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Welcome to Sunday's weekend format Big Revolution. Today, for the first time, I've included an articl
 
June 17 · Issue #112 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s weekend format Big Revolution. Today, for the first time, I’ve included an article that was a tip from a subscriber. Feel free to get in touch by email (reply to this email) or on Twitter if you find something you think I should link to in the newsletter.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- GDPR is seriously hurting email marketing. “Some email marketers stand to lose 80% of their marketing lists,” according to CNBC.
- Sales of Cryptokitties are plunging. It turns out they’re probably a bit too niche and complicated to take on Beanie Babies right now (who’d have thought?!). Business Insider has the story.
- Don’t let a blink ruin a good picture. Facebook has been researching a technique to draw open eyes onto closed ones in photos, and it’s pretty convincing most of the time.
- Amazon is killing the ‘Mayday’ feature that allowed owners of its Fire tablets to instantly start a video call with a tech support rep. The rep could take control of the device to resolve issues.
Big weekend reads
Intel’s Quantum Computing Research Melds Old-school Silicon With Latest Quantum Tech Intel’s Quantum Computing Research Melds Old-school Silicon With Latest Quantum Tech
How Intel is tackling the challenge of quantum computing, which could take computing power to unimaginable extremes (if anyone can get it to work). (Thanks to BR subscriber Dave Thackeray for the tip!)
Facebook and Google must do more to support Wikipedia
Here, the executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation argues that if big tech firms are going to use Wikipedia as a source of ‘truth’ to combat 'fake news,’ they should do more to support it.
Dear Journalists: Stop being loudspeakers for liars
It feels like we’ve been having this conversation for years (or at least since Trump entered office). How journalists are ruining their own credibility by trying to stay credible. “You are letting liars use your traditional norms — which made sense in different times and situations — to turn you into amplifiers of deceit. You know you are doing this, and sometimes you even defend it.”
That’s all for today...
Enjoy your Sunday, see you tomorrow!
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