St. Paul-born Hipstamatic thrives in photo app sea

The two creators of the Hipstamatic photo app are now celebrity iPhone-app publishers who own an entire San Francisco building and run a wildly successful business in a cut-throat industry. But three years ago, Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst were failing graphic designers with $1.83, a tiny, freezing St. Paul office and a desperate last chance to make something work.
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The two creators of the Hipstamatic photo app are now celebrity iPhone-app publishers who own an entire San Francisco building and run a wildly successful business in a cut-throat industry. But three years ago, Lucas Buick and Ryan Dorshorst were failing graphic designers with $1.83, a tiny, freezing St. Paul office and a desperate last chance to make something work.

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