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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/17/2016

• Google Photos Can Now Display Photos As Slideshows
• The tongue-in-cheek way the women of Google are responding to a shareholder's sexist comment
• Charlie Rose interviews Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt
• A group from Silicon Valley has a serious plan for creating a totally new US stock exchange
• Net neutrality wins in court
• Facebook Android Messenger now lets you send regular text messages (SMS)
• Grandmother's Google search goes viral

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/10/2016

• Google accused of manipulating search results to protect Hillary Clinton
• Google releases Motion Stills iOS app
• A Camera Lens Breakthrough “Could See Smartphones Outperforming DSLRs”
• Apple ( and Google ( sweetening the revenue share deal for subscription model apps
• Yahoo Lines Up Bids for About 3,000 Patents
• New York's “Right to Repair” is running out of time
• Microsoft's Minecraft for schools is now available in beta
• The Web’s Creator Looks to Reinvent It
• What happens when a 50-something journalist gets a week’s worth of news from Snapchat Discover?
• Teen Who ‘Discovered’ Lost Maya City Says Scientists Are Jealous
• Gawker files for bankruptcy and says it will sell the company to Ziff Davis or someone else

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 6/3/2016

• Tony Fadell leaving Nest Background:
• Xiaomi acquires patents from Microsoft ahead of plans to enter U.S. market
• Comcast can’t get “gigabit” tax break that was created for Google Fiber
• French financial prosecutor went dark for a year to investigate Google France
• Apple said to be planning big Siri upgrade to take on Google Now
• Doctors fire back at bad Yelp reviews — and reveal patients’ information online
• EU mandates open access for all publicly funded research by 2020

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/27/2016

• Google beats Oracle in $9 billion Android trial
• How Oracle made its case against Google, in pictures
• Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe
• New Google app for iOS
• Google’s Crazy Modular Smartphone Is Officially On Its Way
• Astronomers Might Have Just Solved a Key Mystery About the Origin of Life
• An 'Added Sugar' Label Is On The Way For Packaged Food

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/20/2016

• Allen reports from Google I/O 2016
• Windows 10 testers can now get Android phone notifications on their PCs
• Global Operators, Google and the GSMA Align Behind Adoption of Rich Communications Services
• Chromebooks outsold Macs for the first time in the US
• Samsung Thinks It Can Make Smartwatches Useful By Projecting Onto Your Hand
• Why a staggering number of Americans have stopped using the Internet the way they used to Study:

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/13/2016

• Google I/O stuff
• New Google+ iOS app
• New iOS app puts Google search on your keyboard
• Google Photos albums getting commenting and smart suggestions
• Google News will now highlight local news sources for major stories
• Google announces SyntaxNet and Parsey McParseface, a Natural Language Understanding and English Parser that work with their TensorFlow Neural Network AI system
• YouTube opens up 4K live streaming in 60p up to 13 Mbps
• Dan tried out Facebook Live during a Civil War reenactment (Higher quality version:
• EU to launch kettle and toaster crackdown after Brexit vote
• True or False? “Human Lifespans Nearly Constant for 2,000 Years”
• Star pupil studying ancient charts of the night sky from his bedroom finds lost Mayan city ( or random pot field (

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 5/6/2016

• YouTube Rolls Out 360-Degree Live Stream
• Google Inbox gets three new features
• Tiltbrush 3d painting
• Google Expanding Self-Driving Car Project
• Google Is Working on a Wireless Home Internet Service So You Can Dump Comcast
• Google grabs ex-Motorola president to unify its hardware groups
• Google Founders' Letter
• Google CEO Pichai Sees the End of Computers as Physical Devices
• Google given access to London patient records for research
• A Federal Judge Stops Google From Googling
• EU files formal antitrust charges against Google

• Microsoft: Windows 10 upgrades will cost $119 starting July 30th
• Apple confirms that it is no longer supporting Quicktime for Windows
• Amazon Prime goes monthly in new challenge to Netflix
• A Small Group of Journalists Control and Decide What Should Trend On Facebook
• Mike Elgan: “I'm calling it: Social networking is over”
• 911 dispatchers still can’t locate your cellphone

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 4/15/2016

• w/ +Allen Firstenberg and +Jason Salas
• Twitter's deal with the NFL
• new Hangout feature: video attachments
• Kicking the tires on Messenger chatbots - CNN, Wall Street Journal, and...Miss Piggy
• Facebook Live / Facebok Live API - could become the world's most universal TV set
• The first cameras using Facebook's Live API: the Mevo & DJI Phantom 4
• On-demand is only half the battle: will Hulu and Netflix ever support live???
• Google Introduces “Live Cases” for Nexus Devices, Custom Cases Made to Order
• Microsoft sues U.S. Justice Dept., asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

• Inside Google’s plan to make VR amazing for absolutely, positively everyone
• Canadian Police Obtained BlackBerry’s Global Decryption Key
• Google Cloud issues

• F8 conference 2016: the biggest news from Facebook's developer event
• Google: Building more accessible technology
• Ryanair accuses Google of profiting from misleading ads

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 4/8/2016

• Faster web experience for Google Photos
• Google is Not a Search Engine, According to European Union
• A fleet of trucks just drove themselves across Europe
• Is Google’s sister company planning to build its own CITY? Sidewalk Labs exec hints at ‘compelling’ plan

• Facebook Wants You to Post More About Yourself
• Why Facebook And Mark Zuckerberg Went All In On Live Video
• The next hot job in Silicon Valley is for poets
• High praise for the US Senate’s draft encryption bill
• You may have missed an important birthday while you were playing on the internet
• 1978 portable television converted to internet music & video steaming smart TV
• LOL “Bizarre Google Earth footage captures 'crashed flying saucer' in the middle of mountains”

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McDermott Report (News & Tech) 4/1/2016

• April Fools' Day 2016: Google's 'mic drop' Gmail joke backfires spectacularly as users insult friends and lose jobs
• Chrome Chromebook
• Kayak
• FBI unlocks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone and ends legal battle with Apple, for now
• Oracle seeks $9.3 billion for Google’s use of Java in Android
• "Right To Be Forgotten"
• Amazon Updates Its Policies To Ban USB Type-C Cables That Are Not Fully Spec Compliant
• End of Life for Google Wallet Card
• Searching for Sundar Pichai
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