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monday
07 Jun 2021
Botup - Powerful Platform to Build Chatbots for your Teams botup.com

Powerful platform to build chatbots for your teams on Facebook, Slack, WhatsApp, and more.

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Botup - Powerful Platform to Build Chatbots for your Teams
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Reinventing Consumer Relationships In IoB hackernoon.com

The fact that the internet of things is constantly improving its core functionality in terms of greater connectivity, data computations and storage, and predictive analysis has given rise to the concept of the Internet of Behavior (IoB).

With data coming from various sources and narrowing into integrated and sorted data streams, the analysis of human behavior, interests, and preferences has become the new concept to diverge businesses into.

Having behavioral sciences and psychological perspectives at work, IoB tends to trace out the path for better product development and service integration for greater customer satisfaction.

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Reinventing Consumer Relationships In IoB
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saturday
05 Jun 2021
Apple, Mozilla, Google, Microsoft form group to standardize browser plug-ins appleinsider.com

The new WebExtensions Community Group will try to forge a common architecture for future web extensions, and is inviting developers to join the effort.

The new group, shortened WECG, consists of members from each of the major browser developers. Member chairs are held by Timothy Hatcher of Apple and Simeon Vincent of Google. Current participants include employees from Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft.

The WebExtensions Community Group has two goals:

  • Make extension creation easier for developers by specifying a consistent model and common core of functionality, APIs, and permissions.
  • Outline an architecture that enhances performance and is even more secure and resistant to abuse.
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An Unbelievable Demo brendangregg.com

This is the story of the most unbelievable demo I've been given in world of open source. You can't make this stuff up.

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Why We Should End the Data Economy thereboot.com

The data economy depends on violating our right to privacy on a massive scale, collecting as much personal data as possible for profit.

You may think to yourself: “I’ve done nothing wrong, so I have nothing to worry about, nothing to fear.” You’re wrong. Does everyone who can access your data have your best interests at heart?

Of course not. That’s why you keep your credit card number to yourself, and why you have a lock on the entrance to your home. If you don’t go around giving your email account password to strangers, then you shouldn’t go around giving away your personal data.

The more companies know about you, the more power they have over you.

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How to Cut Your Bounce Rate in Half with Interactive Content quicksprout.com

You can grow your blog in two ways:

  1. Get more traffic.
  2. Do more with the traffic you have.

In my opinion, you should do both even though most people focus on the first option.

Interactive content is a huge opportunity that’s still in its infancy. If you ever wished you discovered something before everyone else adopted it, this is it.

You probably noticed that not all types of interactive content is easy to create. I don’t recommend you try to create all of the types at the same time. Pick one or two that fit well with your audience and website, and focus on perfecting those.

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How to Cut Your Bounce Rate in Half with Interactive Content
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friday
04 Jun 2021
Stack Overflow Sold to Tech Giant Prosus for $1.8 Billion wsj.com

Prosus NV said it struck a $1.8 billion deal to acquire Stack Overflow, an online community for software developers, in a bet on growing demand for online tech learning.

Prosus, one of Europe’s most valuable tech companies, is best known as the largest shareholder in Chinese internet and videogaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd. Listed in Amsterdam, Prosus signaled its appetite for deal making when it sold a small portion of its equity stake in Tencent in April for $14.6 billion. The Stack Overflow deal ranks among Prosus’ biggest acquisitions.

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wednesday
02 Jun 2021
The CRM is dead. Long live the CDP wiredcraft.com

CRMs are not enough anymore, you need a Customer Data Platform.

What is a Customer Data Platform?

Not unlike a CRM, a CDP collects customer data.

But the similarities end there, with two crucial differences:

  • All users: CRMs focus on known or potential customers, CDPs track all users, anonymous or identified.
  • All data: instead of structured data collected manually or semi-manually, CDPs ingest data produced by any channel: online or offline, structured or unstructured.

More importantly, CDPs handle identity resolution allowing you to create a unified profile of your customers and audience across all channels.

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The CRM is dead. Long live the CDP
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tuesday
01 Jun 2021
Built my last co to $2.5m ARR, became profitable in 2.5 years, sold it for mid-8-figures, and going even bigger this time. AMA! indiehackers.com

Hey IH!

I'm Chris Bakke, the founder of Laskie.com - the best way to hire great contractors and full-time-employees.

I previously founded Interviewed, which was started in 2015 and acquired by Indeed in 2017.

We scaled to $2m+ in founder-led sales, became profitable, and learned a lot along the way.

  • Everything I've ever done in startups has been inside sales focused. This is the playbook I've used across 4 companies now: https://playbooks.laskie.co/bootstrapping-b2b-sales
  • My biggest product lesson is that most founders over-think the actual product. You don't need to make a 10x better experience. You need to make something 5-10% better to build a huge company. Also: ignore this if you're doing something actually innovative + you enjoy it. The world needs people like you. I'm just a simple B2B guy who is all about subtle, incremental changes.
  • So much tech is already bought through recommendations, referrals, and case studies. Huge opportunity here.
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Built my last co to $2.5m ARR, became profitable in 2.5 years, sold it for mid-8-figures, and going even bigger this time. AMA!
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Caught in the Study Web every.to

Study Web is a vast, interconnected network of study-focused content and gathering spaces for students that spans platforms, disciplines, age groups, and countries.

Students seeking motivation, inspiration, focus, and support watch livestreams of a real person at their desk, studying; videos in the Study With Me genre are simultaneously streamed by thousands of students.

Or they join Discord communities, where they search for “study buddies,” share studying goals, and compete—by studying—for virtual rewards.

On Twitter, they swap study tips and seek out study “moots,” or mutuals, under the hashtag #StudyTwit.

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