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May 18 · Issue #423 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter, packed with good reads.
— Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • Minecraft is coming to the real world. Microsoft has announced Minecraft Earth, a game that allows players to share their Minecraft creations via augmented reality. It will launch in limited beta this summer.
  • Google keeps a detailed list of the things you buy online collected through receipts sent to your Gmail account. It’s tricky to delete.
  • Salesforce had to take much of its platform temporarily offline as a bug allowed users to access all of the data their employer had stored in Salesforce apps.
  • Elon Musk has admitted Tesla needs “hardcore” spending discipline if it is to survive. In a letter to employees he said the $2bn recently raised by the company would only last 10 months if spending continued at the rate it did in the first quarter of this year.
Sharpen up your marketing copy
Big reads
Inside Google's Civil War Inside Google's Civil War
An in-depth look at how Google is struggling to maintain its internal culture as the company’s place in the world evolves.
The Groups Bringing Forum Culture to Facebook
“Zuckerberg’s vision for groups—a sort of digital version of the local knitting circle, kayaking club, or mom’s meet-up—is very different from the ground-up group culture that is dominated by one particular format: the tag group.”
The Story My Male Editors Kept Killing
Having too many male editors can mean certain stories that make most sense from a female perspective simply don’t get published.
Dunkin’, Disney+, Impossible Burgers: Who comes up with brand names? 
A look at the specialist skill that is giving names to brands.
One big tweet
Ellen K. Pao
After I sued Kleiner Perkins, venture capitalists said they were less likely to hire women (lawsuits! uncomfortable!). The numbers showed it wasn't true: From 2014 to 2019 the number of firms with women partners grew from 139 to 214. Uncomfortable is just another word for biased
2:31 PM - 17 May 2019
That’s all for today...
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