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How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999
Technology

How Milton Friedman Predicted Bitcoin In 1999

Long before Bitcoin ever existed, the notion was proposed by the U.S.'s most famous free-market economist.
Ray Hennessey
Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)
Finance

Crowdfunding Seen Providing $65 Billion Boost to the Global Economy in 2014 (Infographic)

Fundable, the online platform for both donation and equity-based crowdfunding, has helped startups raise $50 million in 8 months. Here are its projections for the future of crowdfunding.
Catherine Clifford
Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process
Technology

Why Businesses Will Like PayPal's Updated Checkout Process

The payment processing company has moved to a simpler 'in-context' checkout system.
Laura Entis
Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World
Finance

Bitcoin ATMs Are Spreading Across the World

Manufacturer Lamassu has sold 120 of its Bitcoin ATMs in its first four months, becoming a major player in a brand-new competitive space.
Brian Patrick Eha
The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014
Finance

The Worst Mistake for Small Businesses to Continue in 2014

What is the one sure thing to turn away modern customers?
Gene Marks
Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits
Finance

Bitcoin Price Plummets After Chinese Exchange Bans Yuan Deposits

China is cracking down on Bitcoin, and that means the price bubble is finally bursting.
Brian Patrick Eha
Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Finance

Bitcoin: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A look at the ups, downs, and tough truths about the future of Bitcoin and digital currency.
Matthew Toren
The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing
Finance

The Outrageously Silly Argument Against Uber's Surge Pricing

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.
Ray Hennessey
Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much
Finance

Holiday Tipping Guide: Whom to Tip and How Much

Confused about how much to tip your mailman, dog walker or babysitter? Here's a good starting point.
Jacqueline Whitmore
Actually...Bitcoin's Recognition is Pretty Darn High
Finance

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

A poll meant to show how few people know what Bitcoin is demonstrates just how widely Bitcoin is recognized.
Ray Hennessey
Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise
Finance

Coinbase Nets $25 Million in Largest Ever Bitcoin Fundraise

The largest Bitcoin service in the U.S. just got a major push to expand its business.
Brian Patrick Eha
Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader
Finance

Square Releases a Better, Thinner Mobile Credit-Card Reader

The new reader is compatible with more devices and is available to new users for free.
Benjamin Kabin
Sofia Vergara's Fiancé Nick Loeb Launches Equity Crowdfunding Campaign for Condiments Company
Starting a Business

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

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

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

Don't let a little thing like a lack of funds hold your startup ambitions back.
Erica Bell and Katie Finnegan