Global Startup Weekend, Wearable Allergy-Detection Strips & More Reading List Highlights

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1. These Charts Show That Pokemon Go Is Already in Decline

By Luke Kawa, Lily Katz – Bloomberg

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

Data from Apptopia shows that Pokemon Go’s daily active users, downloads, engagement, and time spent on the app per day are all well off their peaks and on a downward trend. Read More

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2. Global Startup Battle is Now Global Startup Weekend and It’s Back This November!

By Startup Weekend

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

More than 15,000 entrepreneurs will come together for over 200 events November 11-13 & 18-20 for Global Startup Weekend!

Global Startup Weekend (GSW) is the same initiative you know and love, just by another name and with a few changes. The biggest shift this year is the removal of the post-weekend video competition and the addition of new and exclusive startup resources for you! Want to bring GSW To Your City? Read More

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3. Where Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk Started Out as Interns

By Helena Ball –

Digest: Young Entrepreneurship

Curator: Chas Pulido

Looking for internships? Here is where some of the world most famous founders have interned! Read More

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4. This Wearable Allergy-Detection Strip Could Save Your Child’s Life

By Clinton Nguyen – Business Insider

Digest: Wearables

Curators: Aashay Mody, Ashish Aggarwal

The Allergy Amulet is essentially a two-piece allergen detection kit. A small case, which can be worn on a necklace, bracelet, watch, or cell phone case, contains a disposable strip that can be inserted into a dish. The strip has microscopic cavities on it that match the molecular shape of the unique proteins in a given allergen. When you insert the strip into a reader — that’s the second part of the kit — the device will flash and buzz if the strip picked up any of the hazardous proteins. Read More

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5. Six myths about sleep: if you got up early to read this, you’re in trouble

By Paul Kelley – The Guardian

Digest: Leadership & Resiliency

Curator: Miriam Meima

I am a BIG fan of routines and setting yourself up to have optimal performance. Sleep is a hot topic these days and it’s helpful to know what is myth and what is fact, so you can make the choices that are best for you. Read More

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