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The COMUNICANO for Thursday November 29th 2018

T-Mobile wants to be a bank....the Sprint-T-Mobile merger will see some challenges...Alexa talks to B
November 29 · Issue #433 · View online
Andy Abramson
T-Mobile wants to be a bank….the Sprint-T-Mobile merger will see some challenges…Alexa talks to Big Mouth Billy….YouTube says it’s time to be FREE….Pew Research shares insight on teens and social media….Facebook goes more local…..Instagram becomes more accessible…..Project Fi becomes Google Fi….Qualcomm goes big on AI….Scooters are breaking more than barriers…..Where’s your data going…Amazon is booting Oracle…Those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!!

T-Mobile Watch
T-Mobile launches mobile banking solution T-Mobile Money, available now on Android and iOS
T-Mobile and Sprint could face tough questions on merger deal from House lawmakers
Alexa Watch
The Alexa-Enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass is Available for Pre-Order
YouTube Watch
YouTube to Make New Originals Available for Free, Ad-Supported Viewing With ‘Single Slate’ Strategy
YouTube will shift original video strategy from subscriptions to ads
Social Watch
Teens' Social Media Habits and Experiences
Facebook Watch
Connecting People to Local News and Their Communities
Facebook Announces Expansion of 'Today In' Local News Section
Creating a More Accessible Instagram
Google Watch
Google Fi’s iPhone debut comes with caveats
Google will add a scrollable tab bar to Chrome to avoid tiny tabs in a future update
Google Classroom now available for enterprise G Suite accounts
Google will add a ‘tablet-view’ option for Chromebooks and Pixel Slate in a future update
Qualcomm Watch
Qualcomm Launches $100M AI Investment Fund
Microsoft Watch
Microsoft Wins $480 Million Army Battlefield Contract
Amazon Watch
AWS is bringing the cloud on prem with Outposts
Amazon will be off all Oracle databases by end of 2019, says AWS chief
Scooter Watch
Electric scooters are now disrupting wrists, elbows and heads
Lime replaces scooters with electric bikes for the winter
Lime packing up its street scooters, hopes for spring return
Uber Watch
Cabbies warn Uber and Lyft will try to skimp on their share of congestion pricing
Broadband Watch
EXCLUSIVE: The spectrum bands carrying the most data, broken down by carrier
Gigabit? More like, you can gigabet the US will fall behind on super-fast broadband access • The Register
Dating Watch
Passenger says Delta pilot used Grindr to hit on him during flight
OnePlus Watch
OnePlus announces OnePlus 6T closed beta program
Vehicles Watch
Danish company unveils a radically simple electric vehicle for city dwellers
Ready for a risky bet? Curtiss is crowdfunding investments ahead of electric motorcycle production
Odds & Ends
Germany: CeBIT, world′s largest IT conference, canned
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