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The COMUNICANO Prime Day Edition for Monday July 16th, 2018

Today is "Prime Day" which is simply Amazon's "Mother of All Sales" on the surface. But what it reall
July 16 · Issue #343 · View online
Andy Abramson
Today is “Prime Day” which is simply Amazon’s “Mother of All Sales” on the surface. But what it really foretells is how Amazon is beginning to brand diversify itself, likely to head off any DoJ actions that are looming…WeWork wants its friends to say “where’s the beef”…..Scooter wars heat up and Uber may be the winner…..but will that cure exec suite issues there…Instagram has private groups..Google Fiber and other broadband providers may have it easier….Parlez Vous Coupe de Monde avec Google Translate..ACLU  wants to stop facial recognition…..YouTube says “sorry for the interruption of the World Cup” and blames Akamai….Nudes (not porn) on Twitter…those stories and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO, especially for you..

Prime Watch
Why Prime Day is important to Amazon
DJI joins Amazon Prime Day with discounted products!
The original Amazon Echo: Is it time to upgrade?
Instagram Watch
Why Some of Instagram's Biggest Memers Are Locking Their Accounts
WeWork Watch
WeWork bans meat for employees expensing meals, at company events
All the problems with WeWork's "no meat" policy.
Scooter Watch
The Scooter Wars will be a bloodbath — and Uber will win
Bird goes after helmet laws for electric scooters
Uber Watch
At Uber, New Questions Arise About Executive Behavior
Google Watch
Google Fiber could get a jolt from FCC utility pole policy
Google’s Phone app can now prevent some spam calls from interrupting you
The Google Translate World Cup
Privacy Watch
ACLU calls for a moratorium on government use of facial recognition technologies
Microsoft Urges Congress to Regulate Use of Facial Recognition
Media Watch
YouTube offers compensation for FIFA game outage
DTF? The Chicago Transit Authority isn't
Inside Facebook, Twitter and Google's AI battle over your social lives
Why bots taking over (some) journalism could be a good thing
Amazon Watch
Amazon's Alexa health skills won't replace human doctors any time soon
Tesla Watch
Tesla extends free unlimited Supercharging for Model S and Model X with referral program
Android Watch
A Microsoft-branded Android phone could be on the way
Odds & Ends
Why Nudists Love Twitter
Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States
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