Netflix raises prices. Because they can—and maybe because they should. Google wants to give you a free VPN. Samsung helps you find your galaxy of Galaxy things. A rundown of yesterday’s big day of tech earnings. And, of course, the weekend longreads suggestions.
Sponsors:Monday.com/rideMailmanhq.comLinks: Netflix is raising the price of its most popular plan to $14 today, premium tier increasing to $18 (The Verge)Google One’s 2TB+ plans adding Android VPN, coming to iOS & Mac/Windows soon (9to5Google) SmartThings Find app can track down lost Samsung Galaxy devices (Engadget) Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results (Apple Newsroom)
Weekend Longreads Suggestions: The 100X Club: Software Startup Valuations Skyrocket Despite Small Revenue (The Information)How Discord (somewhat accidentally) invented the future of the internet (Protocol) The Tech Antitrust Problem No One Is Talking About (Wired) Streaming was part of the future — now it’s the only future (The Verge) The Elysium effect: The coming backlash to the billionaire 'NewSpace' revolution (Space.com)
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