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+layout: post
+title: "The Death of Alchemr"
+date: 2012-04-02 21:03
+comments: true
+categories: [padrino, alchemr, ruby, node.js, express]
+---
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+For the last few weeks, I had been working on a website called Alchemr with my
+friend and business partner, Sander Kravet. The basic idea of the website was to
+allow small content based websites to monetize by creating a paywall that did
+consumer surveys. We had some small websites interested and were getting close
+to finishing. Unfortunately, Google came out with [Google Consumer Surveys](http://www.google.com/insights/consumersurveys/home)
+which does the same exact thing and even had the same pricing structure we were
+offering. Since our biggest issue was getting websites and business to accept
+a new company like Alchemr, competiting with Google seemed unwise. While it is
+sad to give up on something so close to completion, I learned a lot during the
+process and am glad to have had an idea that Google thought was good. The code
+is now open source and can be viewed at [https://github.com/pspeter3/alchemr](https://github.com/pspeter3/alchemr).

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