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September 20 · Issue #106 · View online
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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 brining you a 50% Discount code for ANY ORDER at iX Store.
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oh, and by the way, i hope this email finds you well 🙄
Now, let’s dig in.

🗞 NEWS
  • Defamation case against Tesla is out [link], Trump says he approves of Oracle’s bid for TikTok [link], and Homeland Security issues rare emergency alert over ‘critical’ Windows bug [link]
  • WeChat goes with TikTok, Tesla drivers goes to bed, and Apple goes to India [link]
  • Trump, Zucks, Facebook, and TikTok [link]
  • iPhoneless Apple Event, TikTok, and Twitter’s election hub [link]
  • TikTok goes with Oracle, YouTube launches its TikTok rival, and almost a class action suit [link]
  • Instagram link in caption, Twitter edit button, and feds’ screw up [link]
  • China saving face, App Store saving games, and Crypto [link]

🤦‍♀️ a gift for you.
🧠 INSIGHTS
Secret - Credit: Kristina Flour on Unsplash
Secret - Credit: Kristina Flour on Unsplash
The Secret Is Who Not How
Matt Mullenweg, the CEO, and founder of Automattic (the parent company of WordPress, which runs like, a quarter of the Western world’s websites) says he spends most of his time not running the company, but talking to potential new hires. The latter is basically his day job!
Here’s why — from GapigVoid.
super interesting-but-not-surprising short read.


📊 STATISTICS
Gen Z: Still Actively Talking About Brands, Offline and Online, as They Weather These Challenging Times Gen Z: Still Actively Talking About Brands, Offline and Online, as They Weather These Challenging Times
Top Mobile Publishers Worldwide for August 2020 by Downloads Top Mobile Publishers Worldwide for August 2020 by Downloads
Mulan brings more revenue to Disney+ than any other release, still underwhelms Mulan brings more revenue to Disney+ than any other release, still underwhelms
Pandemic Gives Streaming Another Boost Pandemic Gives Streaming Another Boost
🧵 “Twitter from Home” trend report 👇
Twitter Data
More time = new hobbies!
⭐️The yoga/meditation 🧘emoji grew 161% from 2019
⭐️Knitting became cool again w/ the yarn 🧶emoji growing 67%
⭐️The camping 🏕emoji jumped 93% and there was a 24% increase in Tweets about National Parks as summer road trips replaced exotic vacations

📱 TOOLS & APPS

  • Brandy: Free brand asset management tool for teams

  • Letterstack: Resources for building, growing and monetising a newsletter


🔍 SPOTTED
  • Twitter is working on a feature called “Audio Space”, a room where you can talk to anyone or just the people you follow or mention [link]
  • Twitter is starting to work to support Fleets (or their responses in DM) on the webapp [link]
  • Twitter is working on the possibility of changing the background of the Fleets [link]
  • Twitter is working on the possibility of logging in with the Security Key on the app for macOS [link]
  • Instagram is working on a Frequently Asked Questions feature for Business accounts [link]


🎧 AUDIO STIMULATION
Wish You Were Here
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
Ben Rosen
MARCH COMMERCIAL: during these uncertain times, we’re thinking of you and your family

AUGUST COMMERCIAL: look you might as well catch it at burger king
jø mårius
sometimes i remember that if a clown wants to trademark their makeup they have to paint it on an egg that is stored in a special clown egg warehouse and then i have to go lie down https://t.co/5ltP6aQzL5
Adam
If I ever get murdered, I want two white women with a podcast to solve it in their free time

😂 FUN STUFF
puts my life in perspective [ix] 👀- Credit: Everisfunny/Reddit
puts my life in perspective [ix] 👀- Credit: Everisfunny/Reddit
sometimes i’m convinced i’m no human
sometimes i’m convinced i’m no human
Jess Dweck
Not important but why does he sit on every chair like it’s a toilet https://t.co/CYwizMa0Yv
That's all for this week...
tomorrow’s monday. ciao.
tomorrow’s monday. ciao.
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