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In Starbucks' Grand Plan for Employee Education, Who's Paying for What?

In Starbucks' Grand Plan for Employee Education, Who's Paying for What?

The coffee company and partner Arizona State have clarified the parameters of the new college program.
Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Have a Client Who Is Not Paying? Sue.

Perhaps the most undesirable customer is the one who avoids your invoices, emails and calls. If so, small claims court may be your best bet.
PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook

PayPal President David Marcus Jumps Ship to Run Messaging at Facebook

Marcus will run the messaging business for Facebook after leaving the eBay unit after three years.
Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Blockchain.info CEO: In the Future, You'll Use Bitcoin Without Even Knowing It

Nicolas Cary discusses how you could benefit from the burgeoning Bitcoin economy, even if you don't own a single BTC.
Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site

Accepting Credit Cards and PayPal on Your eCommerce Site

Find how to set up your site to begin accepting the two most common methods of online payments.
How Bitcoin Is Fueling a New Payments Battlefield

How Bitcoin Is Fueling a New Payments Battlefield

The traditional payments industry is headed for an upheaval as more small businesses begin accepting Bitcoin and more payment startups rise to meet the growing demand.
Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

Rumors Swirl That Square Is for Sale

The mobile-payments company founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has reportedly been talking to suitors about selling itself.
Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

Bitcoin Millionaire Charlie Shrem Under House Arrest Following Federal Indictment

The bad-boy founder of the Bitcoin Foundation and BitInstant is back at his mom and dad's place and he's in big trouble for allegedly funneling $1 million into shady Silk Road dealings.
Report: Facebook Is About to Enter the E-Money Game

Report: Facebook Is About to Enter the E-Money Game

The social giant is gearing up to give PayPal a run for their money.
Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

Bitcoin Owners: There's Now a Bitcoin-to-Cash ATM Card

One startup has launched a game-changing service that swaps bitcoins for dollars and puts them on a prepaid debit card that works in regular ATM machines.
What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

What the Heck Is a Bitcoin Anyway?

And how can my business accept payments with the digital currency?
Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Square Market Now Takes Bitcoin Payments

Paying for cool indie gadgets and gear and artisanal food with the world's first digital cash just got easier. Well, sort of.
Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

Wal-Mart Takes $5 Billion Swipe at Visa Over Processing Fees

The retailer sued the credit-card giant this week, claiming Visa's swipe fees are unfairly high. Separately, the retail industry has taken a hit in the fight over capping debit-card swipe fees.
QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

QuickBooks Adds New Features to Speed Up Payment Processing

Intuit announced new QuickBooks features that aim to accelerate and simplify paperless payments.
Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Burger King to Let You Pay for Your Whopper by Smartphone

Taking a page from Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King will reportedly introduce a mobile payment option in all U.S. locations.
Expansion of PayPal Startup Program Shows Landscape Heating Up

Expansion of PayPal Startup Program Shows Landscape Heating Up

Through a program to aid entrepreneurs, PayPal can identify the latest hit before itÂ’s a household name.
First U.S. Bitcoin ATMs Set to Debut in Seattle, Austin

First U.S. Bitcoin ATMs Set to Debut in Seattle, Austin

Robocoin's groundbreaking kiosks will allow Bitcoin users to exchange the controversial cryptocurrency for cash quick.
JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

JPMorgan Slams Bitcoin as Exchanges Halt Withdrawals

Bitcoin has suffered another shock to its system in the past week, but there's reason to believe the problem is only temporary.
Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Student Raises $15K on Kickstarter Without Spending a Dime

Here are three tips he utilized to bootstrap his crowdfunding campaign.
This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

This Site Allows Celebrities to Crowdfund for Causes in Real Time

Laffster, once a platform specifically targeting comedians, rebranded itself today to become Cogo, available to actors, authors, musicians and athletes.
Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

Use Crowdfunding to Gauge Interest for Your Idea

If people are willing to open their wallets, that's invaluable information for investors.
Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

Bitcoin Plunges After Mt. Gox Blocks Withdrawals

The price of a Bitcoin plummeted sharply Friday as Mt. Gox temporarily halted withdrawals on its trading platform to fix technical errors.
How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

How the World's Richest Nations Are Regulating Bitcoin

A new report on digital currency regulations across the globe revealed a strange patchwork of laws. Read on to find out which developed nations are friendliest to Bitcoin.
In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

In Crowdfunding, Who is Responsible for Preventing Fraud?

On the last day of the public comment period over the proposed equity crowdfunding rules, a slew of stakeholders wrote into the SEC on the topic of liability in the case of fraud.
Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

Take a Step Back. Set a Realistic Goal for Your Crowdfunding Campaign.

You're not likely to raise a $1 million on Kickstarter. Here's how you should go about raising funds for your project.

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