The Comunicano for Wednesday March 8 2017

Andy Abramson
Wednesday…HumpDay….middle of the week. Video is the news today. Actually immersive VR based video is in the news….The British Are Coming..well going over the top ( OTT)… Google makes a buy, Shazamthinks sale. 8X8 messages about a buy…Those stories, and LOTS, LOTS more….in today’s COMUNICANO!

Video Watch
CNN launches a virtual reality news unit

BBC and ITV’s BritBox Launches With ‘Prime Suspect,’ ‘AbFab’

Vimeo now supports 360-degree video

Buy or Sell Watch
Shazam CEO: Company could be acquisition target now that it’s profitable

What 8×8’s Sameroom acquisition says about cross-platform collaboration

8×8 Bridges Messaging Islands

Google is acquiring data science community Kaggle

Uber Watch
Actually, Uber’s PR disasters aren’t that great for Lyft

Lyft offers ride hailing for developers to use in their apps

Legal Watch
171 Groups Urge FCC, Congress to Protect Net Neutrality

Amazon gives up fight for Alexa’s First Amendment rights after defendant hands over data

Biz Watch
Apple’s enterprise success: Mac and iOS usage is climbing fast

This Is The Stunning Number Of Small Businesses That Have Turned Their Backs On Technology

Qatar Airways unveils new business class product

Odds & Ends
Telcos feed growing Aussie appetite for data downloads

Disney scraps free digital downloads with Australian Blu-rays

Local firm rolls out online translation service for multiple Asian languages

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