Community Bank IPOs, Online Sales Tax Reactions, Computer Programming Lessons: April 25

Illustration by André da Loba

Less than a dozen community banks have gone through IPOs since 2008, but there are signs that might be beginning to change, Chris Marr reports (hat tip: @HerbEngert). [Forbes]

Small business owners are bracing for a federal law that would make it easier for states to collect sales tax for online transactions, writes Mohana Ravindranath. [Washington Post]

Ariel Schwartz writes about two entrepreneurs who are raising money on Indiegogo to build a more affordable 3D scanner. [Fast Company]

In the competitive landscape for early-stage venture capital deals, Spark Capital is breaking with industry standards to cut entrepreneurs a break on legal fees, writes Sarah Lacy. [PandoDaily]

Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of startup Decoded, talks about her company’s experience teaching literacy in computer programming (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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