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THE COMUNICANO for Monday January 21st 2018

Facebook and Journalism at a cross roads....and tech companies aren't the answer.....Are ads coming t
January 21 · Issue #468 · View online
Andy Abramson
Facebook and Journalism at a cross roads….and tech companies aren’t the answer…..Are ads coming to Alexa and WhatsApp…..Facebook adds petitioning…..Supercharging prices going up from Tesla….Hotel turns radical robots off……Uber may roll out self driving scooters and bikes…….Video calling on the rise…Popular WordPress plug in hacked….Banks embracing blockchain and fintech…Hotels lead fight against child trafficking….Slack has a new logo and people don’t like it….those stories and more are all in today’s three day weekend wrap-up edition of THE COMUNICANO!!!

Journalism Watch
Facebook should treat the cause, not the symptoms, of journalism’s plight
No, tech companies shouldn’t fund journalism
Ad Watch
From WhatsApp to Alexa : why the ad-free era is over
Facebook Watch
Facebook launches petition feature, its next battlefield
Tesla Watch
Tesla raised prices at its Supercharger stations
Robot Watch
We spoke to a Waymo One customer about how robot taxis get confused by rainstorms
Robot Hotel Loses Love for Robots
Futuristic Hotel Fires Most of Its Creepy Robotic Staff
Uh Oh, Uber Might Be Thinking About Self-Driving Scooters and Bikes Now
Uber plans to develop self-driving electric scooters and bicycles
Videocalling Watch
Video Calls Fast Becoming as Popular as Voice Calls, Reaching Almost Universal Adoption for Social Use, According to Vonage Study
WordPress Watch
Popular WordPress plugin hacked by angry former employee
Blockchain Watch
Big banks embrace fintech to exploit disrupters’ expertise
Apple Watch
Apple Set To Support SMS Replacement RCS
Apple Accidentally Reveals Radical New iPhone
Analyst questions whether Apple's 70/30 revenue split in the App Store could hurt Services growth
Snap Watch
Snap's Security Chief Fired Over Secret Relationship With Outside Consultant
Uber Watch
Bill calls for higher fees for Uber, Lyft in Mass.
5G Watch
T-Mobile should be first to market with ‘real 5G’: analyst
Streaming Watch
Disney is already losing over $1 billion in streaming, and its Netflix competitor has yet to launch
Wine Watch
Vegan and CBD Wine Dubbed Top Trend Prediction for 2019
Travel Watch
Confronting Human Trafficking
Odds & Ends
Slack's new logo is weird
The Scary Side Effects Porn Users Experience: An Inside Look
All of These Boards Look Exactly the Same
Marketing Conferences To Check Out In 2019
Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott Runs 21 Miles an Hour, But Who Owns That Data?
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