One of the developing trends that I've been following closely on this weblog is the increasing influence of entrepreneurs from small town middle America. I think that technology is quickly removing any economic benefits...

SBA Loans Up

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that, with almost two full months still remaining in the fiscal year, it has already backed more loans in one year than ever before in its 51-year history.

How Not to Buy Happiness

Robert Frank: "Considerable evidence suggests that if we use an increase in our incomes, as many of us do, simply to buy bigger houses and more expensive cars, then we do not end up...

Google’s IPO

Google's IPO information page is now live, if you're into that sort of thing.
The Times Of India: With her baby on her lap, Maya Sharma (name changed) gets down to work every evening from her eighth-floor flat at Vasant Vihar. Maya's job is to click on online advertisements....

Google to Auction IPO

Everyone is reporting that Google has filed for an IPO, but the interesting news is that they're going to auction all of the IPO shares. TheStreet: "'An auction is an unusual process for an IPO in...

Pay Per Click is 8

Eight years ago today, on April 29, 1996, pay per click was born in a deal between Proctor & Gamble and Yahoo.

$50 Bill Redesigned

USA Today: "The $50 bill will sport a more colorful, patriotic look, with infusions of red and blue, a waving flag and a metallic silver-blue star -- all part of government efforts to combat sophisticated...
Business Week: "In recent years, Americans have enjoyed the glories of falling consumer prices. It's commonly called the Wal-Mart (WMT ) effect: Huge retailers use their buying power to force suppliers to cut costs, then...
Washington Post: "Mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer, was the biggest word in search-engine advertising Thursday, with law firms paying $90 or more to place ads." I'm prohibited by the Google Adsense from disclosing how much money this...