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  1. 5 of the most famous (and effective) growth hacks of all time (The Next Web). Useful.
  2. 11 Jobs That No Longer Exist Today (9GAG). Weird stuff.
  3. Arby’s bought Pharrell’s hat on eBay last night (Daily Dot). The Daily Dot blog cover popular stories from unique angles. One of my current go to when I browse around. Big and bold, I love the site design too.
  4. Peter Oppenheimer to Retire at the End of September (Apple). He has served Apple as CFO for more than a decade when their annual revenue grew from $8 billion to $171 billion. His successor will be Luca Maestri, the company’s Finance VP and Corporate Controller. He was a General Motors veteran.
  5. Facebook In Talks To Acquire Drone Maker Titan Aerospace (Techcrunch). The company are the makers of near-orbital, solar-powered drones which can fly for five years without needing to land. Facebook is more likely interested in using these high-flying drones to blanket parts of the world without Internet access according to Techcrunch. That’s gloriously brilliant.
  6. Why Companies are Not Startups (Steve Blank). “In the last few years we’ve recognized that a startup is not a smaller version of a large company. We’re now learning that companies are not larger versions of startups.” Good reading.
  7. Singapore Is Now The World’s Costliest City (Business Insider). Key: strong currency.
  8. Tesla kicks off European expansion (CNN). That cool cars. Damn.
  9. Apple outspent Google on Acquisitions (Apple Insider). Who knew that? Great report. Pocket material.
  10. Samsung spent $20 fucking million at Oscars for ad time (Wall Street Journal). Twenty fucking million dollars.

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