A great read about why moving to Silicon Valley isn’t always the answer. It’s not necessarily going to be any easier to get funding in California, there are great founders everywhere and entrepreneurs would be better off focussing on their local opportunities instead.
An interesting read about Facebook Instant Articles, a lighter version of articles that show up on the user’s newsfeed while they’re using the Facebook mobile app, and how they produced a higher engagement rate at the expense of related content and other social media.
Great article about how, in the last couple of years, magic has started happening in AI. Techniques have started working, or started working much better, and new techniques have appeared, especially around machine learning. Exciting times!
Uber data suggests that drivers overall in three major U.S. markets — Denver, Detroit, and Houston — earned less than $13.25 an hour after expenses in late 2015, according to calculations based on more than a million trips.
Interesting news that Facebook has inked contracts with nearly 140 media companies and celebrities to create videos for its nascent live-streaming service, as the social network positions itself to cash in on a lucrative advertising market it has yet to tap.
News that Apple plans to break with its recent pattern of overhauling the design of its flagship iPhone every two years, and make only subtle changes in the models it will release this fall. The headphone plug looks to be going though…
Now you can approve expenses, assign deadlines, check flights, and interact with other enterprise tools from inside Slack with its new Message Buttons. Slack is vying to become your always-open portal to work with the biggest update to its API since its December launch.
Twitter has launched Engage, a new standalone app for influential Twitter users that takes some of the guesswork out of Twitter. The app, which is available today on iOS, is designed to help famous people interact with their fans and build a bigger following…
Interesting pieces about the New York Times’ plans to launch an advertising-free digital access option that would cost consumers more than a standard subscription, in response to the rising adoption of software that lets readers block ads.
News that Tesla Motors Inc is eyeing Shanghai for its China production base in an investment that could be worth about $9 billion. Tesla has signed a non-binding agreement with Shanghai government-owned Jinqiao Group for the production base.
According to new data from social media analytics firm Quintly, the number of interactions—likes and comments—on Instagram photos posted by professional users, such as celebrities and brands, fell by an average of 27% between March 2015 and March 2016.
A great read about Marissa Mayer’s secret truce with activist investor, Starboard Value LP CEO Jeffrey Smith, how she failed to produce the pledged cost savings, plunged even deeper into her turnaround efforts and clung to the idea that she was going to save Yahoo.
A fascinating look at the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) cryptocurrency, which recently had $53 million stolen from it due to a bug. With 27 days until the funds are cleared there are some options still on the table…
An interesting look at how the maker movement has been appropriated by Shenzhen’s frenetic manufacturing industry and how the city’s attitudes to open source hardware are so different to those of the West.
A great piece from Neuroscientist and Harvard Professor Moshe Bar for the New York Times on the importance of having a clear mind for productive thinking and creativity. Time for some Vipassana meditation!
A very interesting in-depth look into the process and inspiration behind the Gyroscope App, from the rise of wearables to how they performed their beta testing. It also helped the founder lose 20 pounds this year…