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Two Americas, meet two worlds: In the developed world, citizens are increasingly looking for ways to dial back, while billions elsewhere are still waiting on consistent internet access.
The big picture: The percentage of the global population with internet access has doubled from 24% in 2009 to 51% in 2019, according to the latest annual report by Mary Meeker, Bond Capital managing partner.
Meanwhile, in the U.S. of A:
The bottom line: Most people with smartphones don’t “go online," they just are online, whether they want to be or not. Increasingly, in the developed world, the scarce commodity is finding a place and time where you don’t have access to the internet, Axios' Felix Salmon writes.
U.S. forward Tobin Heath kicks the ball during the Women's World Cup Group F soccer match vs. Thailand.
A trove of unreleased Radiohead material was stolen by a hacker last week and held for ransom, but the band instead decided to offer it up to fans in support of climate change advocacy group Extinction Rebellion, according to guitarist Jonny Greenwood.
In less fun news: The NYT goes long on "the biggest disaster in the history of the music business ... the story of the 2008 Universal fire," which reportedly destroyed thousands of master recordings for titans of the industry.