CRISPR makes changes. Successful D2C cos. IIoT in factories.

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Someone is wrong on the internet.

An article from Gizmodo shows how a simple disagreement online in the comments section of a post destroyed a woman's career and life.

It's a frightening look at how easy technology can be weaponized. Check it out in The Blurb below.

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CRISPR is still in the early stages of development, but the gene-editing tool's price point and flexibility makes it widely accessible — and healthcare isn't all that it could revolutionize.

From breweries to biofuel to bioweapons, we highlight 15 industries that could be fundamentally changed by CRISPR.

Thought showers? Inboxing? 

The Guardian has a great essay on the underpinnings of corporate jargon and its roots and why people use it. You can find it in The Blurb.

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In a world of Amazon and seemingly endless choices, focusing on only a handful of products — or even just one — can make a company stand out.

We take a closer look at how D2C e-commerce companies like Casper, Bonobos, and Harry's have built their success around this strategy. Check it out here.

They'll know your work

Think we've shared this essay entitled "Letter to my younger self" by Ray Allen before, but it's so good that it's worth sharing again.  

Can we speed this up?

The average factory works only at about 60% of its overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), which means there's a ton of room to improve productivity.

Manufacturing is changing, but basic digitization has to come before Industry 4.0 can flourish. We look at how the IIoT is helping factories evolve, what they'll look like in the future, and what obstacles lie ahead.

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CB Insights data is the most trusted by those in the industry and the media. A few recent hits.

Bloomberg. Lizette Chapman (@lizette_chapman) reports that Freshworks has hit a $1.5B valuation and refers to CB Insights unicorn data.

Entrepreneur. Queila Doyle (@keila_doyle) writes about why European entrepreneurs need to change the way they think about failure and cites CB Insights research.

Markets Insider. This article reports that the number of deals to Canadian VC-backed companies increased in Q2’18 and cites PwC and CB Insights’ MoneyTree Report.

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The Blurb

A curated mix of articles worth sharing.

When a stranger comments. Kashmir Hill (@kashhill) writes about a dispute in the comments of a Facebook post that almost ruined a woman’s life.

Management-speak. André Spicer (@andre_spicer) dives into the roots of corporate jargon and why people continue to use it.
The Guardian

Dear me. Ray Allen gives some advice to his younger self.
The Players’ Tribune

I solemnly swear. Ancestry, 23andMe, and other genetic testing companies pledge to get consumers’ consent before turning over individual genetic information to third parties.
Washington Post

Fly, my pretties, fly! Bird announces that it’s bringing its scooters to Paris and Tel Aviv.
The Verge

Get out. Facebook has discovered a new group of accounts spreading misinformation ahead of November’s midterm elections.
Wall Street Journal
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