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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution. Let's dive into some good reads and a smattering of news. – Marti
 
July 8 · Issue #133 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution. Let’s dive into some good reads and a smattering of news.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- SpaceX is working on a mini-submarine to help rescue the children and their football coach trapped in Thai caves. It may arrive too late though; a rescue attempt is underway today.
- Groupon is reportedly looking to be acquired, Recode reports. The 10-year-old deals company has been public since 2011.
Big weekend reads
How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar How Facebook’s Rise Fueled Chaos and Confusion in Myanmar
Facebook has helped misinformation and violence spread across Burma. “Facebook’s sprawling bureaucracy and its excitement over the potential of the the Myanmar market appeared to override concerns about the proliferation of hate speech. At the time, the company had just one Burmese speaker based in Dublin, Ireland, to review Burmese language content flagged as problematic, Callan was told.”
RIP “crypto”
‘Crypto’ can mean 'cryptography’ (its long-established meaning), but it increasingly means 'cryptocurrency,’ whether you like it or not. This article is a look at this linguistic tug of war.
Twitch founder Justin Kan shares how he learned to be a leader
Want to feel like you haven’t achieved enough? “These 2 brothers each launched $1 billion companies in their 20s — now, Justin Kan says that their success came from how they did chores as kids.”
One big tweet
The more Trump says the New York Times is failing, the more it succeeds…
Clifford Levy
The facts:
@nytimes has had astonishing growth in subscriptions since Trump’s election.
We now have more than 3.7 million paid subscriptions.
We have subscribers in over 200 countries and territories.
#notfailing https://t.co/Tlroc8YBMd
3:23 PM - 7 Jul 2018
That’s all for today...
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