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Welcome to Saturday's weekend format Big Revolution. A couple of hours after sending yesterday's edi
 
September 15 · Issue #202 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s weekend format Big Revolution.
A couple of hours after sending yesterday’s edition, I changed my mind and did it – I decided to pre-order an iPhone Xs Max… in gold. I’m now worried I’ll look too ‘bling’ for my personality. But then again I was bored of always taking the dull 'space grey’ option with Apple devices.
It was interesting to see that five hours after preorders started, all Xs and Xs Max configurations were still available with week-one delivery (some were day-one delivery!) so either Apple really anticipated demand well or everyone’s waiting for the iPhone XR. Or both.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Gay dating app Grindr is exposing the locations of its users. BuzzFeed News reports that there’s a simple fix, but that Grindr has ignored the problem, which will be a major security risk for some users.
  • Suspected hoax and propaganda sites have been getting less engagement on Facebook since the 2016 US election, according to a new report. Meanwhile the same sites have been growing in popularity on Twitter.
Big weekend reads
Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Putting Business Before Beats Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Putting Business Before Beats
An interesting look at how the business side of hip-hop is changing in a world of music streaming. Producers and contributors to tracks are getting ripped off… and learning new skills to fight back.
The Outline and the curse of media venture capital
How did online publication The Outline get to the point where it had to fire all its writers, just months after announcing it had raised $5m in VC funding? This article has lessons for publishers and journalists alike.
If Jeff Bezos wants to help low-income people why not just pay them better?
Marina Hyde’s columns are always worth reading for the way she blends insight with a truly entertaining way with words. Here she tackles Jeff Bezos’ new philanthropic drive.
That’s all for today...
I’ll be back tomorrow to share more big weekend reads with you.
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