NEXT Update #55 - We have a new office!

It's official! We have a new office! From February 15th we'll be at  the top floor of the monumental
NEXT Update #55 - We have a new office!
By NEXT Amsterdam • Issue #55
It’s official! We have a new office! From February 15th we’ll be at  the top floor of the monumental building Het Sieraad in Amsterdam Oud-West. With place for up to 40 people, we are ready to expand NEXT even further. When we are ready you will definitely get an invite to our opening party and expect regular BBQ’s on our new roof terrace overlooking the canals.
This weekend we of course also have 3 long-reads about startups and entrepreneurship. First a great piece about why Amazon is winning the next big war and how Microsoft, Apple and Google were their predecessors. Then an article why working 40 hours a week is important and finally an explanation how WhatsApp encryption works and that there is no backdoor, although The Guardian claimed there was.
Enjoy another update and have a nice weekend!
Esther and Timan.

Articles
On why Amazon is winning the next big race, the voice interface, but also why Microsoft and Google are winning the desktop and mobile war.
However, my work is not my life, so I’ve had to put boundaries in place that help me actively avoid workaholism.
It is much more about what you achieve in a week than clocking in another 70-hour work week.
Great long-read how the encryption of WhatsApp works, by the creators of its encryption algorithm. It seems The Guardian was wrong claiming there is a backdoor. There is a lot to be said about WhatsApp and Facebook, but offering a secure encrypted messaging app to over a billion people is not one of them.
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