FG Newsletter #337

24. March 2017

TECH NEWS

Photo of the Week: Scientists Fire Up the World’s Largest Artificial Sun
The $3.8 million array stands 50 feet tall and fills three-story building in Juelich, Germany. Scientists can focus the 350-kilowatt honeycomb of xenon short-arc lamps on an area as small as 61 square inches and create 10,000 times the solar radiation that would otherwise shine on that spot. And the temperature on that spot? Up to 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Twitter is exploring a new way to make money from its most active users
Twitter confirms it is considering a paid TweetDeck subscription service with new features including analytics and breaking news alerts for brands and news organisations.

GUIDES

What I learned from Stack Overflow’s massive survey of 64,000 developers
Quincy Larson has done a great job breaking down today’s software development profession from Stack Overflow’s 2017 survey in which 64,000 developers participated.

How to interview a designer with the perfect design exercise
From Braden Kowitz at Google Ventures: “You’re going to set up a well-scoped design problem and ask a candidate to solve it on the spot. It can take anywhere from 15–40 minutes depending on depth and complexity. It’s such a good technique because there’s no faking (like showing portfolio work from a big team effort) and when moderated well, it can simulate working together.”

The Conversion Funnel: How to Keep the Pipeline Flowing
Learn how a conversion funnel can help drive qualified leads by targeting the right audience & keeping them engaged until they take a desired action from the team at KlientBoost.

How We Built an Online Course That Generated $120,679 in 5 Days
Alex Turnbull at Groove on launching a paid content marketing course: “I want to pull back the curtain on why we created the course, how we built it, our strategy for pricing and marketing it, results from our first six weeks, and everything that we learned along the way.”

OUTSIDE THE BOX

A great long read for the weekend: Inside the hunt for Russia’s most notorious hacker

DragApp allows you to turn your GMail inbox into tasks list. Looks great.

If you’re in the process of approaching press, check out WhereToPitch.

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