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1. How to Create an Eye-Catching Pitch Deck
By Vasyl Slobodian – Startups.Co
Curator: Shuonan Chen
Creating an effective pitch deck is one of the most important tools for getting a new venture off the ground. Here’s a guide to get you started. Read More
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2. Google Play Will Now Downrank Poorly Performing Apps
By Sarah Perez – TechCrunch
Curator: Edith Yeung
Google says it’s looking at a variety of “quality signals” related to an app’s performance to determine its new ranking. It will take into consideration things like app crashes, battery usage, and how many uninstalls the app has, among other things. Read More
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3. 6 Must Reads If You’re Hiring a Product Manager
By First Round
Curator: Zubin Chagpar
“We love how simply she boils down the traits that hiring managers often think they’re looking for — grit, teamwork, rigor, ownership, etc. — but don’t know how to truly gauge in a series of hour or 30-minute long interviews. In this piece, she walks through exactly what to ask, what you’re looking for in people’s responses, and when to cut bait. There’s a reason it’s been shared over 13,000 times.” Read More
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4. Wearables are not Dead, Investors say, but Need More Focus to Become a ‘Must Have’
By Christina Farr – CNBC
Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal
The wearables market appears to be in its death throes. Jawbone is reportedly going out of business. Fitbit has struggled to meet earnings estimates. And Intel just quietly shut down its wearables division. But industry experts I spoke to in recent weeks aren’t quite ready to pull the plug on the trend. Investors are still taking meetings with wearables startups, and entrepreneurs continue to develop new hardware products. Read More
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5. Snapchat Stories vs Instagram Stories: Which Should Brands Choose?
By Tereza Litsa – ClickZ
Digest: Small Business
Curators: Marc Prosser, Michael Heiligenstein
It’s basically common sense at this point to have an active social media channels for your business, especially if your target audience is on the younger end. Have you thought about adding Snapchat or Instagram to your social portfolio but are having trouble picking one? There isn’t a one size fits all answer, but ClickZ can help you make your pick with this article. Read More
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