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This morning, two bloggers from visited the Shoeboxed team to document the life of an American startup in Berlin. Armed with their video camera and camera phone, they talked briefly with Taylor about his decision to start and to move the whole team to Berlin for the summer. The video will be featured on August 3rd. In the meantime, they’ve posted a photo from their visit on the blog. Click here to check it out!

Cover Story in Duke Student Magazine, Towerview!

Shoeboxed on the cover of Towerview magazine

Last week we were really excited about being in Zitty magazine in Berlin. But Shoeboxed is moving up in the world. Not only have we been featured in another magazine, but now we are on the cover! Towerview magazine, a publication put out by the Duke student newspaper, has identified us as one of the “Ten to Watch” at Duke in the coming year.

This is a big honor, considering some previous “Ten to Watch” winners have included the editor of the Internet phenomenon MediaBistro, Provost Peter Lange’s vision for Duke’s Strategic Plan, the once-upcoming Duke lacrosse rape trial, the Duke Global Health Institute, and of course, our friend Anthony Vitarelli. Needless to say, we are extremely happy about this honor.

The writer of this piece, sophomore Chelsea Allison, only communicated to us via e-mail and when we called her from the run-down Internet cafe down the street, but she managed to get everything she needed to write a great story. It’s weird to think that the conversations we had with her in those hot, small, and loud phone booths turned into such an awesome cover story.

Never before our recent launch has detailed information been publicly available, and Chelsea certainly did our product justice with her article. She wrote the article at the beginning of the month with some advanced, top-secret knowledge of the product that nobody outside the team knew. Towerview doesn’t have the opportunity to break news very often, but we’re very happy with how they handled it.

The process of putting together this particular issue was probably a little more complicated than usual because they have been switching over to a new design system this summer, and had to create a lot of their layouts from scratch.

If you are a returning Duke undergrad or a first-year Duke graduate student, you will get a copy mailed to your home address, so definitely look out for it in your mailbox. If you live on or around Duke’s campus, you can pick one up anywhere you would normally find a Chronicle.

Stay tuned for more updates about Shoeboxed making the news in the coming weeks!


Shoeboxed featured in Towerview magazine

Shoeboxed Featured in Zitty Magazine

Shoeboxed Featured in Zitty

Wednesday was an exciting day for us, as Zitty Magazine, a publication focusing on the city of Berlin, featured the Shoeboxed team in its latest edition.

Once we confirmed that we had made it in to this edition, Taylor and I went down the street to a place that sells magazines and bought all the Zittys. I made Taylor translate it right there in front of the store as passersby gave us some weird looks. Giddy Americans frantically translating a magazine that shouldn’t be that exciting.

Anyway, we are really happy with the story that Christoph Koch wrote about us. He was very interested in the fact that American students chose to come to Berlin instead of taking consulting internships in the States, which pay a lot more than they do in Germany.

He also focused a lot on describing the apartment where we live, and how we have so many people here. And even though our apartment can get messy sometimes, Christoph said that we are probably the most productive apartment in the city.  I wouldn’t argue with that.

I’ll keep you updated on our press coverage, so you can see how journalists are reacting to our idea and team.