This month had lots of news worthy pieces. Here are some of the Top News as well as some of great topics I came across.

The News makers:

  1. Facebook acquires Storylane, a story-telling platform (Giga Om)
  2. Facebook Launches Feeds For Photos, Music, Friends-Only, And More (Techcrunch)
  3. Apple and Intel Have Reportedly Discussed Deal for Production of Future iPhone and iPad Chips (Mac Rumors)
  4. Bradley Manning provides more evidence of why we need a media entity like WikiLeaks (Giga Om)
  5. Should you be worried about the new “six strikes” anti-piracy rules? Yes and no (Giga Om)
  6. Rackspace buys its way into MongoDB market with ObjectRocket (Giga Om)
  7. Variety doubles down on digital — drops paywall in what it calls “end of an error” (Giga Om)
  8. Google kills Google Reader, says it will go offline on July 1, 2013 (Giga Om)
  9. A second spring of cleaning (Official Google Blog)
  10. Samsung Galaxy S4 preview: a bigger, faster upgrade to the world’s most popular Android phone (The Verge)
  11. Google acquires an infrastructure startup Talaria. Will it help Google crush AWS? (Giga Om)
  12. Google Keep, an Overdue Answer to Evernote, Arrives (Wired)
  13. “First to file” patent law starts today: what it means in plain English (Giga Om)
  14. A Dongle Joke That Spiraled Way Out Of Control (Techcrunch)
  15. Apple Acquires WiFiSlam to Track iPhones Indoors (Laptop Mag)
  16. Yahoo! Continues To Attack Mobile, Buys News Gathering And Delivery Startup Summly, App Will Close (Techcrunch)
  17. Amazon Buys Goodreads to Make Reading Experience More Social (Mashable)

11 Must-Read Authors For Every Professional : A list of best authors, some of the must read books from these authors. One such author in this list, whom I know very well is Stephen Covey and the his very famous book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.

Leverage Social Media in SEO Strategy: I came across this article through one of my colleague. This article lays the link between “link building” and Social Media.

Once upon a Time in Marketing Land… Why Narrative is Key to Customer Engagement: This article hits on the head of marketing. Marketing is all about – how well one can come across on narratives?

If Landing Pages Were People – 3 Nasty Habits That Drive Prospects Away: This article beautifully illustrates landing page guidelines. Always understand, Sites are like people, and personality matters for both sites as well as people.

Surviving “Founder Fear”: Entrepreneurship tip, note: this tip applies to me more too.

7 Lessons From the World’s Most Captivating Presenters: A wonderful captivating article on presentation tips. A must read article for MBA’s they are one who do most presenting work.

26 Awesome Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read: A laundry list of top notch books by top notch authors. I have gone through 2 of them already and these 2 books define significant portion of my personality.

Entrepreneurship section

  1. Business Lessons From Mega-Entrepreneur Richard Branson
  2. Entrepreneurial Lessons From Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom
  3. Entrepreneurial Lessons From Google All-Star and Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer
  4. Tony Hsieh, Zappos, and the Art of Great Company Culture
  5. Inside the Inventive and Entrepreneurial Mind of Elon Musk
  6. Entrepreneurial Lessons from Mark Zuckerberg
  7. 12 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos
  8. How to Build a Thriving Culture – An Interview with Dharmesh Shah, Co-founder of HubSpot

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