Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan, WhatsApp Launches Video Chat & More Reading List Highlights

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1. This is What It’s Like for Female Entrepreneurs in Afghanistan

By Cayte Bosler – Fast Company

Digest: Women Entrepreneurship

Curator: Lorel Sim

It’s a challenge to be a woman entrepreneur in Afghanistan, but that also gives us reason to celebrate the launch of Shetab Afghanistan, a new incubator that hopes to encourage female-founded businesses. Read More

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2. Here’s How Investors Can Help Put the ‘United’ Back Into ‘United States’

By Leslie Jump – Entrepreneur.com

Digest: Angel Investor

Curator: Berg Moe

VC funding is abundant in Silicon Valley and a few tech hotspots, while throughout the nation entrepreneurial energy withers for lack of capital. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cpn7V1


3. WhatsApp Launches Video-Chat Challenger to FaceTime, Skype

By Steven Musil – CNET

Digest: Mobile

Curator: Edith Yeung

The app is the latest example of the tech industry’s love affair with video chat apps. Other messaging apps, like Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, have text, voice and video calls all baked into one. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cpoiKf


4. Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

By Dian Schaffhauser, Rhea Kelly – Campus Technology

Digest: Education

Curators: Aurelio Jimenez Romero, Deborah Chang, Jessica Falkenthal, Hrvoje Moric, Jennifer Chin

A nationwide survey lists the top ten education technologies teachers think will disappear in ten years. The top technologies that educators predicted would become big were augmented reality and 3D printing. Read More

More from this reading list: http://eepurl.com/cpmdmf


5. Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

By Quoctrung Bui – NPR

Digest: HR & Employee Experience

Curator: Philip Alexander

When you exclude salespeople and managers from the census data you find that over half of states has Truck Driver as its main occupation. In a world of increasing technical automation, this could have serious implications for the future of employment in America. Read More

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