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|+title: "The Death of Alchemr"|
|+date: 2012-04-02 21:03|
|+categories: [padrino, alchemr, ruby, node.js, express]|
|+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).|