Finished Reading: My Dream of the Great Unbundling by Paul Ford

We don’t need the next big thing. We need countless next little things.

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Finished Reading: My Year With Jack Reacher | Defector

I picked up the first one, Killing Floor, after my lofty quarantine syllabus collided with the reality of being laid off and very depressed: finally time enough to read all day and absolutely no desire to do so.

Finished Reading: The writing’s on the wall for Google Stadia by Sean Hollister

After fourteen months, Google has decided it doesn’t want to be a game company anymore. It no longer wants to build its own games. But is it also signaling it doesn’t want to offer a game service either?

But ask yourself: given Google’s track record of axing niche projects, and the current level of interest in Stadia (versus, say, next-gen consoles), how much longer do you think Google will continue to offer and promote a consumer-facing cloud gaming service?

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Finished Reading: How r/WallStreetBets gamed the stock of GameStop by Elizabeth Lopatto

The GameStop chaos is what happens when a stock becomes a meme. While the Redditors of r/WallStreetBets are buying options, GameStop shorts are getting squeezed, and some big Wall Street firms are making profits. Here’s what happens when retail investment starts getting social.

Finished Reading: Can Evernote make a comeback? by Nick Summers
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Finished Reading: Microsoft killed the Zune, but Zune-heads are still here by Luke Winkie

Microsoft may have killed off its flagship MP3 player nearly a decade ago, but these fans are keeping their enthusiasm alive. Organized into subreddits, these collectors are photographing and sharing their devices, accessories, and nostalgic stories.

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