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Beyond the Valley | TechCrunch
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  • Somewhere a young entrepreneur is developing a product that will transform the way world thinks, works, plays, communicates etc. ...
  • Not all great ideas are born in Northern California, and not all great companies are headquartered there, either.
  • You need to find ways of attracting entrepreneurs to your city. Why? Because meaningful inventors create dynamic economies from scratch.
  • You won’t be able to start up a new Apple unless you can afford to pay $2.8 million for the median home value in Los Altos garage.
  • You’ll probably have to pay your first employees at least $116,000 — the average starting salary in tech
  • Ask yourself one question: How can you attract and retain a community of top-notch tech talent?
  • For tomorrow’s tech elite, it’s no longer a case of “Silicon Valley. Take a look at cities like New York, Austin, Boulder & Portland.
  • Only 400,000 American students will graduate with skills required to fill 1.4 million tech jobs that will be created by 2020.
http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/19/beyond-the-valley/
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Imagine Discovering That Your Teaching Assistant Really Is a Robot - WSJ
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  • Students mostly couldn’t tell ‘Jill Watson’, who was their TA wasn’t human; ‘Yep!’
  • Shreyas Vidyarthi, student, ascribed human attributes to the TA—imagining her as a friendly Caucasian 20.
  • “Just when I wanted to nominate Jill Watson as an outstanding TA,” said Petr Bela.
  • “Our TAs are getting bogged down answering routine questions,” said Mr. Goel, students typically post 10,000 messages a semester.
  • Mr. Goel plans to tell students next year that one of their TAs is a computer, but won’t say which one.
http://www.wsj.com/articles/if-your-teacher-sounds-like-a-robot-you-might-be-on-to-something-1462546621
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PHOTOS: The Chinese Tech Workers Who Have To Sleep At The Office
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  • China’s tech sector is thriving. Competition is high, new startups are popping up everywhere.
  • Many companies expect employees to work overtime every day.
  • Some workers even live at the office in order to get shut-eye, instead of sitting through a long commute home.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chinese-tech-workers-sleep-at-office-photos_us_57360705e4b08f96c183074d
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Where Time Gets Lost at Work [Infographic] | Scoro
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  • Although an average workday lasts for 8 hours, we actually work a lot less
  • The top 5 wasting activities are: Email, Meetings, Browsing online, Commuting & Procrastination.
  • Most people actually use 60% or less of available work time.
  • Check emails 3 times a day or less, turn off internet, set up meeting agenda, make least pleasent tasks first & set task deadline.
https://www.scoro.com/time-lost-at-work/
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Instagram Blog
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  • Inspired by the previous app icon, the new one represents a simpler camera and the rainbow lives on in gradient form.
  • The simpler design puts more focus on your photos and videos without changing how you navigate the app.
  • Our updated look reflects how vibrant and diverse your storytelling has become.
http://blog.instagram.com/post/144198429587/160511-a-new-look
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Facebook is bringing 360-degree photos to the News Feed | The Verge
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  • Facebook will let you upload and view 360-degree photos in the coming weeks.
  • You’ll be able to click and drag to explore an environment on desktop or move your smartphone around as if its screen were a viewfinder.
  • The update will let you upload panoramas captured with native smartphone cameras.
  • Facebook wants to urge people to produce as many photos and videos as possible
  • The more photos and videos that make their way to Facebook, the more time people will spend immersed within the social network.
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/11/11653796/facebook-360-degree-photos-news-feed-update
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Beyond Siri: The World Premiere of Viv with Dag Kittlaus
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Mobile ordering's major fast-food impact - Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/mobile-orderings-major-fast-food-impact-2016-4
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Google Preferred Breakout videos - Business Insider
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-preferred-breakout-videos-2016-5
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Upwork’s New Pricing: A Message from the CEO - Upwork Blog
https://www.upwork.com/blog/2016/05/upwork-pricing/
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