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The Comunicano for Wednesday March 8 2017

The COMUNICANO for Thursday March 2 2017

 
 
MARCH 2 - ISSUE #34
Andy Abramson
 
 
Yahoo is on its way to being part of Verizon, but the soap opera in Sunnyvale seems to find a way to continue. And, the media, which now enjoys exposing errors made in Silicon Valley because the CEO’s and founders who want to be positioned as “rock stars” are going to be paying the price. People, not products and services, have become the news stories of late. It’s time for a media reset as it’s the product or service that the market eventually uses to decide a company’s fate.

On the subject of services, Facebook, is showing a very socially responsible side, has added a feature to help prevent suicide. As someone who has a friend actively involved in suicide prevention this is awesome news and follows the “safe check in” approach that FB likes to promote in times of disaster.

In other news Netflix is doing more and more with Artificial Intelligence (AI) while YouTube seeks to be Cable 2.0 but better.  Facebook adds an Apple TV app, Spotify goes Higher Fi, Medium goes Snap. All those stories and more are in today’s COMUNICANO.

Yahoo’s head lawyer is taking the fall for its hacking, while CEO Marissa Mayer is getting her pay docked
Yahoo cookie hacks affected 32 million accounts, CEO foregoes bonus
Snap Watch
Snap IPO Values Photo-Chat App Maker at Twice Facebook’s Worth
SEC advisory committee to question Snap's transparency for investors
OTT Watch
Cord-cutting pace quickens
Netflix uses AI in its new codec to compress video scene by scene
YouTube TV needs to nail technical performance
Launch Watch
Facebook Launches Video App for Apple TV
Spotify is preparing to launch a Hi-Fi music tier
Medium Launches Series: Snapchat Stories, But for Medium
Octane AI opens to the public, launches Convos feature to bring blog posts into Messenger
Allo now makes it easier to bring Google Assistant into conversations - The Verge
Odds & Ends
Why We Embrace Team Turnover

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