The World Economic Forum named myself and Voltage a Technology Pioneer for 2006/2007 (they name both a specific individual and a company). I feel incredibly humbled. The story is covered in Time Magazine.
I finally submitted my thesis and received my Ph.D. My thesis is on the publications page. The main lesson learned : Only fools try to do a start-up and write a thesis at the same time. And it seems the smartest students drop out of the program to and start Yahoo! or Google anyways.