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Back 9 Links: Colorado's evangelical pot farmers convert the skeptical

by Alex Dalenberg

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Tuesday, April 15.

  1. Meet the family of pot farmers trying to convince Colorado evangelicals to embrace legal marijuana.
  2. Incredible photos of a 13-year-old Mongolian eagle huntress.
  3. Fashion influencers who shape the tastes of the next decade.
  4. This Chinese company 3D-printed 10 houses in a single day.
  5. Why do so many journalists seem to  ...

    9 hours ago
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Storefront has VC firms and even Kanye West loitering

by Teresa Novellino

Careful e-commerce startup observers know the drill: Successful sites reach a point where they want to punch a hole in their digital worlds and see their customers face-to-face in a brick and mortar setting, at least for awhile.

A pop-up store is often the way to go for commitment-shy merchants that do not want to deal with the albatross of rent. Storefront, a self-proclaimed "airbnb for retail,"  ...

10 hours ago
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The lead singer of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros launches 'The New IRS'

by Michael del Castillo

Alex Ebert, the lead singer, songwriter, and composer of indie folk band Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, can now add a new skill to his resume: tax startup founder.

The New IRS lets users choose how they would allocate their tax money and then compare their preferences with the actual projected use of the 2014 Federal Income Taxes.

“We present to you a simulation, that you may peruse and  ...

10 hours ago
Loot

Twitter buys one of Brad Feld's 'silent killers'

by Alex Dalenberg

Brad Feld is looking prophetic when it comes to Gnip, the Boulder, Colorado-based social data startup just snatched up by Twitter.

"Once the mainstream tech press starts noticing Gnip, they will be blown away at how big they got in such a short period of time by just executing," Feld wrote in February in the introduction to a blog post by Gnip CEO Chris Moody.

Feld's money is where his mouth is.  ...

13 hours ago
News Wire

The Pipeline: Warren Buffett's Airbnb endorsement, Sean Parker's get-out-the-vote startup, and Twitter founders' loyalty

by Kent Bernhard Jr

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for April 15 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Portland…Software boosted: Act-On Software, maker of marketing automation tools, raises $42 million.

Seattle…Legal eagles: Mark Britton says he wants to make more products to help consumers  ...

14 hours ago
Hot Shots

Warren Buffett's son to fund rhino defense with a helicopter

by Michael del Castillo

Howard G. Buffett, the son of investor and cofounder of Berkshire Hathaway Warren Buffett, yesterday pledged a helicopter and more to fight poachers in Africa, according to a report by the Environment News Service.

 ...

15 hours ago
Media

Bet on the weather through this student startup concept

by Lauren K. Ohnesorge

What if, while trapped with your kids during an unexpected March snow storm, you could profit off of your pessimism?

That’s part of the concept behind “Weather Wager,” one of six University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill projects that—in addition to providing entertainment—are pegged as having the potential to have you engaging with a new kind of journalism.

It started with a blank  ...

16 hours ago
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