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Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
December 16, 2013 in Money
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

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Uber can charge what it likes, and that has some people muttering that the car-service company is to blame for all our economic ills. Humbug.
December 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much

Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much

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Confused about how much to tip your mailman, dog walker or babysitter? Here's a good starting point.
December 16, 2013 in Lifestyle
Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High

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A poll meant to show how few people know what Bitcoin is demonstrates just how widely Bitcoin is recognized.
December 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

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The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
December 12, 2013 in Venture Capital
Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

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The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.
December 9, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company

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Nick Loeb is working to spread the word on crunchy condiments, with the help of his fiancé, Modern Family star Sofia Vergara.
December 9, 2013 in Startup Financing
How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

How to Fund a Startup When Your Bank Account Has Seen Headier Days

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Don’t let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
December 9, 2013 in Financing
Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

Spotify to Musicians: Don't Hate On Us

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The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
December 3, 2013 in News and Trends
How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

How Did 'Bitcoin Jesus' Become a Virtual Currency Millionaire?

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Roger Ver began investing in bitcoins in 2011. Now, his investments are paying off.
December 3, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

Black Friday: A Chance for Bitcoin to Get Some Mainstream Love

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With the value of Bitcoin at record highs, and the holiday season upon us, there's no better time for the cryptocurrency to prove its mainstream usefulness.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
The Case for an Early Buyout

The Case for an Early Buyout

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Being acquired by a bigger company early in your venture's life cycle can be a sweet deal in its own right.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever

Bitcoin Breaks $1,000 for First Time Ever

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The virtual currency rose above $1,000 on Wednesday for the first time ever, marking a rise of over 7,600 percent so far this year.
November 27, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

Uber Incentivizes Drivers to Join by Offering Car Discounts

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On-demand car service Uber has teamed up with GM and Toyota to provide drivers discounts on car purchases and friendlier financial terms.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

5 Signs Your Product is Perfect for Kickstarter

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Not every great product ideas is meant for Kickstarter. Here are five qualities a stellar crowdfunding product should have.
November 25, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College

Another Score for Bitcoin: You Can Now Use It to Pay for College

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University of Nicosia in Cyprus announced today that it will accept the digital-only currency as legal tender for tuition and fees.
November 21, 2013 in Cash Flow & Money Management
This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

This Subway Franchise Owner Accepts Bitcoins

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The owner of a Subway shop in Allentown, Pa., is now accepting the virtual currency as payment for sandwiches.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

3 Big Misconceptions About Bitcoin

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Bitcoin is everywhere these days, and so is the confusion. Here are three myths about the virtual currency you need to stop believing now.
November 20, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

Bitcoin Hits New All-Time High Ahead of Hearings

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The virtual currency skyrocketed above $600 on the Mt. Gox exchange as a Senate panel prepares to discuss Bitcoin regulation.
November 18, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

Bitcoin Startups Get Their Own Silicon Valley Accelerator

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Plug and Play Tech Center is launching an accelerator program exclusively for Bitcoin startups, and it's making other investments in the Bitcoin space as well.
November 15, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

Crowdfunding Without Kickstarter

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A DIY crowdfunding app cuts out the middleman.
November 13, 2013 in Payments & Collections
Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

Winklevoss Twins: Bitcoin Worth at Least 100 Times its Current Price

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Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously battled Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook's origins, are big investors in the digital currency and say it's worth 100 times its current value.
November 12, 2013 in Payments & Collections
McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

McSweeney's Publishing House Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for $15. Yup. For $15.

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The San Francisco-based publishing house known for its snark and devilish sarcasm has challenged the idea of what it means to succeed with a crowdfunding campaign.
November 6, 2013 in Payments & Collections
How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

How to Spread the Word About Your Crowdfunding Campaign

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Crowdfunding is not a 'set it and forget it' proposition. Running a successful campaign requires being fearless in getting out and spreading the word about your venture.
November 6, 2013 in Financing
10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

10 Tips I Wish I Knew Before I Launched My Kickstarter Campaign

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For our series College Treps, entrepreneur Dwight Peters gets 10 successful Kickstarter creators to open up about what made their campaign a hit.
November 5, 2013 in Starting a Business

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