Video Game Makers Quit, Vodka Boycott, Obamacare Reactions: July 31

Video Game Makers Quit, Vodka Boycott, Obamacare Reactions: July 31
A daily roundup of the most compelling stories about small business and entrepreneurship (Illustration by Andr?? da Loba)
Illustration by André da Loba

Indie video game designers endure vicious abuse from players on social media—enough to make some leave the industry, Ben Kuchera reports. [Penny Arcade Report]

Jeremy Quittner finds a story of intrigue behind Stolichnaya vodka, a brand that some Americans are boycotting to protest Vladimir Putin’s anti-gay crackdown. The company that sells Stoli in the U.S., it turns out, isn’t Russian. [Inc.]

Responding to regulators, entrepreneurs and investors are forming a self-regulatory group for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, Robin Sidel reports. [Wall Street Journal]

Jason Del Rey reports on layoffs at Fab.com, on the heels of a big fund-raise. [AllThingsD]

Venture capitalist Brad Feld says entrepreneurs need to listen to feedback but learn to make their own decisions among conflicting opinions and data. [Feld Thoughts]

John Tucker reports on a recent Senate hearing that gauged small employers’ reactions to Obamacare (radio). [Bloomberg Radio]

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