The Growth Weekly - Social media trends for 2017, Initial Coin Offerings, U-shaped skyscrapers and radical innovation in nuclear energy

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The Growth Weekly - Social media trends for 2017, Initial Coin Offerings, U-shaped skyscrapers and radical innovation in nuclear energy
By The Growth Weekly • Issue #26
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In this week’s edition: result-driven digital marketing strategies, investments for Picnic and Tesla, trends changing social media in 2017, Initial Coin Offerings, radical innovation in nuclear energy, Schiphol opening up its API and more.

Enjoy your read & the spring weather.

Growth
How to Make Sure Your Digital Marketing Strategy is Results-Driven
Too much data can be as detrimental as too little when it comes to goal-setting. How to align the right digital metrics with your business goals, choosing KPIs, and the power of measuring and testing.
Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic picks up historic €100mm funding round after only 1.5 years
In a historic funding round, Dutch grocery delivery startup Picnic nabs a €100 million series B, dwarfing Uber’s and Snapchat’s similar funding rounds.
7 Trends That Will Change Social Media in 2017
Take a look at what’s next for social media to ensure that you’re allocating your time and efforts appropriately.
Chinese internet giant Tencent buys 5% of Tesla at $1.7 billion
Tencent, Asia’s second highest valued tech firm, has bought a five percent share in Tesla. According to a filing, the Chinese firm scooped up 8,167,544 shares for around $1.7 billion to become one of Tesla’s largest shareholders.
Innovation
What Initial Coin Offerings Are, and Why VC Firms Care
This new fundraising phenomenon is being fueled by a convergence of blockchain tech, new wealth, clever entrepreneurs, and crypto-investors. ICOs present both benefits and disadvantages, as well as threats and opportunities, to the traditional VC business model.
Elon Musk's Neuralink will plug AI into your brain
Somewhere between rolling out new Teslas, launching re-usable rockets and digging a tunnel under Los Angeles, Elon Musk managed to start yet another new company…
Nuclear power is dying. Can radical innovation save it?
Dozens of startups are working on innovative new reactor designs that are smaller, safer, and (hopefully) cheaper than ever.
How Airbnb Is Spurring Innovation In Luxury Travel
There is now a cottage industry of short-term-rental start-ups, whether started before or after Airbnb.
Cool stuff
Schiphol Airport opens its API to encourage innovation
Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has published its API offering access to non-critical business data for developers from airlines and other travel companies.
New U-Shaped Skyscraper in NYC Could Become World's Longest Building
A glass-lined tower, 4,000 feet long, will also come equipped with an elevator that can travel in curves, horizontally, and in continuous loops.
The future of AI: 10 scenarios IBM is already working on
While there’s fear about artificial intelligence taking jobs or wiping out humanity, IBM sees the future in far more practical terms. It’s using AI to assist human problem-solving.
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