Liz Gannes

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Grand St. Raises $1.3M for Smart Gadget Store

There’s a renaissance of startup hardware companies these days, but between so many little brands and Kickstarter advance backing and manufacturing delays, it’s not necessarily easy to figure out where to buy all the nifty gadgets. Enter Grand St., the invitation-only (for now) “creative technology” online store. It has raised $1.3 million led by First Round Capital.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik