59 – September 19 2017

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This is Episode 59 of the Tech Narratives Podcast, for September 19, 2017. If you're enjoying the podcast, you might also enjoy a subscription to the Tech Narratives site just as much (or possibly even more). There's a 30-day free trial, and after that it's $10/month. You can read more about what a subscription gets you at www.technarratives.com/become-a-subscriber/ Below is a listing of the news stories covered, the Tech Narratives item, and the source for each: 1. Twitter Hires Sriram Krishnan as Senior Director of Product TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Bq Source Link at Recode: https://www.recode.net/2017/9/18/16330926/sriram-krishnan-twitter-job-product 2. iPhone 8 Reviews Suggest Great Cameras, Nice But Familiar Design, Great Performance TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Bu Source Link at Techmeme: http://www.techmeme.com/170919/p6#a170919p6 3. T-Mobile and Sprint Reportedly Discussing Stock for Stock Merger TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2BH Source Link at CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/19/t-mobile-and-sprint-are-in-active-talks-about-a-merger.html 4. Pandora Users Can Now Watch Video Ads In Exchange for Skips and Playbacks TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2BK Source Link at Adweek: http://www.adweek.com/digital/brands-can-now-reward-pandora-users-with-song-replays-if-they-watch-their-video-ads/ 5. Uber Sues Ad Agency for Fraud Over Alleged Fake Clicks and Downloads TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2BO Source Link at Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-18/uber-goes-on-rare-legal-offensive-suing-dentsu-unit-for-fraud 6. Twitter Removed Nearly 1m Terrorist Accounts From 2015 to 2017 TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2BS Source Link at Twitter: https://blog.twitter.com/official/en_us/topics/company/2017/New-Data-Insights-Twitters-Latest-Transparency-Report.html 7. Microsoft Promotes Xbox Head to Senior Leadership Team TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2C0 Source Link at ZDNet: http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-adds-its-gaming-chief-to-its-senior-leadership-team/ 8. T-Mobile Ups Monthly Threshold for Congestion-Based Throttling to 50GB TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2C9 Source Link at T-Mobile: https://newsroom.t-mobile.com/news-and-blogs/unlimited-prioritzation-increase.htm 9. Details on Google’s Home Mini, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook Leak Ahead of Event TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Ci Source Link at Droid Life: http://www.droid-life.com/2017/09/19/google-home-mini-exclusive/ Four additional news items mentioned on the podcast: Live Sports Audiences Getting Older: https://www.axios.com/live-sports-audiences-are-getting-older-2486934100.html Best Buy's Success Against Amazon: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/18/business/best-buy-amazon.html European Official Talking to US Tech: https://www.recode.net/2017/9/19/16329388/european-union-privacy-hate-speech-illegal-content-facebook-apple Data on Emmy Nominee Show Awareness (PDF): http://www.katztvgroup.com/research/Dropoff/Insights/Katz%20TV%20-%20Emmys%20Insight%209-13-17.pdf I welcome your feedback. You can find me on Twitter at @jandawson or @technarratives, or email me at jan@jackdawresearch.com.

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