Solar plane makes history after completing round-the-world trip

Solar plane makes history after completing round-the-world trip

26. July 2016

Solar Impulse 2 has completed the first round-the-world flight by a solar-powered aeroplane, after touching down in Abu Dhabi early on Tuesday. The plane, which has a wingspan wider than a Boeing 747 and carries more than 17,000 solar cells on its wings, began the circumnavigation in March 2015 in Abu Dhabi.

A Guide to Demo Day Presentations

A Guide to Demo Day Presentations

26. July 2016

Geoff Ralston, Y Combinator Partner, on preparing for and pitching at Demo Day. This very useful guide summarizes what Y Combinator have learned from helping over 1000 companies with their presentations and describes how to create an effective demo day presentation.

Time Management at Khan Academy

Time Management at Khan Academy

26. July 2016

A great blog post that joins together stories of how four Khan Academy engineers manage their time, and some lessons they’ve learned in their adventures so far…

Stop the overuse of overflow menus

Stop the overuse of overflow menus

26. July 2016

Overflow menus seem like the perfect solution. Designers can “take away” complexity and leave just the really important bits. But the trouble with overflow menus is that you didn’t actually take anything away, you just obnoxiously obfuscated it.

Which Of The Three Software Budgets Does Your SaaS Startup Target

Which Of The Three Software Budgets Does Your SaaS Startup Target?

26. July 2016

Where is the budget to pay for your SaaS startup’s software coming from? There are three possible pockets. First, they are dollars the competitor you displaced used to collect. Second, the company enlarges the current budget to finance the purchase. Third, the company creates a new budget. The answer informs product, marketing and sales strategy.

Techstars Opens Applications for Q1 2017 Session

Techstars Opens Applications for Q1 2017 Session

26. July 2016

Apply now to join the Techstars network with more than 10,000 mentors, investors and founders. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2016. The Q1 2017 session kicks off in January 2017 in locations around the world.

WeWork Evicted A Startup After It Published A Negative Blog Post About The Co-Working Space

WeWork Evicted A Startup After It Published A Negative Blog Post About The Co-Working Space

25. July 2016

Interesting read about a WeWork member publishing an analysis that suggested customers of the trendy rental office-space company are increasingly canceling their memberships, resulting in a cease and desist notice from the coworking startup and the company being given 30 minutes to vacate the workspace…

William Mougayar Talking Blockchains At Google

William Mougayar Talking Blockchains At Google

25. July 2016

Drawing on 34 years of technology industry experience as an executive, analyst, consultant, entrepreneur, startup mentor, author, blogger, educator, thought leader and investor, William Mougayar describes a future that is influenced by fundamental shifts brought by blockchain technology as the catalyst for change.

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love

Why Good Storytellers Are Happier in Life and in Love

25. July 2016

Apparently research shows that the way people construct their individual stories has a large impact on their physical and mental health. People who frame their personal narratives in a positive way have more life satisfaction.

Don’t add your 2 cents

Don’t add your 2 cents

25. July 2016

Why managers shouldn’t add their 2 cents. Otherwise, because the boss said so, the creator of a design will have to change it just a little bit and because of that small change, the person no longer feels full ownership of their project.

Building a New Illustration Style for Shopify

Building a New Illustration Style for Shopify

25. July 2016

A detailed and in-depth look at how the team at Shopify updated the way the company illustrates, with a great look at the process and results.

Meet the Smartmockups app

Meet the Smartmockups app

25. July 2016

The easiest way to create stunning product screenshots without using Photoshop.

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To Build Great Products, Build This Strong, Scalable System First

22. July 2016

Alex Le and Kavin Stewart, co-VPs of Product at Reddit, focus on the radical shift from product market-fit into growth — a change that steamrolls far too many promising startups. With the tactics they recommend, companies at every phase can learn how to create effective, replicable and (perhaps most importantly) durable product development systems.

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Mark Zuckerberg on his plan to bring the internet to every human on earth

22. July 2016

A great interview with Mark Zuckerberg about the obstacles Facebook faces in building internet infrastructure, the role the company hopes to play in developing AR, and why VR is likely to define the next generation of computing. The interview also covers Zuckerberg’s year-long effort to build an AI that powers his home, and the trouble with using bots to operate your toaster.

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Inside the test flight of Aquila, Facebook’s first internet drone

22. July 2016

An in-depth look at Aquila, Facebook’s wild project to design, build, and launch an aircraft that can beam down internet access to millions of people from 65,000 feet in the air. If Facebook succeeds at its ultimate goal of keeping Aquila drones aloft and delivering data for 90-day periods, the company believes it will have a powerful new tool in bringing internet access to the entire world.

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Dollar Shave Club: How Michael Dubin Created A Massively Successful Company and Re-Defined CPG

22. July 2016

The inside scoop from investor David Pakman about how Dollar Shave Club succeeded and made a very rewarding exit to Unilever, from building an incredible team to offering highly-differentiated products with high product margins, eating up market share and creating a full on lifestyle brand.

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Peek Inside a Facebook Design Critique

22. July 2016

Facebook has asked designers around the world to share work to be critiqued. In this critique New York based design student Jon Lee discusses his design for a local workspace discovery app called Nearspace with seven members of the Facebook design team.

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4 strategic hiring tips for fast-growing start-ups

22. July 2016

Scaling businesses Impraise, Usabilla and Hotjar share their recruitment secrets to help you avoid any headaches when growing your team.

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Start your Website, with Bookmark’s Website Builder

21. July 2016

Bookmark is the go-to website building platform empowering users of all backgrounds and ability levels to create beautiful, fully-functional websites.

helpdocs.io

HelpDocs launches to make your knowledge base more awesome

21. July 2016

Create a beautiful knowledge base in seconds with HelpDocs. The best thing to happen to customer service since emoji.

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Skype is Transitioning to a More Modern, Mobile-Friendly Architecture

21. July 2016

Good news for those stung by Skype weirdness and reliability issues over the past several months: The problems have been caused by a transition to a more modern, mobile-friendly architecture and should be fully resolved soon.

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How we generated $712,076.64 in revenue with two people in a little over two years

21. July 2016

A fascinating post detailing Know Your Company’s most unusual business model, that charges a one time fee of $100 per employee for life. CEO Claire Lew goes behind the scenes and shares the numbers.

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How Facebook Messenger clawed its way to 1 billion users

21. July 2016

Facebook’s gamble of forcing users to download Messenger has paid off. Despite the backlash, Messenger has doubled its user count in 20 months to reach the one billion user mark five years after its debut. Messenger joins Facebook, its acquisition WhatsApp and Google’s YouTube in the billion user mobile user club.

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Elon Musk’s ‘Master Plan’ for Tesla is all about energy, new cars, autonomous, and sharing

21. July 2016

The SpaceX boss has just unveiled his ‘Master Plan, Part Deux’ for Tesla. The four-part plan focuses on making the company work on sustainable energy projects including: integrating energy generation and storage; expanding Tesla to create electric trucks and public transport; fully autonomous vehicles; and having cities where cars are shared as autonomous taxis.

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Om Malik interviews Chris Young, co-author of The Modernist Cuisine and founder of ChefSteps

21. July 2016

A great interview with chef and culinary entrepreneur Chris Young about the future of restaurants, Munchery, Soylent, fancy Michelin-star restaurants and, most importantly, the future of food.

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Seamlessly record your Mac’s screen with Claquette

21. July 2016

Claquette allows you to record your Mac’s screen, edit your recordings and share them as a movie or animated GIF/PNG.

Y-COMBINATOR

How to Pitch Your Company

20. July 2016

Michael Seibel, Y Combinator Partner, on pitching your company to investors. From talking about the size of your market to who’s on your team, these are great points not only for pitching but also to consider when starting a company.

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Twitter now lets anyone request a verified account

20. July 2016

Great news that Twitter finally has a transparent application process for verifying accounts. Verified accounts are usually granted to public figures or organizations and have a blue checkmark to designate authenticity. Now, anyone can request it…

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Where Will Bitcoin Prices Go Post-Halving?

20. July 2016

In the aftermath of bitcoin’s ‘halving’ on 9th July, market experts have begun to take positions on whether they believe the digital currency’s price will rise or fall in the weeks and months ahead. Since then, prices have continued to build gains, rising to a press time total of $668.75, and many market observers suggest gains are likely to continue.

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Berlin: Startup Home As A Service

20. July 2016

A video of a spot on talk by Christoph Sollich who totally nails how to brand a startup community – in this case his home town of Berlin.

codeplace

Blogging as a Service

20. July 2016

A content marketing agency that charges it’s clients based on traffic, not words.

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Your Content Marketing Should Be Your Competitive Edge

19. July 2016

Reach out to Laura to learn how to approach your content strategy so that it actually produces an ROI instead of just taking up time and energy.

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How people buy your product

19. July 2016

An interesting look at the four ways people end up using Intercom’s Acquire product, from having a problem and not knowing how to solve it to knowing the problem, the type of solution, and the product the customer needs to replace.

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How startups can compete with enterprises in artificial intelligence and machine learning

19. July 2016

Thoughtful read about what areas startups can compete with the tech goliaths who have all the data required for AI. Think proprietary data aggregator or application pioneer. The good news is that there’s likely to be a big demand…

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Facebook’s new ad tool helps target people who will actually use, not just install, mobile apps

19. July 2016

News that Facebook is launching a new product called App Event Optimization which allows advertisers to more directly reach those users who will be valuable to their application in the longer term – well after the installation, that is.

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39 studies about human perception in 30 minutes

19. July 2016

Great speaker notes from a talk the Washington Post Graphics Editor, Kennedy Elliot, gave at OpenVis in April 2016 originally called “Everything we know about how humans perceive graphics”.

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How to start a marketplace business

19. July 2016

A very useful playbook from VC Forward Partners, who have invested in and helped over 10 marketplaces businesses, about how marketplaces can get off the ground quickly with a look at the characteristics of a good marketplace.

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Is full-time work bad for our brains?

19. July 2016

If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours a week could be affecting your intelligence, new research suggests.

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Start your Website, with Bookmark’s Website Builder

19. July 2016

Bookmark’s powerful yet simple drag and drop website builder gives you full control to create your stunning website with just a few clicks.

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Meet Otherside for Twitter

19. July 2016

Otherside creates a Twitter List of the accounts someone else follows, letting you to see Twitter from their perspective.

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