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Welcome to Wednesday’s Big Revolution. The newsletter is still in ‘stripped-down vacation mode,’ but
 
April 25 · Issue #59 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Wednesday’s Big Revolution. The newsletter is still in ‘stripped-down vacation mode,’ but at least there’s some sunshine where I am today – it’s been nothing but rain for the past two days…
– Martin

5 big reads for today
Google releases Gmail redesign Google releases Gmail redesign
The new version of Gmail, which recently leaked, has now started to roll out. It’ll be a slow roll out so you might not get it any time soon. It has new security features and ideas like snoozing, promoted over from the Inbox app. Good to see Google confirm that Inbox will continue as an app for ‘early adopters.’
The Numbers Behind WeWork’s Growing Empire
The big numbers behind tech’s favourite property management company. “The co-working company, which is seeking $500 million to finance yet more growth, has amassed a global portfolio of more than 14 million square feet, approaching the size of the entire office and retail space in London’s Canary Wharf district.”
This Start-Up Says It Wants to Fight Poverty. A Food Stamp Giant Is Blocking It
This dispute shows how even ‘tech for good’ companies can come up against resistance from incumbents in the space they’re trying disrupt in the interests of a better society.
Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car
First tested in Germany three years ago, this service has now officially launched in the US. “Rather than use smart locks and a cloud-connected camera to gain entry, Amazon wants to use the connected technologies embedded in many modern vehicles today.”
Spotify beefs up its free tier
Helping Spotify take on the growth of Apple Music, there’s a new version of the free service. “With the new version, users can listen on-demand to whatever song they want, as many times as they want, as long as those songs appear on one of the 15 personalized discovery playlists like Daily Mix, Discover Weekly, Release Radar or Today’s Top Hits.” 
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