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Big Revolution - The plateau and the decline

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Welcome to Saturday's Big Revolution, brought to you from a sofa in Manchester, UK. – Martin
 
December 8 · Issue #286 · View online
Big Revolution
Welcome to Saturday’s Big Revolution, brought to you from a sofa in Manchester, UK.
Martin

Big things you need to know today
  • Australia has passed a law that could break end-to-end encryption all over the world. Someone was bound to do it eventually. Let’s hope amendments to the law next year stop the damage before it’s done.
Big weekend reads
We’re No Longer in the Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline. We’re No Longer in the Smartphone Plateau. We’re in the Smartphone Decline.
“If you’ve bought flagship phone in this year, you likely won’t need to buy a replacement until the next decade…” What will happen now smartphones are fully commoditised?
How France wants to become a tech giant
France was once seen a laggard in terms of European tech, but in recent years it’s made great strides forward.
It’s the End of News As We Know It (and Facebook Is Feeling Fine)
A look at how the news industry is changing in response to Facebook – once a news behemoth – showing less interest in helping to spread journalism to its users.
The Friendship That Made Google Huge
“Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.”
That’s all for today...
Back tomorrow with more weekend goodness.
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