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Tech Bubble Talk, Business of Haunted Houses, Maryland's SHOP Delayed: Oct. 29


Tech Bubble Talk, Business of Haunted Houses, Maryland's SHOP Delayed: Oct. 29

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High valuations for tech companies such as Twitter, Pinterest, and Snapchat are conjuring memories of the late-1990s tech bubble, write Rolfe Winkler and Matt Jarzemsky. [Wall Street Journal ]

The entrepreneurs who run haunted houses keep building bigger attractions, reports Steven Kurutz. [New York Times]

Maryland’s small business health-options program, or SHOP—a type of health insurance marketplace separate from individual exchanges—is likely to open later than expected, writes Glynis Kazanjian. [Maryland Reporter]

Data from online marketing firm Pricing Engine shows that many small business owners would do better buying search advertising from Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bing than from Google (GOOG), writes Greg Sterling. [Search Engine Land]

Ashlee Vance visits the offices of PhoneSat, a maker of nanosatellites powered by discarded smartphones (video). [Bloomberg Businessweek]

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

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