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|Microsoft is in the middle of announcing things so Rich Stroffolino has agreed to keep an eye on that and surface every once in a while to tell us what they're announcing. Thank you Rich!|
|:31||TM||We'll get to the first round of Microsoft stuff in a minute, but let's start with a few other tech things you should know...|
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|SL||Tencent Music Entertainment Group formally filed an IPO in the United States, under the symbol “TME”, in what could be the biggest U.S. IPO by a Chinese company. In a filing with the SEC, Tencent Music reported a profit of $263 million on a revenue of $1.30 billion for six months ending June 30.||https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tencent-music-ipo/tencents-online-music-unit-files-for-u-s-listing-idUSKCN1MC22X|
|PB||Apple is now integrating university student ID cards into its Wallet, the company's contactless payment system on the Apple Watch and the iPhone.|
The first schools to come online are Duke University, the University of Alabama and the University of Oklahoma.
Apple first announced the integration back in June at WWDC.
|TM||In response to a surprise complaint by engineer Eric Swildens,The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has rejected almost all 56 claims - all but 3- in Waymo's patent suit against rival Uber. The USPTO found that some claims replicated technology described in an earlier patent from lidar vendor Velodyne, while another claim was simply "impossible" and "magic." Swildens, who doesn't work for any of the companies in question, says he became interested in the lidar patent when it surfaced during the Uber case, and he saw how simple Waymo's lidar circuit seemed to be.||https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/10/lone-engineer-spanks-waymo-in-lidar-patent-battle/|
|PB||If you don't live in Japan, or even if you do, you may not have realized that Geocities continued on as part of Yahoo Japan, long after it shut down in the rest of the world.|
That ends this March as Yahoo Japan announced it will shut down the service after 22 years.
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|:33||TM||First Check in with Rich on Microsoft|
|:35||PB||Google announced a partnership with Ubisoft to bring the upcoming Assassin's Creed Odyssey to its Chrome browser for a limited number of users, the same day the game comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.|
The test is called Project Stream, and geared toward participants with a home internet connection of at least 25 megabits per second.
Ubisoft is also experimenting with bringing the game to the Nintendo Switch in Japan via cloud servers.
|:40||SL||Swatting is a term meaning calling the police with a fake threat to get the SWAT team to respond to an unsuspecting target. This often happens to video streamers so the perpetrator/s can watch the results live. The Seattle Police Department now says anyone worried about swatting happening to them can create a profile on a data management service called Rave Facility run by Smart911 and add a "swatting concerns" tab to their profile, which will let 911 operators share that info with emergency responders.||https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/10/police-to-seattles-techies-streamers-sign-up-for-our-anti-swatting-service/|
|:43||TM||Facebook has followed YouTube and Twitch in letting video creators schedule pre-recorded video to stream at a certain time as if it was live. Facebook calls their function Premieres. Facebook is also rolling out the Top Fans badge to all pages with more than 10,000 followers. Facebook also released anti-bullying tools. Users can hide or delete multiple comments at a time, delete your own comments, and report bullying and harassment on behalf of other users. You can also appeal a decision to take down your comments for bullying. and Facebook is testing the ability to search and block certain words from showing up in comments.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/02/facebook-follows-twitch-and-youtube-with-launch-of-premieres-live-polls-and-fan-badges/|
|:46||PB||Opera launched its ‘Opera Touch’ browser to iOS, after launching on Android back in April.|
It's optimized for one-handed use, letting you open or close tabs, switch to search, go back or forward using a menu bar located at the bottom of the screen.
The app also includes Opera’s ‘Flow’ technology which lets a user pass links, images and notes from their phone to an Opera browser on their computer using a “secure and private” connection.
|:49||Sl||Amazon announced it’s raising its minimum wage for all U.S. employees - more than 250,000 Amazon employees — including part-time and temporary employees — as well as another 100,000 seasonal employees to $15, effective next month. Amazon said it will also start advocating for an increase to the federal minimum wage. Amazon is also raising wages for its British employees to a minimum of £10.50 ($13.61) for workers in London and £9.50 ($12.31) in the rest of the country. Target announced in its holiday hiring release it would raise minimum hourly wage to $15 by 2020. Walmart announced plans in January to raise its minimum wage to $11.||https://www.cnbc.com/2018/10/02/amazon-raises-minimum-wage-to-15-for-all-us-employees.html|
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