The Comunicano Communique for Tuesday March 8th 2016
The Comunicano Communique
Today I'm over at Business Rockstars, on the air, talking about apps you need to know about. You can catch me live at 2:45 PM Before then, lots of interesting news articles, features and tips today. I really like the Medium article on the Internet being mobile and the shifting patterns of acquisitions going on. Read that and more...
By the way, don't miss the API event of the summer in Las Vegas. "All About The API"......
Amazon's foray into fashion continues today with the launch of what will be the company's first daily live show, called Style Code Live, which will feature fashion and beauty tips and advice from style experts and viewers.
With the co-authoring capabilities of Office Online, you may find yourself in a OneDrive document with your friends and family at the same time. When this happens, you can now communicate with your fellow editors in real time via Skype, without leaving the document!
Ah, the art of the broadsheet Page One, with its mystical above-the-fold, below-the-fold double secret handshake code, its photo telegraphing The Big Story, its fonts delivering nuance, and its italics offering their own sweet siren song of understanding? Our never-thought-about assumption: this is what newspapers should look like, and they did, city to city, nation to nation.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday will announce a monthly subsidy for broadband internet access in low-income households, The New York Times reports, in an effort to narrow a digital divide between the rich and poor.
As Facebook prepares to roll out Instant Articles to all publishers next month, the company said Monday that it's partnering with WordPress parent Automattic to release an Instant Article WordPress plugin. The plugin creates a special RSS feed that automatically optimizes posts to appear as Instant Articles. The plugin is open-source and customizable.
Mobile Is Tantalizingly Close To Becoming The Actual Internet
Way back when - well, a few years back anyway- I wrote a series of posts around the idea of " metaservices." As I mused, I engaged in a bit of derision around the current state (at that point) of the mobile ecosystem, calling it " chiclet-ized " - silos of useful data without a true Internet between them.
You can now sign up for Project Fi, Google's first foray into offering its own cell phone service, without an invite. The service, which launched ten months ago, was an invite-only project until now - though getting an invite wasn't all that hard. Starting today, anybody in the U.S.
WiFi access on cruises has led to shrinking of Internet cafes:
In a trend that appears to foretell an end to Internet cafes at sea, cruise lines are increasingly shrinking the footprint of their publicly accessible computer areas as onboard WiFi improves and more passengers bring their own mobile devices.
Mobile apps have become the latest driver of growth for private jet hire, opening up a whole new market of corporate and private customers. Just as Uber has changed the way taxis operate, mobile app booking is absorbing market share from private jet brokers who have traditionally matched customers to companies.
Unlike the current process of scrolling endlessly through Rightmove, with just a few filters such as the number of bedrooms, house hunters of the future will have access to highly specific, personalised search engines. These will scoop up big data, including social media interactions and web history, to form a 'psychographic' profile of the buyer's lifestyle, in order to present their dream home.
While waiting to clock in each morning, workers at some Amazon.com warehouses get a steady stream of company-provided reading: the stories of co-workers fired for theft. In an effort to discourage stealing, Amazon has put up flatscreen TVs that display examples of alleged on-the-job theft, say 11 of the company's current and former warehouse workers and antitheft staff.
Virginia today signed into law the " Fantasy Contests Act," a bill outlining how daily fantasy sport sites like DraftKings and FanDuel can operate legally in the state. The law is the nation's first formal recognition of the industry after months of heated legal activity in multiple states.
When you hear "MVP" you probably think: "Ya, ya, I know, heard it all before." But today, I want to share with you how you can take the framework of a minimum viable product, and apply it to things OTHER than your product.
Here's 2015's Biggest Fundraising Rounds In The Most Active States
Continuing our theme of finding new ways to discuss data, the following interactive tool is worth playing with if you want to better understand the US venture market. Not everything in life is a spreadsheet. Just most things worthwhile. Today, however, we have something different for you to enjoy: A nifty tree that you can ...
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