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Building Urban Farms, Accepting Bitcoin, Doing the Opposite of Google: May 21


Building Urban Farms, Accepting Bitcoin, Doing the Opposite of Google: May 21

Illustration by André da Loba

Tony Haile, chief executive of Web analytics company Chartbeat, says he built its strategy around the notion of doing the opposite of Google. [Fast Company]

A company called BrightFarms is developing hydroponic greenhouse farms in cities across the U.S., Mark Gunther reports. [Guardian]

Kim Lachance Shandrow describes the positives and negatives for businesses that accept payment in digital currency Bitcoin. [Entrepreneur]

Amid news of Yahoo’s $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr, it’s interesting to read Vimeo co-founder Jake Lodwick’s post in April on why “an acquisition is always a failure” for startup founders (via @JessicaKRoy). [PandoDaily]

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talks about the technologies he expects to change the world in the years to come (video). [McKinsey]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek covering small business and entrepreneurship.

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