TechSummit Lead #002

Editor’s Note: This is the TechSummit Lead, a daily recap of the stories that go beyond the headlines.

  • Slack has added integration with Google Calendar, allowing for any calendar to post to any channel, as well as to yourself from @slackbot.
  • HEVC Advance is threatening to demand royalties for the HEVC video codec that would cut the bandwidth required for streaming online video in half.
  • Google is rolling out better transcriptions to both Google Voice and Project Fi that claim to have 49% less errors.
  • Airbnb has hired Laurence Tosi as the home sharing startup’s new CFO.
  • Flipboard has raised $50 million in funding from JP Morgan, which will be used to build out its product and team.

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