Tuesday Links: Obama's $30 Billion Plan

Bloomberg’s Edwin Chen and Nicholas Johnston report on the latest version of Obama’s plan to create a $30 billion fund to help community banks provide loans that will spur hiring by small businesses.

Writing on Newsweek’s The Gaggle blog, David A. Graham examines Mark Cuban’s proposal aimed at simplifying the tax code for small business owners.

Greycroft’s Alan Patricof says he struck out trying while trying to raise money for his latest fund from institutions but scored big with individuals, reports Mary Kathleen Flynn on The Deal (hat tip to Paul Kedrosky).

Design and marketing are way more important than engineering for consumer Internet companies, argues angel investor Dave McClure over on our Innovation channel.

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