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The COMUNICANO for Friday July 20th 2018

Airbnb is losing ground in NYC.....UBER wants to give you more than a ride and raise the bar....Googl
July 20 · Issue #347 · View online
Andy Abramson
Airbnb is losing ground in NYC…..UBER wants to give you more than a ride and raise the bar….Google Ventures has the “Machine”……Alexa and Home “no comprende” based on geography…..Why Amazon crashed on Prime Day…while getting down to the nuts and bolts via AR……Facebook is trying to clampdown on underage users….Qualcomm is all caught up in Trump vs. China…..those stories and more are all in today’s “get ready for the weekend” edition of THE COMUNICANO.

Airbnb Watch
New York City Looks to Crack Down on Airbnb Amid Housing Crisis
Uber Watch
Uber and Cargo are Teaming Up to Raise the (Protein) Bar
Uber signs deal with Cargo to upsell customers in-car convenience products
Google Watch
Scoop: Inside Google's Venture Capital "Machine"
Why some accents don’t work on Alexa or Google Home
Google engineers say Android successor, Fuchsia, could start rolling out in 3 years: report
Google just launched a bizarre AI experiment called Move Mirror
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter partner for ambitious new data project
Finally, Google Maps for Motorcyclists
Amazon Watch
Amazon Prime Day crash: internal docs reveal scramble to fix
Amazon’s iPhone app adds AR feature for identifying and buying small nuts and bolts
Privacy Watch
What Stays on Facebook and What Goes? The Social Network Cannot Answer
Facebook and Instagram Now Encouraging Moderators to Narc on Underage Users
A vacuum vulnerability could mean your Roomba knockoff is hoovering up surveillance
U.S.-Funded Broadcaster Directed Ads to Americans
Tesla Watch
Tesla had over 7,000 new orders (5,000 Model 3’s and 2,000 S/X) last week, says Elon Musk
Trade Watch
Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.
Instagram Watch
Instagram adds AIM-like status indicators to show when your friends are online to DM
New: See when your friends are online to DM
Data Watch
Hawaiki subsea cable goes live
Odds & Ends
Online Radio: Seven stations changing the listening experience
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