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Every month, Kevin hand picks a short list of articles and infographics to share with friends of @Yggdrasil. We care about the connected worlds of People, Data and Things. Yggdrasil is based in the city of Hong Kong.
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With Foursquare Deal, Microsoft Aims for Supremacy in Hyper-Local Search

With Foursquare Deal, Microsoft Aims for Supremacy in Hyper-Local Search | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Microsoft just agreed to pay big bucks for intimate tracking data on Foursquare users. The deal proves how desperate tech giants are to track our movements. Now Google and Facebook get their turn to respond.
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Create products that people love by validating your idea first

Create products that people love by validating your idea first | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
You've done it before. You asked someone this question: What do you think of my idea? Most people will tell you it's a good idea and then they'll go
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The iPad Changes Everything: How Steve Jobs Created the Impossible ‘Third Category’

The iPad Changes Everything: How Steve Jobs Created the Impossible ‘Third Category’ | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Jobs laid out his new invention for the world as if he were helping his audience complete a vast jigsaw puzzle. He put up a slide with picture of an iPhone and a Macbook laptop, put a question mark between ...
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It's wondering where Jobs got the idea, while he sits in toilet or the empty floor of his living room. Definitely not in the office
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IT Challenges in China and Learnings from Estee Lauders

IT Challenges in China and Learnings from Estee Lauders | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
This month at Startup Grind Guangzhou (创业磨坊-广州站) we have to pleasure to get together with Fabrizo Zanardo, Vice president, Global Information Services, Asian Pacific at Estee Lauder in Hong Kong.
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Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com

Twitter Founder Reveals Secret Formula for Getting Rich Online | Wired Business | Wired.com | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
The co-creator of Twitter and Blogger has decided that "the internet is simply a giant machine designed to give people what they want." Here's what this grand unified theory means and where it came from.
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Totally agree with his point, people's need don't change, internet only make things faster and easier... the last thing to do is try to 'create' new 'needs' for people. 

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Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic)

Everything You'd Ever Want to Know About 31,216 Startups (Interactive Graphic) | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
This tool provides a near exhaustive look at the past 22 years (and counting) of startups.
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Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Alan Noble (Google)

Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Alan Noble (Google) | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Wednesday, 14 August Reserve Your Ticket Here Alan Noble is the Engineering Director for Google Australia and New Zealand. He has lived and worked in Australia, Japan and the US for multinationals and startups alike.
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Why Education Startups Do Not Succeed

Why Education Startups Do Not Succeed | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
I wrote this a few weeks ago and it received some buzz in tech and education circles. I thought folks on Quora might find it interesting and/or useful.
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The Next Big Thing You Missed: Recreate Live Events with Twitter and Instagram

The Next Big Thing You Missed: Recreate Live Events with Twitter and Instagram | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
New York-based Seen combs social media to make online recreations of everyday events like conferences, concerts, and even graffiti attacks.
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First recreate the happened, next build streams of experience. Finally we can be everywhere anytime to experience everything.
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Nextdoor: For Once, Silicon Valley Backs a Slow-Moving Startup

Nextdoor: For Once, Silicon Valley Backs a Slow-Moving Startup | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Neighborhood social network Nextdoor moves really slowly, but it's attracted some very fast money, including from legendary investor John Doerr.
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What are other frameworks / toolkits / canvases besides the Lean Business Model Canvas and the DIY Innovation Tool Kit?

What are other frameworks / toolkits / canvases besides the Lean Business Model Canvas and the DIY Innovation Tool Kit? | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Cherise Whitmen's answer: I recently found the SaaS Business Model Canvas (http://www.saascanvas.com/) and love it!



SaaS Business Model Canvas
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Quota brings to you the comprehensive toolkit to be LEAN Startup

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Startup Grind Austin Hosts Erine Gray (Aunt Bertha)

Startup Grind Austin Hosts Erine Gray (Aunt Bertha) | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
Monday, 30 September Reserve Your Ticket HereErine founded Aunt Bertha in 2010 because he believes people can and will help themselves if given the right tools. He explains in more detail why he started the company here and here.
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The Kindness of Angels

The Kindness of Angels | Yggdrasil News Matter | Scoop.it
It was very enlightening for me to host an event from the other side of the table as Mark Suster would call it.
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