The Link #200: [Two Hundred]
June 16, 2019

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2019. Plus, on the notion of ambient privacy

Deals: Salesforce buys Tableau for $15.7B, United Technologies set to merge with Raytheon, Bird buys Scoot, Epic acquires Houseparty, Whataburger sells to BDT, EQT sells Press Ganey, and BetterUp raises Series C.

Gaming’s E3 was this last week, including announcements of Xbox Project Scarlett, Halo Infinite, more detail on PS5, and a sequel to Breath of the Wild.

The Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship. Then a day later, the Lakers already won the offseason in acquiring Anthony Davis. Plus, the Blues beat Boston in Hockey.

How ‘soccer girl’ became the cool aesthetic. Go USA. 

Many women don’t get to their life’s work until later in life. 

Funky, alternative web design.

The office chair grand prix.

From the last 100 issues, some of your favorites: 25 best hikes in the world, the Fyre festival pitch deck, Instagram is bad now, phrases that make you sound dumb, the price of contentedness, principles of adult behavior, how to be better than everyone else, beautiful streets, and how HBS failed Sheryl Sandberg and all of us. And some of my favorites: the physics of a wiffle ball, ranking non-canon pasta shapes, the maple syrup heist, stinkbug invasion, horse racing gambling, American land use data, life as a cable tech, and economic models for dining as a couple.

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