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THE COMUNICANO for Friday June 20th 2019

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More ROBOCALLING laws coming in the USA....Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. Gee, Google houses fake list
 
June 21 · Issue #573 · View online
Andy Abramson
More ROBOCALLING laws coming in the USA….Surprise, Surprise, Surprise. Gee, Google houses fake listings….Did Facebook rip off a startup’s logo….Facebook changes staff email addresses….Who really made money with the SLACK IPO….Walmart using AI assisted cameras to spot checkout fraud…Phillips creates the faster lightbulb…Airbnb puts rentals in Canada on ice….Google ending Pixel tablet line….those stories and more are all here today in THE COMUNICANO!!!

VoIP Watch
Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House Bipartisan 'Stopping Bad Robocalls Act' emerges at US House
Fake Watch
Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits Millions of Business Listings on Google Maps Are Fake—and Google Profits
Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps Google responds to a WSJ report that concluded there are millions of fake business listings on Maps
Facebook Watch
Fintech CEO claims Facebook 'ripped off' his bank start-up's logo for cryptocurrency project Fintech CEO claims Facebook 'ripped off' his bank start-up's logo for cryptocurrency project
Facebook would like to remind the world it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus Facebook would like to remind the world it owns Instagram, WhatsApp, and Oculus
AI Watch
Walmart reveals it's tracking checkout theft with AI-powered cameras in 1,000 stores Walmart reveals it's tracking checkout theft with AI-powered cameras in 1,000 stores
White House rewrites AI strategy to prioritize public-private partnerships
Ad Watch
Behavioural advertising is out of control, warns UK watchdog Behavioural advertising is out of control, warns UK watchdog
Wi-Fi Watch
Philips Hue company announces lights that beam data at 250 Mbps Philips Hue company announces lights that beam data at 250 Mbps
Slack Watch
The Slack Public Listing’s Surprise Winners: Other Startup CEOs The Slack Public Listing’s Surprise Winners: Other Startup CEOs
Slack direct listing: Stock begins trading on New York Stock Exchange Slack direct listing: Stock begins trading on New York Stock Exchange
Airbnb Watch
Airbnb likely removed 31,000 homes from Canada’s rental market, study finds Airbnb likely removed 31,000 homes from Canada’s rental market, study finds
Apple Watch
Apple says Trump tariffs would affect all product costs, require less US investment Apple says Trump tariffs would affect all product costs, require less US investment
Qualcomm uses internal Apple documents as evidence in its FTC antitrust battle Qualcomm uses internal Apple documents as evidence in its FTC antitrust battle
Google Watch
No new Google-branded tablets; Pixel Slate is now a collector’s item No new Google-branded tablets; Pixel Slate is now a collector’s item
Car Watch
Survey: Autopilot name causes people to overestimate Tesla capabilities | Ars Technica Survey: Autopilot name causes people to overestimate Tesla capabilities | Ars Technica
Porn Watch
Porn websites are totally confused about the UK's porn block plans Porn websites are totally confused about the UK's porn block plans
FoodTech Watch
Future Food: Is Fast Food’s Love Affair with Plant-Based Meat Going to Last? Future Food: Is Fast Food’s Love Affair with Plant-Based Meat Going to Last?
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