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New York University (NYU), MS 2000
Interactive Telecommunications
New York University (NYU), BA

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Senior Product Manager, Pipes
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Daniel Raffel

Daniel Raffel is the CEO of Heavy Bits, producers of Snapguide. Snapguide is a simple, beautiful way to share and view step-by-step how to guides. Discover new things to cook, build, wear, play and more. Create your own guides and share what you love making with your friends on Twitter, Facebook and more. Discuss your interests with other people who share your passions

Previously, he was the Director of Product Management at Pioneers of the Inevitable, working on Songbird, an open-source customizable music player.

Before joining Songbird he worked at Yahoo where he served as the Product Manager that helped create Pipes, a web based composition tool to aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content from around the web. Also during his tenure at Yahoo, Daniel contributed to helping launch Yahoo Messengers VoIP efforts.

Prior to joining Yahoo, Daniel worked in a variety of technology roles at ABC News Online,, CondeNet, and NYU’s Innovation Center lab.

In another life, Daniel co-founded two record labels Lucky Kitchen and Apartment B. He has performed live under various aliases at venues around the world and has released recordings on over a dozen labels.

In yet another life, Daniel’s passion for food led him to pursue a culinary degree which culminated in a stint as a chef in the kitchen of Thomas Keller’s NYC restaurant per se.

Daniel received a Masters degree from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.

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