David Smooke


Easier Than Ever to Startup, Harder Than Ever to Compete with Tech Giants

Dear Hackers,

Welcome to November! October was a good month for Hacker Noon. We published 791 tech stories, and exceeded 10 million minutes reading while averaging 128,722 readers per day. I’m debating how to triple those numbers because three’s a great number. If you have any ideas or would like to work together, message us.

One tech thought for your week: It’s easier than ever to start a tech company (build a decent product, gain traction, make $$$), but it’s near impossible to scale a tech company without a dependence on FAAMG (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google).

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Onto This Week’s Top Twenty Tech Stories:

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Crypto Columns

We already know blockchain’s killer apps by Haseeb Qureshi

What Will Bitcoin Look Like in Twenty Years? by Daniel Jeffries

The Coming Era of the Zombie Token? by Eric Risley

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Deep Learning

What is a CapsNet or Capsule Network? by Debarko De 🦁



Proffer announces Blockchain Hackathon with Govt of India, Coinbase, Microsoft, IBM by Anshul Bhagi

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Four options for building an IoT hardware product as a Fortune 500 company by Mindtribe

Smart Car Hacking: A Major Problem For IoT by DeviceHive

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Software Development

A Guide to creating Web Applications with React and Redux by Angelos Chalaris

Angular v5 is Out! Here is How to Explore It by Dor Moshe

How I landed my post-bootcamp software developer job in just seven weeks by Sophia Ciocca

How software projects got their name by Amit Merchant

Silicon Valley’s Top Product Managers Use Feature Flags — And You Should Too by Justin Baker

The Services Stack Quickly spin up a microservices stack on AWS by Randy Findley

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Startup Life

Founder Interview (w/ our weekly sponsor): Building the First Independent Marketplace for Developer Services

How to validate assumptions for your product before you even launch by jordangonen

Paperclips Anonymous: Startup lessons from a virtual stationery entrepreneur by Tim Dempsey

Student Founders, Here’s How to Ace your YC Interview by Natalie

Why Every Startup is Like an Indiana Jones film! by Riz Virk

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Venture Capital

Marketplaces and pricing An approach to building for growth through pricing by Parth Sethi

Our Startup Fund is a Duck Not a Swan by Bernard Moon

Until next time, don’t take the realities for granted.

Kind Regards,

David Smooke, @AMI

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