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1. Google Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI

By Jack Clark – Bloomberg

Digest: Artificial Intelligence

Curator: Bjorn Larsen

Google is now using Deep Learning to cut their power usage efficiency – already improved by 15%. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/b_Mp1D


2. This New Invention Can Automatically Brew Hard Cider and Wine in your Kitchen

By Leanna Garfield – Tech Insider

Digest: BevTech

Curator: Vincent PÉTRÉ

New hardware solution called Alchema aims to make hard cider brewing at home easy. The device is connected to an app, and all you need to do is fill it with fruit, yeast, sugar, water, and wait about a week, co-founder Oscar Chang tells Tech Insider. Read More

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


3. Why 20 Top Entrepreneurs from South Africa Traveled to Seattle this Week

By Taylor Soper – Geek Wire

Digest: Startup Communities

Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

Collaboration and experiencing different perspectives are core to the En-novate program. These entrepreneurs are not only building up connections back to their communities, they are exchanging wisdom. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/b_K8xv


4. What Are The Best Ways To Think Of Ideas For A Startup?

By Dan Lewis – Forbes.com

Digest: Young Entrepreneurship

Curator: Chas Pulido

Having trouble thinking of a new business idea? Forbes comes to the rescue with with some great tips by Dan Lewis! Read More

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


5. Best Places to Get Fast Business Loans

By Priyanka Prakash – Fit Small Business

Digest: Small Business

Curators: Marc Prosser, Michael Heiligenstein

After reviewing several lenders that provide fast business loans, Kabbage was the best and fastest overall. They have a paperless application, can get you funds on the same day, and have a high approval rate.

In this article, we review Kabbage along with two other leading fast business lenders: Funding Circle and SmartBiz. While each of these three lenders are fast, they differ in terms of cost, qualification criteria and other factors. We explain in detail below and break down the options for you based on how much time you have to obtain funding. Read More

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