Cory Booker's Startup, Comparing Crowdfunding Sites, Paying a Living Wage: August 8

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Less than 10 percent of projects on crowdfunding site Indiegogo get fully funded, writes Adrianne Jeffries. [The Verge]

Cory Booker, the Newark (N.J.) mayor who is running for Senate, has cultivated close ties with Silicon Valley. [New York Times]

In Japan, farmers sell blemished and surplus fruit on the honor system at unmanned stores, writes Cory Doctorow. [BoingBoing]

The largest billboard in the Southern Hemisphere trumpets the importance of small business, writes Blainey Woodham. [Northern Star via Wall Street Journal]

The owner of Detroit burger joint Moo Cluck Moo says that his business turns a profit paying workers $12 an hour (video). [Huffington Post]

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