Welcome to Thursday’s newsletter. You’ll notice there’s no ‘big thought’ today; that’s because in between all-day event MCing yesterday and today and family commitments I’ve run out of time to write one. Apologies! It’ll be back tomorrow.
Facebook is to allow some blockchain-related ads back on its platform without pre-approval, TechCrunch reports.The company cut off such ads last year due to the number of ICO scams and other dodgy behaviour in the space.
YouTube Music and Google Play Music now have a combined total of 15m users, Bloomberg reports. It’s still a long way behind Spotify and Apple Music, but shows Google can get people to pay subscription fees for consumer services.
Bird is to offer its own scooter to the public to buyfor $1,299. Selling directly to the public is another example of how Bird is probably the most interesting of the numerous US scooter hire companies.