GrowthX Weekly - Growth hacking for the rest of us | DNA as the next storage device | Why Uber won

Hello growth hacker!Welcome to the first edition of the GrowthX Weekly. In this newsletter you''ll fi
GrowthX Weekly - Growth hacking for the rest of us | DNA as the next storage device | Why Uber won
By The Growth Weekly • Issue #1
Hello growth hacker!
Welcome to the first edition of the GrowthX Weekly. In this newsletter you’’ll find the best growth reads we found on the web this week. 
If you come across interesting growth content we should include in our next issue, please let us know.
Let’s grow.
The GrowthX Weekly team

Growth
Can big businesses use growth hacking?
If you work for a larger organization, you might be a bit envious of the explosive growth that you see from startups. Your company can also do that. Growth hacking doesn’t have to be for startups.
How IKEA took over the world
In a stunning global expansion, the Swedish home furnishings giant has been quietly planting its blue and yellow flag in places you’d never expect. Pay attention, Wal-Mart: You could learn a few things.
These are 50 of Europe's fastest-growing tech companies
Meet 50 European high-growth tech companies, as selected by Tech Tour and partners, and presented at the Tech Tour Growth Forum.
Innovation
Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device
Microsoft is testing DNA, “prehistoric information technology,” for long-term, secure data storage. The company explains that all of the digital data that exists today could be stored in less than 20 grams of DNA.
NASA launches new X-plane program to create cleaner, more efficient planes
NASA has announced the launch of the “New Aviation Horizons” initiative, which will lead to a new generation of X-planes that are fueled by greener energy, use half the fuel, and are half as loud as commercial aircraft in use today.
Why Europe lags on innovation
The problem is not regulation. It’s Europe’s obsession with risk. Europe’s economy can only continue to compete globally if we invest in more innovation.
Investment
Why Uber Won
The Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug. How Uber used money as a weapon not as a tool. And it worked.
Takeaway.com BV is considering an initial public offering that could value the Dutch food-delivery service at more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion), according to people familiar with the matter.
Adyen CEO Pieter van der Does on unicorns, funding and tech valuations
Adyen co-founder Pieter van der Does says that if startups raised money with common stock “the unicorn list would be at least halved.”
Video inspiration
Once again, Dubai is planning to build the world’s highest tower. The new $1 billion tower will be taller than the Burj Khalifa, the current world’s tallest building. 
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