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Every Friday on PandoWeekly, we spend half an hour talking to entrepreneurs, investors, or other fascinating folks about tech issues that deserve more of the world's attention
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Nov. 22, 2013
Last month, PandoDaily editor Adam Penenberg published an in-depth story about how he challenged hackers to break into his digital personal life – and how they succeeded. The remarkable, and chilling, story was one of Pando's most widely read posts ever. Today, Penenberg talks to Hamish McKenzie about what he learned from the experience and how we can better protect our online lives.
Nov. 8, 2013
Early this year, photosharing apps were pretty hot. That's when Albumatic launched its take on the genre. It didn't take off as hoped, so the company pivoted, a few times, before landing on its latest iteration,, a photosharing app that integrates with the messaging app Kik. We'll be speaking with Albumatic's founder Adam Ludwin about failing fast, the benefit's of Kik's platform, and the tricky nature of consumer-facing apps.
Oct. 25, 2013
In this week's episode of PandoWeekly, Erin Griffith interviews Phillippe von Borries and Justin Stefano, the co-founders and co-CEOs of Refinery29. Refinery29 just raised $20 million in fresh capital to invest in its fashion and lifestyle media property, after a year of experimenting with commerce and deciding it just wasn't worth it. We're going to have an in-depth discussion of the whole "content and commerce" trend that has swept media startups for the past year. We'll break down why commerce wasn't right for Refinery29, and whether those reasons are universal, to the category or unique to it.
Oct. 18, 2013
This week Erin Griffith of PandoDaily interviews hardware vet Scott Miller, who runs a "Kickstarter for hardware" crowdfunding platform called Dragon Innovation. We'll discuss scaling hardware startups, the challenges of China, and why we're in a so-called hardware revolution.
Oct. 4, 2013
Alexis Ohanian, Reddit co-founder and Y Combinator's "Ambassador to the East," has a new book out called "Without Their Permission." On this installment of PandoWeekly, Erin Griffith talks to Ohanian about his book, the power of the Internet, and various other Web-related things (cats?).
Sept. 27, 2013
Education is moving online, but what about textbooks? Dominated by traditional publishers who put out new editions every three years, the textbook industry is over-priced, outdated, and just waiting for disruption. One of the leading startups trying to do just that is Boston's Boundless. Today, founder and CEO Ariel Diaz talks to Hamish McKenzie about why Boundless is being sued by the major publishers, how textbook publishing could change in favor of students, and what it's like to run a consumer startup in Boston.
Sept. 20, 2013
Naval Ravikant, founder of AngelList, has been outspoken about the new SEC's general solicitation rules. They go into effect next Monday. In this week's episode, he'll discuss that and more with PandoDaily's Erin Griffith.
Sept. 13, 2013
Frontback, a simple photosharing app that matches selfies with Instagram-like scene shots, has seen a surprise surge in the App Store charts and in recent weeks has caught fire among Internet media types. PandoDaily's Erin Griffith talks to Frontback co-founder Frédéric della Faille about why the app has found such sudden fame.
Sept. 6, 2013
Eric Stromberg is the founder and CEO of Oyster, a "Netflix for books" built for mobile that launched in beta on Thursday. Hamish McKenzie will talk to Stromberg about all-you-eat content consumption models, the future of book publishing, and how Amazon might be challenged.
Aug. 30, 2013
Jay Rosen is a media critic and journalism professor at New York University where he heads up Studio 20, a master's program devoted to new media and digital innovation. He is the author of the book "What Are Journalists For?" and his writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Nation.  For PandoWeekly, Rosen talks to David Holmes about how journalists can do their job effectively while living in a surveillance state, and other tech-media issues of the day.
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