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The COMUNICANO for Tuesday December 4th 2018

The Marriott-Starwood hack takes a turn...Swiss launch a fintech license to take money for Blockchain
December 4 · Issue #436 · View online
Andy Abramson
The Marriott-Starwood hack takes a turn…Swiss launch a fintech license to take money for Blockchain and Crypto firms…..Microsoft broadens broadband for rural communities, gets ready to launch new Lite OS, browser, and explores mobile calling on the PC….Uber changes driver payouts and rates for shorter rides….Verizon knocking off Tumbler’s adult content….More mobile operators add eSIM on Android….Secret lounge at Heathrow……those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!

Privacy Watch
Marriott Hack Adds Passport Headache, but Its Intensity Is in Dispute
Crypto Watch
Swiss Fintech License Allows Blockchain, Crypto Firms to Accept $100 Mln in Public Funds
Microsoft Watch
Microsoft reportedly working on Chrome-style browser to replace Edge
Microsoft expands broadband initiative to bring internet to 3 million people in rural communities
Cellular voice could be the next step in merging phones and PCs
What is Windows Lite? It's Microsoft's Chrome OS Killer
Microsoft Adds Live Captions and Subtitles to PowerPoint
Amazon Watch
Seasonal Associate is a tale of working for Amazon at Christmas unlike any other
HQ2 Watch
Amazon HQ2 sites have been decided. Now the real work begins
Uber Watch
Uber's new rates are designed to make driver payout more consistent, but some say it has decreased their earnings
Uber hires former U.S. safety official for self-driving effort
Streaming Watch
Streaming Services Hold Key To Music's Diversity
Verizon Watch
Verizon takes aim at Tumblr’s kneecaps, bans all adult content
eSIM Watch
More carriers to support Pixel 3 eSIM, Google helping build more eSIM Android phones
Google Watch
Google Maps is about to get its own version of Google Assistant
Cable Watch
Xavier Niel unveils new Freebox with Alexa, Devialet, Sigfox, Netflix
Travel Watch
There's A Secret British Airways Lounge At Heathrow And Here's How You Can Get In
The unbelievable tale of a fake hitman, a kill list, a darknet vigilante... and a murder
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