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TNT 1698: Microtransactiony

February 3, 201747 min
The Washington Posts reports that federal regulators are telling nine companies that they can no longer participate in Lifeline, the program that provides low-cost Internet access to low-income americans.Google's primary launcher for Android for the past few years has been the Google Now Launcher. But then the Pixel phones came along with their own launcher to confuse things. And now, Google is telling Google Mobile Services partners that it's discontinuing the Google Now Launcher in the near future.Re/Code says big data is creating more options for women in executive leadership roles. According to news coming out of the Global Women in Data conference, personal and financial performance metrics are helping women overcome bias. Data has the power to amplify the social impact of female leaders and help women keep their positions at the top.A whole lot of people on the social web pledged to delete Uber as backlash to a number of decisions the ride-hailing company has made related to the Immigration ban and President Donald Trump himself. But how much of an impact did it actually have? We'll look into this and talk about how Facebook wants to market to the broken-hearted.Sam Machkovech from Ars Technica is here to talk about the biggest gaming news of the week.
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Guest: Sam Machkovech
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