Marketplace for Monday, April 30, 2012
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Microsoft is investing $300 million in Barnes & Noble's e-book and college textbook business. Spain sank into recession in the first quarter, while Japan's economy has not grown for the last 20 years. In Oakland, Calif., a handful of 'popup' stores decided to open all at one time, and they have no plans to close. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," once the laughing stock of the theatre world, may pick up a few Tony Award nominations. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Yancey Strickler, co-founder of the crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com.
Posted In: Oakland, pop-up stores, Retail, Small Business
A small business incubator seeks to revitalize a neighborhood in Oakland through a handful of pop-up stores that have no plans to close.
Posted In: kickstarter, Yancey Strickler, crowdsourcing
Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler on the crowdfunding site's spectacular growth as it strives to stay true to its mission.