Google’s Messages app surpasses 500 million Play Store installs
From the article: “This number is significant because Google doesn’t require phone makers to pre-install this app”.
Google’s Duplex Uses A.I. to Mimic Humans (Sometimes)
15% of all Google Duplex calls require human intervention and 25% actually start with a human caller, so I find it amazing that Google is offering this service for free. Maybe this is Google’s way to train their AI?
WhatsApp users will start seeing in-app ads within ‘Status’ feature from 2020
Latest WhatsApp beta adds Share to Facebook, QR code contact adding features
WhatsApp QR code ‘add contact’ functionality could be a real timesaver for adding new contacts.
Decentralized Domain Registry Raises $4 Million From Draper, Boost VC
In my opinion, the domain name system is an important part of the identity problem online. Unstoppable Domains could be a solution, a “safe haven for toxic content or illegal use cases” or… both ????
Managing communication tools in distributed companies
This is a very interesting practical example of how a mid size company has designed its internal collaboration/communication infrastructure. (Full disclosure: ShuttleCloud is a proud TechStars grad and they remain one of our top clients ☺️)
First stable Tor Browser build now available on Android
It’s great to see that this important privacy tool is now officially available in Android.
The Most Expensive Lesson Of My Life: Details of SIM port hack
This type of hack is becoming more frequent. Telecom companies need to strengthen their security protocols against social engineering, but it also shows the importance of identity management online.
The Tech My Toddler Will Never Know: Six Gadgets Headed for the Graveyard
From the article: “Sorry, email still exists in the future.”