COWBOY B3BOP - Issue #17



The end of the beginning by Ben Evans

Long Read on Juul - from Stanford dreams to $16B teenage cultural phenomenon to Big Tobacco 2.0 & FDA scrutiny

We may win the fight against cancer and immunotherapy may be it.

"The next pandemic will probably emerge from bats."

Data-Driven Dining

How to Be an Aritst by Jerry Saltz

Film Short on Google Assistant: "When a father finds a year’s worth of his 5-year-old son’s Google voice searches, he inadvertently realizes there might just be a new member of his family."

God bless Limewire.

T-Pain's School of Business

AI or nah? Here's a graphic to help decide.

30 Years of American Anxieties by The Pudding

Musicians: Spotify also wants to be your record label.

Photo (and Video) capturing technologies are on the move - and it's not primarily because of innovation in hardware. Lightrick raised $60m and Google figured out low light photography with Night Sight. These are just a few signs of things to come in the space.

The current landscape of influencer marketing is crazier than you think - everything from bribing influencers to those influencer accounts being hacked.

Costco is GOAT. #bigfacts

How everything has become a cultural war.

Yo, it's so easy to make money that you can even bag air and sell it. I'm not lying.

Youtube pushes for 'Good Creators’ to counter the toxic mess.

Drake, Scooter Braun, and Sequoia Capital collectively invested in an esports apparel company called 100 Thieves.

Here's a teardown of the Tesla Model 3.

In a series of rulings, the Library of Congress has carved out a number of exemptions that will help the movement to archive and preserve video games.

Myth No. 1: Millennials love to gig.

World's first AI-based news anchor - who can simulate the voice, facial movements, and gestures of real-life broadcasters, went live in China. Link.

Random Fact: Selfies have caused $1.5 million in damages for art museums in the past year.

HQ is not doing so hot.

50 Companies to Watch in 2019 by Bloomberg

Apparently, the background music industry is booming.

Here's a profile of Yuval Noah Harari, philosopher and author of Sapiens & Homo Deus, and his impact on Silicon Valley.

This is what the ubiquity of smartphones represented through photographs look like.

Rise of (and Success) of the Paywall

The Business of Podcasting


Jackpocket - Play the Lottery on your phone

October - Visual and pseudonymous social network.

Compass Pathways - May the psilocybin be with you.

Revue - Easily create a paid newsletter

The Correspondent - Unbreak breaking news

Italic - For a $10 monthly membership fee, you can purchase brandless luxury-quality goods for a fraction of their retail price

Synthesia - Native Dubbing

Unfold - Templates for your Instagram Story

Monero - Privacy coin designed to avoid tracking

SearchCam - CTRL+F for the real world

Astroscale - Cleaning up space trash is big bidness

Disney+ - Disney's Netflix

Playbook - Playbook is actionable career advice for designers.

Airtable - When your valuation increases 8x in 8 months and your revenue is on track to jump 400% to $20 million in 2018, mostly on word of mouth



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