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Mobile money transfer apps are getting popular — among them giant PayPal’s Venmo, and Square Cash. Among them Circle is unique, because it didn’t begin as a way to take U.S. dollars from your pocket and put them into your friend’s. Until this week, you could only use the app to send people bitcoin, the virtual currency. More →

Just sharing some audio I recorded yesterday at a talk Peter Thiel gave at Boston University’s School of Management; I moderated the audience Q&A afterward, which was a lot of fun. Thiel is on the road with co-author Blake Masters promoting his new book, Zero to One. I teased him a bit that his only tweet so far is a plug for the book… and his quick answer was that he went from zero to one tweets.More →

Since coming out of beta last summer, Boston startup Wanderu has been in rapid-transit mode.

Seven months ago the company raised $2.5 million and launched its Kayak-esque service for booking bus and train travel. Since then, the company has moved out of the PayPal StartTank and into its own office in Downtown Boston, grown from a staff of eight to 15, and seen an impressive increase in the usage of its service.

Wanderu crossed 1 million bus trips booked by users as of last week, said cofounder and chief executive Polina Raygorodskaya.More →