In Case You Missed It: Launch Links - Week of April 10, 2016

  • 4.15.2016

Some interesting links we found across the web this week:

Beneath the Hype: Why Developers & Entrepreneurs Should Be Excited About the Rise of Chat Bots
Last week we featured autonomous hardware as a growth area of the market, but what about autonomous software? Chat bots are nothing new, but the way we use them could be changing rapidly. Interesting take by a lead program at Microsoft.

StartUp Podcast Season 3
We’re big fans of Alex Blumberg, and he’s back again with a new season of his podcast. Perfect for your commute.

Ten Best Practices for Making a Grown Up out of Your Fintech Startup
Great thoughts on standing out in one of the most competitive verticals out there, especially as the world ponders the future of bitcoin and the blockchain. (By the way, we’re proud to sponsor the SBC Fintech Accelerator here in New York and wish their the very best of luck!)

Farming Gets High Tech in Bid to Offer Locally Grown Produce
Literal food for thought! I bet you didn’t expect to read about indoor farming on a blog, but advances in automation and urban greenhouse technologies are drawing the attention of venture capital.

The Tech Community Is Mobilizing Against the Burr-Feinstein Encryption Bill
Finally, it bears repeating that smartphone security should be every ’s concern. As debate continues in Washington, the issue got some solid coverage this week (SiliconBeat, NPR and FastCompany to share a few). 

Links compiled by Jared Brenner.