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August 9 · Issue #101 · 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 for being here!
Last week, many of your check out our sponsor, but didn’t download their app. Just wanted to let you know that you’re missing out - if you’re editing yourself 👇 just sayin’

Seriously.
🗞 NEWS
  • Machine detects COVID-19 in 90 Minutes [link], How Trump’s WeChat ban could take another bite out of Apple’s Chinese business [link], and TikTok lawsuit against Trump administration could come as early as Tuesday [link]. Also, apparently, Twitter and TikTok have had talks about a possible deal [link].

  • Trump vs China, Facebook vs Apple, and Your Privacy [link]

  • Twitter, Trump, and TikTok [link]

  • Instagram does what it does best, TikTok battling deepfakes, and Samsung Unpacked [link]

  • Disney is moving forward, Honda is moving backward, and Garmin’s paying [link]

  • New Google Pixels, Snapchat’s take on TikTok, and PS Controllers [link]

  • Microsoft is serious about TikTok but just in the US, Apple doesn’t want to pay rent but just in the UK, and how FBI tracked down Twitter hackers [link]

🧠 INSIGHTS
Advertisers unfriending Facebook - Credit: Morning Brew on Unsplash
Advertisers unfriending Facebook - Credit: Morning Brew on Unsplash
More Than 1,000 Companies Boycotted Facebook. Did It Work?
Major advertisers on Facebook reduced their spending by millions of dollars in July, but not enough to significantly damage the platform’s revenue. But it may have caused more damage to the company’s reputation than to its bottom line.
Read more on NYTimes.


📊 STATISTICS
TikTok paves way for video editing apps TikTok paves way for video editing apps
U.S. TikTok Alternatives Grow 361% As Government Ban Looms U.S. TikTok Alternatives Grow 361% As Government Ban Looms
📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • Isoflow: Create beautiful cloud diagrams in minutes



🔍 SPOTTED
  • Twitter is working on a moderation tool to monitor misinformations on the platform [link]
  • Instagram is working on the possibility of quickly replying to a Story with a GIF [link]
  • Instagram is working on the ability to view the insights of the Reels [link]


🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
Courage with Guy Raz - A Bit of Optimism
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Austin Petersmith
Taylor Swift as B2B software...a thread
not a taylor swift fan, but the 👆🧵 is fantastic 😆
Andrej Karpathy
Notifications. Masquerading as tiny and helpful but in reality psychologically invasive and damaging to the brain - interrupting complex thought, forcing (expensive, taxing) context switch, spiking dopamine, making thought reactive instead of proactive.

😂 FUN STUFF
Month of September footage leaked - Credit: thunde-r/Reddit
Month of September footage leaked - Credit: thunde-r/Reddit
and they’ll be like... - Credit: yarectln/Reddit
and they’ll be like... - Credit: yarectln/Reddit

That's all for this week...
see you next week 🙄
see you next week 🙄
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