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October 11 · Issue #109 · View online
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Hello and welcome to Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Ben, and I’d like to thank you all for reading Pulse. I also like to thank every who’s supporting me & Pulse either as a member or by sharing it with their friends. I really appreciate it.
After the pretty short issue last week, I’m back with a longer one.

🗞 NEWS
  • Huawei debuting Mate 40on October 22nd [link], Peloton cracking down on QAnon [link], and Chinese app offering peeks over the Great Firewall [link]
  • Microsoft’s permanent WFH policy, Yelp against racist businesses, and Twitter fighting misinfo spread [link]
  • Driverless in Arizona, Shades thrown at Apple, and $50 million worth of Bitcoin [link]
  • Facebook bans political ads, Slack adds unnecessary features, and Robodogs! [link]
  • iPhone 12, Big tech facing antitrust, and Instagram’s 10th birthday [link]
  • Tesla convertible, New health guidelines, and Instagram labels [link]
  • Facebook’s game plan, Twitter’s Birdwatch, and Apple’s partner [link]

🧠 INSIGHTS
Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Perhaps it should be, given how much time is spent trying to make things more and more beige.
Bland is not a helpful goal.
The goal could be to become useful, remarkable and worth seeking out. To do something that’s hard to replace, groundbreaking or thrilling. Generous work that makes things better.
Beiger doesn’t help.
it’s like getting stuck in the middle, trying to make everyone happy or appeal to everyone — the only result is failure. think edge, think differentiation, think spice.


📊 STATISTICS
Bitcoin Leads the Crypto Market Bitcoin Leads the Crypto Market
Learn & Earn for FREE:
EOS [Only 4 spots left]
Stellar Lumens (XLM) [Only 1 spot left)
Bitcoin (BTC) [Only 5 spots left]
Top Apps Worldwide for September 2020 by Downloads Top Apps Worldwide for September 2020 by Downloads
Jon Erlichman
Most downloaded app in the world:

September: TikTok
August:     TikTok
July:          TikTok
June:         TikTok
May:          TikTok
April:          Zoom
March:       TikTok
February: TikTok
January:    TikTok

Source: Sensor Tower

📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • 808303.studio: Roland’s vintage TR-808 drum machine or TB-303 bass synthesizers
created by Roland, musician Yuri Suzuki and the London Design Museum.


  • Steep: Instagram story inspiration for designers


🔍 SPOTTED
  • Spotify is working on a data-saving setting that “saves only the audio when downloading video podcasts” [link]
  • Twitter keeps working on the revamped Settings page for the web app [link]
  • Microsoft is working on the possibility of sync the SwiftKey keyboard clipboard history to the cloud [link]
  • Instagram is working on the possibility to quickly view the information of the account that sponsored a Story [link]
  • Instagram is working on the possibility to view the insights of the last 30 days [link]
  • Instagram is working on a new tool for #Reels: Video Layout [link]
  • LinkedIn is working on the ability to view content suggestions for your pages directly from the app [link]


🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
Lush Cosmetics: Mark Constantine - How I Built This with Guy Raz
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Naval
Self-awareness is the most attractive trait.
iGrowth
Inner peace is the compound interest of meditation.

😂 FUN STUFF
Terrible Maps
Every US state if they had an independence movement like Brexit https://t.co/KDlXTrkmCj
Aaron Levie
I feel like everyone knows that the first rule of being the richest man in the world is never get caught on video with robotic supervillain arms. https://t.co/1lhvV2HWn0
I know Jeff Bezos in his supervillain arms is cool, but this greedy beaver is a pretty strong competitor…

That's all for this week...
when i’m texting someone & i read the words “are you free for a quick call?”
when i’m texting someone & i read the words “are you free for a quick call?”
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