I'm trying something new.

Each Saturday I'll post a few of the best news articles, blog posts, podcasts, projects, tweets, products, or really anything I've come across in the previous week and found interesting, sprinkled with a bit of commentary.

Let's go 👇
"In 2018, 80 percent of all IUD placements in China were performed in Xinjiang despite accounting for a mere 1.8 percent of China’s population. These IUDs can be removed only by state-approved surgery—or else prison terms will follow." https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/15/uighur-genocide-xinjiang-china-surveillance-sterilization/
"While weekly meeting time increased by 10% overall […] individual meetings actually shrank in duration. We had 22% more meetings of 30 minutes or less and 11% fewer meetings of more than one hour."

Detailed data from Microsoft's shift to full remote. https://hbr.org/2020/07/microsoft-analyzed-data-on-its-newly-remote-workforce
"Naming yourself after the character who stole from the rich to give to the poor, while making a ton of money off of your customers for, again, the billionaire who literally bought the most expensive house in America, could make even Adam Neumann blush." https://themargins.substack.com/p/robinhood-and-how-to-lose-money
"The Adjacent Users are aware of a product and possibly tried using the it, but are not able to successfully become an engaged user. This is typically because the current product positioning or experience has too many barriers to adoption for them." https://andrewchen.co/the-adjacent-user-theory/
Emily Kramer, former vice president of marketing at Carta, the $3B equity management startup known for its study on the gender disparity around equity, is suing the company for underpaying her $50k and giving her 1/3 the equity of her male coworkers. https://medium.com/@emilykramer/equity-for-all-1ae9ac42679e
"By 2030, Apple will be 100% carbon neutral."

While the goal should be not to pollute at all in the first time, it’s unrealistic for now, so being carbon neutral sounds like a good stopgap until we get there. https://medium.com/@lisapjackson/apples-promise-for-2030-cadc10177595
Photographer Updates Postcards Of 1960s Resorts Into Their Abandoned Ruins

A collection of vintage Japanese boom boxes

When a company gets their SDK hacked, it's a security breach for all the customers that included the SDK their apps.

AWS S3, Amazon’s file storage solution, has been the source of innumerable company breaches in the past because of misconfigurations. https://www.theregister.com/2020/07/21/twilio_javascript_sdk_code_injection/
Some of the stunning winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

This 83 and 84 year old couple, owners of a laundromat in Taiwan, pose with the clothes clients abandon in their store.

"Mr. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation, a defense contractor, said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth”"

Can 2020 get any weirder? https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/23/us/politics/pentagon-ufo-harry-reid-navy.html
More people are using Twitter while sheltering at home, but companies are struggling in a weakened economy, and not spending on marketing.

There are rumors of a new subscription product, but it’s unclear what features it would provide users. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/23/twitter-twtr-q2-2020-earnings.html
That's a wrap for this week.

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