We bring to you this week’s edition of must reads, articles you should not miss out on.
Humans Are Tech’s Next Big Thing
Humans have been the nucleus of technology as it always works around them and with its development humans are becoming a part of technology gradually. Internet companies make billions of dollars by capturing people’s attention. They use algorithms to curate content which users want to read, watch and see, but now they are moving to use humans to curate news, entertainment and content. Flipboard and Facebook’s Paper App use human curators and Apple and Twitter are following suit.
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The Internet That Was And Still Could Be
Back in 1990s when internet came into being it was believed that it was not enough for it to succeed, it must succeed inevitably but with a catch. Internet was thought to be the reason of changing people’s culture, values and opinions. The internet was unstoppable, but it would have been stopped by age-old inclinations and power structures. There has been a simple argument called ‘Argument from Architecture’ which makes people a cyber exceptionalist and cyber-utopianist. One can spend an entire an entire lifetime on the Internet and never feel its loam between their toes.
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What Startup Founders Really Want To Say To Investors
Fundraising process is the most dreaded and most loved activity at the same time. It takes longer than expected and often seems to be a game of who can bullshit who better. Only if the founders could be straightforward to potential investors. For instance ‘deck’ is just a powerpoint presentation with a trendy name. Not only this, founders have a lot going on while raising funds. Other things in their to-say list includes, I don’t understand a majority of the terminology, so please don’t ask me any questions about it and more.