What You Need to Know Today: April 29

Good evening, Early Risers!



Microsoft is making some big announcements. Microsoft’s BUILD conference kicked off this morning at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Here’s a list of items to watch out for over the next three days:  Windows 10 unveiled, Universal Apps, more Thumb-Friendly designed apps, Lumia update, HoloLens.

First Derm solves real, embarrassing, problems. Putting off going to the doctor because of an embarrassing skin rash or lump, could cost you your life. First Derm is a startup that offers an embarrassment-free solution to this common problem using your smartphone.


This is how to build a brand in 5 days. When Hillary Clinton announced her bid for the 2016 presidential election, the Internet freaked out – mostly over her campaign logo (FastCompany). What you probably didn’t know was Moving Brands, a global creative agency, was tasked to re-brand Hillary’s campaign in just 5 days. Under a tight deadline and lots of caffeine (I imagine) this is what they came up with.

Lessons on success from a man who failed 10,000 times. It’s hard to imagine failing at something 10 times, let alone 10,000 times. With access to solutions on almost any problem just a click away, it’s no wonder instant gratification has become the norm. In case you forgot what persistence looks like, here’s a man who embraced failure and as a result changed the world we live in today.

Personal Development

3 rules to always shop healthy. You’ve probably heard these two golden rules before: shop the perimeter, and never go to the grocery store hungry. New studies have found a third rule: eat an apple before you shop. People who did, bought 25% more fruits and vegetables.

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