HB Weekly Wrap 31 October – 7 November

7 November 

  • Tesco: You Might Want To Check Your Tesco Bank Account Right Now… (Reuters)

4 November

  • Microsoft: Introducing ‘Minecraft Education Edition’, ‘Teams’, ‘PowerApps’ & ‘Flow’; and About The Partnership With WeWork  (Microsoft; Business Insider)
  • Google: Announces Partnership With Carriers To Upgrade SMS; CapitalG Invests In Snapchat; and Deepmind & Blizzard Join Forces (Google; Business Insider; Google)
  • Samsung: 2.8m Washing Machines Recalled In The US; Note 7 Blacklisted By New Zealand; and More On The Note 7 Recall (BBC; TCF; The Verge)
  • Periscope:  Introducing Animated AR Selfie Masks (Medium)
  • Turkey: About Social Media Block (Turkey Blocks)
  • Facebook: To Test TV Ads; and Messenger Is Testing ‘Instant Games’ (RE/Code; The Information)
  • Uber & Google: Team Up To ‘Find Your Polling Place’ (Uber)
  • Lyft: Offers Discounts On Election Day (The Verge)

3 November 

  • Ford: ‘Carr-E’, The Last Mile Commuter (Daily Mail)
  • Motorola: Announces Partnership With Indiegogo (Motorola)
  • YouTube: Upgrades Comments System (YouTube)
  • Intel: To Acquire Voke (Intel)
  • Google: Rejects EU Antitrust Charges (Google)
  • Amazon: Private Labels Brands Are Taking Market Share (1010data)
  • GoPro: Q3 Earnings Results Out (GoPro)
  • NFL & Google: Announce Deeper Ties (NFL)
  • Adobe: Working On Audio App (The Verge)
  • Lenovo: Q2 Earnings Out (Lenovo)
  • JP Morgan: ‘Chase Pay’ Digital Wallet For Wal-Mart (Reuters)

2 November

  • Alibaba: Lazada Snaps Up RedMart; and Q2 Earnings Results Out (Reuters; Alibaba)
  • Amazon: Rolls Out ‘Rapids’ (Engadget)
  • LinkedIn: Launches ‘Salary’ (LinkedIn)
  • Reuters: Announces Partnership With Adobe (Reuters)
  • Spotify: The Preact Deal (Spotify)
  • Facebook: Q3 Earnings Results Out; and Admiral Blocked From Accessing Users Data (FB; Open Rights Group)
  • Uber: Locks Horns With Flywheel Taxi; and Rolling Out A Revamped App (Forbes; The Verge)
  • Fitbit: Q3 Earnings Results Out (Fitbit)
  • Yelp: Q3 Figures Out (Yelp)
  • Vimeo: Q3 Earnings Results Out (Vimeo)
  • Tesla: Will It Have to Pay $1.7bn To Panasonic? (Reuters)
  • Qualcomm: Q4 Figures Out (Qualcomm)

1 November

  • UK Government: An Update On National Cyber Security Stuff (UK Government)
  • Google: Launches ‘Tango’ AR Smartphone (Engadget)
  • Sony: Q2 Earnings Results Out (Sony)
  • Instagram: Now Shows ‘Shoppable’ Tags On Photos; and More On A Short Service Outage (Instagram; The Next Web)
  • Twitter: About Customer Service Chatbots (Marketing Land)
  • Samsung & The New York Times: ‘The Daily 360’ Launched (Samsung)
  • IBM: Acquires XPS (ZDNet)
  • Warner Bros: A New Partnership With Google And Others (Android Police)
  • Lyft: Announces A New Partnership With JetBlue (Lyft)
  • Hulu: Teams Up With Disney And Fox (Tech Crunch)
  • Uber: Seeks Help From GM (RE/Code)
  • Facebook: Announces ‘Gameroom’ (The Tech Portal)
  • Microsoft: IFTTT Now Available To Everyone (The Verge)
  • Alibaba: About Ant’s Expansion Plan In Asia (Reuters)
  • Samsung: Invests $1bn In US Chip Production (Reuters)

31 October

  • Facebook: Unsuccessful Bid For ‘Snow’; and ‘Standing Rock’ Check-In  (Tech CrunchThe Washington Post)
  • Sony: Cuts Forecasts On Battery Business (Reuters)
  • Toyota: Partners With Getaround On Car Sharing (Forbes)
  • Microsoft: Outlook For iOS Upgraded (Microsoft)
  • Twitter: Testing Ad-Blocking ‘Reader’ On Mobile (The Guardian)
  • Google: Offers $50 Play Store Credits For Belated Pixel Delivery; More On Detection And Filtering Systems; PGO Technology Boosts Chrome; and Vulnerable Windows… (Tech Times; Google; Google; Google)
  • Blackberry: Signs New Deal With Ford (Blackberry)
  • The White House: ‘Digital Transition’ Under The Spotlight (The White House)
  • Alibaba: Sets Up A New Digital Media Company (Uber)
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