Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Apr 29, 2016

April 29, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Wired: The Untold Story of Magic Leap, the World’s Most Secretive Startup
“Magic Leap is not the only company creating mixed-reality technology, but right now the quality of its virtual visions exceeds all others.” (read)

TechCrunch: With $25.5M in new funding, Trov launches on-demand insurance for individual items
“Insurance isn’t necessarily an inviting word, especially for millennials. Not only do young people have fewer items to insure, but the process of getting insurance for those items is entirely foreign to folks who order their cars, food, cleaning services and more from an iPhone app. That’s where Trov comes in.” (read)

Contently / Cision’s ‘State of the Media’ Report

via Contently

Contently: 7 Takeaways From Cision’s ‘State of the Media’ Report
“In the good old days, it was perfectly acceptable for a writer to publish an article that was just text and a hero image. But now reporters need some extra goodness in their work, whether it be original photography, GIFs, videos, or audio.” (read)

Thought-Provoking

Princeton: The Rise and Nature of Alternative Work Arrangements in the United States, 1995-2015
“The findings point to a significant rise in the incidence of alternative work arrangements in the U.S. economy from 2005 to 2015. The percentage of workers engaged in alternative work arrangements – defined as temporary help agency workers, on-call workers, contract workers,and independent contractors or freelancers – rose from 10.1 percent in February 2005 to 15.8 percent in late 2015” (read pdf)

Erica Berger on Medium: Peak Content
“Much of our attention has gone from the analog world to the digital world. Often times, it can feel like an assault on our emotional and intellectual state, being wed to our devices, our social networks, and especially our email, messaging apps, and SMS.” (read)

Being Boss Sacred Inbox

via Being Boss

Being Boss: Your Email Inbox is Sacred
Simple (but not necessarily easy) tips to keep your inbox tidy and well… sacred. (read)

A Little Levity:)

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Gusto: Lessons from Improv Comedy That Will Change the Way You Work
“inside every zany performance, there are some serious life lessons that will reframe how you think about thinking itself.” (read)
(while you’re there, explore Gusto’s new resource center!)

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Have a great weekend!


about the author

Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks.