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Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter, packed with good reads. — Martin from Big Revoluti
May 11 · Issue #417 · 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
  • Silicon Valley is getting its own stock market. The Long-Term Stock Exchange will allow tech companies to go public earlier in the US and reduce focus on quarterly results, which can harm companies’ ability to innovate. It was the brainchild of ‘Lean Startup’ author Eric Ries, and is similar to the London Stock Exchange’s AIM.
  • Uber had a poor opening day on the stock market, closing 7% down on its opening price. The public markets seem not to have confidence in the unprofitable company’s long-term prospects.
  • Netflix has started sharing some regular data about the popularity of its shows for the first time. It’s begun publishing weekly top-10 lists of its most popular content in the UK. David Attenborough’s Our Planet comes out on top this week.
Big weekends reads
What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right What Happened After My 13-Year-Old Son Joined the Alt-Right
A parent’s perspective on their child’s indoctrination into the alt-right through Reddit.
Can Bird build a better scooter before it runs out of cash?
Scooter rental startups might be ten-a-penny in the US, but Bird is genuinely interested.
Google releases 53 gender fluid emoji
A look at why Google is shifting to gender-neutral emoji.
How an Augmented Reality Game Escalated into Real-World Spy Warfare
A fascinating look at the culture around Ingress, the location-based game that led to Pokémon Go.
We Should Worry About How China Uses Apps Like TikTok
“The West’s increasing technological and economic exposure to China may have unintended consequences. Over a decade ago, the singer Björk was banned from China, and muzzled within the Great Firewall, for advocating Tibetan independence during a concert in Shanghai. If, tomorrow, Björk followed up with a TikTok video pleading for Uighur rights, and the clip went viral globally, would the party be able to resist the temptation to lean on ByteDance to slow or stop it? If your face appears in the background of another person’s TikTok video shot in Berlin, will it be logged using facial recognition software running in Shanghai? ”
One big tweet
I’m sure Uber’s investors aren’t so keen on this joke.
Kevin Roose
"Your IPO pop is 4 minutes away"
"Your IPO pop is 7 minutes away"
"Your IPO pop is 13 minutes away"
"Unfortunately your IPO pop has cancelled, please request a new one"
6:37 PM - 10 May 2019
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday with another full weekday edition. See you in your inbox then. Have a good weekend!
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