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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work