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The COMUNICANO for Monday December 17th 2018

Cannabis gets to be more like wine every day...New tech startup wants to bring better databases to th
December 17 · Issue #445 · View online
Andy Abramson
Cannabis gets to be more like wine every day…New tech startup wants to bring better databases to the masses….Stock options now used to bite the hand that fed them….What’s up/down with Bitcoin….Apple, China and Qualcomm in a game of digital chess…..Google is going big in the Big Apple…Just where were you? You’re mobile operator and others really know…..The Boring Company puts bricks All Along the Watchtower… Non-guests love hotel Wi-Fi.…..those stories and more are all here today, in the “kick the week off” edition, as we “Get Back” to the holiday spirit in THE COMUNICANO!!

Music Watch
Over in London…Paul McCartney was joined by former Beatles’ stickman Ringo Starr and Rolling Stones guitar hero, Ron Wood as the band played “Get Back.” What a holiday treat for fans at the O2…..
Paul McCartney Ringo Starr Ron Wood - Get Back (London 2018)
Cannabis Watch
Golden State Growers Produce Purer Pot
Startup Watch
They scaled YouTube — now they’ll shard everyone with PlanetScale
Sharding For Everyone – PlanetScale
Work Watch
Tech Workers Got Paid in Company Stock. They Used It to Agitate for Change.
Nashville’s Star Rises as Midsize Cities Break Into Winners and Losers
Bitcoin Watch
Cambridge University Study: Speculation of the Death of Bitcoin 'Greatly Exaggerated'
Second annual survey of global cryptoasset activity
Apple Watch
Apple plans iPhone software update to reverse Chinese ban
Apple Warns iPhones Have A Serious Problem
The Golden Age of the iPhone Is Ending
Google Watch
Google Details Major New York Expansion
Google Hudson Square: our expanded New York campus
Privacy Watch
8 Places Where Smartphones Tracked People’s Movements
We Broke Into A Bunch Of Android Phones With A 3D-Printed Head
Mobile Watch
Google Fi vs. T-Mobile: Which Is a Better Deal?
Musk Watch
The Boring Company cleverly lays bricks on Elon Musk's 'Monty Python' watchtower
Echo Watch
Amazon Targets Unprofitable Items, With a Sharper Focus on the Bottom Line
Amazon adjusts the outlook for its in-car Echo setup
Streaming Watch
Hulu introduces new programmatic marketplace | Media
FCC Watch
A Year Without Net Neutrality: No Big Changes (Yet)
Travel Watch
Checking In? No Thanks. I’m Just Here to Use the Wi-Fi.
Auto Watch
The Deadly Recklessness of the Self-Driving Car Industry
Ticket Watch
Need Tickets? Get in Line, as Emails Reveal How Brokers Get First Crack at Tix for Big Arena Shows
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