Next - Issue #2

Hey there, Welcome to our first weekly digest. We hope it will help and inspire you. Esther and
Next - Issue #2
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #2
Hey there,
Welcome to our first weekly digest. We hope it will help and inspire you.
Esther and Timan.

In a couple of days we’ll be moving to our new office. With more than 180m2 it is huge! Office-warming invites are coming soon via our Facebook page!
Articles
The Things Network Launches World's First Crowdfunded Internet of Things Data Network in Amsterdam and The World is Next - The Things Network (press release)
Wienke Giezeman launched the first open source distributed Internet of Things data network in Amsterdam. Exciting development we will follow with much interest!
How Design Thinking Transformed Airbnb from a Failing Startup to a Billion Dollar Business - First Round Review
Great article in which Airbnb Co-founder Joe Gebbia talks about the true meaning of being scrappy and being willing to do things that don’t scale.
The Colors Of An App Icon — It’s An App World — Medium
A study into the color distribution of hundreds of app icons.
There is a lot of talk about metrics, but it is hard to give hands-on advise. Andreessen Horowitz share the 16 metrics that matter according to them.
TLDR; “focus first on your 90 day retention numbers and make sure to nail them and prove you have product market fit. Then scale.”
Why is Bitcoin forking? — Faith and future — Medium
Long interesting article where there has been a fork in the Bitcoin codebase. Hopefully this will benefit Bitcoin and not be the start of more trouble.
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