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The Comunicano for Wednesday November 21st 2018

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all. I hope you enjoy the four day break.....in the news today we have.
 
November 21 · Issue #428 · View online
Andy Abramson
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all. I hope you enjoy the four day break…..in the news today we have…..More HQ2 backlash in New York….Alexa is getting a better voice…T-Mobile getting closer with 5G….SNAP has new shades with cameras coming…LIME tries to sour Bird….Verizon says their 5G is doing very well….In a change of tune, the FCC will tell you if your broadband sucks…..Those stories, and no Turkeys, are all in today’s COMUNICANO!!

HQ2 Watch
Cuomo and de Blasio Saw the Amazon Deal as a Winner. Now Comes the Backlash.
Amazon Watch
Amazon Pay Accepted Here? Web Giant Aims to Put Digital Wallet in Stores
Alexa will soon be able to read the news just like a professional
Video speaker showdown: Which is best – Amazon, Google or Facebook?
Amazon just opened Alexa to all Bluetooth headphone makers
T-Mobile Watch
T-Mobile brings 5G to 600MHz spectrum, paving way for national rollout
Sprint T-Mobile Merger: A Look At Some Of The Recent Developments
Fintech Wath
SWIFT India Partners With Fintech Firm for Blockchain Pilot
SNAP Watch
Snap will reportedly release AR-enabled Spectacles with dual cameras
Scooter Watch
Electric scooter firm Lime reportedly smeared rival Bird with the same PR firm Facebook used to discredit critics
Scoot over, Bird and Lime: Lyft moves to bring its electric scooters to Nashville
5G Watch
Verizon gives some hints about how 5G Home is selling and performing
FCC Watch
FCC to Release Report Wednesday Telling You If Your Broadband Provider Is Screwing You
Ajit Pai wants to raise rural broadband speeds from 10Mbps to 25Mbps
The FCC has a new plan to combat unwanted robocalls and spammy texts
The FCC’s plan to fight spam texts could give phone companies more power over messaging
Action slows in 28 GHz spectrum auction, but bids pass $85M mark
Mobile Watch
U.S. mobile broadband is among the most expensive in the world, new report finds
Uber Watch
Airports Cracked Uber and Lyft—Time for Cities to Take Note
Uber aims to offer more wheelchair-accessible rides with shorter wait times
Microsoft Watch
Now you can sign into your Microsoft Account with your face or a security key—no password needed
LinkedIn is testing a Stories feature called 'Student Voices' along with GIF comments
Apple Watch
Discovery of child pornography leads to Tumblr's removal from Apple's App Store
Apple reportedly acquires AI startup Silk Labs
Apple in Talks to Give Veterans Access to Electronic Medical Records - WSJ
Google Watch
Your Chromecast can now sync and stream audio along with Google Home speakers
Tesla Watch
Tesla's Gigafactory 1 battery cells have a 20% cost advantage over LG, new report says
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