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Welcome to this week's Pulse! How's it going? I've got a really - and I mean really! - important exam
 
February 23 · Issue #77 · View online
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Welcome to this week’s Pulse!
How’s it going? I’ve got a really - and I mean really! - important exam in two days, and the fact that you’re getting a pulse today means you are very - and I mean very - dear to me!
Thank you for being giving me a key to your inbox! I really appreciate it — I do! Now, you know what to do!
- 𝕭𝖊𝖓 𝔣𝔯𝔬𝔪 [ 𝖕𝖊𝖗𝖘𝖕𝖊𝖈𝖙𝖎𝖛𝖊 𝖎𝖝 ]

🗞 NEWS
  • Shopify will be joining the Libra Association; will contribute financially and operate a node that processes transactions of Facebook’s stablecoin [TechCrunch] - a rare win!


  • WhatsApp lets some private group chat invite links get indexed by search engines like Google, allowing anyone to join [Vice] - talk about privacy, WhatsApp FROM Facebook! 😂 What can I say!? I’m a Telegram user!


  • Apparently, Apple is ‘considering’ letting you set your own default browser and email apps on iPhones and iPads and third-party music services on the HomePod [Bloomberg] - a reason to look forward to iOS 14?


  • Microsoft brings combined Word, Excel, and PowerPoint app to iOS [TNW] - Microsoft Office on iOS: one app to rule 'em all!


  • Google launches Android 11 Developer Preview earlier than expected, with new display types, improved messaging, biometrics, and more; final release expected Q3 [9to5Google].


  • Inside the FBI’s complaint against two ex-Twitter employees who allegedly accessed personal info of thousands of users on behalf of Saudi Arabia for $300K+ [BuzzFeed].


  • EU proposes rules for “high risk” AI systems and a regulatory framework for data governance in order to drive digitisation across sectors like health, policing [TechCrunch].


🧠 INSIGHTS
Flying: harder to explain that you'd think - Credit: Kartik Chaturvedi on Unsplash
Flying: harder to explain that you'd think - Credit: Kartik Chaturvedi on Unsplash
No One Can Explain Why Planes Stay In The Air
You’d think they know, but…
  • On a strictly mathematical level, engineers know how to design planes that will stay aloft. But equations don’t explain why aerodynamic lift occurs.
  • There are two competing theories that illuminate the forces and factors of lift. Both are incomplete explanations.
  • Aerodynamicists have recently tried to close the gaps in understanding. Still, no consensus exists.
Super interesting piece by Ed Regis on ScientificAmerican.


📊 STATISTICS
Video Streaming Stats - Credit: Nielsen
Video Streaming Stats - Credit: Nielsen
Video Streaming Stats from Nielsen
A new age of media is upon us. As a number of powerful media companies enter the streaming video marketplace in a very big way, choice in this promising arena has never been greater.
The Nielsen report notes that 60% of Americans subscribe to more than one paid video streaming service. Better still—especially for platforms entering the streaming market—is that 93% of U.S. consumers say they will either increase or keep their existing streaming services.
Read more on Nielsen.
And more on streaming wars on PwC.
HBOMax will be happy to hear 👆— and I can’t wait for 👇
FRIENDS Reunion FRIENDS Reunion
Top Social Media Apps Worldwide Jan 2020 - Credit: SensorTower
Top Social Media Apps Worldwide Jan 2020 - Credit: SensorTower
Top Social Media Apps Worldwide for January 2020 by Downloads
TikTok was the most downloaded social media app worldwide for January 2020 with 104.7 million installs, which represented a 46% increase from January 2019. The countries with the most installs of the app during this period were 🇮🇳 at 34.4% of its total downloads and 🇧🇷 at 10.4%.
Facebook was the second most installed social media app worldwide last month with 61.9 million installs, which represented a 1.5% increase YoY. The countries with the largest number of Facebook installs were 🇮🇳 at 20.5%, followed by 🇧🇷 at 9.9%. Instagram, Likee, and Snapchat rounded out the top five most installed social media apps worldwide for the first month of the decade.
Read more on SensorTower.


📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • Persona: Scientific personality test
It’s a really good one!

  • Pikaso: Screenshot Twitter like a pro
Super handy if like sharing tweets on Instagram!

Remove backgrounds, and more… Freemium (free basic, plus premium features)


🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
The CryptoQueen - Planet Money
The Stars - Throughline
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
James Clear
Knowledge is the compound interest of curiosity.
3:51 PM - 22 Feb 2020
Tom Conrad
When I was 24 and working at Apple I found myself in a heated debate with an engineer that I'd not met before.

Since I was young and knew everything, I was lecturing this man on some nuances of how drag and drop should behave when activated on a text selection.
1:48 AM - 20 Feb 2020
RIP Larry Tesler. Thank you for giving us Cut, Copy, and Paste.

😂 FUN STUFF
Hard to argue with that!
Hard to argue with that!
Justin Mallory
200,000 years to get to this stage of peak carbohydrate consumption efficiency

https://t.co/uo8iT8thrT
11:55 PM - 21 Feb 2020
small changes, huge results - Sent to me by a friend on WhatsApp!
small changes, huge results - Sent to me by a friend on WhatsApp!

That's all for this week...
See you next week - same place; same time. Until then, take care of yourself, and wish me luck — and share pulse with a friend!
Ciao!
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