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|Coming up on DTNS, T-Mobile gets closer to being able to buy Sprint, Web accessibility heads to the supreme court, and why eating crickets is not only Industry 4.0 but also good for you.||Twitch Chat|
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|This is the Daily Tech News for Friday July 26th, 2019. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|sl||Alphabet announced it earned $14.21 per share in Q2 on revenue of $38.94, beating analyst expectations. Search advertising reveue rose 16%. Paid clicks increased 28% on the year. Other Revenue, which includes cloud and Pixel hardware, generated $6.18 billion in revenue, up 39.5% on the year. On the earnings call, CEO Sundar Pichai said the cloud unit had reached an $8 billion annual run rate, doubling since February 2018. Alphabet's other Bets revenue, which include all the non-Google companies like Waymo and Loon, rose 12% to $162 million, but lost almost $1 billion in the quarter.||https://abc.xyz/|
|tm||Amazon reported it earned $5.22 on revenue of $63.4 billion, beating expectations on revenue but missing on earnings. Amazon Web Services grew revenue 37% on the year. Amazon's "Other" category, which includes online ad sales, grew revenue 37%. Physical store revenue was flat on the quarter at $4.3 billion. CEO Jeff Bezos said the introduction of Prime one-day delivery raised costs more than expected but produced “accelerating sales growth.”||https://ir.aboutamazon.com/news-releases/news-release-details/amazoncom-announces-second-quarter-sales-20-634-billion|
|sl||WhatsApp confirmed it now has 400 million monthly active users in India. Facebook had previously announced the app had 250 million users in 2017. Counterpoint research estimates India has 450 million smartphone users, although WhatsApp is also available on feature phones, including those that run KaiOS.||https://techcrunch.com/2019/07/26/whatsapp-india-users-400-million/|
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|:33||tm||The US Department of Justice has approved the merger of T-Mobile USA with Sprint. The merged company will sell wholesale network access, some Spectrum and the Boost, Virgin and Sprint branded prepaid businesses to Dish network as part of an agreement with the DoJ. The merged Sprint and T-Mobile must also provide access at hundreds of retail locations. And Dish and the merged T-Mobile must agree to support eSIM. For its part, Dish promises to deploy a 5G broadband network capable of serving 70 percent of the US by June 2023. 13 US states and the District of Columbia have sued to block the merger however, which will need to be resolved before it can finally close. The FCC has expressed approval but still needs to formally vote. ||https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/26/6646158/t-mobile-sprint-merger-justice-department-approves-26-billion-fcc|
|:36||sl||Intel reported revenue declined by 3% on the year, but revenue and earnings still beat analyst expectations and Intel's Q3 forecast is ahead of expectations as well. On the earnings call, CEO Bob Swan said anxiety over trade uncertainty "drove a pull-in of client CPU orders" in the quarter. In other words, they sold more chips because companies stockpiled in advance of trade disruptions. Two factories are now producing 10-nanometer chips and 7-nanometer is still on track for 2021. Intel also said it had resumed some product sales to Huawei in compliance with US regulations.||https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/25/intel-earnings-q2-2019.html|
|:39||tm||Twitter revenue was up 18% over last year with monetizalble daily active users at 139 million up 14% on the year. They new metric monetizable daily active users measures users who are logged in and can see ads, not just seeing an embedded post. US revenue was up 24% while international revenue rose 12%. Japan is Twitter's number two best market after the US. Twitter made $727 million in advertising and $114 million on data licensing. CEO Jack Dorsey said reports of spammy or suspicious behavior dropped 18%.||https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/26/twitter-q2-2019-earnings.html|
|:42||sl||Three years ago Guillermo Robles filed a lawsuit against Domino's alleging the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act applied to websites and apps of businesses with physical locations. A federal appeals court ruled in favor of Robles. Domino's argues the federal government has not published rules on how to make websites ADA compliant, only international standards exist. In 2017, the Department of Justice reversed a 2010 announcement that it would issue rules for website accessibility. Domino's has now asked the Supreme Court to hear the case. The Chamber of Commerce, the Restaurant Law Center and the National Retail Federation have submitted friend-of-the-court briefs. CNBC notes 2,200 lawsuits were filed over website accessibility in federal courts last year.||https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/25/dominos-asks-supreme-court-to-say-disability-protections-dont-apply-online.html|
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|:46||I ate insects at Comic-Con and now I want more||https://www.cnet.com/news/i-ate-insects-at-comic-con-and-now-i-want-more/|
|You’re going to be eating crickets, so just get over it||https://www.cnet.com/news/edible-insects-crickets-mealworms-farm-protein/|
|The company that made the bars uses robotics, automation and tons of data to raise the crickets they use at their facility in Austin, Texas.|
|At Comiccon, TBS gave out protein bars as a promotion for the upcoming TV show Snowpiercer, which like the movie, tells the story of a train with the last remnants of humanity living in n icy post-apocalyptic world. |
- The protein bars were made with cricket powder.
- Erin what did the bar taste like?
The bars came from Aspire Food Group out of Austin, TX.
- 25,000-square-foot building designed for cricket-raising using Industry 4.0 tech.
- robots for feed into bins
- industrial sensors monitor 30 million data points like temperature and humidity.
- Machine learning analyzes data to optimize things like time and temp
- 3D printers make many parts
- produces 22 million crickets per month
|- Crickets are high in iron, protein, and calcium and a sustainable food source.|
- about 11 grams of protein in a 28-gram bag, compared with about 7 grams from 28 grams of ground beef
- United Nations estimates at least 2 billion people include bugs in their diets
|POTATOS, CRICKETS OF THE 18th CENTURY?|
Europeans initially thought potatoes were only fit for animal consumption and caused leprosy
- They were assumed to be poisonous because they were a nightshade
- Nicknamed "devil's apples" because potatoes grow underground and are not mentioned in the bible.
- Promotion by France;'s King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette helped the potato catch on
- Frederick the Great mandated its cultivation in Prussia in 1756
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On the subjects of Re-Tweets, I have to think that the problem is going to have to be fixed by an adjustment of social norms, and any engineering fix would probably just be gamed immediately.
That said, I encounter this problem more on Facebook when my feed is just flooded with "Shares". What I would like is a way to just block all Shares, or on Twitter Re-Tweets, that do not add anything to the post or conversation.
I think this would make social media much more pleasant, and perhaps tackle the RT problem in a backward way, by de incentivising blingly Sharing or RTing something without having to put some skin in the game.
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