elproducto 0.4 👉 a weekly round-up of Tech and Product goodness for humans

A curated selection of Tech&Product articles and happenings within the last few days from a curious and frequently skeptical Product Manager’s perspective.

Welcome to a new week full of fresh ideas and innovation at elproducto!

📰 Seen on the news

  • Hyperloop getting closer to reality after the announcement from Hyperloop Transportation Technologies that will be opening up facilities in Toulouse. And they seem pretty serious about the idea of connecting several European cities.
  • Live stories everywhere. Facebook is testing Stories in Ireland, the feature that its owned Instagram replicated from Snapchat. The feature works exactly as Instagram’s, aiming to get users to share more & more often by taking a prominent location on top the News Feed screen and playing with the concept of volatility (stories disappear after 24h). A good way to get around recent scandals of having to delete live videos, and a better way to monetize live sharing, as Facebook is also testing in-story ads. They have also shown intent on monetizing Messenger by testing Ads within their standalone App.
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  • Facbook is also updating the algorithm that prioritizes videos on your feed by adding more weight to longer but completed videos (based on sessions viewing the whole length of a video). This should help giving more visibility to longer but popular videos, thus eventually sticking users longer to the site.
  • Specs on upcoming Samsung Galaxy S8 are slowly being unveiled, including iris scanner and infinite display.
  • Voice paid search? Amazon could soon attempt to leverage Alexa to monetize voice search.
  • More voice news: the upcoming Apple Watch Os update will include 3rd party App control via Siri. With this Apple aims to make the watch a device to be used more proactively (despite the small screen estate), rather than an “alerts” device. The potential for voice assistants in wearables is huge:
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