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The COMUNICANO for Friday August 17th 2018

Streaming fraud is growing on many levels...Ticket Scalping being challenged by Ticketmaster ....Goog
August 17 · Issue #367 · View online
Andy Abramson
Streaming fraud is growing on many levels…Ticket Scalping being challenged by Ticketmaster ….Google wants to help you hear better…New AI speakers with screens coming from Google…Google may go retail…Apple wants to have you eat their lunch….Facebook is being watched and is also watching the elections….Twitter makes more changes…..Chinese tech may be watching you….Manchester United kicks it with their new app…those stories and a musical departure with the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin and the Queen of Pop, Madonna, as they too are in today’s COMUNICANO!

Streaming Watch
Fraud a Growing Problem for Music Streaming Sites Like Tidal, Spotify
Sports Watch
The Manchester United app has landed
Google Watch
Google is developing native hearing aid support for Android
Google to debut display-equipped AI speaker before holidays
Report: Google 'close' to finalizing lease for first flagship retail store
Apple Watch
See Apple Park's massive lunchroom doors open in epic fashion
Facebook Watch
Facebook has a plan to protect the U.S. midterms elections. Is it enough?
‘Weaponized Ad Technology’: Facebook’s Moneymaker Gets a Critical Eye
Facebook expands its Level Up livestreamer community program in Europe
WhatsApp gets free backups on Google Drive in November
Twitter Watch
Twitter company email addresses why it’s #BreakingMyTwitter
Crypto Watch
Cryptocurrency exchange Huobi brings in partners to launch new digital trading platforms amid market slump
Privacy Watch
From laboratory in far west, China's surveillance state spreads quietly
Botched CIA Communications System Helped Blow Cover of Chinese Agents
Ticket Watch
Seatwave and Get Me In falter as online ticket touts go on the run
Music Watch
We lost Aretha Franklin yesterday. As someone who grew up on soul music and R&B listening to WDAS-AM and FM as one of my in car choices, I was as much a fan of that genre as I was a fan of Rock, Progressive Rock and more. Weekly I watched American Bandstand with Dick Clark, Soul Train with Don Cornelius and the local “Georgie Woods Show.” With Aretha Franklin’s passing we lost a music icon. And on the same day, Madonna’s 13 minute MET Gala video comes out further immortalizing her as the next in line..
Many don’t know that I’m a music junkie. From the time I was 8 I “collected” albums, CD’s and now live on Spotify, Pandora, Amazon, YouTube and Apple Music. Today, I’m constantly seeking out music from my youth and later years, with those interests forged from Philadelphia’s best radio stations and live concert venues. I still remember in 1974 playing Bruce Springsteen’s “The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle” on the bus with the Philadelphia Wings between Quebec City and Montreal when Ronnie Ryan yelled “Turn that protest music off” thinking it was Bob Dylan. I told him “this is America’s next big thing in music.” I was 14. The tracks to Born to Run were not even laid down yet…
-Andy Abramson, August 17th 2018
Aretha Franklin R.I.P
Music, especially American music, which starts with Jazz, Gospel and goes to the Blues, then R&B all gave birth to Rock and Roll. We had Soul music and the Motown sound, which led to Blue eyed soul. We have Lady Gaga and Madonna, but until yesterday we had Aretha Franklin. If there was ever a female powerhouse in the world of American music. It was Aretha.
Aretha Franklin Was America's Truest Voice
Aretha Franklin Is As Immortal As Can Be | The New Yorker
60 Times Madonna Changed Our Culture - The New York Times
Music Video Watch
Madonna turned 60 and released a 13 minute video of her MET Gala 2018 performance. For fans of rock, this is an epic video further showing why she is one of the greatest ever.
Madonna - MET Gala 2018 - YouTube
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