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The COMUNICANO for Wednesday November 14th 2018

Uber joins the points game......HQ2 gets really controversial in the winning cities.....Amazon keeps
November 14 · Issue #423 · View online
Andy Abramson
Uber joins the points game……HQ2 gets really controversial in the winning cities…..Amazon keeps pushing people behind Alexa and the Echo universe…Microsoft buys a bot….Google Fi as more safety features….Can a Scooter replace your second car….Ford and Walmart team up to deliver the goods…..Lime wants to add cars…..SNAP is being investigated by the Feds….5G is moving along in UK…those stories and more are all here today in THE COMUNICANO!!!

Uber Watch
Uber launches rider loyalty Rewards like credits & upgrades 9 cities
Uber and Lyft drop data fight with Seattle, and start another over Sea-Tac Airport data
HQ2 Watch
Amazon’s HQ2 Hunger Games Are Over, and Jeff Bezos Won
Amazon Is Getting at Least $1.7 Billion to Come to Queens. Now Comes the Fight Over Whether It’s Worth It.
Amazon's HQ2 decision met with 'outrage' by concerned residents
How Amazon Picked HQ2 and Jilted 236 Cities
Amazon HQ2: Crystal City and Long Island City chosen for second headquarters
With Hoopla and Murals, Crystal City Welcomes Amazon
Dominating Retail? Yes. Reviving a City? No Thanks.
Alexa Watch
Amazon Says It Has Over 10,000 Employees Working on Alexa, Echo
Make a Houseguest Guide With Alexa
AI Watch
Microsoft acquires AI and bot development house XOXCO
Google Watch
Nigerian firm takes blame for routing Google traffic through China
Fi Watch
Project Fi is about to make switching from Wi-Fi to mobile data painless, adding always-on VPN
Scooter Watch
This Electric Scooter For Adults Might Replace My Need For a Second Car
Lime Watch
Report: Lime expanding from bikes into cars in Seattle
Snap Watch
Exclusive: Snap reveals U.S. subpoenas on IPO disclosures
Car Watch
Ford’s Autonomous Cars Will Whisk Walmart Deliveries to Doorsteps
Waymo to launch self-driving car service within two months
Spotify Watch
Spotify's Official Apple Watch App Is On Its Way—And Missing Key Features
Spotify Launches in the Middle East and North Africa
5G Watch
UK carrier EE will launch 5G service in 16 cities next year
5G craze continues: The 5G spectrum auction is starting
MediaTek 5G strategy detailed: Don't expect 5G phones in 2019
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