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  1. Thiel Foundation Announces 20 New Thiel Fellows (Read: Dropouts) for 2012

    Don’t worry, the Thiel fellows of 2011 have been very productive with their fellowship money over the past year. “They’ve started and sold companies, closed million-dollar funding rounds, won international entrepreneurship and scientific awards, spearheaded innovative social movements, and begun to transform fields like education, software development, clean energy, electric vehicles, robotics, medical technology, and finance,” says Thiel Fellowship co-founder Jim O’Neill.

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  2. PandoList: Teenaged Entrepreneurs

    It's that time of the week, and for your viewing pleasure we've profiled some serious geniuses. Today's list is on teenage entrepreneurs, and these kids are so amazingly smart that it gave me a little bit of an inferiority complex. Seriously. It's one thing to hear about the engineers and founders behind successful companies, it's another thing entirely to hear about teenagers who have achieved similar accolades and done even more than that. Who knows, one of these guys may become an even bigger deal than Mark Zuckerberg.

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  3. PandoList: 5 "First In, Last Out" Engineers

    We're back with our traditional PandoList this week, profiling the earliest engineer hires at some of the most successful companies in the country. Too often, we hear about these engineers' products, and very rarely do we hear about what it was like when these companies first began. Who were the original hires, and what the heck was it like when these guys were starting out?

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  4. PandoList: Stanford's Top 5 World-Changing BASES Finalists

    We had the chance to attend Stanford's BASES Product Showcase this week and check out all the amazing products. For those of you who are not familiar with the Business Association for Stanford's Entrepreneurial Students, it is one of the largest student entrepreneurship groups in the world. And BASES competition did not disappoint.

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  5. PandoList: Sneak Peek at the Maker Faire

    It's Maker Faire time, and we had the chance to get the early bird special. We went to check out the grounds a few days early while everyone was setting up and saw some amazing projects. In fact, I'm going to need to go back and see what it looks like completely set up, just because Thursday was so awesome.

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  6. PandoList: Viral Video Gurus

    What's better than a really funny YouTube video? Pretty much nothing. (That's a screenshot of "David After Dentist" to the left, one of the funniest there is.) But have you ever wondered what goes into making a video go viral?

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  7. PandoList: MIT All-Stars

    What's the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of MIT? I took a poll and got "techy," "nerd," "pocket protector," "book worm," and "indoor nerd." Well, based on our list of MIT graduates, the responses should have been more along the lines of "roboticist," "inventor," "venture capitalist," "computer scientist," and "geolocation expert."

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  8. PandoList: Top Webizens, or Politically-Minded Techies

    We're back with another balls-to-the wall edition of the PandoList, and this time we spoke to some politically-minded techies, aka "Webizens." Where political change used to be brought about through sheer force of will and stodgy old men wearing wigs, the new landscape is as much about properly utilizing the Web, as it is about lobbying Washington.

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