The COMUNICANO for Monday March 20 2017

Revue
 
Uber doesn't have an HR issue as much as it has a PR issue. In so many ways they are like a rock band
 
March 20 · Issue #46 · View online
Andy Abramson

Uber doesn’t have an HR issue as much as it has a PR issue. In so many ways they are like a rock band, and they’re trying to find the right players. Unfortunately, Silicon Valley likes to make “rock stars” out of executives, so every c-suite hire ends up being the new co-star in what plays out more like a soap opera than a rock opera. 
The media should be focusing more on the results of Uber, and what Uber is doing to reinvent local transportation and delivery, than the people who are coming and going. So until Travis is ousted (and I don’t see that happening) maybe things like flat rate fares, app improvements, new markets, additional UberEats suppliers should be where the news reporters focus. 
With that, on to the news in today’s COMUNICANO.

Uber president Jeff Jones is quitting, citing differences over ‘beliefs and approach to leadership’
New Tech Watch
Does WebRTC has a Role in Chrome's Market Dominance?
A Journal of Musical Things"Verified" Fans Help Ticketmaster Battle Bots
IBM launches blockchain as a service for the enterprise
Current VR experiences lacking context for real engagement
Facebook Watch
Facebook's new method of fighting fake news is making it hard for people to post a false story about Irish slaves
Facebook Is Hiring To Push Its Retail Presence In Consumer Hardware
Facebook's Building 8 working on camera, augmented reality, mind reading projects
Meet The Man Whose Site Mark Zuckerberg Reads Every Day
Apple Watch
Above Avalon: The Curious State of Apple Product Pricing
Secretive Billionaire Reveals How He Toppled Apple in China
How food delivery apps have changed the game for restaurants
Odds & Ends
Amazon Using Trojan Horse Approach To Go After Smartphone Voice Market
Telecom policy tilts in favor of industry under Trump’s FCC
Shopify's E-commerce Revolution
20,000 unfairly deleted UC Berkeley lectures are now available for free
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