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The Bomb Detector Con Man, Obama CTO Tries E-Commerce, Less Capital for Minorities: April 24


The Bomb Detector Con Man, Obama CTO Tries E-Commerce, Less Capital for Minorities: April 24

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On Tuesday, a British entrepreneur who made millions of pounds selling fake bomb detectors around the world was found guilty of fraud, write Steven Morris, Meirion Jones, and Robert Booth (hat tip: @PeterChristHall). [Guardian]

Shapeways, a company that lets people design and order 3D-printed objects, raised $30 million in venture funding to bring 3D printing to mainstream markets, writes Jenna Wortham. [New York Times]

Kevin Colleran, a venture capitalist at General Catalyst Partners, writes that high schools should teach entrepreneurship. [Wall Street Journal]

Harper Reed, who served as chief technology officer for President Obama’s 2012 campaign, is developing a mobile e-commerce app, writes Vlad Savov. [Verge]

Woman- and minority-owned businesses typically operate with less capital than businesses owned by white men, according to the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy. [SBA]

Eric Molinsky reports on Maker’s Row, a New York startup that matches designers with U.S.-based manufacturers (audio). [WNYC]

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Clark is a reporter for Bloomberg Businessweek.

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