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KNOW | TWELVE, MAY 2018

Apple reportedly launching subscription news service - A premium Apple News app

Bloomberg reports that Apple has acquired Texture, known as the “Netflix of magazines” and is now planning to develop its own subscription news service. Texture, which currently offers 200+ magazines for $9.99 per month, will be rolled into Apple’s News team with a new app with subscription option is expected to launch within the next year. Apple has attempted a subscription news service in the past with its Newsstand app. The original app offered digital versions of newspapers and magazines but was discontinued when Apple moved to the Apple News platform instead. There was also a previous partnership with News Corporation to create an iPad only news publication called The Daily. The Daily was discontinued after less than two years with the explanation of a lack of audience to create a sustainable business model.

 

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LOVE | TWELVE, APRIL 2018

6 Apr 2018,
Posted by Emily Morgan

Alexa For Business - Many of us are familiar with how we can use voice commands with Alexa at home, but Amazon Alexa is helping save time in the workplace by acting as an intelligent assistant. Alexa can handle tedious tasks like managing schedules, keeping track of to-do lists, setting reminders, ordering supplies or even dialing into conference calls, allowing people to stay focused on more important tasks.

 

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KNOW | TWELVE, APRIL 2018

Rumors point to cheaper iPads and MacBooks this year

Rumor has it that Apple may lower prices on iPads and MacBooks this year. The MacBook Air is also rumored to be receiving a less-expensive refresh. The latest report comes from DigiTimes, which has reported that Apple will launch a new 13.3-inch “entry-level” MacBook late in Q2 this year, though its screen size suggests it may be an updated version of the Air, since the MacBook only comes with a 12-inch display. The timeline also matches with WWDC in June.

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KNOW | TWELVE, NOVEMBER 2017

Asana for Gmail: The Best of Both Worlds

Asana has been working with the G Suite team and just released the Asana for Gmail add on. With this add-on you can turn your emails into actionable tasks that are tracked in Asana without leaving your inbox. We all spend a significant part of our day in email and these emails often come in fast and furious. So you turn your attention to the new email and forget about the one you were working on. Emails fall through the cracks like this all the time and it can quickly derail work.

Email wasn’t built for tracking to-dos or managing projects and that’s where Asana comes in. Asana is built to help teams plan, manage, and track work and by combining the two in this new Asana for Gmail add-on, you’ll be able to send emails to Asana and get the best of both worlds. Directly within Gmail, you can now turn an email into a task, assign it to yourself or a teammate, set a due date, add it to a project, and include attachments. Once an email and a task are linked, any actions taken in either Gmail or Asana will automatically appear in the Asana sidebar in Gmail or the task in Asana. This add-on will help you turn any email communication into actionable work. https://blog.asana.com/2017/10/emails-tasks-gmail-asana-integration/ 

 

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KNOW | TWELVE, OCTOBER 2017

5 Oct 2017,
Posted by Emily Morgan

The $5 billion battle for Amazon's new HQ is getting even more heated

Amazon is planning a 50,000 person headquarters and bidding for the site is intensifying. While New York is doubling down on their bid on the estimated $5 billion dollar headquarters both Boston and Los Angeles are facing pushback from local residents who are concerned that overcrowding and an increase in the cost of living could affect them as it has Seattle.

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KNOW | TWELVE, SEPTEMBER 2017

Teens favoring Snapchat and Instagram over Facebook. 

Research firm eMarketer reports that Facebook is losing appeal among teens and young adults and growth is slowing as those demographic groups switch to using alternative social apps Snapchat and Instagram.  Both Snapchat and Instagram are enjoying double-digit growth in the younger demographic, thought to be partially due to younger users favoring more visual communications platforms.  This is the second consecutive year of decline in usage for Facebook among this demographic group. 

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LOVE | TWELVE, AUGUST 2017

4 Aug 2017,
Posted by Emily Morgan

Google Hire has added a new product designed to help US based businesses under 1,000 employees manage the job application process.  From identifying new talent all the way through to the hiring decision, Hire helps HR and recruiting team members focus on their top priorities instead of wasting time copy-pasting across tools. Integrating with G Suite, the service allows employers to create unique hiring stages that match the needs of open positions, track candidates resumes and contact information, view the calendars of employees who will be part of the interview process to streamline scheduling, and customize the interview feedback scale.  For more information, please visit hire.google.com.

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KNOW | TWELVE, AUGUST 2017

4 Aug 2017,
Posted by Emily Morgan

Why you should delete your old phone number on Facebook: Simple profile recovery trick that relies on outdated details lets anyone break into your account. 

James Martindale, a security expert based in Colorado has exposed a flaw in Facebook’s account recovery system that can allow a hacker to easily access your Facebook account using a simple trick. Facebook's account recovery system lets users log in using their phone number if they lose their password, but if a hacker buys an old phone number that is still linked to a Facebook account, they can easily gain access to the profile through the account recovery system.  If a user forgets their password they can request a code to recover their account.  But if someone has a new phone number and has not unlinked their old one from their Facebook account, hackers can type in the old number into the account recovery screen to gain access to the profile, change the password and access the Facebook account. 

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KNOW | TWELVE, JULY 2017

New analysis of GOP health-care bill says 13 million more would become uninsured, fewer than CBO estimate. 

A report issued by the Office of the Chief Actuary of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services states that by 2026 there would be 13 million more Americans without health insurance with the House's Obamacare replacement bill, the AHCA.  This number is 10 million fewer people lacking health insurance in the next decade than had been estimated by the Congressional Budget Office. However, the report also projects higher premiums for many customers of individual health plans.

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KNOW | TWELVE, JUNE 2017

2 Jun 2017,
Posted by Emily Morgan

in Know, Google

Facebook wants truly conversational chatbots. 

Facebook is taking a step toward more conversational AI with ParlAI (par-lay), its open-source research platform for chatbot developers.  ParlAI, is being promoted as the “one-stop shop for dialog research,” giving developers access to each other’s research and training simulations. Facebook likely hopes ParlAI will spur development for more conversational, personalized chatbots and virtual assistants. The platform could also help build better user experiences for Facebook’s Messenger Platform. 

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