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wednesday
02 Jun 2021
The CRM is dead. Long live the CDP wiredcraft.com

CRMs are not enough anymore, you need a Customer Data Platform.

What is a Customer Data Platform?

Not unlike a CRM, a CDP collects customer data.

But the similarities end there, with two crucial differences:

  • All users: CRMs focus on known or potential customers, CDPs track all users, anonymous or identified.
  • All data: instead of structured data collected manually or semi-manually, CDPs ingest data produced by any channel: online or offline, structured or unstructured.

More importantly, CDPs handle identity resolution allowing you to create a unified profile of your customers and audience across all channels.

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The CRM is dead. Long live the CDP
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tuesday
01 Jun 2021
Built my last co to $2.5m ARR, became profitable in 2.5 years, sold it for mid-8-figures, and going even bigger this time. AMA! indiehackers.com

Hey IH!

I'm Chris Bakke, the founder of Laskie.com - the best way to hire great contractors and full-time-employees.

I previously founded Interviewed, which was started in 2015 and acquired by Indeed in 2017.

We scaled to $2m+ in founder-led sales, became profitable, and learned a lot along the way.

  • Everything I've ever done in startups has been inside sales focused. This is the playbook I've used across 4 companies now: https://playbooks.laskie.co/bootstrapping-b2b-sales
  • My biggest product lesson is that most founders over-think the actual product. You don't need to make a 10x better experience. You need to make something 5-10% better to build a huge company. Also: ignore this if you're doing something actually innovative + you enjoy it. The world needs people like you. I'm just a simple B2B guy who is all about subtle, incremental changes.
  • So much tech is already bought through recommendations, referrals, and case studies. Huge opportunity here.
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Built my last co to $2.5m ARR, became profitable in 2.5 years, sold it for mid-8-figures, and going even bigger this time. AMA!
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Caught in the Study Web every.to

Study Web is a vast, interconnected network of study-focused content and gathering spaces for students that spans platforms, disciplines, age groups, and countries.

Students seeking motivation, inspiration, focus, and support watch livestreams of a real person at their desk, studying; videos in the Study With Me genre are simultaneously streamed by thousands of students.

Or they join Discord communities, where they search for “study buddies,” share studying goals, and compete—by studying—for virtual rewards.

On Twitter, they swap study tips and seek out study “moots,” or mutuals, under the hashtag #StudyTwit.

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Caught in the Study Web
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Firefox Release 89.0 mozilla.org

Say hello to a fresh new Firefox, designed to get you where you want to go even faster. We’ve redesigned and modernized the core experience to be cleaner, more inviting, and easier to use.

Beginning in 89, you’ll notice a number of changes, including:

  • Simplified browser chrome and toolbar: Less frequently used items removed to focus on the most important navigation items.
  • Clear, streamlined menus: Re-organized and prioritized menu content according to usage. Updated labels and removed iconography.
  • Updated prompts: Infobars, panels, and modals have a cleaner design and clearer language.
  • Inspired tab design: Floating tabs neatly contain information and surface cues when you need them, like visual indicators for audio controls. The rounded design of the active tab supports focus and signals the ability to easily move the tab as needed.
  • Fewer interruptions: Reduced number of alerts and messages, so you can browse with fewer distractions.
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monday
31 May 2021
Ask HN: How do you remain secure while surfing the web news.ycombinator.com

What are some best practices to follow to keep your online identity secured while surfing the web

Many great advises to follow, including update your hosts file with something like this https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts

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Ask HN: Most Valuable Jobs of 2025? news.ycombinator.com

Four years from now, what will be the most valuable job fields? AI? 6G? Biotech? Clean energy? Quantum computing? Something else entirely?

Interesting thread

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Ask HN: Most Valuable Jobs of 2025?
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PostGIS at 20, The Beginning blog.cleverelephant.ca

Twenty years ago today, the first email on the postgis users mailing list (at that time hosted on yahoogroups.com) was sent, announcing the first numbered release of PostGIS.

First, I started exploring whether there was an opportunity in the BC government for a consulting company that had skill with Oracle’s spatial features. BC was actually standardized on Oracle as the official database for all things governmental. But despite working with the local sales rep and looking for places where spatial might be of interest, we came up dry.

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PostGIS at 20, The Beginning
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sunday
30 May 2021
Create AI videos by simply typing in text synthesia.io

World’s first text-to-video platform

With Synthesia you can create videos just from text in 40+ languages. Perfect for training and marketing videos.

Time and technology flies. We are now in a new era

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Create AI videos by simply typing in text
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15 Best Hotjar Alternatives (Website User Tracking Tools) marketsplash.com

In this article, we will be talking about alternatives for one of the most popular website user tracking tools: Hotjar. Tools like Hotjar work as an add-on to your existing Google Analytics efforts and can help you translate what your Google Analytics reports mean.

What Is Hotjar?

Hotjar is a simple yet powerful optimization tool that lets you see your customers' behavior on your site in real-time- no coding knowledge required.

It gives you access to web analytics and powerful insights into which parts of your site are engaging visitors the most so that you can make critical design decisions and start seeing better results.

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15 Best Hotjar Alternatives (Website User Tracking Tools)
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Dark Patterns Hall of Shame darkpatterns.org

Harry Brignull is the UX specialist who first coined the term ‘dark patterns’ in 2010 and launched this website. Recently, Harry has started to provide expert witness services for Dark Patterns.

Dark Patterns are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn't mean to, like buying or signing up for something. The purpose of this site is to spread awareness and to shame companies that use them.

When you use websites and apps, you don’t read every word on every page - you skim read and make assumptions. If a company wants to trick you into doing something, they can take advantage of this by making a page look like it is saying one thing when it is in fact saying another. You can defend yourself by learning about Dark Patterns on this site.

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Dark Patterns Hall of Shame
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