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1 year, 2 months ago on More reasons why Portland may be the best city

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@radnips @MsDagny @ben118 i'm a little surprised to see this kinda story here. pando stories tend to have some analysis and stay away from x raised y or x reaches y revenue. If this was on techcrunch i wouldn't be surprised but pando usually leaves stuff like this to the ticker.

also it's not critical at all, seems a little like info from a press release. nothing terrible about that just seems strange along with the fact that they're a sponsor and that wasn't mentioned.

@radnips that's true i've never seen a disclaimer on the nytimes. but they're a lot bigger and have a pretty established reputation (though obviously not perfect). i'd be more skeptical at a startup where the sales and editorial might be closer to each other by nature of a small organization.

not saying anything suspicious is going on, just pointing out that they're a sponsor and this is a strangely one sided story.

1 year, 4 months ago on Braintree doubles payments processed annually to $10 billion

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No note that fhey're a sponsor?

1 year, 4 months ago on Braintree doubles payments processed annually to $10 billion

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Great post. Any ideas what one could do to create a supportive learning environment outside of colleges and traditional schools?

1 year, 6 months ago on Why online education is mostly a fantasy

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@GabrielleThuy i really appreciate you bringing that up. when i think about what i love about them i remember first seeing this and I think my love for them has mostly come from what Marc Jacobs did there. I haven't followed them much before or after.

and @Francisco Dao makes some really great points. i think there could be a whole other article written just about what those creative risks are all about. because i think the lack of taking those risks is what makes a samsung chromebook not that cool (though google did take some risk on the OS). a product has a totally different vibe when it's almost as good as a macbook air instead of being the best version of something original.

1 year, 7 months ago on Louis Vuitton and the Apple Store

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@Francisco Dao good point, i wonder if anything changed in terms of LV's line at that point as well. would be interesting to know more about it


1 year, 7 months ago on Louis Vuitton and the Apple Store

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Francisco, you make some really good points but I think this misses something key.

Louis Vuitton isn't just about image and logos and how things are showcased. There's a beauty and elegance to their clothing and other items. They've taken big risks and set trends at times and that's why a lot of people like their clothes. Of course there are many more people that buy their stuff because they see other people wearing it, and status, etc. But I don't think you could build brand with only that stuff and lack the real substance. That's what gets the early adopters and taste makers interested.


And Apple had that a while before they became the business success that everyone points to today.

1 year, 7 months ago on Louis Vuitton and the Apple Store

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@brijsingh sweet, thanks for sharing that book, looks really interesting

1 year, 11 months ago on Bitching and hard work aside, any entrepreneur in the Valley has a lot to be thankful for

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book recommendation for learning about valley history?

1 year, 11 months ago on Bitching and hard work aside, any entrepreneur in the Valley has a lot to be thankful for

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 @AzizPoonawalla it's not re-hashing of articles, they're articles written about current events and topics of interests (mostly non-tech related world and US news). it's quite good. it's comparable to a magazine version of the daily show (they call it daily show meets the economist).

2 years, 3 months ago on If You Give Trolls a Purpose, Do They Cease to Be Trolls?

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awesome interview

2 years, 3 months ago on PandoMonthly Presents: A Fireside Chat with Elon Musk

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this'll be interesting

2 years, 3 months ago on Can Betaworks Make Digg into the Web’s First Ever Turnaround?

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great post and maybe the way to find students would be to give them a test project with controlled problems coming up to see how they fair.

2 years, 3 months ago on How Do You Identify a Jedi Knight?

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Where did that Ideas | They're inside all of us poster come from in the Ahhha office? Curious if anyone knows

2 years, 3 months ago on PandoList: Money-making Companies You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley

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