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THE COMUNICANO for Friday March 8th 2019

All about food online....Cashless may not fly in the City of Brotherly Love...Amazon changes buying a
March 8 · Issue #502 · View online
Andy Abramson
All about food online….Cashless may not fly in the City of Brotherly LoveAmazon changes buying approach with wholesalers….Amazon putting more influence out in D.C….Alexa wants to help you buy tickets…Meet Apple’s new CEO….Airbnb hooks up with Hotel Tonight……Bird scooters to roll in more places….It seems T-Mobile wants to really go home…..Music streaming giants protest royalty rate….Why Facebook is all about privacy now….and how you can stay private….Skype has a new Web app….those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!!

Food Watch
Life Before GrubHub: The History of Online Meal Delivery
Money Watch
Philadelphia Bans ‘Cashless’ Stores Amid Growing Backlash
Amazon Watch
Amazon reportedly halts orders from wholesalers, prompting concern about major changes to vendor platforms
AmazonPurges Suppliers to Boost E-Commerce Profits
Amazon Is Flooding D.C. With Money and Muscle: The Influence Game
Alexa's new skill lets you scour Ticketmaster using your voice
Apple Watch
Tim Cook changes name to Tim Apple on Twitter after Trump mixup
Airbnb Watch
Airbnb Is Buying HotelTonight, The Popular Last-Minute Hotel-Booking App, Ahead Of Its IPO
Airbnb Signs Agreement to Acquire HotelTonight
Scooter Watch
How Bird plans to blanket the world with electric scooters without going bankrupt
T-Mobile Watch
T-Mobile Shares Tons of Details on Its Home Internet Service, Including Free Router
T-Mobile’s latest pitch for Sprint merger: Taking on cable internet and TV
Streaming Watch
Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase (EXCLUSIVE)
Retail Watch
West Elm is partnering with Rent the Runway to rent out home decor
Facebook Watch
Facebook says the future is private messaging, not public posts
Mark Zuckerberg Wants Facebook to Emulate WeChat. Can It?
Skype Watch
Microsoft rolls out new Skype for Web with HD video calling, redesigned notifications, and more
The new Skype for Web is here
Privacy Watch
If you want online privacy, change your phone number immediately
Social Watch
The Best Ways to Use Social Media to Expand Your Network
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