Targeting Patent Trolls, Driving the Sharing Economy, Startup Slowdown: Oct. 25

Illustration by André da Loba

Joe Mullin breaks down a bill intended to curb patent trolls. [Ars Technica]

Problems with should give President Obama a sense of what it’s like to be a small business owner, writes Gene Marks. [Inc.]

Freelancers, not apps, drive the sharing economy, writes Sara Horowitz. [Freelancers Union]

Union Square Ventures has a new home page that lets readers post links directly to it, much like Hacker News. Dave Winer likes it. [Scripting News]

Nela Richardson talks about a slow down in startup hiring (video). [Bloomberg Television]

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