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Hello and welcome to this week’s Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix.
 
July 26 · Issue #99 · View online
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Hello and welcome to this week’s Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Ben, and I’d like to thank you for being here.
How do you feel about the news section being back at the top? Let me know (reply to this email).
Now, let’s get scrolling… but not too much, k?

🗞 NEWS
  • iOS 14 exposing Instagram bug [link], Elon Musk’s DMs [link], and TikTok to block QAnon hashtags [link]

  • Antitrust hearing postponed, Made in India iPhone 11, and NBA fans are coming back [link]

  • Twitter hack gets darker, Woz suing YouTube, and TikTok [link]

  • iPhone’s new camera, Sony’s new wearable, and Gmail’s new anti-phishing measure [link]

  • Apple going carbon neutral, Video podcasts from Spotify, and LinkedIn cutting jobs [link]

  • SpaceX breaking record, COVID19 vaccine trials, and Adobe’s new camera app [link]

  • Even more on Twitter hack, Disney stopping ads on Facebook, and Trump pushing for TikTok ban [link]



🧠 INSIGHTS
Credit: Austin Distel on Unsplash
Credit: Austin Distel on Unsplash
Being informed is a virtue. It helps us make better decisions and encourages us to take action.
Getting hooked on an endless scroll of media inputs is not the same as being informed. There’s long been a business model of urgent news (“man bites dog!”), but now it’s been leveraged, amplified and optimized to suck people in for hours at a time. And division is much easier to sell than progress.
If it’s not helping you take action to make things better, what’s it for?


📊 STATISTICS
Mailchimp's Year in review​ — 2019 Mailchimp's Year in review​ — 2019
Global App Revenue and Downloads Continue to Grow Global App Revenue and Downloads Continue to Grow
Netflix Sees Unprecedented Growth Amid Pandemic Netflix Sees Unprecedented Growth Amid Pandemic
📱 TOOLS & APPS
  • Slazzer: Remove image background automatically in just 5 seconds.
tested it, and it’s actually really good!

  • Whiteborb: A free mobile-friendly shared whiteboard
say hi! 👋

  • Sitechecker: Toolkit to measure and track website SEO performance
always useful to know more about your website’s performance


🔍 SPOTTED
  • Twitter is working to integrate the “Request verification” option also in the app [link]
  • Twitter is working on “Block or report” button for DM Requests [link]
  • Instagram is working on new Messaging Controls options for when the integration with Facebook Messenger will be available [link]
  • Instagram keeps working on the animated text feature for the Story Text Tool [link]


🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Naval
If you’re writing for followers, your followers are worthless.
Matthew Kobach (but a Fastronaut)
It’s not always about knowing more, sometimes it’s about thinking differently
erin whitehead
I’m going to take a break from social media for my mental health. I will see you all in 2 minutes.
𝕭𝖊𝖓
“Innovation is the child of freedom and the parent of prosperity.” — @mattwridley

😂 FUN STUFF
don’t get ducked. it does not look fun.
don’t get ducked. it does not look fun.
Credit: Skynada/Reddit
Credit: Skynada/Reddit
Steph Davidson
Concept: isolation tent for open concept offices https://t.co/e08EketsQw

That's all for this week...
this was the 99th Pulse... next week? see you 🤞
this was the 99th Pulse... next week? see you 🤞
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