76 – October 12 2017

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This is Episode 76 of the Tech Narratives Podcast, for October 12, 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. Disney, Warner, Sony, 21st CF, Universal Join Movies Anywhere Digital Locker Service TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Zm Source Link at Variety: http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/movies-anywhere-launches-with-joint-studio-backing-1202587915/ 2. Small Cable Firms Say Comcast Pressures Them Not to Offer Small TV Bundles TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Zr Source Link at Bloomberg: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-11/comcast-pressures-local-cable-firms-to-curb-low-cost-tv-packages 3. Waymo Wanted $1 Billion and Public Apology in Uber Settlement Talks TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2Zz Source Link at Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-alphabet-uber-lawsuit/exclusive-alphabets-waymo-demanded-1-billion-in-settlement-talks-with-uber-sources-idUSKBN1CH0QC 4. Google Launches $1bn Philanthropic Effort to Ease Effects of Tech on Work TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2ZC Source Link at USA Today: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/10/12/google-give-1-billion-nonprofits-help-americans-get-jobs-new-economy/756703001/ 5. Google and Target Announce Nationwide Voice Shopping Through Google Home TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2ZL Source Link at CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/10/12/target-takes-voice-activated-shopping-nationwide-with-google.html 6. SensorTower Reports 3m Downloads of ARKit-based Apps Since Launch, Most Games TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-2ZT Source Link at TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/games-account-for-over-half-of-the-3m-arkit-powered-app-downloads-62-of-revenue/ 7. Twitter Demonstrates its Inconsistency in Policing Abuse Again TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-300 Source Link at TechCrunch: https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/12/twitter-breaks-silence-on-mcgowan-suspension/ 8. Facebook Cites Fake News Flagging Progress, Sandberg Discusses Russian Ads TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-305 Source Link at BuzzFeed, Recode, and The Washington Post: https://www.buzzfeed.com/craigsilverman/facebook-just-shared-the-first-data-about-how-effective-its, https://www.recode.net/2017/10/12/16464120/sheryl-sandberg-facebook-russia-election-axios, https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2017/10/12/facebook-takes-down-data-and-thousands-of-posts-obscuring-reach-of-russian-disinformation/ 9. Magic Leap Raises Big New Round of Funding TN Link: https://wp.me/p8ecZ5-30m Source Link at Axios: https://www.axios.com/magic-leap-raises-big-new-funding-round-2496000932.html Five additional news items mentioned on the podcast: Bloomberg on Google Robotics: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-12/google-has-made-a-mess-of-robotics Google on Google Robotics: https://blog.x.company/inside-robotics-at-x-caa134ac854b Teens Survey: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171011005804/en/ Waymo Safety Report: https://medium.com/waymo/waymos-safety-report-how-we-re-building-a-safer-driver-ce5f1b0d4c25 Inside Every iPhone: https://www.bloomberg.com/features/apple-iphone-guts/ 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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