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Happy week to everyone. I hope Monday is proving a great day so far.


Apple’s next big think: Augmented Reality. Link

Amazon’s ambitions unboxed: Stores for furniture, appliances and more. Link

This AI company can tell you who and what appears in your videos. Link

Kristen Stewart (the Twilight actress) has co-authored a paper on artificial intelligence. Link

The 52 startups that launched at YCombinator W17 Demo Day 1. Link

All 51 startups that debuted at YCombinator W17 Demo Day 2. Link

Revisiting the Unicorn Club. Get to the know the newest crowd of billion dollar startups. Link

The US will be hit worse by job automation than other major economies. Link

Blog Posts

How Aristotle created the computer. Link

Will interactive films be this century’s defining art form? The movie with the thousand plot lines. Link

Interesting Statistics

For the first time, more people subscribe to Netflix than have DVR (US). Link

Print book sales were up 6% in the UK last year. Link

Video: Would you jump?

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A really fun video to watch. 67 deathly frightened people are paid to jump from a 10 meter diving platform for the first time.


A team of scientists in the Netherlands think they’ve created a drug that reverses aging in animals. Link

Secrets from the highest grossing restaurant in New York. Link

Some of the most beloved hit-songs the world has listened to for the past 20 years were written by Max Martin. For the first time he tells his story in a world exclusive interview. Link

IDEO’s David Kelley is selling his Silicon Valley home. Link

Retail Therapy

Apple announced a new, red iPhone with double the storage capacity of the iPhone SE. An undisclosed percentage of proceeds will go to support HIV/AIDS programs. Link


“My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That’s how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They’re done by a team of people.”

(Steve Jobs)

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