Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. Bots won’t replace apps. Better apps will replace apps.

By Dan Grover

Digest: Artificial Intelligence
Curators: Bjorn Larsen & Nitzan Hermon

A WeChat product manager drops some realism on the over-the-top bot hype from Facebook, Microsoft and seemingly everyone else in tech right now. Read More

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2. Going Dutch: 9 things we learned about the start-up scene in Amsterdam

By John Kennedy

Digest: Startup Communities
Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld & Shane Reiser

Here’s a great look at the Dutch startup scene and how they are capitalizing on their core competencies. Read More

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3. Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares

By Motoko Rich, Amanda Cox, Matthew Bloch

Digest: Education
Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Vicky Guo & Deborah Chang

Let’s not forget the power of education technology to potentially equal the playing field for our most vulnerable students. Here’s what the problem looks like in the United States. Read More

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4. Serial entrepreneur wants to inspire more Colorado angel investors

By Monica Mendoza

Digest: Angel Investor
Curator: Berg Moe

What Leslie Jump learned from talking with angel investors is that there are three reasons why they invest: To make money, because they themselves are entrepreneurs and have empathy for how difficult it is to raise money, and because they see the industry they worked in being transformed by technology and want to be part of it. Read More

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5. Injured Sea Turtle Gets His Bite Back With 3D Printed Jaw

By Devin Coldewey

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka

Interesting case study in ocean conservation & 3D Printing: An injured loggerhead sea turtle has been equipped with a 3-D printed prosthetic jaw at a rehabilitation center in Turkey. Akut-3, named after the search and rescue team that found him, had been struck by a boat’s propeller and his jaw nearly destroyed. Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. Amazon is Trying to Patent Paying with a Selfie

By Leena Rao

Digest: FinTech
Curators: Camron Miraftab & Thilmin Gee

Several large companies have recently announced integrating selfie technology for increased payments security. Amazon continues this trend. Read More

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

 

2. Instagram May Change Your Feed, Personalizing It With an Algorithm

By Mike Isaac

Digest: Product
Curators: Sophie-Charlotte Moatti & Reza Ladchartabi

Instagram is changing their algorithm to place the photos and videos it thinks you will most want to see from the people you follow toward the top of your feed. Read More

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3. Meet The Chinese Tinder

By Emma Lee

Digest: Angel Investor
Curator: Berg Moe

Sudy is a new swipe-based dating app that only pairs rich men with attractive women, especially catering to college students who are looking for financial help on tuition fees. During the seven-month beta test starting in September last year, Sudy has enrolled over 10,000 members, mainly from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. Read More

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4. MIT: Red lights could someday be a thing of the past

By Lucas Mearian

Digest: Mobility & Transportation
Curator: Timo Hoffmann

MIT’s “lightTraffic” vision, with video explaining how traffic lights will become obsolete when there are autonomous vehicles roaming the streets. Read More

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5. Iranian Artist using 3D Printing to Combat ISIS

By Isaac Kaplan

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka

This is one of those unexpected uses of 3D Printing with interesting social and political implications. Check it out. Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. Wearing headphones at a concert is music to your ears with this app

By Richard Trenholm

Digest: Music
Curator: Katie Chase

An app that lets me wear headphones at live music events to improve my listening experience. Um, what? Read More

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2. How This Power Mom Disrupted the $121 Billion Skin Care Industry From Her Kitchen

By Maisie Devine

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee & Lilibeth Gangas

Meet Funlayo Alabi. She needed a natural and effective solution for her son’s eczema. So she turned a tried-and-true West African remedy with shea butter, in her kitchen, into a skin care company. Her bootstrapped company is positioned to make $300 million by 2020. Read More

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3. Outside the Box – Netflix and the future of television

By Ken Auletta

Digest: Corporate Innovation
Curators: Carie Davis & Shane Reiser

A fresh look at Netflix’s journey, Blockbuster’s demise and the future of television. (long but great read) Read More

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4. Dudley the duck gets a 3D Printed foot

By Mark Prigg

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka

Dudley the duckling takes his first steps on a 3D printed leg – after losing his own in a fight with a chicken. Read More

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5. Storytelling Techniques from 2016 Oscar Nominees—What Content Marketers Can Learn

By Taylor Holland

Digest: Press & Storytelling
Curator: Claire Topalian

“The most important element of any story—the audience. The device and the length are irrelevant to the story, which is a central concept that content marketing has embraced more than anyone.” Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

5 hand-picked articles from across the Startup Digest Reading Lists. Sign up to receive great weekly content on various topics from expert curators.

 

1. Disabled musicians create music from brainwaves

By Tim Muffett

Digest: Music
Curator: Katie Chase

Disabled musicians given an interface to write once again and hear their compositions. Amazing. Read More

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2. Google Computers Defeat Human Players at 2,500-Year-Old Board Game

By Jack Clark

Digest: Artificial Intelligence
Curators: Bjorn Larsen & Nitzan Hermon

Jack Clark at Bloomberg, whose reporting on AI is some of the clearest and most technically rigorous going, explains why a Google computer system beating a master-level player of the game of Go matters:

The systems used by Facebook and Google were not preprogrammed with specific if-this-then-do-that code or explicitly told the rules. Instead, they learned to play at a very high level by themselves. These techniques can be adapted to any problem “where you have a large amount of data that you have to find insights in,” Hassabis said. Read More

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3. 3D Printed TSA Master Keys Leaked from a photograph

By Bruce Schneier

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka Wettewa

If you weren’t aware of this screw up, you are in for a treat. Late last year, The Washington Post accidentally used a picture of the TSA Master Keys in one of their articles and guess what happened? Someone designed 3D Printable replicas of those master keys and released them on the internet. Read More

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4. How BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti Is Building A 100-Year Media Company

By Noah Robischon

Digest: Media Models
Curator: Holly Knowlman

To me, it feels like Buzzfeed had their game plan figured out long ago. It’s great to see them take the lid off about their philosophies on getting things in place. Read More

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5. 25 Epic, Must-Read Blog Posts About Fundraising

By Alex Iskold

Digest: Startup
Curators: Zubin Chagpar & Chris McCann

Alex has consolidated various epic funding blogs by experts on the topic. Worth bookmarking. Read More

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Our 5 Favorite Startup Digest Reading List Articles From Last Week

1. We got 10 CEOs to tell us their one killer interview question for new hires

By Jason Karaian

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency
Curator: Sarah Jane Coffey

Not only are these pretty great interview questions, several of them would also work as journaling prompts. Read More

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2. Fintech is Just Getting Started

By Alan Carlisle

Digest: FinTech
Curator: Camron Miraftab

Driven by the desire to revamp or obviate the need for banking legacy systems, the fintech industry has risen to prominence. This article provides a nice summary of a number of service-offerings by banks that may be disrupted in the near future by fintech companies. Read More

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3. Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurship Series

By Kauffman Foundation

Digest: Startup Communities
Curators: Julian Miller, Brad Feld, Shane Reiser

The numbers are in and for the first time in the last 6 years entrepreneurship in the form of “Main Street” small businesses is on the rise, ultimately making startup communities more robust ecosystems. Read More

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4. Full Color 3D Printing using Paper

By YouTube, electrictv

Digest: 3D Printing
Curator: Dilanka Wettewa

Did you know you can 3D Print in FULL COLOR using paper? The MCOR Full Color Printer does just that. If you touch these prints, they feel like hard plastic (I’ve experienced this in real life) and the detail is pretty damn cool. The only downside is that the MCOR printers costs a lot more than regular old desktop 3D Printers! Read More

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5. Sephora Accelerate – Supporting female founders of beauty start-ups

By Sephora Accelerate

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship
Curators: Babs Lee, Lilibeth Gangas

Sephora is looking for beauty startups founded by women for Sephora Accelerate, a startup bootcamp with a focus on the beauty industry. Startups that are selected to be part of the program may have a chance to pitch their products or technology directly to senior leaders from Sephora’s Merchandising and Innovation teams as part of the Demo Day. Criteria and application is at the link. Read More

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