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Big Revolution - Winning the race for autonomy

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Hello, as you may have spotted in yesterday’s edition, I’m on holiday/vacation for the next week, so
 
April 21 · Issue #55 · View online
Big Revolution
Hello, as you may have spotted in yesterday’s edition, I’m on holiday/vacation for the next week, so Big Revolution is taking a simpler, more lightweight form until next Saturday. I hope you still find it useful!
– Martin

5 big reads
Tesla vs. Waymo: who’s winning the race for self-driving cars Tesla vs. Waymo: who’s winning the race for self-driving cars
A really interesting look at how different self-driving vehicles companies are tackling the most important part of their job – learning to react to the world around the car in real-time.
SmugMug snaps up Flickr photo service from Verizon's Oath
Flickr has a new owner - it’s been bought by small but successful photo sharing service SmugMug. They’re one of the better owners it could have, after years of neglect.
We’re in the Uncanny Valley of Targeted Advertising
A good explanation of why people feel creeped out by the current wave of targeted advertising.
“Unlike the feeling that a friend put together a music playlist just for us, Facebook’s hyper-personalized advertising—and other AI that presents us with surprising, frighteningly accurate information specifically relevant to us—leaves us feeling surveilled, but not known. Instead of feeling wonder at how accurate the content is, we feel like we’ve been tricked.”
U.S. Said to Investigate AT&T and Verizon Over Wireless Collusion Claim
The US Justice Department is investigating mobile networks for colluding to hold back eSIM technology, that makes it much easier to switch your provider. Innocent until proven guilty, but mobile networks doing dodgy things to keep their business un-disrupted wouldn’t surprise anyone.
If you just message “hi” and nothing else I assume I’m getting fired
A short look at one of the many subtleties of online communication that are fascinating. What would you think if your boss sent you an email with just ‘hi’ as the subject line?
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