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Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter. — Martin from Big Revolution
 
May 25 · Issue #429 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter.
— Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • YouTubers want to save services that track their popularity. The services are under threat as YouTube plans to remove exact subscriber counts from its API in August.
  • Apple has acquired a startup that was focused on monitoring asthma in children, CNBC reports. This comes amid rumours of a revamped Health app in the next version of iOS.
  • Microsoft has revealed new details about its game streaming service. It can stream 3,500 Xbox games without developers needing to make any changes to their titles. Public trials are expected later this year.
Big weekend reads
‘What’s my real identity?’: As DNA ancestry sites gather more data, the answer for consumers often changes ‘What’s my real identity?’: As DNA ancestry sites gather more data, the answer for consumers often changes
How DNA ancestry services can give you a new sense of identity… and then snatch it away when they change their analysis model.
Two days with Curvy Wife Guy, the most controversial man in body positivity
A sympathetic portrait of the man who received much online hate for expressing his love for his “curvy” wife. A reminder that behind the extremities of internet culture there are people whose lives exists outside the meme they’ve become.
One Inventor’s Race to Manage His Parkinson’s Disease With an App
“Ray Finucane was dubbed an engineering ‘wizard.’ Managing his own brain is his toughest challenge yet.”
The latest key newsroom job: membership editor - Digiday
“Publishers hunting for membership revenue need to test, develop and distribute new kinds of content for a specific pocket of their audience. That’s given rise to new kind of role, the membership editor, which a growing number of publishers are trying to fill — and figure out where to stash — within their organizations.”
One big tweet
issie lapowsky
How quickly we forget. The whole edited/doctored Nancy Pelosi video thing isn't exactly new. It's ripped from the "Hillary Clinton is sick" handbook of 2016. There were tons of videos edited to make her look ill then used as ammo by far-right "experts" https://t.co/M3ZzqyxNuh
2:39 PM - 24 May 2019
That’s all for today...
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