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April 6 · Issue #391 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to your weekend edition of the newsletter, complete with good reads to soak up over brunch.
– Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know today
  • There is little evidence spending time on devices affects teenagers’ wellbeing, a new study has found.
  • WhatsApp’s ‘fake news tips line’ in India isn’t what it seemed. While it seemed the account would debunk stories for users, it turns out the company running it is simply researching misinformation on the app, on behalf of WhatsApp.
Big weekend reads
How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World How Rupert Murdoch’s Empire of Influence Remade the World
An in-depth look at the Murdoch family’s powerful political influence around the world, what they’ve really achieved, and what they might want to change next.
The golden age of YouTube is over
How YouTube is evolving as it increasingly emphasises traditional content over the independent talent that has defined it in recent years.
How Amazon's $97 million Eero acquisition screwed employees and minted millionaires
Smart router company Eero wasn’t the success many thought it must be based on the quality of its product.
I’m a Tech Addict and I’m Not Ashamed
A refreshing perspective from Kara Swisher: “Lots of people have talked about the downsides of tech. But something can be convenient and good for you at the same time.”
One big tweet
Take the skint-heads bowling? Camper Van Beethoven’s vocalist unloads on Spotify in spectacular style in this thread.
David C Lowery
Try living on $0.0038 a stream and then get back to me. https://t.co/bUVtICBfQ1
1:01 AM - 4 Apr 2019
That’s all for today...
Back on Monday with a full-length edition. Have a good weekend!
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