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Welcome to Saturday's Big Revolution, packed with interesting reads for your weekend. – Martin
 
November 24 · Issue #272 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution, packed with interesting reads for your weekend.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Thousands of Amazon workers in Italy, Spain, France, and Germany went on strike yesterday to protest against working conditions in the company’s factories. Off-duty staff in the UK also protested. Yes, they did it on Black Friday to make a point.
  • Predictive analytics can help make roads safer. A test in Nevada using data from sources like Waze has led to a 17% reduction in crashes on a Las Vegas highway. The data allowed authorities to take smarter preventative measures.
  • Mark Zuckerberg will not face questions from a panel of lawmakers from 7 countries. Instead he’s sending the company’s VP of policy solutions. As Vanity Fair puts it, it’s “a seeming acknowledgement from Zuckerberg that his power is essentially absolute.”
Big weekend reads
Wikipedia’s co-founder wanted to let readers edit the news. What went wrong? Wikipedia’s co-founder wanted to let readers edit the news. What went wrong?
How Jimmy Wales is learning (again) from mistakes (he’s made before) as he tries make news more collaborative.
Amazon's Website Has Tons Of Errors. Somehow It Doesn't Matter.
Amazon’s website may be phenomenally successful but it’s riddled with errors and poor UX.
The ‘Neo-Banks’ Are Finally Having Their Moment
A new wave of banking startups in the USA are learning from fast-growing UK companies like Monzo and Revolut.
Apple Emoji Turns 10
A look at how emoji have evolved on the iPhone over the past decade.
One big tweet
Zee M Kane
Black Friday = Unsubscribe from Email Newsletter Day
6:21 PM - 23 Nov 2018
The true meaning of Black Friday is to unsubscribe from marketing emails you didn’t know you were subscribed to until they bombarded you with offers you didn’t want.
That’s all for today...
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