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THE COMUNICANO for Thursday March 21st 2019

Apple News getting WSJ and more...The Fox is now a Marvelous Mouse...Google, YouTube and Kids explodi
March 21 · Issue #511 · View online
Andy Abramson
Apple News getting WSJ and more…The Fox is now a Marvelous MouseGoogle, YouTube and Kids exploding…Streaming TV grows past cable…Hawaii, Starbucks push eco-friendly initiatives….Disney now owns most of Hulu….Telecom titans band together to stop RobocallingSquare hiring and paying in bitcoin….Facebook Messenger gets threaded….CVS selling CBDs in 10 states…Data Scientist gives new meaning to InstagramAmazon’s Facial Recognition is stopping criminals…..those stories and more are all here today, in THE COMUNICANO!!!

Media Watch
New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal
Fox Entertainment Lays Out Programming Slate in Post-Disney Merger Sizzle Reel (Watch)
Preview: FOX Entertainment's New Chapter | FOX BROADCASTING
Disney Moves From Behemoth to Colossus With Closing of Fox Deal
Kidfluencers' Rampant YouTube Marketing Creates Minefield for Google
Streaming Watch
Love Independent Movies? Checkout Gravitas Movies New Streaming Service
Disney Now Has a Majority Ownership of Hulu
Cord cutters feel weight of subscription fatigue as video, TV streaming options multiply
Environment Watch
Hawaii Could Be The First State To Ban Most Plastics In Restaurants
Starbucks announces test of recyclable, compostable cups
VoIP Watch
AT&T and Comcast say they've hit new milestone in fight against robocalls
AT&T and Comcast are actually working together to stop robocalls
Crypto Watch
Square Is Hiring New Crypto Engineers — And It Wants to Pay Them in Bitcoin
Amazon Watch
Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur
Facial recognition overkill: How deputies cracked a $12 shoplifting case
Amazon is aggressively blocking ads for unprofitable products as part of a plan to bolster its bottom line
Uber Watch
Uber Plans to Expand Its Trucking Business to Europe Next Month
Facebook Watch
Facebook Messenger to now allow 'Message Replies', threaded conversations
Instagram Watch
Being An Instagram Influencer Is Hard Work, So This Guy Made A Bot To Do It For Him
Instagram just took advantage of Amazon’s biggest weakness
Google Watch
Google Podcasts is available on desktop web with playback and syncing
Auto Watch
Volvo will use cameras to fight drunk and distracted driving
San Diego Watch
SoCal's Top Startup Incubator EvoNexus Bolsters Executive Leadership Team Naming Marco Thompson President and Dr. George Chrisikos CTO
Cannabis Watch
CBD is being sold at the largest drugstore chain in the U.S.
Odds & Ends
Tech's scramble to limit offline harms from online ads - Axios
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