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Gay Marriage Boost, Warby Parker's New Software, Cash Offer for a Restaurant: June 28

Gay Marriage Boost, Warby Parker's New Software, Cash Offer for a Restaurant: June 28

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When eyewear e-tailer Warby Parker was planning its brick-and-mortar shops, it didn’t like the point-of-sale systems available on the market, according to Jason Del Ray. So the New York-based company is building its own. [AllThingsD]

Bruce Buschel recounts the odyssey he embarked on while trying to sell his restaurant. [New York Times]

Lawmakers are working to repeal a tax on health insurers that was introduced with the passage of the Affordable Care Act, reports J.D. Harrison. One Congressman who supports the repeal says the tax is likely to be passed on to small employers. [Washington Post]

Critics say Amazon’s (AMZN) cloud labor platform Mechanical Turk exploits workers. Russell Brandom writes that a browser plug-in that lets workers rate employers on the platform is akin to a digital labor union. [The Verge]

Erin Griffith live blogs the TechStars New York demo day. [PandoDaily]

Wedding services, tax advice, and real estate are the industries most likely to benefit from the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, says Dominic Chu (video). [Bloomberg TV]

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

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