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1. Cofounder Disputes and Making Something People Want
By Jessica Livingston
Curator: Zubin Chagpar
In this excerpt from Jessica’s talk at the 2014 Female Founders Conference, she discusses the two most common reasons startups fail: cofounder disputes and not making something people want. Read More
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2. App Store now requires developers to use official API to request app ratings, disallows custom prompts
Curator: Edith Yeung
Developers like the new API because it allows customers to provide a rating without leaving the app; custom implementations would pop an alert that ultimately navigated to the App Store. The integrated Apple rating prompt lets users pick 1-5 stars and press Done, without losing the context of what they were doing in the third-party app. Read More
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3. Calling All Snackers: Here Comes a Fitbit for Your Mouth
By MIT Technology Review
Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal
While wearables have gotten pretty good at tracking a range of health-related activities, there’s still no simple, automated, unobtrusive way to track one of the vital things we all do every day: eat. Researchers at Dartmouth College and Clemson University have built a prototype of a headband-like device that they think could be a step toward making this happen. Part of a project called Auracle, the gadget uses a microphone placed on the skin to capture sounds of mouth-related activities that are then analyzed to pinpoint when the wearer is eating—an activity that can be tricky to distinguish from things like talking or coughing. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/409a1ae609aa/qccmp3gzzy
4. Military funding for small businesses
By Department of Defense
Curator: Ron Flavin
Here you will find a listing of available business grant opportunities available through the U.S. military. Read More
More from this reading list: http://mailchi.mp/5026d5149786/8uoscqkilb
5. How To Build A Brand In 5 Days: Tips From A Designer
By Karen DeFelice
Curators: Eugenio Monforte, Phillip Chao
Consumers have become so involved in their favorite brands —THEY help tell a company’s story. They tweet, Instagram and Facebook the good, the bad and the beautiful. So how do companies hit that sweet spot to get consumers to fall for their brand? Read More
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