The Comunicano for Wednesday February 15 2017

Andy Abramson
HUMPDAY…….and there’s tons of NEW and that makes NEWSsurrounding new services releases that are making the rounds today from the likes of Facebook, Signal, Google, Yahoo and Microsoft. They all have decided to unleash new “stuff” that changes the way we consume, communicate, create and deliver information today, and after a wave of non-news of late, it’s nice to see NEW back in the NEWS..

Let’s start with Facebook,
which is going to become a bit more “annoying” as they start with sound on within their video news content. Their claim is more people prefer that, but thankfully there are ways to turn the audio offMicrosoft makes its biggest move to take on Gmail with a more complete Outlook Premium offer…In some cases I’ve included the official announcement as well as a news item about what’s new, in an effort to provide deeper transparency and insight. 
After all that, there’s a few perspectives on the new data plan wars happening in the USA that’s waging between the mobile operators that will help you decide what plan and what changes are right for YOU….That and more are all in today’s COMUNICANO.

New Release Watch
New Ways to Watch Facebook Video from the Facebook Newsroom

Facebook is launching an app for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV Premium Comes Out of Preview

Introducing Cloud Spanner: a global database service for mission-critical applications

Signal Adds Video Calls, Better Quality—And a New Privacy Tradeoff

Video calls for Signal now in public beta

Yahoo Mail now syncs photos across devices and IDs who's calling on the phone

Yahoo Mail Update: Never Guess Who’s Calling or…

Dataplan Watch
Expect T-Mobile to Continue Inflicting Pain on Verizon and AT&T

Experts warn businesses not to over-buy on unlimited data plans

Your complete guide to choosing an unlimited data plan

Unlimited plans comparison: Verizon vs. AT&T vs. Sprint vs. T-Mobile

Odds & Ends
This sick Valentine's day ad shows people getting naughty with their phones

How To Create A Killer Logo-Two Experts Weigh In

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