Visa and Plaid Split After Nearly One Year Together

We've got a lot to talk about today. First and foremost, Blake gets his PPP loan forgiveness (and feels guilty about it), and we'll talk more on the forgiveness process. In M&A news, the Department of Justice convinces Visa and Plaid their merger is just not meant to be. In the political realm, payment, and marketplace platforms, such as Stripe and Shopify "cancel" Trump. There's a plethora of app-related news to share, including the risks you should know about using a .CPA domain, and a thorough discussion around Intuit's decision to finally give Mint some attention, then we've got some listener emails to round out the episode.

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Show Notes

00:56 - Blake's been forgiven by the PPP! 
 
05:50 - ‘It Was a Joke’: Some Small Businesses Got $1 Relief Loans
 
09:42 - Bitcoin and SPACs Give 2021 a Flavor of Dot-Com Bubble
14:24 - Visa and Plaid Abandon Merger After Antitrust Division’s Suit to Block https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/visa-and-plaid-abandon-merger-after-antitrust-division-s-suit-block
  

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Plaid CEO touts new ‘clarity’ after failed Visa acquisition 
 
Visa Opts Out Of Plaid Acquisition, Cites Lawsuit 
 
18:44 - Stripe Stops Processing Payments for Trump Campaign Website
 
19:54 - Shopify Takes Trump Organization and Campaign Stores Offline
 
21:10 - Who is Jack Ma? Where the Alibaba co-founder came from and disappeared https://nypost.com/article/who-is-jack-ma-where-alibaba-founder-cam-from-disappeared-to/
 
23:16 - Individual CPAs can apply for .cpa domains now
 
31:57 - Cloud-based farm accounting solution launched by ag tech start-up Traction
https://www.agriculture.com/news/technology/cloud-based-farm-accounting-solution-launched-by-ag-tech-startup-traction
 
32:57 - TrustBooks Releases Full Accounting Software Niched Specifically for Legal https://www.prweb.com/releases/trustbooks_releases_full_accounting_software_niched_specifically_for_legal/prweb17651217.htm
 
35:25 - Commerce7 and Ekos Integrate to Help Wineries Sync D2C Sales, Inventory and Accounting 
 
36:32 - Lightspeed Rolls Out Vendor Network For SMBs 
 
40:26 - Here’s Intuit’s plan to get Mint back on track after years of neglect
 
47:45 - Listener questions from M. Ives. Thank you! 
 
50:55 - Melody Seefeldt talks credit hours for the CPA. 
 
51:56 - Color us corrected (via Twitter)! 
 
53:10 - Talk to us! Tell us how your tax season goes! Share your PPP adventures! We really want to know! 


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