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Collaborative white board
Nice idea: need to see how it works with a lot of items and integrated e.g. Google docs.
whiteboard  collaborative  collaboration 
44 minutes ago
100 Best Thrillers of All Time | Best Thriller Books and Novels of All Time
You’ve probably binge-watched all the top thriller movies out now on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu, but have you read the best thriller books of all time? In 2018, we’re presenting our take on the 100 best thrillers of all time, spanning the best psychological thrillers, crime novels, and mys via Pocket
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yesterday
Why Big Time VC Chris Dixon Is Betting on A Decentralized Internet
Chris Dixon, arguably the most prominent venture capitalist focusing on blockchain, is friggin’ tall. via Pocket
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yesterday
Homo Electric and the Trillion Dollar Time Trial – Future Crunch – Medium
If you’ve spent any time reading space opera, you’ll be familiar with the moment when someone from an advanced civilisation arrives on a distant planet, and discovers that its inhabitants are using hydrocarbons as their primary energy source. via Pocket
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yesterday
The Trade Deficit Isn’t the Boogeyman | Mauldin Economics
Nothing to Fear What is a Trade Deficit? Trading Math Creating Crisis Intensified Conflict Toronto and Frankfurt I have to confess something: I run a huge trade deficit. It’s not with China or Mexico, but with Amazon. via Pocket
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yesterday
How China Is Losing the World | The Diplomat
We are in treacherous times. Everyone seems to agree: From Henry Kissinger to Barack Obama to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, all have recently said that the current time is an ominous one. U.S. President Donald Trump has created disarray in the global order. via Pocket
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yesterday
firstround.com
We hear a lot of talk about the first employee at a startup or on a team. Nikita Dyer Miller has made a specialty of being the fourth product manager. It may not sound glamorous, but that’s a uniquely challenging — and impactful — space to occupy. via Pocket
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yesterday
The Real Cost of Low-Fee Funds | Mauldin Economics
Today, rather than tackle some big macroeconomic issue, we’ll go back to this letter’s roots and look at market timing and portfolio construction issues. I expect this will get both enthusiastic support and at the same time, make a number of readers uncomfortable—if not annoyed. via Pocket
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yesterday
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Creating a product, whether totally new or an update, means deciding what’s in and what’s out. The main execution constraint you have is the time you are willing to spend developing your product (or the number of developers, roughly the same thing). via Pocket
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yesterday
Form and Function - Futility Closet
Brilliant limericks and meta-limericks.
limerick  english  language 
yesterday
302 Found
This is an annotation of a twitter thread, with annotations in italics. M&A is super important in tech. So many huge successes but also many disappointments coming from a mismatch of expectations regarding integration. This thread expands upon an “integration expectations” matrix. via Pocket
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yesterday
Rodney Brooks: The Seven Deadly Sins of AI Predictions: Weekend Reading
"The principal control mechanism in factories... is based on programmable logic controllers, or PLCs.. introduced in 1968 to replace electromechanical relays. via Pocket
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2 days ago
STET
Section 5. via Pocket
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3 days ago
Home | Blerter
Connect and engage your entire workforce. Blerter connects everyone together on your sites and projects. They collaborate in real-time on health & safety processes right in the field. Give everyone the information they need when they need it. via Pocket
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5 days ago
Brexit truth
Well, some stuff about treaties. Nothing about other stuff, really.
brexit  UK  politics 
7 days ago
The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children - The Atlantic
Not sure the title is correct but interesting on another Chennai-based company owning it.
youtube  kids 
7 days ago
How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy - Schneier on Security
If you're an American of European descent, there's a 60% you can be uniquely identified by public information in DNA databases. This is not information that you have made public; this is information your relatives have made public. via Pocket
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7 days ago
Marissa Mayer on growing people
APM programme and what went on at Yahoo.
talent  APM  google  yahoo  team  building  product  manager 
8 days ago
Yan Lianke’s Forbidden Satires of China | The New Yorker
When the novelist Yan Lianke visits his elderly mother, which he does every two to three months, he is loath to tell anyone he’s coming. via Pocket
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8 days ago
The Nobel Committee Honors the Economics of Market Failure | The New Yorker
At first glance, the research of the two scholars who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics has little in common. Bill Nordhaus, a longtime professor at Yale, was honored for creating, in the early nineteen-nineties, a mathematical model of how climate change affects the economy. via Pocket
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8 days ago
Roubini Testimony 10-11-18.pdf
Crypto is the Mother of All Scams and (Now Busted) Bubbles
While Blockchain Is The Most Over
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Hyped Technology Ever,
No Better than a Spreadsheet/Database

Roubini goes for the jugular.
crypto  cryptocurrency  bitcoin 
11 days ago
DiffProf
Finding code improvements through power usage in Android apps.
android  development  improvement  power 
11 days ago
Inside Apple’s War on iPhone Fraud in China — The Information
Five years ago, Apple was forced to temporarily close what was then its only retail store in Shenzhen, China, after it was besieged by lines of hundreds of customers waiting to swap broken iPhones for new devices, according to two former Apple employees who were briefed about the matter. In May 2013, the Shenzhen store logged more than 2,000 warranty claims a week, more than any other Apple retail store in the world, one of those people said.

After some investigation, Apple discover...
apple  fraud  china 
13 days ago
A Distributed Systems Primer for Non-Experts
Useful summary of why we have blockchain. Open consensus protocol storage.
blockchain  distributed  systems 
13 days ago
A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier
In the world today, about one person escapes extreme poverty every second; but five people a second are entering the middle class. The rich are growing too, but at a far smaller rate (1 person every 2 seconds).

This is great.
economics  poor  prosperity 
13 days ago
Peter Diamandis | The Future Is Faster Than You Think | Global Summit 2018 | Singularity University - YouTube
SU co-founder Peter Diamandis helps us to understand the abundant future he sees, leveraging moonshot and prize thinking, to solve some of our greatest challenges.https://ift.tt/2MCPP0O http://bit.ly/1Wq6gwmConnect with Singularity University:Websit via Pocket
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13 days ago
A stats-based look behind the venture capital curtain
Need to make more investments to get an exit. So likelihood of success is down and number of investors playing is up.
vc  investment  angel 
13 days ago
Projects I wish I had time for
Nice idea. Open source ideas. But no-one would actually go for this given IP.
ideas 
14 days ago
In editing anything (including a college essay), improve the writer, not just the text - without bullshit
The New York Times published a piece about helicopter parents making obvious and easily detectable edits to college essays. Once you recognize that your job as an editor is to improve writers, not just writing, you won’t do stuff like that. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Now Available: Basecamp's New Book, 'It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work' — Tools and Toys
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is the latest book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp, and it’s one we’ve been looking forward to for a while now. As of nearly a week ago, it’s finally come out, and it was absolutely worth the wait. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Climate Scientists: Humans Have Only 12 Years to Limit Devastating Climate Changes
In a 700-page report detailing the latest research on climate change, a UN panel of scientists strongly warns that unless we make “massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels” to limit the world’s warming to 1. via Pocket
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14 days ago
Artificial intelligence and machine learning for executives | McKinsey
Some early pointers to using AI in business. Worth a second read.
AI  business  science  management 
14 days ago
Startup Cost
What do startups cost to run and what do they use to run them
infrastructure  cost  startups 
14 days ago
Wave Pricing
Wave provides the services you need for your business to grow faster and stronger. Use only what you need, pay only for what you use. No long contracts or commitments. You pay: New York, California, Florida, Texas: Add full payroll tax service for $10/mo. via Pocket
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15 days ago
Building diversity by putting women on boards | McKinsey
Gender diversity on boards. But bringing skills rather than direct industry experience is an even better message.
management  business  board 
15 days ago
Our Work — Inrupt
Your life is not segmented so why are your apps? Create your POD, link it to other trusted PODS and use apps that will enrich your every day. Meet Thomas. He’s a busy 30-something guy, balancing a hectic family & work life. via Pocket
Pocket 
15 days ago
Steve Blank The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare
How the (Apple) watch could be a real medical diagnostic help.
apple  future  health  watch  science  diagnosis 
15 days ago
Preserving microbial diversity | Science
And the same: need diversity in the gut flora.
notnews  health  science 
15 days ago
What The Largest Global Fintech Can Teach Us About What's Next In Financial Services
Really good on what Ant Financial is up to and how it is not just a payment play.
China  Alipay  payments  platform 
15 days ago
The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
Some expected but very clear explanations of what happens as you fail.
startup  failure  business  management 
15 days ago
Building skyscrapers, and spending on major projects | Nintil
How fast can buildings be built these days? I took all buildings taller than 200m from here and did some plotting. Data quality was a bit bad, it only states construction time a whole years, not months, and they may not be accounting for start/stops. via Pocket
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15 days ago
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Our startup is on the right path to developing a system to surface great journalism from the web, by using a machine learning algorithm. But the devil is the details. We have a model. In fact, we have two models, and we might add up others in the future. via Pocket
Pocket 
15 days ago
FreshRSS, a free, self-hostable aggregator…
FreshRSS can manage +100k articles without complaining. Read your RSS feeds on your mobile without requiring any third-party application. via Pocket
Pocket 
16 days ago
Privacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Skip to main content Privacy Badger PROJECT Privacy Badger Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. via Pocket
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16 days ago
The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian
A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families by Baby rescue is the ultimate volunteer experience. via Pocket
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16 days ago
Customizing the Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 - 9to5Mac
The new analog Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 can scream information overload by default, and many of the existing analog faces feel improperly adjusted for the new display. Customizing and scaling back the visual elements on Infograph can create a much better experience. via Pocket
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17 days ago
Under the hood: Facebook Marketplace powered by artificial intelligence - Facebook Code
Facebook Marketplace was introduced in 2016 as a place for people to buy and sell items within their local communities. Today in the U.S., more than one in three people on Facebook use Marketplace, buying and selling products in categories ranging from cars to shoes to dining tables. via Pocket
Pocket 
17 days ago
Being There - Futility Closet
Lovely anecdote of people going to see a brand new painting.
notnews  art 
18 days ago
All the men who never assaulted me - Vox
This:
They are wrong. They are lying. They are trying to normalize something that is not normal, because if they can normalize it, they can’t be held accountable for their terrible acts. Choosing to rape isn’t normal. Assault is not an inherent quality of being a man. It is vital that we identify this behavior and never de-stigmatize it, never accept those who want us to believe it’s the status quo.

In my life, I’ve had experiences of all kinds. Unfortunately, I have been assaulted...
humans  meetoo 
18 days ago
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Recently, I picked up Kai-Fu Lee’s newest book, AI Superpowers. Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, heading management of over $2 billion AUM between six funds, and over 300 portfolio companies in the U.S. and China. via Pocket
Pocket 
18 days ago
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea - The New York Times
Why Amazon could still be regulated under anti-trust laws. e.g. it may have low prices / happy customers but that doesn't mean it isn't killing other players.
amazon  antitrust  business  regulation 
18 days ago
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