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Hacker News Paul Graham

Starts Hacker News

Feb 2007

Graham creates the news aggregator to sharpen the use of Arc on applications. It is initially called Startup News, and gets around 1,600 daily uniques as potential Y Combinator founders discuss pitch ideas. Graham:

There are a number of Reddit users that I know only by their usernames, but I know must be smart from the things they’ve written. We’re counting on the same phenomenon to help us decide who to fund.