Mon.Apr 06, 2020

How to Make Sense of the PPP Loan Program for VC-Backed Startups

Both Sides of the Table

There is so much confusion and misinformation out there about the government sponsored “payroll protection plan” loans to companies that the heads of every small business CEO in the country must be spinning.

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The Station: Via hits $2.25B valuation, letters from readers, layoffs in a time of COVID-19

TechCrunch LA

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5 Common Startup Setbacks And How To Rebound Stronger

Startup Professionals Musings

Most entrepreneurs are so convinced that they are the disruptive element, they fail to anticipate that unknown facts or events can and will occur to disrupt their own well-laid plans.

Urban Armor Rolls Out Compostable Phone Cases


Worried about the environmental impact of your smartphone? Orange County-based mobile device case maker Urban Armor Gear (UAG) said this morning that it has rolled out a line of biodegradeable, compostable smart phone cases, which it says are made out of 100% compostable bio-plastic. The company said the effort came because "we care about our environment" and that it would help drive solutions towards sustainability. The new "Outback" series of cases starts at $39.95.

Xconomy Releases Coronavirus Special Report on Containing the Pandemic Through Innovation & Investment


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The Trade Desk Offers Up Free Courses


Ventura-based online advertising exchange The Trade Desk says it will offer up free access to its digital advertising courseware until the end of 2020, allowing everyone from advertising industry professionals to those looking to build the required skills to enter the field. The company said it also has revamped its courseware and certification platform.

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TurboTax Offers Up Free Stimulus Registration Tool


San Diego-based TurboTax said over the weekend that it has launched a new product, to help Americans register for the new stimulus payment. According to Intuit, the product is designed to help millions of Americans who are not required to file a tax return easily register with the IRS to get their stimulus money.

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IGN Plans Online Live, On-Demand Gaming Broadcasts


Los Angeles-based games and entertainment content provider IGN says it is launching plans for a new series of live and on-demand gaming events, focused on games and next generation console hardware, as a result of cancellations of events such as E3 2020 and e-sports events.

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