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Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter. — Martin at Big Revolution
 
June 22 · Issue #452 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend big reads edition of the newsletter.
— Martin at Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • Slack, Amazon Web Services, and Grammarly are all on a list of software Microsoft asks employees to avoid for security reasons.
Big weekend reads
They welcomed a robot into their family, now they’re mourning its death They welcomed a robot into their family, now they’re mourning its death
Users of the Jibo robot love their little friend. How they’re adjusting to the shutting down of the Jibo service tells us a lot about our relationship with technology and how to manage services and expectations in a tech world where nothing lasts forever.
Inside the department at Apple that greenlights iPhone apps for the App Store
A really interesting look at how Apple’s app review team works.
We hired Fiverr workers to write about Fiverr's IPO
This experiment went about as well as you’d expect hiring low-priced workers to do a specialist job would go.
How Lies And a Troubled Workplace Brought Down The Founder Of $115 Million Cleo
In an industry that fetishises youth, it’s no surprise that some female founders feel pressured to lie about their life stories.
Your Professional Decline Is Coming (Much) Sooner Than You Think
…and while we’re talking about age, here’s a look at professional decline and how it matches up to age.
These Influencers Aren’t Flesh and Blood, Yet Millions Follow Them
“Lil Miquela, who has 1.6 million Instagram followers, is a computer-generated character. Introduced in 2016 by a Los Angeles company backed by Silicon Valley money, she belongs to a growing cadre of social media marketers known as virtual influencers.”
One big tweet
This is certainly one way to feel more productive…
Janko Roettgers
Am I the only one who regularly adds task they have already completed to their to-do list, only to enjoy crossing them off?
6:44 PM - 21 Jun 2019
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday for the start of another week. Enjoy your weekend!
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