Rest of the Day: Google Project Fi Gets Better International Coverage
Google is improving the lives of Project Fi users who travel abroad a bit by adding networks in parts of Europe and Asia. Whether you’re looking for discounts on this sacred Amazon Prime Day or hunting Pokémon, better cellular connectivity is always good news.
- Google adds Three network to Project Fi. You probably haven’t heard of Three, but that’s good news for travelers from all over the world; Three provides coverage in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong and Indonesia. [Android Blog]
- Soon you will be able to order at Pizza Hut via Facebook Messenger and Twitter. They are working with a technology company specializing in “conversational trading” to develop many new ways of ordering pizza. “This is not just a publicity stunt,” says Chief Digital Officer Baron Concourse. Rather, it is one of the many new ways to order a pie. Chatbots and platforms like Alexa make shopping as convenient as possible, and Pizza Hut wants garlic bread on your doorstep with minimal fuss. [Eater]
- When it comes to ordering food online, Seamless and Grubhub make restaurant reviews more detailed and relevant to takeout orders. Now, when you review your order, you can rate the restaurant by how accurate the delivery time estimate was, how accurate the food was, and of course how good it was. [PRNewswire]
- Twitter has entered into another partnership to stream live video to the social network. They are working with Bloomberg to air three daily news shows, presumably aside from a cascading graph of related tweets. Twitter announced yesterday that it will partner with CBS to broadcast coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions . [Recode]
- You can now upload GIFs up to 15MB to Twitter. That’s over 5MB, which was quite a limitation considering how ineffective GIF is for videos. Twitter then transcodes the animation into more efficiently compressed MP4 files, which are technically not GIFs, but hey, it works. [The Verge]