store detector. The detector is actually a magnetic field that causes the ribbon to vibrate. If it vibrates too slowly, then you can bet that the milk has gone… Read More

  • Milk Desk


    Oh man, this thing is all kinds of hotness. Featuring every amenity one could possibly hope for on a computer desk, the Milk is one of those rare blends of fashion and efficiency. It has a pneumatic lift, cable exits, organizer boxes and a file slot. It sort of reminds me of the Steelcase Airtouch with less pneumatics and more slots. No idea what this beast costs, but that probably… Read More

  • Breastmilk: The Other White Milk

    I rarely get caught up in quixotic Internet causes, but this is too good to pass up. It includes three things close to my heart: breasts and the milk therein, big pork, and, for some additional gadget-tasticness, you could add in some robot breast pumps or something. Plus this poor lady is from Columbus, my home town, so rock and roll. ANYWAY, she is a lactivist. Fair enough. Our son was… Read More