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Welcome to the first Pulse of December 2018! It's almost gone... too fast? Or it's just me? Well, th
 
December 2 · Issue #17 · View online
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Welcome to the first Pulse of December 2018!
It’s almost gone… too fast? Or it’s just me?
Well, this is a very short and newsless Pulse - sorry about that. I have a test tomorrow and well… you know! You’ve had tests before! So… wish me luck.
Enjoy your weekend!
Ben

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Credit: William Iven on Unsplash
To Fix Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Needs to Think More Like Jeff Bezos
There aren’t too many people on earth who can relate to Mark Zuckerberg’s problems, but Bill Gates is one of them.
So, a few months ago, when Facebook’s founder, chairman, and CEO was struggling to cope with the spiralling scandals and controversies threatening to consume his company, he called the Microsoft founder to ask for help…
Read more on Inc.
📊 Statistics
Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide Q3 2018 - Credit: Ericsson
Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide Q3 2018
The total number of mobile subscriptions was around 7.9 billion in Q3 2018, with 120 million new subscriptions added during the quarter.
  • As of Q3 2018, the number of global mobile subscriptions totalled 7.9 billion.
  • The number of new mobile subscriptions worldwide during Q3 reached 120 million.
  • China had the most net additions in Q3, likely due to intense competition among communications service providers.
  • There are now 5.7 billion mobile broadband subscriptions.
  • Global subscription penetration in Q3 2018 was 104 percent.
Read more on Ericsson and download November 2018 Ericsson Mobility Report.

Fortnite's User Growth - Credit: Statista
Fortnite is Taking Over Game Industry
Fortnite, the free-to-play multiplayer game particularly popular among young players and professional athletes, just reached another milestone. Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, announced this week that its blockbuster title now has more than 200 million registered users. That’s up from just 45 million in January 2018, meaning that the global hype surrounding the game has attracted more than 150 million new players over the past 11 months. 
Last month, Epic Games raised $1.25 billion from a group of investors in a deal valuing Epic at $15 billion. If Fortnite can keep the momentum going into 2019, the company’s valuation could be propelled even higher.
Read more on Statista.

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