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1. Write Like You Talk

By Paul Graham

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“Before I publish a new essay, I read it out loud and fix everything that doesn’t sound like conversation. I even fix bits that are phonetically awkward; I don’t know if that’s necessary, but it doesn’t cost much.” Read More

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2. Facebook will give employees super slow internet speeds every Tuesday to better understand markets like India

By Jillian D’Onfro

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

“2G Tuesdays” that will give all employees an opportunity to see what using the app with an incredibly slow connection feels like and help close the “empathy gap” between Silicon Valley and emerging markets. Read More

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

 

3. Owning a Small Business: Scary, But Worth It (Infographic)

By Andy Roe

Digest: Small Business
Curator: Marc Prosser

“Being a small business owner can be scary. You’re taking on a lot of risk and responsibility. Of course, the payoff is tremendous rewards and a lot of control over your own life. Some things, of course, are scarier than others when you’re a business owner, responsible for employees and the livelihood of the company.” Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/bEoD5b

 

4. Seattle’s next $1B startup? Inside this secretive company’s bid to unseat Craigslist

By Jacob Demmitt

Digest: Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Curator: Kyle Kelly

This little-known consumer Internet startup — which connects buyers and sellers looking to unload or pick-up everything from toaster ovens to tennis shoes to Toyota Camrys — has flown almost completely under the radar over the past four years. Read More

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

 

5. Five big mistakes in education technology and how to fix them

By Valerie Strauss

Digest: Education
Curators: Deborah Chang, Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Vicky Guo

Reports have consistently shown that access to technology alone has no measurable impact on student achievement. Read More

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