Tech News Today

Aug 30th 2017

Tech News Today 1843

The Revolution of Round

How not to launch your new smartphone
Records every weekday at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific / 23:00 UTC.
Guests: Paul Warner
Category: News

Uber’s board of directors voted unanimously for Dara Khosrowshahi, longstanding CEO of Expedia, to be its new CEO. Former CEO Travis Kalanick said in a statement that he wishes Dara well, saying that casting his vote was “a big moment for me and I couldn't be happier to pass the torch to such an inspiring leader.”

Microsoft and Amazon struck a partnership that will allow Cortana and the Amazon Echo to work together in perfect digital assistant harmony. The collaboration will allow users to access Amazon Voice Services via Cortana on Windows 10 PCs when it launches later this year.

Samsung unveiled the new Gear Sport, a sportier iteration of the successful Gear S3 smartwatch, with a round 1.2” display, Bixby integration, and a rotating bezel for navigation through the Tizen operating system.

Plus, Essential botches its customer support communication in a big way, the comment period for the dismantling of Net Neutrality rules is ending, and Paul Warner from InMoment discusses how Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods could affect employees of both companies.

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