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Rock legend and Woodside-resident Neil Young has developed a digital music player that delivers the studio-level quality of sound. The device is called Pono Music, and after an initial investment round that culminated in Jon Hamm signing on as CEO, the startup launched a Kickstarter campaign for the music player's first round of production. The original goal was to raise $800,000 but the total hit $2 million after the first day and currently sits at nearly $4.4 million—with 26 more days to go. The early round option is already sold out, but plenty are left for October and December deliveries. And according to the SF Business Times, Hamm is planning to open an SF-based office space with "10 to 15 engineers and five to 10 marketing people." Get your resumes ready, this is your chance to have Don Draper as your boss.
· Neil Young's high-def Pono player drums up $4.2 million in pre-orders [The San Francisco Business Times]
· Pono Music [Kickstarter]
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