☕ Good morning! What do you do when you go to a coffee place and the coffee isn't great? Give it another chance? Say something? Leave a review? Or just never go back? I'm more in the try-it-again-if-it's-close camp, but probably only one more time.
Airbnb has done the right thing after coming under pressure over the last week, releasing an update with several big changes to its platform. The changes were announced first via an email to employees from Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky, and later published with the headline: “In The Business Of Trust”.
What’s the business of trust?
Who says journalism doesn’t work?
Taking responsibility 11 years later:
📷 Xiaomi Mi Note 10 (with first 108MP camera) review: A photographer’s Swiss Army knife, but don’t care too much about the megapixels (Android Authority).
🖼 Gallery: Here’s what the world’s first 108MP camera can do (Android Authority).
🔒 WhatsApp introduces new group chat privacy settings, basically giving you options to avoid being added to groups, which is overdue (Android Authority).
💬 Speaking of: Rich Communications Services (RCS) vs WhatsApp — thoughts from a long-time WhatsApp user, as RCS rollout continues (Android Authority).
🤔 Bill Gates blames old antitrust lawsuit for Android’s dominance over Windows Mobile (Android Authority).
🆚 Apple AirPods Pro vs. Apple AirPods (winner: Pro) and Apple AirPods Pro vs. Sony WF-1000XM3 (winner: depends on what you prioritize, but iPhone owners that go Pro won’t regret it) (SoundGuys).
🔊 Amazon Echo Studio speaker reviews are out, and there are positives, but this part killed my interest in it: To access all of the Studio’s audio features, you must pay Amazon $12.99 per month for its Music HD service, which gives you high-res tracks and Amazon’s new 3D music format. But 3D music isn’t good, yet. (Wired).
🎁 Black Friday 2019: some early deals are already live including Target offering $300 gift cards for those who buy a Google Pixel 4 (Android Authority).
🗣 After five years of Amazon’s Alexa, why isn’t it better?: Alexa’s functionality is miles wide but inches deep (The Verge).
🚫 Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers (The Register).
😎 Google open-sources Cardboard: not the packaging, nor the rights to the name Google Cardboard, but the code to support VR, as Google moves over to AR (Engadget).
📚 Better World Books and the Internet Archive unite to preserve millions of books (blog.archive.com).
📺 Netflix’s Reed Hastings spoke at the New York Times‘ DealBook conference Wednesday, and defended censorship for entertainment, and much more (Deadline).
🛌 “What would be included in a Premium version of sleep?” (r/askreddit).
Elon Musk left Twitter for about three days, as seriously reported on by serious news agency Reuters.
Cheers, Tristan Rayner, Senior Editor.
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