Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 16, 2015
Apr 16, 2015

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015:  First up, we talk to Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Etsy’s IPO. Next up is James Grimmelmann, Law Professor at the University of Maryland, talking about the antitrust charges Google is facing in the EU. Finally, we take a look at what happens when PayPal is incompatible with another country's banking system.

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Why Nicaraguan businesses can't take PayPal

Apr 16, 2015
“Pay securely. Here, there, anywhere.” That’s the slogan currently on PayPal’s website, and one of the central promises for digital payments of all kinds. But so far, the promise isn’t accessible “anywhere.”  For instance: Nicaragua.  On the country’s Pacific coast, in a remote beach town, there is a Spanish school called Pie de Gigante. It draws an […]

A hand-crafted IPO

Apr 16, 2015
Etsy's IPO opens big.
Employees and sellers of the online marketplace Etsy, stand with the CFO Kristina Salen on the floor of the Nasdaq as the company becomes a public company on April 16, 2015 in New York City.
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Airing on Thursday, April 16, 2015:  First up, we talk to Santosh Rao, head of research at Manhattan Venture Partners, about Etsy’s IPO. Next up is James Grimmelmann, Law Professor at the University of Maryland, talking about the antitrust charges Google is facing in the EU. Finally, we take a look at what happens when PayPal is incompatible with another country’s banking system.

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