elproducto #10 👉 a weekly round-up of Tech and Product goodness

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

  • Google announces Hangouts Meet and Hangouts Chat; Meet enables video chat with no installations or signups; users can join from a Calendar event or shared link; Chat provides room-based team messaging with third-party integrations (like Slack); Meet is available now; Chat has not yet launched. Also announces Jamboard, Google’s digital white board, will be available this May for $5k; the 4K, 55-inch Jamboard competes directly with Microsoft’s Surface Hub, the 55-inch version of which runs $9k
  • Are you really really human? Google introduces the invisible reCAPTCHA; uses machine learning to identify bots; human users will no longer need to check the “I am not a robot” box; visitors marked as suspicious will need to check the box or complete a challenge, such as “select all images featuring street signs”; available now.
  • Recognizing video objects with Machine Learning. Google demonstrates the Video Intelligence API: a tool for recognizing subjects, settings and more in videos; can also identify the context or type of a video, such as a commercial; the API will be made available to developers.

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

I’m currently reading Meditations by Marcus Aurelius, a classic on stoic philosophy that, despite obvious cultural changes (considering it was written nearly 2000 years ago), can sound surprisingly present.

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” — Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

Full-time learner, product stuff, “triathlete” & global traveller. Creating cool products @ Revolut, formerly @ Booking.com and @ Just Eat.