HB Weekly Wrap 7 – 11 November

11 November

  • Alibaba: ‘Singles Day’ Hits Record Sales (BBC)
  • Facebook: Announces Updates To Ethnic Affinity Marketing; You Could Be Dead Even If You’re Alive! and Testing ‘Messenger Rooms’ (FB; Tech Crunch; The Courier Mail)
  • Apple: ‘Apple Support’ App Now Available (Tech Radar)
  • Uber: New Feature Rolled Out On Veterans Day (Uber)

10 November 

  • Apple: Read Here Cook’s Email To Employees After Trump’s Election (Buzz Feed)
  • PayPal & Apple: You Can Now Ask Siri To Make Payments (PayPal)
  • Google: Project Soli And RadarCat Device; and Replies To EU Antitrust Charges (The Verge; Google)
  • Adobe: Acquires TubeMogul (Adobe)
  • YouTube: VR App Launch (YouTube)
  • Instagram: New Features To Stories (Instagram)
  • Facebook: Feeling Misinformed? (Tech Crunch)
  • Pinterest: More On the ‘Tried It’ Button (Pinterest)
  • Snapchat: Spectacles On Sale Via ‘Snapbot’ Vending Machines (RE/Code)

9 November

  • Walgreens: Sues Theranos For $140m (Fox)
  • Viber: Rolls Out Public Accounts (Android Headlines)
  • Pandora: Unveils Redesigned Web Interface (Cnet)
  • LinkedIn: ‘Sponsored InMail’ (LinkedIn)
  • Twitter: Reshuffles Board (Tech Crunch)
  • Microsoft: On The Elections (Microsoft)
  • AT&T: FCC Expresses Serious Concerns About The Impact Of Mobility’s ‘Sponsored Data Program’ (Ars Technica)
  • GM: Plans To Lay Off 2.000 Workers (Reuters)

8 November

  • Facebook: AI Under The Spotlight; Messenger Platform V1.3; Introducing ‘Backpack’; AI-Powered Art Filters Coming Soon In The US; and ‘Prisma’ Now Available On Facebook Live (FB; FB; FB; FB; The Verge)
  • Tesla: Signs Agreement To Buy Grohmann Engineering (Reuters)
  • Samsung: Apologises To Galaxy Note7 Customers (Samsung)
  • Google: Cloud Platform Region Launched In Tokyo; Map Maker Will Be Integrated Into Google Map; and Users Protection Policy (Google; Google; Google)
  • Comcast: Technical Issues Now Fixed (Tech Crunch)
  • Snapchat: ‘World Lenses’ (Business Insider)
  • Deliveroo: Riders In London Push To Unionise (BBC)
  • GoPro: About Karma Drones Recall (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Tesco: Online Transactions Temporarily Suspended (The Verge)
  • Skype: Insiders Program Launch (Skype)
  • Ford: Invests $195m In Tech Centre In India (Reuters)

7 November

  • Google: Firebase Updated; Gmail Gets A Major Upgrade; Android Auto Revamped; and Stay Tuned On Election Day! (Tech Crunch; Google; Digital Trends; Google)
  • WhatsApp: Adds GIF Support In iOS; and More On WhatsApp/FB Data Sharing In The UK  (The Next Web; ico.)
  • Tesla: Announces Changes On Supercharging Program  (Tesla)
  • YouTube: Now Streams HDR Videos (The Verge)
  • Microsoft: Azure Container Service Is Now Open- Sourced (Forbes)
  • Zoox: Uber’s Competitor Valuation Wings $1.55bn  (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Facebook: New Job Openings Features (Reuters)
  • LeEco: Is It Facing A Shortage Of Cash? (Bloomberg)
  • Apple: An Exclusive Deal With NBCUniversal (RE/Code)
  • Twitter: In Talks To Sell Vine? (Tech Crunch)

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