Digital, Startups & Tech Roundup — Issue #76

🚀 Startups

Lessons Learned Scaling Airbnb 100X 
 On my first day at Airbnb, in early 2011, I walked in to see cofounder Joe Gebbia building my desk. I had spent three months slowly convincing the fledgling startup that they needed what was called a…

Build And Validate An MVP With This Toolkit 
 With an eagerness to learn and using some of the tools above, it’s certainly possible for anyone to build their MVP in a day or even few hours!


ICOs: What is an Initial Coin Offering and how does it work? — 
 ICOs have gripped Silicon Valley this summer. Here’s what they do.

📈 Marketing

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A New Facebook Collection Ads Feature Will Help Print Catalogs Translate to Mobile — 
 Facebook has been testing lifestyle templates for Collection ads with about one-dozen retailers

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How to Write a Headline That Keeps On Earning Clicks — 
 We’ve found a handful of headlines that get clicks on Twitter no matter how many times we share. Learn the factors that make these headlines so clickable.

🏆 Product

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15 neat hidden features in iOS 11 — 
 After months and months of beta, iOS 11 is finally here — and it’s a huge update. In particular, Apple has tucked away many little features that you won’t..

Amazon social

Report: Amazon is working on Alexa-powered smart glasses — 
 The Financial Times reports that Amazon is developing smart glasses that allow you to invoke and interact with the company’s Alexa voice assistant.

📱 Tech

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Slack raises a huge financing round from SoftBank valuing the company at $5.1B —

Slack has raised another huge new round of financing that values the company at more than $5 billion, this time led by Softbank

Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility 
 US ride-hailing company to appeal after Transport for London says it is not a ‘fit and proper’ operator

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Instagram is rapidly eating away at Snapchat’s share of new users —

Snapchat still has a bigger share of new users in the U.S. — but not for long.

Gc company

GoCardless, a fintech that makes recurring payments easy for subscription businesses, raises $22.5M — 
 Well, GoCardless co-founder and CEO Hiroki Takeuchi knows how to work a non-denial denial. When I interviewed him a few weeks ago for an extensive profile..

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