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The Comunicano for Thursday January 19 2017

Good morning from wet Los Angeles. We've had a good dousing of rain in the area, which in some cases
January 19 · Issue #4 · View online
Andy Abramson
Good morning from wet Los Angeles. We’ve had a good dousing of rain in the area, which in some cases is good, as we need the water. On the other hand, wet weather and Southern California are never really friends.
Today we have news ranging from a look back at the Obama Tech Surge; how governments use app stores as the front line of censorship; a story I’m quoted in on what makes for a great extended stay hotel; and why threaded messages are going to be the new normal. 
Those stories, an infographic on visual communications and more, all in today’s Comunicano.

The Final Days of Obama’s Tech Surge
Clearing Out the App Stores: Government Censorship Made Easier - The New York Times
Ellen Chang of reached out to me a few weeks ago to get insight on my experiences with extended stay type hotels, and to learn what makes for a great long term stay in a hotel. 
My comments fill the column, as it seems I gave great quote!!
5 Hotels for Business Travelers on Extended Trips
Slack is moving in a direction to help people make even more sense out of their messaging platform, but it wasn’t without its challenges. Over a year in the making, the next two stories give you a clear picture of just what was involved.
Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels - The Verge
The Unexpected Design Challenge Behind Slack's New Threaded Conversations
LinkedIn goes from being loved and needed, to being hated for their poor interface. It seems they’re listening and making great strides.
LinkedIn Desktop Redesign Puts Conversations and Content at the Center
3 Ways to Maximize Your Content Reach on LinkedIn
Delivering information the right way is crucial in all modes of communications. Our next three stories provide different ideas on how to best deliver the word.
The Consumers Have Spoken: How Brands Can Survive Crises
The Insider's Guide to Data, Personalization and Automation
Visual Communication: The Next Step in Marketing [Infographic]
Amazon, Apple and Oracle are in the news. Amazon and Apple over books and anti-trust in Europe, while Oracle buys up an API company.
EU antitrust regulators welcome Amazon, Apple audiobook deal
Oracle to buy API development firm Apiary
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