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Welcome to today's weekend format Big Revolution... – Martin
 
June 30 · Issue #125 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to today’s weekend format Big Revolution…
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- Apple Maps is getting a total rebuild. TechCrunch has a detailed report, but you’ll only be able to try it for yourself in North California in the coming months, as the new version gradually rolls out.
- Microsoft is reportedly working on a foldable Surface device that will fit in your pocket. As The Verge reports, the screen will bend to cover the hinge. There’s definitely nothing else like this out there.
Big weekend reads
Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition Hands on with the Echo Dots Kids Edition
Should you buy your kids their own voice assistant? TechCrunch gives it a go to see if it’s up to the job.
How the Startup Mentality Failed Kids in San Francisco
You can throw all the tech company support and gadgets you like at a school, but if the basics aren’t right, it’ll fail. This hyped San Francisco school found that out the hard way.
Yelp, The Red Hen, And How All Tech Platforms Are Now Pawns In The Culture War
If you run a social platform online, you’d better have a plan for when the online culture was come to you.
One big tweet
I don’t usually share my own tweets in this section, but I had to today. It seems I’m far from the only person who hadn’t spotted this…
Martin Bryant
Until today I didn't realise Vimeo was an anagram of 'movie' - I always thought of it as 'videos with vim'.
9:37 PM - 29 Jun 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow for more good reads.
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