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The Best and Worst Places in the World to Run a Business, Ranked by the World Bank

You’d have to be heroic to start a business in Venezuela, Afghanistan or Libya. They're among the lowest-ranked economies in the World Bank’s latest “Doing Business” report, which scores 189 nations based on how hard it is to run a company there.

Female-, Minority-Run Startups Have Tougher Fundraising Road, Study Says

Female and ethnic-minority entrepreneurs are significantly less likely to raise venture capital or private equity funding than their white, male counterparts, a new study from Pepperdine University’s Graziado School of Business and Management...Show More Summary

Capriza Raises $27 Million to Bring Unwieldy Business Apps to Mobile

The Series C round comes from current investors Andreessen Horowitz and Charles River Ventures and new investors Tenaya Capital, Harmony Partners and Allen & Co.

David Cohen: The Risks of the Crowd

DAVID COHEN:  there are risks for businesses employing crowdsourcing without remaining mindful of its challenges. The most common risks include low-quality output resulting from an unvalidated crowd and concerns over the degree of difficulty in managing a large community of participants. Show More Summary

In Tough Digital-Advertising Market, Visible Measures Seeks to ‘Grow Up’

The recent venture financing brings total outside funding to $70 million and will likely be the final infusion from private investors.

Chris Myers: Small Business, Startups and the Wisdom of Crowds

Chris Myers, co-founder and CEO of BodeTree: The idea that the collective wisdom of a large group could prove superior to the expertise of individuals is powerful. It has been proven out to a great degree by experiments both large and small. Show More Summary

Ex-Googler Sees Opportunity as Credit Cards Lose the Magnetic Stripe

In the coming year, Americans will ditch their old magnetic-stripe credit and debit cards for new plastic embedded with chip-and-pin technology. To Osama Bedier, former head of Google's Wallet mobile payment business, the shift is a once-in-a-lifetime opening.

Whisper’s CEO Answers Allegations of Violating Users’ Trust

What’s happening with Whisper? Did the anonymous messaging app betray its users’ trust to build its business? Or did the Guardian newspaper get the story wrong?

Israeli Accelerator UpWest Helps Startups Move to Silicon Valley

The firm is targeting $15 million for its second fund to invest in Israel-based companies.

Cardlytics Raises $70 Million as it Prepares to Go Public

The company has created a way for advertisers to use banks’ transaction data to target consumers with offers online.

Are Online Courses Democratizing Education or Killing Colleges?

There’s a debate whether a recent boom in online-university courses democratizes higher education, or provides a playground for the wealthy. Both a supporter and a sometime critic of online courses had the same message on Tuesday: Commuter and community colleges may get squeezed as the Web increasingly becomes alternative to traditional courses.

Never Mind Software – Mobile is Eating the World

It has been three years since Marc Andreessen, co-founder of the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, wrote his influential essay, "Why Software is Eating the World."

Whisper and the Meaning of Anonymity

Once upon a time, few people cared about online anonymity beyond privacy activists and hardcore security types.

EMC Doubles Down on the Hybrid Cloud

EMC said Tuesday it was rolling out a new platform for the hybrid cloud, which allows corporations to knit together information and applications in their data center with those stored in the public cloud. Rivals such as IBM and Microsoft have been placing bigger bets on the hybrid cloud, too.

LedgerX Hopes to Establish First U.S.-Regulated Options Exchange for Bitcoin

The New York-based startup has recruited big financial-industry names to its board of directors and raised venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and others, to add a dose of legitimacy to the market.

LedgerX Hopes to Establish First U.S.-Regulated Futures Exchange for Bitcoin

The New York-based startup has recruited big financial-industry names to its board of directors and raised venture funding from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and others, to add a dose of legitimacy to the market.

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