HB Weekly Wrap 28 November – 2 December

2 December

  • Uber: Accused In Denmark Of Driver Violations (Reuters)
  • Amazon: More On The AWS re:Invent 2016 (Tech Crunch)
  • Facebook: Now Blocks Links To B.S. Detector (The Verge)
  • Pandora: Is It Up For Sale? (CNBC)
  • Microsoft: Helps You Overcome Several Disabilities With AI (Microsoft)

1 December 

  • Apple: Plans To Use Drones To Improve Maps Data? (Bloomberg)
  • Facebook: Explains Students How AI Works; and Beware Of Fake News Detectors! (Fortune; Tech Crunch)
  • Just Eat: Robots Delivery In The UK (Engadget)
  • Twitter: Acquires Yes.Inc (Forbes)
  • Reuters: Creates A New Algorithm To Detects Fake News (The Verge)
  • Spotify: Finally Profitable? (Reuters)

30 November

  • Netflix: Launches Offline Viewing (Yahoo)
  • Baidu: Rolls Out Global Mapping Service (The Tech Portal)
  • Facebook: Discontinues Prisma’s Live Video Access (Engadget)
  • YouTube: Adds Support For 4K Live Streaming (Cnet)
  • Twitter: Moments Now Available On Mobile (Engadget)
  • Google: Introduces App Maker; and 1m Android Accounts Affected By Malware (Google; USA Today)
  • GoPro: Black Friday Results & Plans To Cut 15% Of Its Workforce (GoPro)
  • Grab: Here’s Tokyo Century, The New Investor (Reuters)
  • Spotify: Launches ‘Singles’ (Billboard)
  • We Chat: Censorship Policy In China And Beyond (Citizen Lab)
  • Apple: Celebrating World AIDS Day (The Verge)
  • Amazon: In Talks With Enel To Convert Power Stations Into Data Centres (Reuters)

29 November

  • Uber: So, What Kind Of Company Is It, According To The EU? and Web-Booking Option For Indian Users (The Wall Street Journal; Tech Crunch)
  • Cyber Monday: Another Record-Sales Day In The US (Reuters)
  • Intel: A New Partnership With Delphi; and Introduces A New Autonomous-Driving Team (Bloomberg; Intel)
  • Facebook: Messenger Launches ‘Instant Games’; and Fake News & US Election Posts Disappearing (FB; The Verge)
  • Yahoo: ‘Answers Now’ Available For iOS As A Standalone App (Engadget)
  • Amazon: Now Resells Frontier’s Internet Services (Tech Crunch)
  • Spotify & Starz: Announce Partnership (Starz)
  • UK: Investigatory Powers Bill Officially Receives Royal Asset (The Independent)
  • Samsung: Adds $9bn To Its Market Value (Reuters)

28 November

  • Uber: In China Now Has A Separate App; and Now Begins To Collect User’s Location Data (Engadget; The Tech Portal)
  • CNN: Acquires Startup Beme (Variety)
  • Samsung: Plans To Boost Value? (Reuters)
  • Apple: iCloud Calendar Spammed (Mac Rumors)
  • GM: More On Self-Driving Car (Reuters)
  • Instagram: Are You Sure You Still Want To Take A Screenshot? (The Verge)
  • AT&T: To Launch ‘DirectTV Now’ Streaming Service (Venture Beat)
  • Amazon: Fights Against Online Counterfeiting  (Bloomberg)

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