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📡 What business are you *actually* in?

Hello and welcome to Pulse — the weekly techie/businessy newsletter from @perspectiveix. I’m your host, Starlight Fairybow. Learn your elf name here and share it on twitter using the #pulseElves; let’s find each other!

  • India’s new rule for commissions and surge pricing for Uber and Ola [link], Spotify stories [link], and RIP Tony Hsieh [link]
  • Coinbase exposed, Libra on its way, and Latte, anyone? [link]
  • Apple’s move, Amazon’s bonuses, and China-India app war [link]
  • Slack’s got a buyer, Apple’s silicon in MacBook Pro, and Facebook fined — again [link]
  • Facebook newsfeed tweaks, Twitter verification, and another half a trillion company [link]
  • Snap’s million dollar idea, Apple’s security bribe, and the most expensive game ever sold [link]
  • YouTube Music, Fleets not fleeting, and the war of percentages [link]
🤦‍♂️ a gift for you.
Confused - Credit: Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash
Confused - Credit: Daniel Mingook Kim on Unsplash
There’s an old saying: The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones.
No, the Stone Age was ended by the Bronze Age. And then the Iron Age, and then all the other ages that followed. But stones are as abundant as ever.
Ditto, a hundred years ago the automobile put the horse industry out of business. Except that it didn’t. Today, in the US, horses are a $3billion industry.
Horses are a thriving industry because they’re not trying to compete with Ford or Volkswagen. Instead, they went upstream, they catered to a niche- equestrian enthusiasts, ranchers, etc.
Similarly, if you’re opening up an ice cream shop, it’s really hard to compete with Blue Bell or Baskin Robbins. So what you do is go upstream, and offer magical, unique, premium expensive stuff that people are willing to line around the block for.
The alternative is bankruptcy. Of course, it is.
Read the complete post on gapingvoid.
it’s really good piece.
Social Media's Still Considered the Toughest Channel for Revenue Attribution
U.S. Brick-and-Mortar Retail Apps See Robust 27% Growth in 2020 Despite Pandemic Headwinds
well, at least some of them…
  • CapCut: a free all-in-one video editing app that helps you create incredible videos [iOS | Android]
formerly known as Viamaker, owned by ByteDance, the owner of TikTok; it’s got loads of features and is free…
well, do you miss MySpace? Don’t anymore. Add me.
  • Twitter is internally testing Audio Spaces Beta [link]
  • Instagram is working on a new camera mode for Stories: Color Filter [link]
  • Messaging-related insights for Instagram’s Stories will be unavailable due to new privacy rules in Europe [link]
  • Typeform is working on font size and text alignment [link] and Ranking and Matrix question types [link]
  • Pinterest is working on Classes where participants can join via Zoom [link]
  • Google Photos is working on the ability to report “Misleading” shared albums [link]
🐦 TWEETS of the WEEK
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Realizing the gaps in your knowledge is more important than realizing the depths of your knowledge.
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Jack Butcher
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The Internet enables eight billion monopolies.
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this is why perspective ix exists; fighting bs - Credit: actionchippy/Reddit
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That's all for this week...
and i’m out - till next week at least.
and i’m out - till next week at least.
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