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Top articles of the week | June 3rd

By PNR

Every week, we put together a list of our top 5 articles of the past week. Happy reading!

 

Thoughts on Tokens             Balaji S. Srinivasan, Medium

Fascinating read on cryptocurrency and how they work. The article explains the underlying technology, which has massive potential. I like to draw the comparison to the idea of the internet developed in the 60s; we’re at that point now with the blockchain.

 

Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer                Recode

Walt Mossberg is a legend in the tech industry. He’s been writing for over 25 years and this is final article. He talks about his prediction of computing is headed and it’s hard to argue with him.

 

Wall Street to CEOs: The Future Is Now                 Fox Business

It seems that even Wall Stress is becoming less obsessed with quarterly profits and more about technology adoption at a strategic level. Recent executive changes like Ford replacing its CEO with the head of its self driving unit is an indication of this.

 

Mary Meeker Internet Trends        KPCB

You probably saw this shared all over social media this week and with good reason. Mary Meeker’s report covers every major trend in the internet and the report is fascinating every year.

 

How Harley-Davidson Used Artificial Intelligence to Increase New York Sales Leads by 2,930%      Harvard Business Review

The title of this headline is kind of misleading. All that this Harley Davidson dealership does based on the headline was run online campaigns using Facebook and Google. That being said, the two largest online ad platforms in the world are really using machine learning to improve their ad targeting over time and that can yield very interesting results.