Tickle Me Cell Phone – DTNS 3641

Scientists at the University of Bristol and Sorbonne University have developed a skin-like input interface for use with phones and computers. Twitch is testing “watch parties”, which would allow streamers to screen Amazon Prime video content to viewers, provided they also have an Amazon Prime subscription. NordVPN says one of its VPN servers at a data center it was renting in Finland, was accessed without authorization.

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News Corp and Facebook Reach Agreement on News Tab Content – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500News Corp and Facebook reach an agreement on licensing headlines for its upcoming news tab, Libra’s David Marcus says the project is open to alternative approaches to its token, and HTC announces the Exodus 1s.

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Week in Review for the Week of 10/14/19 – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500More companies leave the Libra Association, Google announced new phones, Chromebooks, and Nest devices at its hardware event, and the US FCC approves the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.

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Monkey See, Monkey Do Better – DTNS 3640

We examine the phenomenon that prevents people from picking up new habits and ways of doing things preferring established methods instead even if new behavior would simplify tasks.

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Nintendo Sells 15 Million Switch Units in North America – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500Nintendo announces it sold 15 million Switch units in North America, T-Mobile announces a partnership with Quibi, and the Air Force announces the the Strategic Automated Command and Control System has moved off floppy disks.

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Do We Want To Ban Buttons? – DTNS 3639

Netflix earnings for the quarter are in and things look good. Earnings are up but subscriber base in the US missed targets. CEO Reed Hastings said that new streaming services from Apple and Disney would provide “modest headwinds” and that the bigger threat is linear TV.

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US FCC Approves the Merger of Sprint and T-Mobile – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500The US FCC approves the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, the UK abandons its age verification for adult content online, and Samsung confirms that some screen protectors can help bypass the fingerprint read on Galaxy S10 devices.

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Preferential Tweetment – DTNS 3638

Twitter published a post titled “World Leaders on Twitter: principles & approach” explaining that in “cases involving a world leader, we will err on the side of leaving the content up if there is a clear public interest in doing so.” In it the company laid out its policy towards world leaders using the platform.

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Twitter Updates World Leader Retweet Policy – DTH

DTH_CoverArt_1500x1500LinkedIn launches Events for real-world networking, AWS splits with Oracle, Uber and Lyft pass on congressional inquiry about ride-hailing services.

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Apple On Safari to China- DTNS 3637

Google announces new products and services including Ambient Computing and Pixelbook Go. Plus the company shares updates to the Google Home, Stadia and Pixel 4.

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