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5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. How Sam’s Club Is Widening its E-Commerce Lead Over Costco

By Phil Wahba

Digest: Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Curator: Kyle Kelly

Sam’s Club has an edge over its arch-rival: the integration of its digital business and its 655 or so stores. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bY6tJj

 

2. How Warby Parker learned to love good old-fashioned retail stores

By Eric Johnson

Digest: Product
Curators: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti & Reza Ladchartabi

Warby Parker co-CEOs Dave Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal talk in a podcast about their decision to open brick and mortar retail. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bY4_kr

 

3. Chariot for Women is a new ridesharing service for women only

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

Yes, a rideshare service for women. Why? Why not? Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bY359T

 

4. When Makers Apply to College

By Slide Room

Digest: Maker
Curator: Mark Schreiber

Colleges are starting to look for more than just SAT/ACT scores + your GPA for admission. Some, like MIT, are using portfolios to get a better feel of what students can do. Portfolios are no longer just for Art and Engineers, all need to be able to tell a good story and get others excited about their work too. If nothing else, click on the link to see the “Krebs Cycle of Creativity” graphic – nicely done. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bY3KFj

 

5. Virtual assistants are the testbeds for tomorrow’s personal robots

By Mark Stephen Meadows

Digest: Artificial Intelligence
Curators: Nitzan Hermon & Bjorn Larsen

Bots are all over the news – interesting to read this more informed piece. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bY3mUz

 

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