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The COMUNICANO for Thursday May 9th 2019

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Facebook gearing up blockchain money efforts....Facebook to allow cryptocurrency ads again....Google
 
May 9 · Issue #544 · View online
Andy Abramson
Facebook gearing up blockchain money efforts….Facebook to allow cryptocurrency ads again….Google Lens may help you eat better…..Google changing ratings system in PLAY Store….Buy Apps for Cash at retail and receive them on your Android….NYC tennants win privacy in Latch case…..Fear watching media is growing in number…..Voice Assistant wars mount as Amazon leads and Microsoft Cortana pivots…….Target goes big on startups…..NIKE to use Augmented Reality to measure you up…Instagram changes guidelines…..Wendy’s adds more tech….Disney devalues on Vice….those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!!

Facebook Watch
Facebook’s Blockchain Team Is Assembling Its Own Mini-PayPal Mafia Facebook’s Blockchain Team Is Assembling Its Own Mini-PayPal Mafia
Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads Facebook stops blocking some blockchain ads
Facebook Watch
Inside Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows, Office, and work Inside Microsoft’s vision for the future of Windows, Office, and work
Google Watch
Google Lens Could Make the Restaurant Experience Super Convenient — or Super Predictable Google Lens Could Make the Restaurant Experience Super Convenient — or Super Predictable
Google Fights Back Google Fights Back
I/O 2019: New features to help you develop, release, and grow your business on Google Play I/O 2019: New features to help you develop, release, and grow your business on Google Play
Google to allow users to pay for Android apps using cash Google to allow users to pay for Android apps using cash
Google Play Store gives 'star-stuck' app ratings a nudge Google Play Store gives 'star-stuck' app ratings a nudge
Google's YouTube Music Tops 15 Million Subscribers Google's YouTube Music Tops 15 Million Subscribers
Privacy Watch
Tenants find a win after settlement orders landlords give physical keys over smart locks Tenants find a win after settlement orders landlords give physical keys over smart locks
Crime Watch
Fear-based social media Nextdoor, Citizen, Amazon’s Neighbors is getting more popular Fear-based social media Nextdoor, Citizen, Amazon’s Neighbors is getting more popular
Assistant Watch
Right before Google I/O, Amazon says Alexa now supports 60,000 smart home devices Right before Google I/O, Amazon says Alexa now supports 60,000 smart home devices
Microsoft’s new Cortana chief outlines the company’s digital assistant vision Microsoft’s new Cortana chief outlines the company’s digital assistant vision
Amazon Flunks Children’s Privacy, Advocacy Groups Charge Amazon Flunks Children’s Privacy, Advocacy Groups Charge
Instagram Watch
Instagram is working on new guidelines for bans and account removals: report Instagram is working on new guidelines for bans and account removals: report
UBER Watch
New York's Rideshare Organizers Clash Amid Unprecedented Uber Strike New York's Rideshare Organizers Clash Amid Unprecedented Uber Strike
Scooter Watch
Seattle will launch a scooter-share pilot — if providers agree to key safety and liability conditions e Seattle will launch a scooter-share pilot — if providers agree to key safety and liability conditions e
Bird has a new electric scooter: it’s durable, comes in three different colors, and you can buy it Bird has a new electric scooter: it’s durable, comes in three different colors, and you can buy it
Broadband Watch
Amazon & SpaceX’s New Home Internet Services Will Reportedly Save Americans $30+ Billion Annually Amazon & SpaceX’s New Home Internet Services Will Reportedly Save Americans $30+ Billion Annually
Retail Watch
How Target uses its startup accelerators to strengthen its in-house data capabilities How Target uses its startup accelerators to strengthen its in-house data capabilities
AR Watch
Nike uses AR to help you find the right fit for your sneakers Nike uses AR to help you find the right fit for your sneakers
Pixel Watch
Google Pixel 3A hands-on: The only Pixel phone to buy Google Pixel 3A hands-on: The only Pixel phone to buy
Communications Watch
Direct radio link was a lifesaver in Colorado school attack, sheriff says Direct radio link was a lifesaver in Colorado school attack, sheriff says
Media Watch
New York Times Company Continues to Add Online Subscribers as Digital Advertising Grows New York Times Company Continues to Add Online Subscribers as Digital Advertising Grows
Disney put more than $400 million into Vice Media. Now it says that investment is worthless. Disney put more than $400 million into Vice Media. Now it says that investment is worthless.
White House requires Big Pharma to list drug prices on TV ads as soon as this summer White House requires Big Pharma to list drug prices on TV ads as soon as this summer
FoodTech Watch
Wendy’s Doubles-Down on Its Tech Ambitions Post Earnings Call Wendy’s Doubles-Down on Its Tech Ambitions Post Earnings Call
Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef Meatsplainer: How new plant-based burgers compare to beef
Housing Watch
Amazon Is Selling a DIY Backyard Guest House That Can Be Built in 8 Hours Amazon Is Selling a DIY Backyard Guest House That Can Be Built in 8 Hours
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