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By Matt Vascellaro · Dec 04, 2013 8:30 AM PST


Breaking Down Crowdfunding Fees

By Eric P. Newcomer · Dec 04, 2013 8:30 AM PST

Running a crowdfunding site may be an untested business but that hasn’t stopped them from proliferating. Each one wants to be the middleman of choice for investors buying into early stage companies. (See related story.)

The playing field will thin as the sites prove themselves to investors and entrepreneurs. What business model will work best for an industry that makes its ...

The App Store 'Kingmakers'

By Jessica E. Lessin · Dec 04, 2013 8:30 AM PST

App developers often remark that how Apple features apps is a black box. Others liken the company to a "kingmaker" with the power to make or break apps. (See related story.)

But many well-connected developers have built connections inside the Cupertino, Calif. giant that make getting promoted and getting advice about improving their apps a little ...