California's Online SHOP, Down on 'Techies,' Hacking the Startup Visa: Dec. 4

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Golden State businesses with 50 or fewer workers can now buy insurance directly from the SHOP section of Covered California, the state’s online insurance exchange, reports Paul Sisson. [U-T San Diego]

There comes a time in the life of a successful startup when the founder should think about handing the reins to a more experienced manager, writes Chuck Green. [Wall Street Journal]

The term “techie” has taken on a pejorative connotation in San Francisco, where the influx of high-skilled workers has driven up housing costs, writes Nellie Bowles. [SFGate]

Entryless Chief Executive Officer Mike Galarza describes the process of getting a visa that allowed him to quit his full-time job and launch a startup. [Quartz]

Wickr CEO Nico Sell says her self-destructing message app makes mobile communications more secure (video). [Fox Business]

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