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    Clearing the air around Tor

    [Editor’s note: Following Pando’s recent reporting on the financial links between some senior Tor developers and the US Government, a fierce — and at times deeply unpleasant — debate has erupted between Tor supporters and critics. This guest post by journalist Quinn Norton was commissioned following an email discussion between Norton and Pando writer Yasha Levine. In the interests of open and fair debate, Pando has not edited the text of the post, beyond adding hyperlinks. – PBC] There’s been…
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    Startups Anonymous: Founders Confess Their Worst Decisions

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] Every founder, at some point in…
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    Uber vs. Lyft: A former driver compares the two services

    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Greg Muender, co-founder of Whttl and a former driver for both Uber and Lyft. The post went through PandoDaily’s usual editorial process and Mr Muender was paid for his work.  From April 2013 until November 2014, I was in between startups and wanted to fill my time with something fun. As a new resident to San Francisco, I figured that ridesharing could be an opportunity to meet people and explore the city. I started driving with Lyft,…
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    Pomplamoose 2014 Tour Profits (or Lack Thereof)

    This article was originally published on Medium and is reprinted here with the permission of the author. Pomplamoose just finished a 28-day tour. We played 24 shows in 23 cities around the United States. It was awesome: Nataly crowd surfed for the first time ever, we sold just under $100,000 in tickets, and we got to rock out with people we love for a full month. We sold 1129 tickets in San Francisco at the…
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    Startups Anonymous: Quit Acting Like a Startup Douche

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] One of the things I dislike…
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    Officer Darren Wilson faced the fairest Grand Jury proceeding that no law requires

    Editor’s note: Dayvid Figler is a defense attorney and writer, based in Las Vegas, NV. Ham sandwiches are trending today. By now, the old judicial chestnut about how “even a ham sandwich can be indicted by a Grand Jury” has hit twitterus ad naseum status. In the wake of the “no true bill” by the Ferguson proceedings concerning officer Darren Wilson, and the young, unarmed person he killed, Michael Brown, the expressed outrage is straightforward – if an innocent,…
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    Startups Anonymous: Founders confess their deepest secrets

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] If you were to ask, you’d…
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    Startups Anonymous: Advice for being a social entrepreneur? Don’t do it!

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] You’ve got your 501(c)(3) status but…
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    Startups Anonymous: What Friendly’s restaurant taught me about startups

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every week, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] I occasionally grab a quick bite…
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    Edward Snowden and the Justice League: A review of Citizenfour

    We’re living in strange times, and we have the films to prove it. Today’s exhibit: Citizenfour, a movie about…well, I don’t know what. I’m baffled. Citizenfour seems to present itself as a documentary that’s been awkwardly welded to a political thriller “starring” Edward Snowden as himself—a pale, nerdy political martyr urging film director and journalist Laura Poitras to spare others by “nailing me to the cross” and revealing to the public his leaked documentation of the NSA massive domestic and…

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