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Netguru Newsletter #79 - Advice from Top Entrepreneurs, Amazon's Meal-kit and Mobile App Security

Falafel patties from Amazon? Sign me up! Aside from this new food delivery service, there’s quite a bit happening on the tech and startup scene. The Female Founder Summit is coming up, for one. The hype surrounding new trends such as AI and 4D is starting to get on people’s nerves. And if you’re looking for inspiration, check out the advice from the world’s top entrepreneurs. Happy reading!

$16 Falafel Patties Anyone? Amazon Moves into Meal-kit Market

You can get a “meal kit” from Amazon, starting at $15.99. There aren’t too many options on the menu, but that’s likely to change in the future. “Shares in Blue Apron, the largest purveyor of meal kits in the US, fell 2.5% in the first 20 minutes of trading following the news.” Looks like a food revolution, doesn’t it? Read more


Announcing Female Founder Summit 2017

Female entrepreneurs, pay attention! The Female Founder Summit gives you access to investors, a chance to pitch your idea and an opportunity to find new team members. Check out the programme and apply. Read more


Brexit’s Effect on the U.K. ‘Will Be Profound and Unpredictable,’ Lawmakers Say

What Brexit-caused challenges lay ahead of the United Kingdom? According to this article, “Brexit would lead to a significant increase in powers and responsibilities for local institutions in the three devolved nations.” It seems wise to stay abreast of news related to the subject. Read more


Hype in Artificial Intelligence Has Reached Breaking Point

AI washing is “applying the AI label a little too indiscriminately.” It seems like anything can be put under the AI umbrella. Mirrors, fridges, even egg timers. How do we make sure what genuinely deserves the label and what doesn’t? Read more


What the Heck is… 4D?

4D - a genuine new trend or a return to really terrible terminology with a tacky history? According to Oliver Smith, it’s definitely the latter. Read more


Driverless Vans, Drones, and the Next Phase of Automated Deliveries

The future is now! Or at least elements of the future we’ve imagined are becoming reality. “Drones, driverless vans, delivery bots, and other futuristic technologies have the potential to make a great impact on us day-to-day, making life easier, more immediate, and perhaps even healthier.” Read more


4 Giant Steps to Build a Robot that Actually Works

Robots are deeply embedded in our culture. More and more news about robots made for various purposes pop up all over the internet. Yet it seems like we’re not quite there yet. What are we missing? Read more


Want to Scale? Take Advice From the Founders of LinkedIn, Airbnb and More

Watch this video and learn from some of the most successful entrepreneurs out there. They talk about persistence, being smart and other factors crucial to scaling your company. Read more


Jeff Bezos, Sheryl Sandberg, and Other Top Leaders Share How They Found Their Calling

Having trouble getting out of bed in the morning? If you feel demotivated lately, check out this article, in which the world’s top leaders talk about their calling and what keeps them going. Read more


Read Like You’re on a Diet

Cody Musser’s message is simple: stop reading so much. He explains that entrepreneurs often fall into the trap of trying to read everything that seems relevant to them. And while it’s important to keep learning, indiscriminate consumption is not the answer. Read more


Mobile App Security: How to Avoid Leaks of Sensitive Data in Android Applications

If you’ve got an app, you can’t forget about making it secure. Encryption keys, data caching, application logs - all these things influence the safety of your users. Make sure their data is not at risk. Read more


It’s good to know and consciously follow your calling, just like it’s good to avoid reading every other online article for the sake of procrastination. Also, isn’t it exciting that purposeful robots, drone deliveries and autonomous cars are so close to becoming out daily reality?

Also, feel free to take a look at our careers page or drop us a line at jobs@netguru.co. We’re always on the lookout for awesome new talent.

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