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Big Revolution - Members only: f8, and Microsoft’s SaaS opportunity

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Welcome to Wednesday’s members-only edition of the newsletter, coming to you from somewhere in rural
 
May 1 · Issue #410 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Wednesday’s members-only edition of the newsletter, coming to you from somewhere in rural Wales. Today there’s lots of news from Facebook’s developer conference, and plenty more besides.
– Martin from Big Revolution

Big things you need to know from f8
  • Facebook’s main app is losing its blue. Check your mobile app to see if it’s rolled out to you yet. It’s the same, but whiter. A more significant overhaul of the desktop website will come soon.
  • Facebook Dating is expanding to 14 new countries in Asia and South America. A launch in the USA is promised later this year. A new feature lets you tell Facebook your ‘secret crush.’ If they also name you as theirs, you’ll both be told. But will anyone want to tell Facebook their secrets anymore?
  • Instagram is testing improvements to the ‘health’ of its platform. These include hiding the like counter (now being tested in Canada), and various anti-bullying measures. These include a ‘nudge’ when it looks like you’re writing a mean comment.
Other big things you need to know today
One big read
Microsoft, Slack, Zoom, and the SaaS Opportunity Microsoft, Slack, Zoom, and the SaaS Opportunity
An interesting analysis of Microsoft’s shift to subscription revenues. While this has been hugely important to keeping the company relevant, there are still some big challenges ahead.
One big tweet
Remember, Facebook has a ‘clear history’ of not delivering everything it announces…
Kurt Wagner
Facebook F8 is over. Lots of new features announced, including an app redesign & tons of talk about privacy. One thing that wasn’t mentioned? “Clear History,” which is the “Clear browser history” privacy feature FB announced LAST year at F8. Still unlaunched. Not a great look...
7:45 PM - 30 Apr 2019
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