Digital, Startups & Tech Roundup — Issue #63

🚀 Startups

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For Early-Stage Entrepreneurs: A 5-Step Mini-Guide to Launch a Profitable Startup — medium.com 
 Nobody ever plans to launch a failed start-up, to devote months, years, or even decades of his or her life to a company that ultimately dies, that can’t create, market, and sell a profitable product…

📈 Marketing

Google Display Network Campaign Optimisation Tips

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From $2/day to $65,000/day with Google Display Network, here’s what I learned…

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[DECK] Optimize Your Funnel By Getting Inside Your Buyer’s Head — www.slideshare.net 
 Part of finding product/market fit is turning early wins into repeatable, scalable, and profitable sales. In this talk given as part of the Heavybit speaker se…

🏆 Product

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Instagram tests favorites, a major rethinking of private sharing — www.theverge.com 
 Instagram has begun testing a way to share posts with a more limited group of friends. Called favorites, the feature attempts to improve on earlier social network friend lists, encouraging users to…

Youtube ios

YouTube has 1.5 billion logged-in monthly users watching a ton of mobile video — techcrunch.com 
 This year at VidCon, YouTube shared some new metrics that really drive home how much it’s dominating mobile video usage and how quickly its service is gaining..

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SEGA’s new SEGA Forever collection brings classic games to mobile for free — techcrunch.com

SEGA is bringing some of your favourite games to mobile in new, free-to-play formats that include ads as a way to drive revenue, support offline play and other..

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Snapchat’s newest feature is also its biggest privacy threat — www.theverge.com 
 Earlier this week, Snapchat introduced Snap Map, an opt-in function that allows you to share your location with your friends on a map. Snapchat’s introduction video to Snap Map, seen above, focuses…

📱 Tech

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Uber Founder Travis Kalanick Resigns as C.E.O. — www.nytimes.com 
 The company’s co-founder had been under increasing pressure, and several major investors demanded that he resign from the company immediately.

Snap acquires zenly

Snapchat acquires social map app Zenly for $250M to $350M — techcrunch.com 
 Snapchat’s newest feature, Snap Map, is based on its latest acquisition, social mapping startup Zenly. TechCrunch has learned that Snapchat has bought Zenly..

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42 percent of smart speaker owners have bought a second device (or more) — techcrunch.com 
 Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of smart speaker owners..

🙃 Random

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[VIDEO] Tim Ferriss: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals — www.ted.com

How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action? Tim Ferriss encourages us to fully envision and write down our fears in detail, in a simple but powerful exercise he calls “fear-setting.” Learn more about how this practice can help you thrive in high-stress environments and separate what you can control from what you cannot.

George Clooney sells his tequila company for up to $1bn

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 Casamigos, which star founded with Rande Gerber and Mike Meldman, bought by Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker owner Diageo