Building Urban Farms, Accepting Bitcoin, Doing the Opposite of Google: May 21

Building Urban Farms, Accepting Bitcoin, Doing the Opposite of Google: May 21
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Tony Haile, chief executive of Web analytics company Chartbeat, says he built its strategy around the notion of doing the opposite of Google. [Fast Company]

A company called BrightFarms is developing hydroponic greenhouse farms in cities across the U.S., Mark Gunther reports. [Guardian]

Kim Lachance Shandrow describes the positives and negatives for businesses that accept payment in digital currency Bitcoin. [Entrepreneur]

Amid news of Yahoo’s $1.1 billion deal for Tumblr, it’s interesting to read Vimeo co-founder Jake Lodwick’s post in April on why “an acquisition is always a failure” for startup founders (via @JessicaKRoy). [PandoDaily]

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt talks about the technologies he expects to change the world in the years to come (video). [McKinsey]

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