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Hello and welcome to Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Ben, and today I’m keeping it short.
Here’s a roundup of the past week for you to catch up.
PS. our Telegram channel turned 5 this week… it was another super exciting milestone. Do you think Pulse will get there too? I definitely hope so.

  • WinXP source code leak, Apple giving Facebook discounts, Facebook complaining about Apple [link]
  • Instagram’s bug, Apple’s bug fix, and Facebook’s “mistake” [link]
  • Zuck’s balancing act, Google’s COVID19 Map, and iOS 14 [link]
  • Tesla’s Battery Day, Amazon Prime Day, PTSD [link]
  • Trump’s TikTok deal’s falling apart, Microsoft’s new acquisition, and Quibi needs a way out [link]
  • TikTok’s fate, Windows’ super bug, and Racism [link]
Credit: Benjamin Child on Unsplash
Credit: Benjamin Child on Unsplash
Post-Pandemic Workforce
Responses to a McKinsey global survey of 800 executives suggest a disruptive period of workplace changes lies ahead due to acceleration of automation, digitisation, and other trends.
Some remote work is here to stay, but not for everyone or for every workday.
Before the pandemic, remote work had struggled to establish much of a beachhead, as companies worried about its impact on productivity and corporate culture. With the advent of COVID-19, however, tens of millions of employees were sent home, armed with laptops and other digital technologies, to start work. Now, some employers intend to increase the number of their employees working remotely at least some of the time, although at far lower levels than seen during lockdowns and quarantines.
Read more here.
Top Streaming Apps Worldwide for August 2020 by Downloads
The Countries With The Highest Density Of Robot Workers
Home Screen Customization App Installs Surpass 13 Million Since iOS 14 Launch
  • Widgetsmith [iOS] & Widgetly [iOS]
customise your iOS home screen
  • BurnoutIndex: Check your burnout risk. Backed by science, forever-free.
  • Simpdf: Edit PDF like a word doc
  • Spotify is working on moving the settings button from the home page to the library page [link]
  • Medium is working on a new logo [link]
  • Instagram is working on Collaboration Controls for interactive AR effects [link]
  • Twitter is working on the “Ouch” reaction to tweets [link]
  • Instagram is working on the possibility of changing the app icon by offering different alternatives [link]
Khan Academy: Sal Khan - How I Built This with Guy Raz
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
There's a lot to say about it if you don't know what it is.
On Meditation
"The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace."
— Eckhart Tolle

Voice of Doubt
Do you recognise yourself in the mirror you call others?
Americans will use anything except the metrics system as a unit of measure - Credit: GallifreyKnight/Reddit
Americans will use anything except the metrics system as a unit of measure - Credit: GallifreyKnight/Reddit
Zack Bornstein
Just imagine seeing this image with no context in 2014
That's all for this week...
see you next week. ciao.
see you next week. ciao.
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