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Here’s Friday’s Big Revolution. From tomorrow, we’ll be back to normal weekend editions as my vacatio
 
April 27 · Issue #61 · View online
Big Revolution
Here’s Friday’s Big Revolution. From tomorrow, we’ll be back to normal weekend editions as my vacation comes to an end. I’m looking forward to the bulletpoint lists already.
- Martin.

5 big reads for today
YouTube Struggles With Plan to Clean Up Mess That Made It Rich YouTube Struggles With Plan to Clean Up Mess That Made It Rich
After Facebook, YouTube has probably had the worst few months in tech when it comes to press coverage. This is a look at its efforts to clean up, including interviews with staff.
Snap’s second-generation Spectacles are more grown up — and more expensive
Key question: why? The last edition was an over ambitious flop, and the new one isn’t a huge leap forward. Personally, I bought Spectacles v1 and used them occasionally for a few months, but I’m not buying them again until they work better with services other than Snapchat… so, probably never.
EU moves to regulate tech giants' business practices
The EU wants stronger regulation of “app stores, search engines, e-commerce sites and hotel booking websites such as Expedia, requiring them to be more transparent about how they rank search results and why they delist some services.”
The detail of the regulations will be key here, but this bit is definitely good: “Platforms will also have to describe in their terms and conditions any differentiated treatment they give to their own services versus those offered by other businesses.”
Pinterest Wants to Diversify Your Search Results
An obvious idea – letting people search by age and skin tone – that makes a product massively more useful for lots of people, and yet it’s refreshingly new.
Games console: Dan Hett, the indie game designer pouring his grief into interactive art
A look at how Dan Hett is expressing the grief of losing his brother in last year’s Manchester bombing – via the medium of video games. And props to whoever came up with the ‘games console’ pun in the title.
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