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Hamish McKenzie

  1. From the Mean Streets of Baltimore... An App for DIY Home Improvement

    Of all the things to emerge from the troubled inner-city streets featured on HBO’s "The Wire," few would have guessed that an app for DIY home renovations would be among them.

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  2. Let's Build a Future Without Cars

    Last night at PandoMonthly (Brilliant! Inspiring! etc), Peter Thiel discussed the challenge of innovating as opposed to competing. He has talked before about Silicon Valley focusing too much on 140 characters and not enough on flying cars, which is an awesome thought. But I think we can go one better. After all, flying cars are cool, but do you know what's cooler? No cars at all.

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  3. Affiliate Marketing Gets the Pinterest Treatment So Consumers Can Earn Cash

    A London-based digital marketing agency hopes to steal a bit of Google’s advertising magic with a new referral program that pays commissions direct to consumers.

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  4. Peter Thiel: Sometimes the Opposite of Transparency is Criminality

    For a guy who's so well known for small-government ideas and turbo-charged Libertarian ideals, Peter Thiel doesn't seem to mind flirting with a bit of old-fashioned surveillance.

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  5. Peter Thiel: Competition and Capitalism Are Antonyms

    Speaking at tonight's PandoMonthly event at the Madrone Studios in San Francisco, PayPal founder, Facebook uberinvestor, and Libertarian du jour Peter Thiel told our audience that competition and capitalism are not the same thing.

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  6. Instagram's Windfall Proves Path's Worth

    The other day, a friend g-chatted to discuss Path’s $30 million funding round, which was led by Greylock Partners and Redpoint Ventures, and included Richard Branson and Russian tycoon Yuri Milner.

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  7. Toronto's Siren Takes the Mystery Out of Advertising, Sees Revenue Surge

    A Toronto tech startup that spends its own money on ads for clients has seen its revenues grow 600 percent in its first two years. Siren Advertising creates online ad campaigns for clients at its own expense and then takes a cut of any revenue generated at the other end.

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  8. Groupon's China Effort Takes Another Slap in the Face

    It has been well established that Groupon sucks in China, badly. Now, as if we needed it, we have further confirmation. Gaopeng, the daily deals company’s joint venture with Chinese Internet giant Tencent, is going to merge with a similar service FTuan before the end of next month.

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