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|This is the Daily Tech News for Wednesday, September 26th 2018. In LA, I'm Tom Merritt|
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|WhatsApp Cofounder Brian Acton told Forbes that Facebook's lawyers argued that exploring monetization for WhatsApp did not violate an acquisition agreement that said the founders could leave Facebook with all stock intact if Facebook introduced ads on WhatsApp. Acton says during the conversations, Mark Zuckerberg said, "This is probably the last time you'll ever talk to me." Acton left Facebook in 2017. The other founder Jan Koum left earlier this year.||https://www.businessinsider.com/mark-zuckerberg-brian-acton-icy-dismissal-whatsapp-2018-9|
|Nintendo told IGN that it will not delete your saved games immediately on letting your Switch Online subscription lapse. Nintendo says if you resubscribe within 6 months your saves will still be there. You cannot access while not subscribed.||https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/09/25/nintendo-will-let-you-recover-cloud-saves-up-to-6-months-after-your-switch-online-subscription-lapses|
|India's Supreme Court ruled 4-1 that the country's Aadhaar database is constitutional and valid. The bench said the ID program empowers marginalized members of society and does not violate privacy. It also found there were defense mechanisms against misuse. However the court also limited which entities can require the system, limiting it to welfare and income tax filing.||https://thenextweb.com/in/2018/09/26/indias-top-courts-says-aadhaar-id-doesnt-breach-privacy/|
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|:33||Facebook announced the Oculus Quest, a wireless VR headset shipping this spring for $399. This is the final project from the prototype you may have heard referred to as Santa Cruz. It has six degrees of freedom hand-tracking motion detection 1600x1440 resolution per eye , 64GB of storage, and built-in speakers. Basically it's an Oculus Go that lets you stand up. It also comes with two handheld controllers that are similar to the Rift's Touch controllers. And it has an RGB sensor that can stream what's happening outside the visor to you. It will not be able to play PC games made for the Rift, but Mark Zuckerberg said it should have 50 titles available at launch including Robo Recall, The Climb, and Moss. Oculus Product Manager Sean Liu announced Oculus Go updates to improve the look of content lets you cast to to mobile devices and eventually TVs; and the launch of YouTube VR support.||https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/09/oculus-quest-a-fully-wireless-vr-headset-shipping-spring-2019-for-399/|
|:36||Sony says it will allow cross-platform play on Fortnite, something available on most other platforms. Wednesday, Sony Interactive Entertainment president John Kodera said “The first step will be an open beta beginning today for Fortnite that will allow for cross platform gameplay, progression and commerce across PlayStation 4, Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, and Mac operating systems.”||https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/26/17905146/sony-fortnite-ps4-cross-play-support|
|:40||Microsoft will let select testers try keyboard and mouse support for the Xbox One in the coming weeks. Most mouse and keyboards will work and Razer will sell hardware that works with Chroma lighting effects. Developers will need to enable support in each game. Microsoft will talk more about its partnership with Razer during the Inside Xbox Stream November 10.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/25/17903312/microsoft-xbox-one-keyboard-mouse-support-razer-features|
|:42||Google announced that Chrome 70 will add a switch to the UI to turn off a feature that automatically logged you into the Chrome Browser when you logged in to Google websites like Gmail or YouTube. Google said it added the feature to reduce confusion over being signed in or signed out especially on shared computers. Google will also updated Chrome Sync to make it clear what data is being synced with your account. And Chrome 70 will clear all cookies on sign out.||https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/26/17904762/google-chrome-sign-in-changes-feedback|
|:44||Google Maps added collaboration tools that let you create a list of places and share with your friends to vote on which place you should go. Group members can also veto selections and add their own.||https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/26/google-launches-its-group-planning-feature-for-maps/|
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|:46||A few years ago, we discussed on DTNS how the high-end custom installation smart home and DIY markets were starting to show some overlap. Today, that convergence is more obvious than ever:|
|- The market has evolved from resisting this convergence to accepting it; some embracing (not all)|
- Many companies serving both markets now
- Large DIY players, like Google/Nest, at the show
- Major custom whole-home system companies embracing consumer products (Savant support for Apple TV; Control4 support of Kwikset, Z-Wave, Nest, other products; Crestron’s announcement yesterday supporting SmartThings)
- Emergence of middle-ground services (DIFM—do-it-for-me)
- Trends to watch for
What does this mean for the consumer?
Will the eco-system wars continue?
Will this mean more of less competition in the space?
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|Amateur Traveler Chris Christensen has some news about TripAdvisor||https://amateurtraveler.com/|
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|This is Rohan from Boston|
Long time listener of DTNS
After listening to your 3372 show's plethora of amazon echo announcements I can think of only one word: IoT
With this, I think amazon is able to crack the IoT market which Google has bee unable to (even though Google started trying it first).
Moral of the story: Companies should not try to get into a market announcing name of the science field like IoT, ML, AI, VR. Companies should launch products which use these concepts. These words (like IoT, ML, AI, VR) should be used in internal meetings, not in end user announcements.
Amazon is on the right track. Google needs to learn this from them.
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