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Welcome to another Pulse! This time, from Manchester with one less hour of sleep - and life for that
March 31 · Issue #31 · View online
Welcome to another Pulse!
This time, from Manchester with one less hour of sleep - and life for that matter - because Daylight saving time 2019 began today at 1am!
This week, I created a set of charts to update through time. They include visualisation of public tech-related data and stuff like the number of Spotify Users since 2015Q1, or the number of Netflix subscribers since 2008 and more. Your feedbacks and suggestions are heavily appreciated!
I also finally uploaded my Circus Berlin videos to YouTube. I don’t know, you might like them! I really did!
And now, here are some of the most interesting links/stories of the week:
  • Apple’s getting even more serious about services with more News and TV, and games and credit cards! [TheVerge]
  • Mark Zuckerberg actually calls for regulation of content, elections, privacy; [TechCrunch; but click on this for a much better explanation], just a week after it was revealed that Facebook stored hundreds of millions of user passwords in plain text for years! [KrebsOnSecurity]
  • Lyft filed for IPO and is now public [Guardian].

Now, scroll down and enjoy!
- Ben from Perspective IX

🧠 Insights
Credit: Markus Spiske on Unsplash
If simple logic isn’t working with your internet company, try Zermelo-Fraenkel set theory
This tongue-in-cheek animation from the US YouTuber Henry Reich – the mind behind MinutePhysics – is a creative exercise in how not to lose your cool when faced with the abyss of illogic.
Read more on Aeon and watch it here:
How ISPs Violate the Laws of Mathematics
📊 Statistics
Instagram ad placements - Credit: Socialbakers
Instagram Ads
According to Socialbakers, Instagram ad placements selected by marketers are: 
  • 10% Story
  • 33% Feed & Story
  • 57% Feed
Interesting to know if you run ads to figure out your competition on each placement.

US consumer lodging sales - Credit: Recode
American consumers spent more on Airbnb than on Hilton last year
And that means Airbnb now owns about 20 percent of the entire US consumer lodging market!
Airbnb has long felt like an existential threat to hotel companies. New data shows that it actually is one.
Read more on Recode.

📱 Tools & Apps
  • Escape: Travel inspiration by price from your city (super-cool website).
  • Ethical Resources: A not-for-profit project building a free and open platform for discovering ethical alternatives to stuff!
  • Multitouch: Easily add more trackpad/magic mouse gestures to macOS. [30 days Free trial, then $3.99].
Quick story: I purchased Multitouch after 30 minutes of the free trial and then realised it doesn’t support Brave - my default browser - so I emailed Ryan, its developer! He was super-awesome and added support for Brave in just one day! Thank you again, Ryan!

🐦 Tweets of the Week
A Brexit description I can understand:
Conan O'Brien
Great Britain is like a dad who asks for a divorce, then refuses to move out of the house and kind of hopes you’ll forget he’s living in the basement.
5:30 PM - 28 Mar 2019
And on Apple’s AirPower mess:
Matthew Panzarino
The bitter irony of the situation is that Apple has famously, relentlessly held the position that it does not announce future products before they are ready to avoid exactly this scenario.
8:31 PM - 29 Mar 2019
🎮 Fun Stuff
on pet problems…
A calf resting on a calf. - Credit: Reddit/u/dmt_burrito
My dog is acting strange today - Credit: Reddit/u/MetalW0lf
And now, on staying “on brand!” - not that they have anything in common!
🚀 Perspective IX
[ @PerspectiveIX stays on brand - even in the shower ]
2:58 PM - 30 Mar 2019
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