Tag Archives: crowdfunding

Morning Stories (12-13-2011)

  • John Paczkowski at All Things D has an exclusive interview with CarrierIQ CEO Larry Lenhart and Vice President of Marketing Andrew Coward – they discuss how the company conducts its cell monitoring and how they work with carriers
  • The House Judiciary Committee has scheduled the markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) for 10 am this Thursday. You can read the Manager’s Amendment that was released yesterday here. Declan McCullagh at cnet provides a rundown on the amendment and public reaction to it
  • The Financial Times reports that AT&T and T-Mobile were granted a request for time to consider whether to push forward with a revised merger deal or drop it altogether. They companies will report back to the judge by January 12
  • Europe considers an open data policy that would make “a ‘treasure trove’ of public data available with minimal charges for anybody to access and use”
  • Craig Newman gives a critical examination of Crowdfunding and discusses two bills on the matter currently making their way through Congress
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Startup Exemption Rally in DC – November 17

If you’re in the DC area, consider attending Startup Exemption’s rally outside the SEC tomorrow, November 17, from 7:30 am to 2:00 pm. The rally is in support of H.R. 2930, the Entrepreneurial Access to Capital Act. H.R. 2930 would ease SEC restrictions on crowdfunding for startups and other small businesses. The House of Representatives passed the legislation with near unanimous consent, and it is scheduled for consideration in the Senate.

H.R. 2930 would be a boon for Americans by making funding for startups more accessible. It would also be a low cost measure for job creation. Along with the VET Act of 2011 that Marvin discussed previously, these measures would do much to give our economy a desperately needed boost.

To learn more about Startup Exemption, visit their website here.

And for more on the merits of H.R. 2930 and similar legislation check out a great op-ed in the WSJ by the  Competitive Enterprise Institute’s John Berlau.



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