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1. Inside A Chinese Coding Boot Camp

By Matt Sheehan

Digest: China Tech
Curators: Xu Tao & Edith Yeung

Can “mass innovation” help China vault over the middle income trap? Read More

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2. Goodbye, Wearables. You Had a Stupid Name Anyway

By David Pierce

Digest: Health
Curator: R. Scott Munro

If you read one article from this week, make this one it. The move from “wearables” to more inconspicuous form of data tracking is inevitable, and it’s rather unfortunate we had the intermediary “craze” (many studies tracking the half-life of wearables use). The real power will come from, as this Wired piece points out, sensors blending into the everyday, and eventually into our bodies themselves. Read More

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3. Uber just completed its billionth trip

By Andrew J . Hawkins

Digest: Mobile
Curator: Edith Yeung

At the end of 2014, the company bragged that it was up to a million trips a day. A year later, it said it was logging 3 million trips a day in 66 countries. Read More

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4. 11 Reasons Why 2015 Was a Great Year For Humanity

By Angus Hervey

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“The World Bank now says we’re only one generation away from a world where every single person is literate.” Read More

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5. What Happened In 2015

By Fred Wilson

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

“The most exciting things that have happened in tech in 2015 are happening in verticals like transportation, hospitality, education, healthcare, and maybe more than anything else, finance, where the lessons and playbooks of the consumer gold rush are being used with great effectiveness to disrupt incumbents and shake up industries.” Read More

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