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Here Are Three Mysteries Square And Starbucks Just Solved For Us

[credit provider=”Jack Dorsey” url=”https://twitter.com/jack/status/222397329196597250″] We freely admit that we obsess over Square, the innovative San Francisco-based payments startup.Now it has joined up with another object of our fascination: Starbucks, whose payments and e-commerce ambitions are poorly understood but just took a major step forward with its agreement to invest $25 […]
Here Are Three Mysteries Square And Starbucks Just Solved For Us
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Airbnb’s Big Dilemma: Regulation Or Taxes

[credit provider=”Chad Riley”] After we reported that Airbnb and a host of other startups may be affected by California’s sweeping Money Transmission Act, which regulates almost any company acting as a middleman in a transaction, a reader asked a great question.Why doesn’t Airbnb just declare itself the provider of the […]
Airbnb’s Big Dilemma: Regulation Or Taxes
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This Innovation-Killing California Law Could Get A Host Of Startups In Money Trouble

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:1911-westernunion-childworker.jpg”] One of the amazing things about the latest generation of startups is how they’re creating entirely new markets, not just disrupting existing ones. That entrepreneurial impulse could be stifled by a surprisingly broad statute governing money transmission in California, Business Insider has found.For examples of the […]
This Innovation-Killing California Law Could Get A Host Of Startups In Money Trouble