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The COMUNICANO for Thursday June 27th 2018

UBER keeps London by change.....Sequoia raises BIG money while Benchmark contemplates its next round.
June 27 · Issue #330 · View online
Andy Abramson
UBER keeps London by change…..Sequoia raises BIG money while Benchmark contemplates its next round…..Twitter goes AI to fight back….Instagram adds videoconferencing…..Facebook stops flying (its own drones)….Feds use Bitcoin to catch dealers……Google Maps to help you more when you’re hungry…..Fast cars. Faster planes. Faster cable. Faster video editing.Robots in the restaurant…..those stories and more are here for your speed reading…all in today’s COMUNICANO!

UBER Watch
Uber wins right to keep operating in London
Uber Regains Its License to Operate in London, a Win for Its New C.E.O.
Uber's Mideast rival is hiring women drivers in Saudi Arabia
Robot Watch
The Restaurant of the Future Is Opening Today
Money Watch
Sequoia raises $6 billion fund to compete with SoftBank
Bill Gurley’s next act after Uber — a new fund for Benchmark?
Twitter Watch
Twitter Ramps Up Fight Against Abuse and Malicious Bots
Instagram Watch
Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse
Facebook Watch
Facebook abandons quest to build its own internet drones
Facebook is reversing its ban on some cryptocurrency ads
Crypto Watch
Florida Is Creating Its Own Crypto Czar
Drug Dealers Targeted in Sweep of Illicit Online Marketplaces
Amazon Watch
Amazon’s Alexa app for iOS finally gets voice control
I'm Starting to Have Serious Doubts About Amazon Prime
The Day I Drove for Amazon Flex
Google Watch
Now available: new ways to explore with Google Maps
Introducing simpler brands and solutions for advertisers and publishers
Mobile Watch
What you need to know before going with a smaller wireless carrier
Cable Watch
Charter’s gigabit cable with no data caps is ready for 27 million homes
Privacy Watch
How Social Networks Set the Limits of What We Can Say Online
Need for Speed Watch
Boeing hypersonic plane faster than Concorde unveiled for New York-London in two hours
Tesla next-gen Roadster test driver: ‘Elon’s specs are conservative, it’s going to be a proper weapon’
IBM AI to speed-edit Wimbledon clips
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