Venture capitalist Brad Feld, who co-founded TechStars, says there isn’t a startup accelerator bubble—and that every U.S. city with at least 100,000 people should have an accelerator program, according to Lora Kolodny. [Wall Street Journal]
Serial entrepreneur Brian Shuster, whose current project is an online game called Utherverse, relocated from the U.S. to Vancouver, Jose Pagliery reports. Canadians have a better work ethic, and the government supports his business, Shuster says. [CNN Money]
The Philadelphia Fed’s report on regional manufacturing was hardly encouraging, writes Matthew Philips, and disappointing results aren’t restricted to the Northeast. [Bloomberg Businessweek]
Recently deposed Groupon founder Andrew Mason just recorded a “seven song album of motivational business music,” writes Jessica Roy. [Betabeat]
Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon talks about venture capitalists who blog—most of them, he says, aren’t based in Silicon Valley (video). (Bloomberg LP, which owns Businessweek.com, is an investor in Andreessen Horowitz.) [PandoDaily]
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