The COMUNICANO for Thursday March 9 2017

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Google is making itself known in the CloudWars market vs. Microsoft and leader AWS from Amazon, and t
 
March 9 - Issue #39
Andy Abramson

Google is making itself known in the CloudWars market vs. Microsoft and leader AWS from Amazon, and those stories lead off today’s Comunicano. There’s also messaging news, an FCC soundbite, some new music curation from Google and The NYT, a piece on the blockchain, something on Uber and Amazon, and more…all in The Comunicano.

Announcing Google Cloud Video Intelligence API, and more Cloud Machine Learning updates
Google spent $30 billion on cloud and is making progress
At Google's cloud conference today, it was all about the customers
Google Adds Cloud Customers, Nabbing Verizon From Microsoft
Google Cloud launches new 'role-based' engineering support
Messaging Watch
Report: WhatsApp begins testing a way to actually make money
Messenger just became the latest Facebook app to launch a Stories feature
Amazon Watch
Amazon just confirmed its 10th book store, signaling this is way more than an experiment
Amazon’s AWS acquired meeting productivity startup Do to expand Chime
Music Watch
Google Play Music Presents: City Soundtracks
25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going
Odds & Ends
Trump’s FCC chairman says he won’t just do what Trump tells him to
An update on “greyballing”
Bitcoin Startup Align Raises $24 Million, Rebrands as Veem
AI startups will fail for the same reasons other startups do
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