News Round-Up 14 June 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

5G news

Three have announced this week that they’ll be launching their 5G service in August, following in EE and Vodafone’s footsteps. This comes in light of news that 5G take-up in South Korea (the first country to commercially launch 5G… maybe) has so far been faster than when 4G was launched, with over 1m customers signed up in just 69 days, compared to the 80 days it took for 4G to reach that landmark back in 2011.

Facebook deepfake decision

Facebook has confirmed that it won’t be removing deepfake and doctored videos, including one of Zuck. This decision follows criticism of Facebook for not removing a video of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi which had been doctored to make her sound slow and garbled. Interestingly, this news also coincides with the announcement of 500 new Facebook jobs in London, with many focused on building machine learning software to automatically detect and remove malicious content on its platforms. So that all makes a lot of sense.

The name's Bond, Elon Bond

And finally, we discovered this week that Elon Musk has a design on file for a James Bond style submarine car. Are we really surprised though?

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Service desk news

The service desk team had a busy week maintaining connectivity for a multi-site customer, improving performance issues on sluggish machines, and fixing a customer's video playback issue.

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