Tech’s Super Bowl
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Good morning! This Sunday, here's your five-minute guide to the best of Protocol (and the internet) from the week that was, from the best stories from Protocol's first year to the best tech ads of this year's Super Bowl.
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One thing we have realized is that COVID-19 has accelerated three transformational trends that already existed before the pandemic, but are now dramatically reshaping healthcare: the concept of a networked healthcare system, the increasing adoption of telehealth, and the idea of virtual care and guidance. At the same time, we have seen consumers becoming much more engaged in their personal health and that of their families.
The new Silicon Valley perks: Child care, financial planning and therapy — The Wall Street Journal
Rise and fall of the house of Bitcoin — Rest of World
The Snapchat thief — Reply All
Yet another reason this Super Bowl Sunday will not be like your normal Super Bowl Sunday: There will be no Coke commercials and no Budweiser ads. But you know who's been happy to pony up $5.5 million for a 30-second ad on the biggest TV event of the year? Tech companies. Here are the ads we've seen so far:
So far, though, the best ad I've seen is GM's electric vehicle commercial starring Will Ferrell. Let's crush those lugers.
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