MIT Project to Distribute $500,000 in Bitcoin to Undergraduates

MIT Project to Distribute $500,000 in Bitcoin to Undergraduates (via http://bitcoinnewsbrief.com) A couple of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students have managed to raise $500,000 in bitcoin for a curious cryptocurrency project. The pair intend to distribute the money to […]

MIT Project to Distribute $500,000 in Bitcoin to Undergraduates is a story from: BitcoinWarrior.net

MT Gox Shouldn’t Stay Down … Or Should It?

Mt. Gox Shouldn’t Stay Down…Or Should It? (via http://bitcoinnewsbrief.com) Mt. Gox’s petition for bankruptcy protection during a proposed reorganization was rejected two weeks ago by a Japanese bankruptcy court. As a result, the beleaguered exchange has been ordered into liquidation. […]

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5 Keys to Angel Investment

By Tim Berry With this post I’d like to give my personal answer to the frequent question, “What do angel investors look for in a business plan?” I can’t promise that what I think applies to anybody else. But I’ve been in an angel investment group for five years now, and I’ve seen a lot of businesses evaluated. Here are five things I say matter. 1. A believable market definition It’s not just the numbers. Especially not huge numbers that lack definition. Too many of the several dozen business plans I’ve read this year lack a good market-defining story. Market numbers are useful, yes, but they don’t stand alone. Investors want to believe the story first, then get the numbers. The story is about the use case, also called “why to buy,” and market need. I like the business pitches that put a picture on a slide and explain how that person has a problem that this business solved. For example, one recent pitch starts with a picture of a middle-aged woman and explained how this new business creates a channel for her to sell her craft goods effectively. Another pitch I saw showed a picture of the garbage area […]

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MIT Bitcoin Project hands out $100 in cryptocurrency to more than 4,500 undergraduates

An innovative project promoted by two students who have managed to raise half a million dollars is going to offer $100 in Bitcoin to every undergraduate at MIT, the famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  The revolutionary initiative will target over 4,500 students in order to establish “an ecosystem for digital currencies” at the university located …

Apple regains momentum

By Dominic Sunnebo Smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, for the three months to March 2014, shows Apple performing strongly in the first quarter of the year, with sales bouncing back in Europe, Japan and Australia. Across Europe, Android remains the top OS with 70.7% share, while Apple holds second position at … …read more Read more here: Apple regains momentum     

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Exporting University – Enroll Anytime!

By kmurray If you’re interested in exporting your small business’ goods or services – or are an exporter already – you probably know about the wealth of information we have here at SBA.gov and the resources available over at Export.gov. But another great source of knowledge is Export University, a series of courses designed for all stages of exporting. What is Export University? Export University was designed by the District Export Council, a volunteer non-profit organization associated with the U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Its courses are designed to help U.S. companies start exporting and develop skills in expanding international sales, so whether you’re just starting out or have been in the exporting arena for some time, Export University can be a resource for you. How does it work? There are three series of courses that can provide you with the tools you need to organize your export operations: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced. Courses are adapted at the local level to make them as applicable as possible to the local industries and needs. Although particular features such as exact course syllabus and price may vary slightly by location, here’s what you can expect according to the […]

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