FG Newsletter #350

I’m visiting London, Paris and Barcelona over the next couple of weeks. If you’re in town and want to meet for a coffee to talk product/startups, respond to this email and we’ll make it happen. Enjoy the reads below – Chris

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BIG TECH NEWS

Alphabet’s stock price reaches new highs as Google posts strong earnings ($24.75B revenue with $5.42B net profit)
theverge.com

Twitter Shares Spike On User Growth And Earnings That Beat Estimates
forbes.com

Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales creates news service Wikitribune
bbc.com

Amazon’s plan to dominate the shipping industry—with almost no humans involved
qz.com

Inside Boom’s efforts to build a new generation of supersonic commercial jets
techcruch.com

LONG READS

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected
firstround.com

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car
nytimes.com

How eBooks lost their shine: ‘Kindles now look clunky and unhip’
theguardian.com

The Art and Science of Getting into the Flow
helpscout.net

OPINION

Will the high-tech cities of the future be utterly lonely?
theweek.com

Starting Is Easy, Finishing Is Hard
avc.com

How Juicero’s Story Set the Company Up for Humiliation
theatlantic.com

I Work At Slack–Here’s How I Use It To Manage My Workday
fastcompany.com

Why luxury remains far out of reach for Amazon and Walmart
glossy.co

STRATEGY

Tina Roth Eisenberg on turning side projects into startups
intercom.com

The $61,392 Book Launch That Let Me Quit My Job
adamwathan.me

The definitive guide to Facebook Pixel WordPress installation and best practices
fatcatapps.com

Manual Automation: How to build software with no code
hackingrevenue.com

COMMUNITY NEWS

New book by Claire Suellentrop: Websites that Convert: The fundamentals of writing compelling website copy’
amazon.com

Google introduces a Google Assistant SDK
googleblog.com

Hot DesQ invites startups to move to Queensland with AUD$100,000 equity-free funding
hotdesq.com

PRODUCTS & TOOLS

SpreadShare – Explore community-curated spreadsheets for startups and professionals
spreadshare.co

Canny – Let your users vote on new features and organize feedback to learn what your users want most
canny.io

Freelance TV – A collection of stories and interviews on freelancing
freelance.tv

Clocker – A world clock in your Mac menubar
abhishekbanthia.com

INTERESTING

Jeff Bezos Is Just $5 Billion Away From Being the World’s Richest Person
bloomberg.com

Introducing a faster BBC News front page
wildlyinaccurate.com

Tip Sheet: The ins and outs of commuting by bicycle
bikeleague.org

Minimum Viable Japanese – 10 phrases to learn before visiting Japan
printsmoney.com

The most highlighted Kindle books of all-time
businessinsider.com


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