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1. Apple is making a grab for Venmo’s turf and might use iMessage to do it

By Ian Kar

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

Messaging and payments are already tied together in Asia, where Alibaba’s AliPay and messaging app WeChat dominate in-store payments, mobile payments, and money transfers. In the US, Facebook is attempting to add payment capabilities to its Messenger chat app. Now iMessage may jump on the mobile payment bandwagon. Read More

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2. Dorms for Grownups: A Solution for Lonely Millennials?

By Alana Semuels

Digest: Collaborative Working
Curator: Anna Jagric

In a new model of living, residents will have their own “microunits” built around a shared living space for cooking, eating and hanging out. Read More

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3. The Keys to Scaling Yourself as a Technology Leader

By First Round

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“We ended up creating a rule where we wouldn’t even start a project until everyone who was needed could be dedicated,” says Pisoni. “Then we’d put them together in a small, autonomous team that didn’t require any permissions or dependencies to get things done.” Read More

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4. Do you speak VC? 30+ jargons and acronyms you should know

By Federico Wengi

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

A handy resource from investor Federico Wengi. Read More

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5. Oak Labs, With $4.1M In Seed, Launches A Smart Fitting Room Mirror

By Jordan Crook

Digest: Retail Technology & Ecommerce
Curator: Kyle Kelly

Though the world of fashion is trying desperately to catch up to the digital age, retail is still fundamentally unchanged. Read More

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