November 21, 2016
– The making of Google’s Daydream VR headset. A great read on how Google made its View VR headset a reality.
– When it comes to success, age really is just a number. A new study points to a combination of personality, persistence and luck as leading to success, and scientists say that those same forces are at play at all levels of a discipline.
– How Alibaba turns wealthy shopaholics into a marketing squad. The e-commerce giant has lured 100,000 well-heeled Chinese to its APASS rewards program. When members aren’t shopping, they’re talking up Alibaba.
– Interview with Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram. Worth listening.
– Faced with actually having to make money, this startup did the unthinkable. Handy co-founders are faced with the task of figuring out how to build a profitable company, and keep investors happy, in a world where growth is no longer the most crucial metric for startups.
– Here’s what a $10 million pitch deck looks like. It took a lot of hard work and some solid software to get Front App to where they are now. And having this awesome pitch deck didn’t hurt.
– Touché lets you try the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar on any Mac. This is neat.
– The firm that starts work at 9.06am. Why software business Pivotal, which helps other firms improve their computer programming, begins its working day at exactly 9.06am.
– Product of the day: Polymail Pro, the ultimate email productivity app for business.
– Interesting: The NSA’s spy hub in New York, hidden in plain sight.
– For fun: Great 40 dollar drawings.