Etsy is changing its rules to allow sellers to hire employees and work with outside manufacturers to produce goods, reports Teresa Novellino. [Upstart Business Journal]
Website crashes and user complaints made the first day of Obamacare exchanges like a typical tech launch, writes Joshua Brustein. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
Egypt’s startups are grappling with a national economy that’s been paralyzed by political unrest, write Ahmed A. Namatalla and Tamim Elyan. [Bloomberg News]
Curtailing patent trolling is a key to fostering innovation, writes Phil Goldberg. [Progressive Policy Institute]
Denver-based small business owner Lisa Buckley says the government shutdown could lead to layoffs at her security management firm, American Automation (video). [CNBC]
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