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Microsoft lands Skype for $8.6 billion all cash deal

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Microsoft Corp plans to buy Internet phone service Skype for $8.5 billion in its biggest-ever acquisition.

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Reboot your life: 20 mental barriers you should let go of

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So if you were in the hot air balloon situation, which of these mental barriers should we let go? I have listed down 20 here. Do you have any more?

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8 ways to bootstrap your company

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Bootstrapping a startup refers to starting a small business by funding it yourself or through customer receipts — without getting any external investment.

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Multimillionaires Without High School Diplomas

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The editors over at Forbes.com have been digging in the crates, and compiled an interesting list of 25 millionaires who weren’t included in their high school yearbooks. Apparently “for a talented few, the school of hard knocks offers a substantially higher return than time spent in the classroom.”

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Groupon’s $6 Billion Gambler By BARI WEISS

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The 30-year-old CEO in Chicago is changing the way we buy from local businesses. And trying to make billions doing it.

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Tapping the Crowd for Funds

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When recent college graduate Bronson Chang wanted to renovate his uncle’s candy shop in Honolulu, he decided to tap his social network for the funds via a “crowdfunding” website, instead of seeking a loan at a bank.

Crowdfunding sites—such as ProFounder.com, Peerbackers.com, Kickstarter.com and IndieGoGo.com—allow entrepreneurs to raise money collectively toward a monetary target. Entrepreneurs can create a profile on a crowdfunding site listing their monetary goals, an explanation of how the funds will be used, and an end-date for the campaign. Once the information goes live on the site, investors can pledge money toward the entrepreneur’s goal. These sites typically take a small percentage of the funds that an entrepreneur takes home.

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