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The COMUNICANO for Friday August 31st 2018

The Scooters are going legal in SF and Santa Monica....LYFT plans its IPO......Apple announces its wh
August 31 · Issue #375 · View online
Andy Abramson
The Scooters are going legal in SF and Santa Monica….LYFT plans its IPO.…..Apple announces its what’s new date…but has a iOS beta is buggy and insists on privacy…..Smart speakers get more features…Artists rebel against streaming….Honor wants to return the slider to the phone……Firefox has a safer browser…….Line to offer its own cryptocurrency…..Microsoft insists on partners family leave programs…Online grocery shopping in USA now at 70%……Regional carriers are upset about Sprint/T-Mobile merger…..those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!

Scooter Watch
Santa Monica will allow Lime, Bird, Lyft and JUMP to operate e-scooters
Scooters will return to San Francisco, but Bird and Lime aren’t invited
LYFT Watch
Lyft is making plans for 2019 IPO, according to Bloomberg
Apple Watch
Apple announces next iPhone event for September 12: ‘Gather round’
Why Apple might make a dual-SIM iPhone
Apparent iOS 12 beta bug causes never-ending notifications to update software
New App Store rules will require all apps to have a privacy policy
Smart Speaker Watch
Netgear Stuffed Alexa and a Harman Kardon Speaker Into a Wifi Router For Some Reason
Netgear's Orbi Voice Melds Mesh Wi-Fi with Smart Speakers
Marshall launches its first Alexa/Google Assistant smart speakers
Streaming Watch
Artists are publicly rebelling against streaming services. Will their grievances gather momentum?
Mobile Watch
Honor is bringing back slider phones in order to kill the notch
Browser Watch
Firefox's New Browser Will Keep Brands From Stalking You
E-Commerce Watch
Instacart is now available to 70 percent of U.S. households
Merger Watch
T-Mobile/Sprint merger will bring higher prices, small carriers tell FCC
Microsoft Watch
Microsoft to business partners: If you want to work with us, offer paid family leave - The Washington Post
Microsoft to increase device limits for Office 365 consumer subscription users
Twitter Watch
Twitter Unfollows: This Time It's Personal
Blockchain Watch
Messaging Giant LINE Is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency
Fueled by the crypto boom, blockchain news outlet CoinDesk is venturing into TV
Tesla Watch
Tesla is building a new delivery organization to support insane workload of Model 3 deliveries
Valley Watch
Why startups are leaving Silicon Valley - The new geography of innovation
Odds & Ends
Talent isn't keeping women away from science. Sexism, stereotypes and bad science are
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