elproducto #31 👉 a weekly round-up of Tech and Product goodness

Facebook video-chat device, Google removing urls from results, Linkedin’s Tinder-like mentoring, Spotify growth, VPN China ban, Speed as habit & more.

👩‍🚀 TL;DR

More details on Facebook new hardware products: they will not only develop a home speaker, but also a video-chat device. Not clear whether they will ditch the speaker and go full on for a smarter device, but devices are already being tested at people’s homes. They are also working on a 360-degree camera that would eventually scan and recognise people and objects in the room, and that may be part of the video-chat device.

📰 Seen on the news

Google offered to acquire Snap for around $30B in early 2016 and again just before the company’s IPO in March of this year.

📚 Good reads

VR’s Grand Challenge: on the Future of Human Interaction. Oculus’ chief scientist Michael Abrash speaks on the challenges facing VR, and how they can be overcome; discusses and demonstrate the thesis that all reality is virtual, and highly determined by perspective.

🎯Quote of the week

“Finite players play within boundaries; infinite players play with boundaries.” — James P. Carse

🙊 Tweet of the week

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

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

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