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The COMUNICANO for Monday November 19th, 2018

Lots of news today and given the short week, it may not last starting with the California fires......
November 19 · Issue #426 · View online
Andy Abramson
Lots of news today and given the short week, it may not last starting with the California fires……Over in Switzerland a Cryptocurrency gets listed…..Google Cloud leader steps down…..Why the Apple and Google Search deal happened….What’s up with Reddit…..Tumblr tumbles out of App store…..AI for more people…..Scooters arrive in Boston…..Lyft and Uber get more rewarding….Microsoft loves Alexa…..Boring Company digs L.A….USA mobile operators get throttled for throttling….those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!

Fire Watch
Why California’s Wildfires Are So Destructive, In 5 Charts
Crypto Watch
Switzerland Green Lights World's First Crypto ETP to be Listed Next Week
Google Watch
Google Cloud Executive Who Sought Pentagon Contract Steps Down
Tim Cook defends Google search deal despite Apple’s privacy focus
Google might soon let users comment on search results
Gmail Glitch Offers Stealthy Trick for Phishing Attacks
Reddit Watch
Inside Reddit's brand and agency roadshow to lure more ad dollars
Apple Watch
Tumblr is missing from Apple’s App Store
AI Watch
Finally, a Machine That Can Finish Your Sentence
Artificial intelligence is counting animals to help save them
Bank Watch
The inside story of Monzo's fluky bright coral bank cards
Scooter Watch
Fast, cheap, and sometimes out of control: Is Boston ready for electric scooters?
'I've seen a lot of tears' — Electric scooter invasion generates safety concerns
Unagi is the $1,190 electric scooter you won’t want to share with anyone
Lyft Watch
Lyft Does More to Woo Drivers as It Preps to IPO
Uber and Lyft Announce Rewards Programs
Uber Watch
How is Uber valued at billions of dollars without being profitable?
Amazon Watch
Jeff Bezos: “One Day, Amazon Will Fail”
How Amazon's deal with Apple puts the hurt on small sellers
Alibaba, Amazon expand involvement in customers' lives
Sorry Cortana, Microsoft Is Now Selling Alexa Devices
Tesla Watch
The Boring Company has completed digging its first tunnel
Mobile Watch
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint face throttling questions from senators
eSIM: Pros and cons of the new way to connect
Privacy Watch
Inside the British Army's secret information warfare machine
Public Attitudes Toward Computer Algorithms
Facebook Wtch
With Facebook at ‘War,’ Zuckerberg Adopts More Aggressive Style
Google and Facebook are gobbling up the internet's subsea cables
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