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November 4 · Issue #13 · View online
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Welcome to this week’s Pulse!
It’s been a super busy week here at PerspectiveIX, but work is something I love! What I really don’t like is catching an untimely cold that won’t let me work! Therefore, this week’s news section is a bit shorter, but the overall Pulse is not!
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📰 News

  • Reports indicate Apple’s first 5G iPhone could come in 2020. They also note that the company plans to use Intel’s 8161 5G modem chip, although there are still some technical issues around heat dissipation that need to be resolved. Apple has reportedly also been chatting with MediaTek to supply the chips as a “Plan B.”

🧠 Insights
Disrupted - Credit: Wahyu Setiawan on Unsplash
An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption
A few years after the Great Recession, you couldn’t scroll through Google Reader without seeing the word “disrupt.” TechCrunch named a conference after it, the New York Times named a column after it, investor Marc Andreessen warned that “software disruption” would eat the world; not long after, Peter Thiel, his fellow Facebook board member, called “disrupt” one of his favourite words.
In Silicon Valley’s telling, however, “disruption” became shorthand for something closer to techno-darwinism. By imposing the rules of nature on man-made markets, the theory justified almost any act of upheaval. The companies still standing post-disruption must have survived because they were the fittest.
Read more on Wired.

Credit: Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
The Digital Gap Between Rich and Poor Kids Is Not What We Expected
America’s public schools are still promoting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools. The rich are banning screens from class altogether…
Read more on NYTimes.

📊 Statistics
Snapchat Ad Revenue Share by Format - Credit: MarketingCharts
Agencies’ Snapchat Ad Spend Primarily Directed to SnapAds
Snapchat advertising spend by national marketers was projected to have increased by 10% in Q3 and by 8% through the first 9 months of the year, according to recent figures from Standard Media Index, which sources its data directly from the invoices of 5 of the 7 major media holding companies and leading independent agencies.
Read more on MarketingCharts.

Fine or Joke? - Credit: TheVerge
Facebook’s UK Cambridge Analytica Fine
TL;DR: 
$5,100,000,000 → Facebook’s last quarter net income.
$56,000,000 → Facebook’s daily net income.
$2,340,000 → Facebook’s hourly net income.
$644,000 → Facebook’s UK Cambridge Analytica Fine.
Last week, it was reported that #Facebook would face a £500,000 fine from the UK over the Cambridge Analytica scandal - but that is a drop in the bucket. Facebook made $5.1 billion in net income last quarter, a figure that makes the $644,000 fine difficult to see (the USD equivalent of the fine).
An hourly view finally gives some sense of scope. Still, even by that metric, Facebook’s profit dwarfs the fine.
Read more on TheVerge.
📱 Tools & Apps

  • DJI OSMO Mobile 2: My favourite new toy. Super useful for professional-looking stable video recoding with your smartphone.
🎧 Audio Stimulation
Betterment: Jon Stein Betterment: Jon Stein
🎮 Fun Stuff
Did you know this:
😵 The Voice Memo app icon is the waveform for the word “Apple”.
Mike Rundle
If you record yourself saying "Apple", the waveform is the Voice Memos icon. http://t.co/oSvzE9UA1H
6:53 PM - 23 Apr 2015
How would the waveform of Facebake look!?
Don't you just love India? - Credit: Reddit/u/talgoldee
Meanwhile in the UK, we’re not jumping to conclusions!
Not jumping to conclusions here - Credit: Reddit/u/8ujhaatu
Does Brexit have a free trial!?
Free Trials - Credit: Reddit/u/DexterViki
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