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The COMUNICANO for Thursday December 13th 2018

Consumer tech is down, enterprise tech is up in 2018....How did Amazon pick NY's Long Island City for
December 13 · Issue #443 · View online
Andy Abramson
Consumer tech is down, enterprise tech is up in 2018….How did Amazon pick NY’s Long Island City for HQ2…..Apple expanding in Austin and SoCal….and says ’what’s up doc’….Scooters are being hacked and stolen….Facebook wants you to share more Moments….WeWork reinvents Labs…..Accenture buys an ad company……The “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” airplay battle builds…..Is Spotify not paying artists all they’re due….Yes!!! The OnePlus 6T is the phone of the year…..The FCC makes text messages an info service while California wants to tax them….The decline of the Holiday Party….Those stories and more are all here today in THE COMUNICANO!!

Tech Watch
The State of Technology at the End of 2018
HQ2 Watch
High-Tech Degrees and the Price of an Avocado: The Data New York Gave to Amazon
Amazon Hires Lobbyists for N.Y. Site and Tries to Fend Off Ocasio-Cortez’s Supporters
Apple Watch
Apple to invest $1 billion in new Austin campus
Apple now has dozens of doctors on staff, showing it's serious about health tech
Apple’s ‘Netflix for Magazines’ Is Said to Rankle Publishers
Blockchain Watch
In 2019, a new blockchain will fix how we buy and sell green energy
Scooter Watch
Google Maps can find you a nearby Lime scooter or bike
E-scooters can be hacked. Here's what companies are doing about it.
Facebook Watch
Giving People New Ways to Commemorate Moments on Facebook
WeWork Watch
WeWork unveils first companies at new Labs incubator in Seattle, aims to spur startup activity
Ad Watch
Accenture Interactive to Acquire Ad-Tech Firm Adaptly
Music Watch
Soooo … 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' is actually climbing the Billboard charts
‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ Heats Up Culture Wars
Spotify Still Wrangling with Songwriter Royalties
Streaming Watch
Netflix's Marvel Shows Can't Come Back For at Least Two Years
Mobile Watch
T-Mobile, Verizon may be under investigation by the FCC for submitting incorrect mapping data
Android Police's 2018 Smartphone of the Year is the OnePlus 6T
SMS Watch
FCC Acts to Protect American Consumers from Spam Robotext Messages
FCC approves new text message rules, giving carriers more power
California has a plan to tax text messages
Odds & Ends
Puma is reissuing 86 vintage RS-Computer shoes that are fresh as hell
More U.S. Companies Ditching Holiday Parties
New FCC Data Indicates Future Broadband Access for Most Americans Will Be a Monopoly
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