John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. From 0 to $1B - Slack's Founder Shares Their Epic Launch Strategy
    The biggest challenge was learning how to sell a product to teams, not individuals. “For most companies, the hard thing is making the product work well enough to convince a single person at a time to switch to it,” Butterfield says. Take Dropbox, for...
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  2. Welcome to the new Guardian website
    The Guardian has a history stretching back almost 200 years of creating world-class journalism. In more recent times, the Guardian has also become one of the world’s most influential news organisations with newsrooms in the UK, the US and Australia....
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  3. Bad Assumptions | stratechery by Ben Thompson
    John Gruber is, as only he can, relishing the claim chowder – his collected bits of analyst wisdom sure, again and again, that Apple is doomed. Apple, of course, is not doomed. In fact, the company is the very opposite of doomed, having just posted...
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  4. Partner Development
    Medium is emerging as the new op-ed page, where people who have ideas of consequence publish, interact meaningfully with an engaged, thoughtful audience, and have maximum impact. Technology leaders like Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, Asana’s Dustin...
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  5. Two weeks after Zuckerberg said ‘je suis Charlie,’ Facebook begins censoring images of prophet Muhammad
    Turkish protesters shout slogans during a rally against the daily paper Cumhuriyet, which printed images of the Prophet Muhammad from Charlie Hebdo’s Jan. 14 issue. (Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images) Only two weeks after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg...
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  6. Snapchat’s new Discover feature could be a significant moment in the evolution of mobile news
    You may have missed it in the #snowpocalpyse that wasn’t1, but Snapchat unveiled a new feature called Discover Tuesday that brings news into the ephemeral chat app very popular among American teens and young adults: Here’s Wired’s story on it: At...
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  7. Greece says No to EU statement on Russia
    The new far-left government in Greece dropped a bombshell on its first day in office by abjuring an EU statement on Russia. It said in a press communique on Tuesday (27 January): “the aforementioned statement was released without the prescribed...
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  8. Emily Bell's 2015 Hugh Cudlipp lecture - full text
    I was a tabloid journalist for one day. This is not the beginning of a Daily Mail confessional but a statement of fact. I did one shift on the Londoner’s Diary at the Evening Standard when I was a student. The highlight of the day, and probably my...
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  9. SF Public Defender Detained By Police After Trying To Intervene With Questioning Of Client
    SF deputy public defender Jami Tillotson says she was only trying to protect her client's constitutional right to counsel on Tuesday when she was handcuffed and arrested by SFPD officers at the Hall of Justice. SF Public Defender Jeff Adachi is...
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  10. Apple Just Had The Most Profitable Quarter Of Any Company Ever
    Apple had a pretty good quarter. And by “pretty good,” I mean it was the biggest quarter in history. And not just for Apple. For any company. Ever. This page charts the past record holders. Until today, Russia’s Gazprom (the largest natural gas...
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