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1 hr ago | CFO

Non-Bank Merchant Lending Program Gets Backing

Efforts by San Francisco-based payment solutions provider Square to compete with small-business lenders are gaining traction.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

5 hrs ago | Mashable

Square Goes After Small Businesses With New Suite of Analytics Tools

Square launched a suite of analytics tools on Thursday intended to help sellers track how their business is performing in real-time.


5 hrs ago | Entrepreneur Magazine

Square Rolls Out New Analytics Suite

Square, the 5-year-old mobile payments company co-founded by Jim McKelvey and Twitter's Jack Dorsey, has rolled out several new features this week intended to give businesses a more detailed operations platform, including information about bestselling products and what times of day they get the most traffic.


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin

6 hrs ago |

Ticketfly buying WillCall for on-premise data

Ticketfly Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company among several posing a challenge to Ticketmaster, is acquiring WillCall Inc., a crosstown rival that turns your smartphone into a mobile wallet at live events.


Related Topix: Ticketfly, Ticketmaster

7 hrs ago | CNET

Vexed in the city: Benioff says it's time to listen to the dissenters

As tech reshapes San Francisco, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff argues for a broader civic dialogue and says philanthropy offers a way to unite a city riven by increasing social discord.


Related Topix: Salesforce, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Twitter, Startups,, San Mateo County, CA, South San Francisco, CA

9 hrs ago | Hispanic Business

Ghana : Ghana: Standard Chartered Bank supports Bog to move to cash-light economy

With this, the bank has delivered a tactical roadmap to speed up the procedure to migrate to a more sophisticated electronic payment structure from an economy ruled by cash payment system.


Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The world's most spectacular libraries

The enormous Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Alexandria, Egypt, was inaugurated in 2002 near the site of the original Library of Alexandria, built by the Greeks in the 3rd century BC.


Related Topix: Libraries, World News, Egypt, India, Australia,

Silicon Alley Insider

Take A Tour Of Imgur's Quirky San Francisco Office

Imgur has come a long way since its humble beginnings more than five years ago. Earlier this year the company announced it has more than 130 million visitors monthly , roughly the same as Buzzfeed, Fortune reported.


New Deals

Coca-Cola Company has agreed to purchase a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage Corporation for $2.15 billion in cash as it looks to accelerate its growth in the booming energy drink business.


Business Journal

Shorenstein pays $100M for Washington Square buildings in downtown Minneapolis

Shorenstein Properties, a San Francisco-based real estate investment firm, closed Wednesday on its acquisition of the three-building Washington Square campus in downtown Minneapolis.


Related Topix: San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, ING Group, Insurance

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise Murder for Two Roles in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Los Angeles, CA, Point Park University, Park University

Five Top Educational Podcasts For Entrepreneurs

Like many entrepreneurs, I chose self-education in lieu of traditional higher education.


Related Topix: Blog News, Startups, Digg, Twitter, YouTube, Opinion


Samsung Unveils the New Nook, and It's Almost All Galaxy Tab

The transition is complete. Three years after Barnes & Noble first entered the LCD tablet space, Samsung has absorbed the bookseller's tablet business and delivered a new Nook , based entirely on Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4. Barnes & Noble CEO Mike Huseby took the stage at the company's multi-floored Union Square store to unveil and demonstrate the new ... (more)


Related Topix: Barnes & Noble

Disclosure At The Mobile Check-Out: The FTC's View On Mobile Shopping Apps

In its August 1st report entitled "What's the Deal - An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps," the FTC provides guidance on various disclosures that should be made by mobile apps along with reinforcing a number of prior recommendations related to such apps.


Tue Aug 19, 2014

How Effective Is It To Have A 5,000-Year Vision For A Company, As...

Any "5,000 year vision" will be functionally worthless as a planning document; the rate of change businesses contend with makes it hard to imagine market and technology contexts in two years, let alone ten, and never mind millennia; think of how a business owner 1,000 years ago would have planned for his next centuries.


Related Topix: Business News


Techie Apartment Complex Declares San Francisco the "Promised Land"

Now NEMA is erecting an art piece entitled "Promised Land" along Market Street. The piece, which appears to be tech's answer to Plymouth Rock, intends to celebrate California as a "destination to create one's fortune as a pioneer in a land which has traditionally embraced innovation."


Related Topix: Twitter, uber

All govt bidding info to be made available online

With the objective of maintaining transparency in government biddings, the Public Procurement Monitoring Office has launched a portal where all bidding-related information will be available to prospective bidders.


PE Hub

Victory Park Capital backs Square Capital

Square has secured an investment from Victory Park Capital to significantly expand Square Capital.


Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance

Finextra Research news

Square scores investment to extend cash advance service

Square Capital is aimed at small businesses that face a tough time going through the arduous process of getting capital from traditional lenders.


The Public Square debate continues: The Group Plan Commission's...

Friday's approval by the city planning commission of the basic plan for a $30 million makeover of Public Square in the heart of downtown Cleveland brought the proposal one step closer to reality.


Related Topix: Cleveland, OH


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