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11/17/2017

Intel is betting big on 5G with new plans to build a family of 5G radio modems capable of transferring data wirelessly at multiple gigabits per second. The chips are scheduled for rollout in 2019 and will be part of a portfolio of Intel products for 5G, a service that's expected to deploy widely in 2020.

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11/17/2017

Google and Amazon have released patches for their smart speakers due to vulnerabilities created by BlueBorne, a grouping of eight Bluetooth flaws that make these speakers vulnerable to attack. The issue was discovered by security firm Armis and could have affected as many as 20 million smart speakers.

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ZDNet
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Google, Amazon, Bluetooth
11/17/2017

Jaguar Land Rover, Britain's largest vehicle manufacturer, has launched a test of its autonomous vehicles on public roads in Coventry. The tests mark the first time Jaguar has used the technology on open roads.

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11/17/2017

Honda and SoftBank will create a joint research program to determine how 5G can improve connected-car technology. The project involves the installation of experimental 5G base stations in northern Japan.

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Honda, Softbank
11/17/2017

Publishers finding success with header bidding helped boost bidding impression volume by 220% in the third quarter from the same period last year, according to PubMatic. Mobile was crucial, PubMatic says in its report, as the platform is "quickly becoming the first screen for many consumers globally."

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PubMatic
11/17/2017

Consumers are quickly adapting to the option of voice searches with the assistants they're bringing into their homes, and this has wide implications for marketers, Yext's Durane Forrester said in an interview. To take advantage, Forrester says, marketers need to continue providing rich content but should increasingly take the context of a consumer's query into account.

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Search Engine Land
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voice search, Yext
11/17/2017

Yahoo email users will be able to digitally clip coupons and track travel information across all their email services with two new features added in time for the holidays. Yahoo also says its email service will now automatically sort and highlight the most relevant deals in a user's inbox.

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VentureBeat
11/16/2017

On Black Friday alone US consumers will spend more than 6 million hours shopping with the five leading mobile-first shopping apps, according to App Annie estimates. The entire week is shaping up as a record period for shopping time spent on mobile with a 45% gain from two years ago.

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TechCrunch
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Black Friday, two years, Annie
11/16/2017

BlackBerry will outsource the sublicensing of its patents in a deal with Teletry, which will deal with global smartphone manufacturers. BlackBerry will maintain ownership for the approximately 40,000 patents and will continue to operate its own licensing program.

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Reuters
11/16/2017

Podcasts are a staple of media consumption for millennials, with LinkedIn studies noting that 42% listen to them at least once a week, and teenagers listen even more often. Andrew Arnold spotlights five principal factors driving podcast popularity including ease of access and the ability to listen on demand, and he relates how major media sources are responding.

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