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THE COMUNICANO for Thursday February 6th 2020

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How data and scooters are changing mapping...Google Maps adds more features...Artist tricks Google Ma
 
February 6 · Issue #675 · View online
Andy Abramson
How data and scooters are changing mapping…Google Maps adds more features…Artist tricks Google Maps….DoJ looks closely at Google Ads…China phone manufacturers take on Google PlayChrome to block annoying video ads….CIA looks at the cloud…California to let Uber’s self-driving cars on the road…Ethics is now becoming a big deal in Silicon Valley…Spotify buys another podcast business…Clearview AI told to stop scraping face photos….Is working from home right for all businesses…those stories and more are all here today, in THE COMUNICANO!!

Maps Watch
Data Driving New Approaches to Transportation Data Driving New Approaches to Transportation
Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary Google Maps gets a new icon and more tabs to celebrate 15th anniversary
Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert Artist uses 99 phones to trick Google into traffic jam alert
How Google Recognizes Traffic Jams in Maps How Google Recognizes Traffic Jams in Maps
Google Watch
Justice Department Ramps Up Google Probe, With Heavy Focus on Ad Tools Justice Department Ramps Up Google Probe, With Heavy Focus on Ad Tools
China's mobile giants to take on Google's Play store China's mobile giants to take on Google's Play store
Chrome’s ad blocker to target three annoying video ads, YouTube to update advertising Chrome’s ad blocker to target three annoying video ads, YouTube to update advertising
UBER Watch
Uber issued permit to test self-driving vehicles on California public roads Uber issued permit to test self-driving vehicles on California public roads
Ethics Watch
Can Silicon Valley be more ethical? Salesforce, Google hired ethicists to rethink processes Can Silicon Valley be more ethical? Salesforce, Google hired ethicists to rethink processes
Podcasting Watch
Spotify is buying Bill Simmons’s The Ringer to boost its podcast business Spotify is buying Bill Simmons’s The Ringer to boost its podcast business
Privacy Watch
Clearview AI hit with cease-and-desist from Google, Facebook over facial recognition collection Clearview AI hit with cease-and-desist from Google, Facebook over facial recognition collection
Ancestry to lay off 6% of workforce because of a slowdown in the consumer DNA-testing market Ancestry to lay off 6% of workforce because of a slowdown in the consumer DNA-testing market
Facebook Watch
129 signatories urge Facebook against end-to-end encryption citing child safety 129 signatories urge Facebook against end-to-end encryption citing child safety
WorkPlace Watch
Has working from home gone too far? Has working from home gone too far?
Coronavirus outbreak increases demand for Zoom Video remote work tools, says CEO Coronavirus outbreak increases demand for Zoom Video remote work tools, says CEO
LinkedIn Watch
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Announces Plans to Step Down LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Announces Plans to Step Down
CopTech Watch
Why the N.Y.P.D. Dropped One of Its Oldest Crime-Fighting Tools Why the N.Y.P.D. Dropped One of Its Oldest Crime-Fighting Tools
BeautyTech Watch
Inside the rise of Glossier Inside the rise of Glossier
Gadget Watch
How smart does a toothbrush need to be? How smart does a toothbrush need to be?
Streaming Watch
Former Snapchat, Pandora executive leads Quibi's product at video-streaming service Former Snapchat, Pandora executive leads Quibi's product at video-streaming service
Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021 Disney aims to launch Hulu internationally in 2021
Qualcomm Watch
EU investigates Qualcomm over radio-frequency chips EU investigates Qualcomm over radio-frequency chips
Amazon Watch
CIA Opens Competition for Lucrative Cloud Deals to Amazon Rivals CIA Opens Competition for Lucrative Cloud Deals to Amazon Rivals
Amazon Polly's Brand Voice taps AI to generate custom spokespeople Amazon Polly's Brand Voice taps AI to generate custom spokespeople
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