We are moving the newsletter back to a weekly roundup from this week. My hope is that it’ll free up some space in your inbox from us. Weekly editions will now be sent every Friday. Enjoy – Chris

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BIG TECH NEWS

Instagram Stories hits 200M users, surpassing Snapchat
techcrunch.com

Facebook Messenger hits 1.2 billion monthly users, up from 1B in July
techcrunch.com

Google launches a dedicated home for Chrome WebVR experiences
techcrunch.com

Payments processor Adyen says revenues doubled to $727 million in 2016
venturebeat.com

Southeast Asia’s internet economy to grow to $200B by 2025
techcrunch.com

Uber launches a new patent purchase program to help grow its IP library
techcrunch.com

LONG READS

Inside Blue Apron’s Meal Kit Machine
bloomberg.com

Making Videogames the Old-Fashioned Way—On a 52-Hour Train Ride
wired.com

Mark Zuckerberg On Fake News, Free Speech, And What Drives Facebook
fastcompany.com

Google’s Dueling Neural Networks Spar to Get Smarter, No Humans Required
wired.com

OPINION

Why we’re dropping Google Ads
groundup.org

Why Slack is inappropriate for open source communications
cheney.net

Removing Home Internet Is the Most Productive Thing I’ve Done
theminimalists.com

Making a home for news on the open web
scripting.com

STRATEGY

The Pitch Decks We Used To Raise Over $1 Million
twine.fm

How to Get Ideas and How to Measure
startupschool.org

Growing SaferVPN to over $20,000/month
indiehackers.com

The Startup Founder’s Guide to Analytics
thinkgrowth.org

COMMUNITY NEWS

Stripe launches Increment, a software engineering magazine
stripe.com

Get $5,000 for your open source AI projet with AIGrant
nat.org

TOOLS

Balsamiq – A wireframing and mock up tool with a high focus on usability
balsamiq.com | Use promo code ‘BSAFGRD144’ to access 3 months free access

x.ai – An AI personal assistant who schedules meetings for you
x.ai

Drop United – Remove united from your flight results with this Chrome ext.
dropunited.com

Churn Buster – Recover failed Stripe payments and save costs
churnbuster.io

Material Design Color Tool
material.io

EVENTS

Cross Border Summit 2017, April 21-22, Shenzhen, China
globalfromasia.com | Use promo code FG6088 for 20% off the 2 day event

INTERESTING

How I Made My Own iPhone in China
youtube.com

Cracking the Secret Code of Car Names
atlasobscura.com

Has Coffee Gotten Too Fancy?
nytimes.com

Robots helps Chinese company finish at least 200,000 packages a day
youtube.com

An Hour of Running May Add 7 Hours to Your Life
nytimes.com