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Big day for SurchX today as we debut at #MagentoImagine, a big conference for e-commerce merchants and developers. I've posted our press release below so you can see what we're trying to do here.
Last summer, Foxconn announced that it would buy buildings across Wisconsin and turn them into “innovation centers” as part of its record-breaking $4.5 billion tax subsidy agreement with the state. The initial agreement with Wisconsin…
francine hardawayThis is what happens when we go all out for economic development promises from companies we don't really understand,
SAN FRANCISCOSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders. The company started adding technology to a handful of warehouses in recent years, which…
francine hardawayAren't you surprised this didn't happen long ago?
At its debut nearly seven years ago, Quartz's model was to be everywhere — not behind a paywall, not locked inside a mobile app, ready to build an audience through social sharing. “In 2012, the very clear strategy for us was to create…
francine hardawayDoes anyone think that putting articles behind a paywall will help grow traffic?
The Supreme Court is letting an antitrust lawsuit against Apple proceed — and it's rejected Apple's argument that iOS App Store users aren't really its customers. The Supreme Court upheld the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision in Apple…
francine hardawayYes, but Android's app store is also very big. Isn't this too late?
The New York Times
– May 13, 2:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Carl Malamud believes in open access to government records, and he has spent more than a decade putting them online. You might think states would welcome the help. But when Mr. Malamud's group posted the Official Code of Georgia…
francine hardawayWhat is the matter with everybody. Have we nothing better to do?
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Nikesh Seth Follow CEO
– May 13
As the CBD bubble continues to inflate, I'm getting more questions in my practice about how CBD works, what conditions it works for, and whether it is safe. We do use it in the practice in places where it seems appropriate and it does appear to…
francine hardawayPain management doctors are now using CBD.
As Lydia* walked into my office, I could see all was not well with her even before she sat down. She moved slowly, much more so than would be expected for a woman in her early 60s. Her face was impassive and didn't display any of the usual warmth…
francine hardawayIt's about time people paid more attention to depression.
PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SurchX, the leading payment gateway and processor-agnostic software that enables on-line merchants to surcharge, today announced the launch of SurchX for Magento, a fully integrated credit card processing fee recovery…
francine hardawayThis is the company I work for, launching in Las Vegas at Magento Imagine.
MIT Technology Review
– May 13, 12:00 AM
Last fall, John Melo, the CEO of synthetic-biology company Amyris, travelled to Amsterdam to visit one of his company's largest investors. During the long weekend the former oil executive says he took a side trip to hang out in the city's famous…
francine hardawayIs this a product that people don't mind buying when it is GMO? Or they just don't know?