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  • How to Build a Startup & Understanding Venture Capital

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    Many first-time founders seek advice when thinking about what ideas would be great for a startup company and receive the wrong advice that you need to focus on a billion-dollar idea. There are very few ideas that are obviously a billion-dollar idea from the start. So what should you do? I advise founders to focus […]

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  • General Motors Goes All-In On Blockchain Technology

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    GM Financial, a subsidiary of General Motors that handles financing and loans for customers that want to purchase vehicles, announced on Forbes a partnership with Spring Labs to join the Spring Founding Partners program with the sole purpose of developing financial products within Spring Labs’ blockchain platform. General Motors has previously shown interest in blockchain […]

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  • Amazon cancels New York City campus plan

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    Amazon has said it will not build a new headquarters in New York, citing fierce opposition from state and local politicians. The dramatic turnabout comes just months after the firm named New York Cityone of two sites selected for major expansion over the next decades. City and state leaders had agreed to provide about $3bn […]

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  • JP Morgan is rolling out the first US bank-backed cryptocurrency to transform payments business

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    Engineers at the lender have created the “JPM Coin,” a digital token that will be used to instantly settle transactions between clients of its wholesale payments business. Only a tiny fraction of payments will initially be transmitted using the cryptocurrency, but the trial represents the first real-world use of a digital coin by a major […]

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  • Parkland anniversary: Moment of silence marks one year since school shooting

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    A US community devastated by a school shooting one year ago is marking the tragic anniversary with quiet mourning. Seventeen people were shot and killed by an ex-student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland, Florida on 14 February 2018. Students and educators across the country are also marking the day with vigils, […]

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  • Marketing Tips for Startups

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    Marketing done right can be an incredible boon for your business’s net income. Done wrong, however, it can feel like throwing money into a raging bonfire. Because small business owners have to be whatever their small business needs — all the time — it can be difficult to master all the nuances that go into sales or marketing. If […]

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  • IBM Launches Blockchain Platform on Cloud Service in Melbourne

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    IBM has released its blockchain main net out of its data center located in Melbourne, Australia. This will purportedly allow their customers to run their applications on the company’s cloud, according to an article published on news outlet ZDNet on Feb 11. The IBM platform was built on Hyperledger Fabric. Hyperledger is a project that […]

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  • Crypto Bear Market Affecting Venture Capital Valuations

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    Venture capital (VC) valuations have been deeply affected by the cryptocurrency bear market, sais Jalak Jobanputra, founding partner of Future Perfect Ventures. Jobanputra commented on the current state of venture capital in the crypto space in an interview with Fortunes’ Balancing the Ledger on Feb. 11. When asked whether there is a trend of discounted […]

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  • Tax On Business Sale? Company, Owners Or Both May Pay IRS

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    The sale of a business is usually a big event in the owner’s life. Many people work for decades or a lifetime before selling. Others build and sell multiple businesses every few years. There are also mega and serial buyers and sellers like Warren Buffett, one of the most tax savvy of all. Selling a business […]

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  • US border security deal reached to avert new US shutdown

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    Democrats and Republicans have reached an agreement in principle over border security to fund the US government and avert another partial shutdown. Lawmakers said the deal had been struck in a closed-door meeting in Washington. No details have been released. Talks had stalled on the detention of undocumented migrants and funding for President Donald Trump’s […]

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