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Welcome to Saturday's weekend format Big Revolution. Start your weekend with some good reads and a wh
 
August 25 · Issue #181 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s weekend format Big Revolution. Start your weekend with some good reads and a whole load of news.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • The first installer for the Android version of Fortnite had a serious security flaw. Android Central has the details. This wouldn’t have happened if Epic Software had given Google its 30% share and sold via the Play Store.
  • Instagram is testing feature that lets young people join a community based around their school, CNBC reports.
Big weekend reads
Amazon Echo is losing smart speaker market share to Google Home. Here’s why. Amazon Echo is losing smart speaker market share to Google Home. Here’s why.
Amazon’s Alexa used to be the de facto leader in voice assistants, but Google has caught up, and others aren’t far behind.
How and Why Silicon Valley Gets High
Kara Swisher looks at the Silicon Valley drugs scene.
Posting Instagram Sponsored Content Is the New Summer Job
Nice work if you can get it: “While some teens spent the summer of 2018 babysitting, bagging groceries, or scooping ice cream, thousands of others made hundreds of dollars—and in some cases, much more—the new-fashioned way: by doing sponsored content on Instagram.”
In ‘Small Fry,’ Steve Jobs Comes Across as a Jerk. His Daughter Forgives Him. Should We?
Steve Jobs’ daughter wants us all to forgive the questionable parenting she describes in her new memoir. That might be difficult.
One big tweet
This is like a small tech blog finding a great story but passing on it because The Verge or TechCrunch haven’t covered it yet…
Andy McLoughlin
“We really like the founders but given the traction are wondering why Sequoia aren’t all over this?”

Tier two VC logic 🤷🏻‍♂️
7:21 AM - 25 Aug 2018
That’s all for today...
See you tomorrow for more weekend Big Revolution.
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