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November 10 · Issue #258 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s weekend format Big Revolution. Enjoy…

Big things you need to know today
  • Apple is to start selling its products through Amazon. The deal will also see unauthorised Apple resellers and refurbishers banned from selling on Amazon.
  • Facebook is ending forced arbitration in staff sexual harassment complaints. The move follows Google doing the same earlier in the week.
Big weekends reads
Kentucky Is Using Drones to Fix Its Unsolved-Murder Crisis  Kentucky Is Using Drones to Fix Its Unsolved-Murder Crisis
“Over a four-year period, the office will test the feasibility of using self-guided drones to investigate shootings.” This piece looks at some of the implications of automated police work.
Was Amazon’s Headquarters Contest a Bait-and-Switch? Critics Say Yes
A lot of people are very disappointed by the apparent outcome of Amazon’s search for a second North American HQ. Is it a missed opportunity?
How the NME found its highest-ever readership and a new lease of life after print
The NME certainly isn’t the spiky, hyper-opinionated music magazine it used to be, but it’s successfully forged a new path online since the closure of its print edition.
L.A. Band Threatin Faked a Fanbase To Land a European Tour No One Attended
Many bands artificially boost their online fanbase a little. This takes the practice to ridiculous extremes.
One big tweet
From the department of things that should be common knowledge (I didn’t know it either).
Lauren Celenza
Tech Etiquette Tip:

If you're about to give a presentation, and you use an Apple mac, go to the top right corner of your screen, hold down the OPTION key while clicking the icon, and it will turn off all of your notifications.

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7:08 PM - 2 Nov 2018
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