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Netguru Newsletter #91 - Military Drones with Google's AI, Hiring Freelancers and Talking About Bad Design

Find out why you need to be in Berlin on April 10th if you’re interested in fintech, learn about Google’s cooperation with the US military and check out The Memo’s awesome alumni list for their Boss It Like series.

Google’s AI is being used by US military drone programme

This is a controversial topic, both within and outside Google. “Google’s TensorFlow AI systems are being used by the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Project Maven”. With machine learning and AI at its core, the project focuses on analysing the massive amount of video data collected by US drones. Read more


A Billion Dollar Bet on The Future. Fintech Investment Leader BBVA Just Showed How to Deal with Amazon and Google

“No one could ignore the latest news about BBVA’s investments in Atom and solarisBank,” writes Tomek in this article, and he’s right. BBVA are a multinational Spanish banking group, headquartered in Madrid. Their recent investments into fintech are estimated at about one billion US dollars. Read more


6 Highly Productive Morning Routines That Don't Require Getting up Insanely Early

Many industry leaders and entrepreneurs ascribe at least some of their success to being early birds. To some of us, that’s depressing news. I, for one, don’t always have it in me to get up at the crack of dawn. As it turns out, however, there are ways to make our mornings productive without sacrificing sleep. Read more


The Big Boss It Like Alumni List

The Memo have been doing an amazing job with their Boss It Like series, showcasing amazing entrepreneurs from around the world. Now, they’ve prepared another treat: a year-by-year collection of all of the inspiring stories they’ve published. Read more


How Zendesk, Switch, and Zillow Look for Talent Outside Silicon Valley

Opening an office outside of San Francisco meant that Zendesk had to face a dilemma: would they find the top talent they needed anywhere else? They soon realised that living in Silicon Valley had nothing to do with the excellence of their current team. Read more


The Entrepreneur's Identity Crisis: 'Am I My Company?'

There are times when the identity and professional experience of a startup founder is at odds with what the startup offers to its customers. In this informative episode of their podcast, the Problem Solvers take a look at the struggles of Glenn Kelman, a ‘software guy’ running a real estate company. Read more


5 Benefits of Hiring Freelancers to Help You Out

Freelancers. Whether you love working with them or hate it, sometimes they are the best people for the job you need to get done. If you’re not convinced of that, take a look at these hidden benefits of hiring freelancers. Read more


Designers Need to Stop Praising Good Design and Start Talking About the Bad Design

“Think of traditional prescription pill bottles that look so similar that they can lead to people taking the wrong medicines by mistake,” writes Robert Horn. Bad design can be misleading and harmful. It’s important that we learn from our mistakes rather than handing out constant praise, no matter how heartfelt. Read more


Join Fintech's Top Personalities in Berlin - Disruption Forum Berlin Fintech

April 10th, 2018. 6PM. Berlin. You want to be there if you’re interested in the European fintech sector. You’ll see speakers such as Dr Jörg Howein, Chief Product Officer at solarisBank, talking about the future of fintech and the rapid changes we all need to prepare for. Read more


Speaking up about bad design seems like a fine idea. Complaining, if constructive and done in moderation, is good for the soul :)

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. And see you in Berlin!

 
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