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📡 Happy birthday to me (with a gift to you!)

August 11 · Issue #50 · View online
Welcome to Pulse’s Birthday!
Well, it’s not exactly 12 August, but it’s 52 Sundays past the first Pulse! Thank you so much for reading Pulse, whether you joined yesterday or 50 weeks ago!
I hope I’ve been able to bring some value to your Sundays. Whether by a 😂 from some funny stuff, a 😳 from an article, or got you 🤔 with a piece of insight or audio stimulation.
Thank you for being here with me.
- Ben from [ perspective ix ]
PS. Sorry for being late a couple of hours! Birthday :D

Happy Birhtday Pulse! - Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash
Happy Birhtday Pulse! - Credit: Annie Spratt on Unsplash
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📰 News
  • Google Maps is finally rolling out its AR navigation, Google Live View, a feature it promised at its annual developer conference last year [Google].
  • FastCompany takes an exclusive first look inside Google’s top-secret design lab [FastCompany]
  • Half of all Google Chrome extensions have fewer than 16 installs, and around 87% of all them have fewer than 1,000 [ZDNet]. That’s a very -very - long tail!

  • Facebook, apparently, wants to pay big publishers to feature their stories in a new section of their app [NYTimes].

  • Uber lost $5.2 billion in Q2 2019, the most the company has ever lost, but they’re still pretty happy about it [Verge].

  • Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 is here with beastly specs and no headphone jack [TNW].

  • After a series of account purges, meme pages are at war with Instagram. Now Instagram is trying to smooth things over by hiring someone to act as a liaison [Atlantic].

  • 47% of all British households, or 13.3 million homes, have signed up to one of the most popular subscription streamers: Netflix, Amazon and – some distance behind – Sky’s Now TV and Disney Life. In 2018, it was 39% of households, or 11.2 million homes, according to Ofcom’s latest Media Nations report [Variety].

📊 Statistics
Customer Satisfaction Rate of Social Media Platforms - Credit: ASCI
Customer Satisfaction Rate of Social Media Platforms - Credit: ASCI
Facebook losing the battle for Customer Satisfaction
Pinterest keeps its top place for another year with 80% customer satisfaction rate in 2019, with no changes from 2018. 
Snapchat‘s customer satisfaction rate was measured for the first time (by ASCI) in 2019 at 71%, just below the social media average at 72%.
After the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it comes as no surprise that Facebook is still struggling to revive its plummeting reputation, scoring the worst out of all platforms. They were also accused of dispersing disinformation, censoring political speeches and allowing foreign interference in the US 2016 election and Brexit.

📱 Tools & Apps

🎧 Audio [and Video] Stimulation
How I Built This with Guy Raz - Shopify: Tobias Lütke
The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj
🐦 Tweets of the Week
Jennifer Wright
If video games actually influenced a person’s actions, my years of playing Sim City would have made me the successful mayor of a suburban town by now.
Matthew Kobach
Imagine creating content as a marketer that you’d ignore as a customer
🎮 Fun Stuff
This is not goodbye...
This is a big thanks to you for scrolling all the way down.
See you next Sunday!
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