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Amazon offering its sellers loans for holiday inventory

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Amazon has started offering funding to businesses selling on its marketplace, a move that could increase sales for both Amazon and the partners, while at the same time exposing it to possible credit default risks. The new program titled "Amazon Lending" has sent emails to sellers offering loans from Amazon...
Amazon offering its sellers loans for holiday inventory

How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? Well, It Didn't.

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How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? Well, It Didn't.

Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

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‘Owned it‘, the social referral platform that aims to increase revenues and conversions has secured £100,000 ($157,000+) in an investment from Finance Birmingham in the UK, and private investors. The company hopes to use the money to develop and add new apps to Owned it’s existing suite of social and marketing...
Social referral platform Owned It secures over $157,000 for expansion and development

LearnVest launches its highly polished money management app on the iPhone

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Following an early tease back in September, LearnVest, a NY-based startup with the goal of making financial planning available to everyone, is now launching its highly polished money management app on the iPhone. As we’ve said before, LearnVest is growing quickly in a space that doesn’t seem too sexy at first. Managing...
LearnVest launches its highly polished money management app on the iPhone
Apple's stock buyback will cut its tax bill by more than the cost of the borrowing (AAPL)

AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

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ID and fraud protection service AllClear ID, is launching a new feature today which aims to protect kids’ Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from being stolen and used to secure things like mortgages, loans and other big ticket items. It’s a major problem, the company says, noting in a new study...
AllClear ID Rolls Out First-Ever Social Security Number Blocking Service For Children’s IDs

Reading about Lehman's use of Repo 105 loans to cook their books. Accounting really is a dark science. http://www.ft.com/repo105

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Reading about Lehman's use of Repo 105 loans to cook their books. Accounting really is a dark science. http://www.ft.com/repo105

Tesla Cuts Revenue Outlook, Unveils Plan to Sell More Shares

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Tesla Motors Inc. cut its revenue target for 2012, warning that it has fallen behind on its production goals for its Model S sedan and would sell about $150 million in shares to avoid a cash squeeze. The Palo Alto, Calif., car maker disclosed in a federal filing that it...
Tesla Cuts Revenue Outlook, Unveils Plan to Sell More Shares

NZ court allows Kim Dotcom to take out $4.8 million in loans for legal bills

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On Wednesday, the New Zealand High Court ruled that Kim Dotcom, the founder of Megaupload, will be allowed to take out a $4.8 million loan to pay the corporation’s legal bills and rent on Dotcom's mansion. Dotcom holds NZ$10 million (US$8 million) in local government bonds—which were required of him...
NZ court allows Kim Dotcom to take out $4.8 million in loans for legal bills

Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

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Things don’t look positive for Apple according to reports out of Asia this morning. First, sources close to the Wall Street Journal suggested that Apple had asked its part suppliers to cut their output due to weak sales forecasts. Now, there’s more color from a report from Japan’s Nikkei which...
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 component orders from Japan by 'almost half' on weak demand

Booting Up: Hacking Press Coverage for Fun and Profit

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Time for school! (Photo: flickr.com/slambert) First Round Capital has built a brand-new platform for startups seeking press coverage: HackPR, designed to connect them with journalists. The site launches in December but is taking signups now. [TechCrunch] Kids from Cornell got a tour of the New York startup scene yesterday. [New York...
Booting Up: Hacking Press Coverage for Fun and Profit

Bonus! Sony 'loans' Ultra HD video player to buyers of $25K TV

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Purchasers of Sony's '4K Ultra HD Home Experience' also get 10 free movies and an Xperia Tablet S to serve as their remote control. [Read more]...
Bonus! Sony 'loans' Ultra HD video player to buyers of $25K TV

I liked a YouTube video -- How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? ... http://youtu.be/SOaS2SymjQ4?a

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I liked a YouTube video -- How The Hell Did GM Pay Back Its Loans "in Full And Ahead of Schedule"? ... http://youtu.be/SOaS2SymjQ4?a

How Microsoft's new Bing Fund will invest in startups

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Voodoo PC founder Rahul Sood, GM of Microsoft’s new Bing Fund. Microsoft today confirmed that it has created a new investment fund and startup incubator sponsored by its Bing search engine. The Bing Fund will be making investments in selected startups, giving them access to Bing’s data for use in...
How Microsoft's new Bing Fund will invest in startups

Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

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Eastman Kodak Co. reached a deal with bondholders for $793 million in loans that could take the onetime photography icon out of bankruptcy proceedings on the condition it sell a trove of patents for a certain amount, said people familiar with the discussions. To get the financing, Kodak must sell...
Kodak Reaches Financing Deal With Bondholders

Will lending to a friend take off?

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After a rocky period, so-called peer-to-peer lending appears to be gaining traction. FORTUNE -- The first time I wrote about peer-to-peer lending was back in 2007, when, like most other forms of social networking, it seemed like a novel experiment. Companies like Prosper and Lending Club were attempting to disintermediate...
Will lending to a friend take off?

GM just paid off its $6.7 billion bailout loans http://shar.es/m7pXd - but remember we the people still own 60% tho :)

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GM just paid off its $6.7 billion bailout loans http://shar.es/m7pXd - but remember we the people still own 60% tho :)

WSJ: Sharp courting US firms for investments, will trade displays for dollars

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Loans, cuts and mortgages -- Sharp is doing everything it can to meet its "profitable by 2014" pledge, and according to the Wall Street Journal, it's looking to US suitors to lend a hand. Sources close to the company say that it's offering a stake in Sharp to companies...
WSJ: Sharp courting US firms for investments, will trade displays for dollars

Schilling says he's "tapped out" after 38 Studios implosion

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In his first interview since Kingdoms of Amalur developer 38 Studios' abrupt failure last month, famed Red Sox pitched Curt Schilling says he lost "just north of $50 million" of his own money trying to keep the studio he founded solvent, alongside hefty loan guarantees and investment from the Rhode...
Schilling says he's "tapped out" after 38 Studios implosion

Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

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Similar to Lending Club or Prosper, Mosaic is a site that helps people who have a little extra money to invest find a fairly reliable return by helping others out with loans. But Mosaic is specifically focused on loans to solar developers, for projects needing smaller loans — say, $100,000,...
Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

Small Businesses Find Unlikely Banker: Amazon

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Amazon has made pitches to some small-business merchants, offering them loans from Amazon Capital Services....
Small Businesses Find Unlikely Banker: Amazon

Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You

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Credit Sesame, the personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum), which provides free credit scores and other information aimed at helping consumers get out of debt, is today launching a new feature which will allow users to compare their financial situation to their peers and the market in order to...
Credit Sesame Adds Social Comparison Tools, Lets You See How Your Debt Compares With People Like You

Amazon Publishing promises authors faster royalty payments

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Amazon Publishing said in a letter to literary agents Monday that it will start paying its authors royalties on a monthly basis, up from every three months. “In this digital age, we don’t see why authors should have to wait six months to be paid,” Amazon’s VP of publishing Jeff...
Amazon Publishing promises authors faster royalty payments

Peer Pressure: What Microloans And Your Next Group Purchase Might Have In Common

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Crowdtilt is a platform anyone can use to raise money for anything. Sound familiar? Kickstarter shares the same crowdfunding focus. But what sets Crowdtilt apart from its better-known competitor is something that one of its cofounders, James Beshara, picked up as a microloans collection officer in South Africa: peer pressure....
Peer Pressure: What Microloans And Your Next Group Purchase Might Have In Common

3scale Secures $800,000 In Funding For Cloud-Based API Management Software

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3scale Networks, a Barcelona, Spain-based provider of API management solutions, has raised $800.000 in equity and loans from Spanish VC Inveready Seed Capital and public entities like NEOTEC and CIDEM / ACC1Ó. 3scale essentially provides a SaaS API management infrastructure solution that enables Internet-based companies to secure, control, monitor and...
3scale Secures $800,000 In Funding For Cloud-Based API Management Software

PandoHouse Rock -- Convertible Notes, Explained

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Many startups are forgoing traditional seed funding in favor of convertible notes, loans which convert into stock after a company goes through its next round of funding. But are convertible notes good for startups? Are they good for investors? The Explainer Music team breaks it all down in its...
PandoHouse Rock -- Convertible Notes, Explained

Detroit Makes Pitch for Ousted Yahoo Employees

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Quicken Loans and two affiliated Detroit venture capital firms have issued a call for the roughly 2,000 Yahoo employees who received pink slips last week to move......
Detroit Makes Pitch for Ousted Yahoo Employees

MetroPCS reveals Q1 earnings, will make T-Mobile merger official April 30th

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By now, you're probably aware that MetroPCS shareholders voted in favor of a merger with T-Mobile, and with regulatory red tape out of the way, both companies are now set to become one on April 30th. Now, MetroPCS has laid its Q1 2013 financials bare, which provides us with...
MetroPCS reveals Q1 earnings, will make T-Mobile merger official April 30th

: GM Pays Back TARP Loans With...TARP Loans!

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: GM Pays Back TARP Loans With...TARP Loans!

6 critical tips for launching a startup while holding a day job

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(Editor’s note: Jason Cohen is an angel investor and the founder of Smart Bear Software. This story originally appeared on his blog.) Most people start their first company while they still have a day job. It makes sense: You don’t need loans. You don’t need funding. And if you “fail,” all...
6 critical tips for launching a startup while holding a day job
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