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Welcome to Sunday's Big Revolution. Looking for good weekend reads? Read on... – Martin
 
April 29 · Issue #63 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Sunday’s Big Revolution. Looking for good weekend reads? Read on…
Martin

Big things you need to know today
- Telegram has suffered a major outage across Europe, the Middle East an Russia this morning. The messaging app company says it’s working to fix the problem, with CEO Pavel Durov blaming “massive overheating” in a server cluster. Watch out for the compromised verified accounts replying to his tweet, purporting to be him offering free cryptocurrencies
- Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase recent valued itself at $8 billion, Recode reports. The figure apparently emerged during the recent negotiations to acquire crypto-based microjob platform Earn.
- A UK driver has been banned for jumping into the passenger seat on a motorway while the Autopilot feature was driving his Tesla Model S at 40 mph. Branding what is essentially just a souped-up cruise control ‘Autopilot’ really is a bad idea, Elon.
Big weekend reads
How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity
A good look at how Slack is leading the pack when it comes to staff diversity. Being younger than most high-profile tech companies helps, they started without a huge legacy issue to address. And there’s no need for a diversity officer here – diversity is cultural at Slack.
Are you really Facebook’s product? The history of a dangerous idea.
“If you’re not paying for the product, you are the product” is a popular critique of Facebook, and it has a long and surprising history that goes back long before social media. This is a really interesting read.
Online dating is so awful that people are paying virtual dating assistants to impersonate them
Some people employ others to operate their online dating accounts. Ugh.
One big tweet
Click through to see the most impressively parked Mobike I’ve ever seen.
April Preston: #Withington 🔶
Meanwhile in Manchester... #mobike https://t.co/r5b9yp9N3z
2:44 PM - 28 Apr 2018
That’s all for today...
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