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Weekend reading list – week of March 16

March 20, 2015

Each week, TP1 shares the top five articles that caught our attention. Here are your must-reads, published here and abroad, for the week of March 16.

Recipe for success
Fox’s new series Empire drew 10 million viewers for its January premiere. And that total continues to climb: The latest numbers indicate some 14.9 million people are tuning in every week to follow the highs and lows of a family running a hip hop empire. Anatomy of a TV hit!
Read it on Fast Company

THE next platform
Did you drop Vine shortly after it launched? Snapchat and Instagram leaving you cold? Or maybe Facebook (“it’s just for parents”) has lost your interest? TechCrunch introduces the hottest new platform that will supplant all others: Humans!
Read it on TechCrunch

“You owe me $150 for the chalet rental”
“Okay, I’ll bring it to the bar next week”. These situations are done with, thanks to Facebook, which now enables friends to exchange money directly on the platform. Simply add your Visa or MasterCard information to your personal profile and you can transfer money to friends (free!).
Read it on The Verge

The fall of the hipster
The hipster movement seems to be done and over. Read how brands such as American Apparel and Urban Outfitters, which largely coasted on the trend, are dealing with the post-hipster era.
Read it on Racked

Putting women “on the map”
After noticing that of the 24 buildings on her college campus named after people, only three were named after a woman, a student (working with Spark, a movement by and for girls 13-22) created Field Trip. This app makes your phone buzz when you’re near a landmark where women made history.
Read it on Good

Book recommendation of the week: 
The Nature of Software Development: Keep It Simple, Make It Valuable, Build It Piece by Piece, by Ron Jeffries, one of the founding authors of the Agile Manifesto drafted by 17 experts some 15 years ago. This work brings agile back to its source; that is, back to simplicity.

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Read and recommended by Denis Laliberté, Developer, TP1.

 Happy reading!

– The TP1 team

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