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Industry News Digest: April 22

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Hi everyone,

welcome to another edition of Easy Projects’ Monday morning industry news digest. Here are 5 interesting technology and business articles for your enjoyment:


10 Apps That Have Made My Life Better

Business Insider lists 10 of their favourite apps including Seamless, which improves the experience of ordering takeout; Evernote, which keeps your memory for you in digital notebooks; and Black Fortess, a fun medieval like shooting game that makes the subway bearable. See the others at the link above.

5 Ways Cloud Collaboration Improves Hiring

This article from Mashable highlights the benefits cloud collaboration gives to the process of hiring new employees. It points out the ease of  interviewing quality hires from around the world, without flying them in for an interview, and the ability to position your company as an attractive organization by offering work-from-home flexibility made possible through the use of cloud information storage.


My Favourite Entrepreneur Story in a Long Time

I love Sriracha sauce. And now I love it even more after learning the story of its founder David Tran, who immigrated to the United States after being displaced from Vietnam when the communists took power. Tran named the sauce after the small village in Thailand called Si Racha that housed and kept him safe after he left Vietnam.

Going beyond Sandberg′s ‘Lean In′: Female founders around the world react

Women business founders from around the world give their take on Sheryl Sandberg′s advice in ‘Lean In′ to mixed reviews.

Romanian founder of ShareYourCart Adela Salagean says, “I honestly believe most young educated mothers in Romania would be revolted by her view on things,” concluding, “I don′t believe women should force themselves to be more like men nor should be considered inferior if they choose to do the most natural thing in the world: motherhood.”

While iSTAR Stories founder Terri Anderson defends Sandberg saying: “I think the dialogue is useful. I don′t get why people are slamming Sheryl Sandberg for being successful and therefore out of touch. She could hardly have written it were she unsuccessful.”

Read more about these women’s thoughts at VentureBeat.

Never Mind Facebook; Winklevoss Twins Rule in Digital Money

If you saw the Social Network, you′ll remember the tall blond Winklevoss twins who sued Zuckerberg for stealing their idea for Facebook. However, there is no need to feel bad for the twins. Not only did they receive a $20 million cash and settlement share in the Facebook debacle. now, according to the story in the NY Times, “The Winklevii, as they are known, have amassed since last summer what appears to be one of the single largest portfolios of the digital money, whose wild gyrations have Silicon Valley and Wall Street talking.”

That’s all for this week. Be sure to come back next Monday for more industry news highlights.

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