Agent Survival Guide Podcast

November 22, 2019 | The Friday Five

November 22, 2019



The Friday Five for November 22, 2019:

  • The Trump Administration announces Health Care Transparency Rules
  • Slack shares drop with Microsoft Teams user count report
  • Beware of ‘Juice-Jacking’ While Traveling
  • Instagram hides likes, Facebook next?
  • New and Coming Soon from the Agent Survival Guide team!
Mentioned in this episode:


7 Strategies to Prevent Rapid Disenrollments from Medicare Plans

Facebook tries hiding Like counts to fight envy

Facebook Trying Out Hidden Like Counts

New Trump rule to make more health care rates public

Slack stock falls after Microsoft boasts 20 million Teams users

Stop! Don’t Charge Your Phone This Way

The best-case and worst-case scenarios for Trump’s health care price transparency rule

Trump Administration Releases Transparency Rule in Hospital Pricing

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey praised Facebook’s experimental moves to hide Instagram ‘likes’

Why You Should Think Twice About Plugging Into Public USB Power Stations


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  3. Whoop closes their series D funding round
  4. Google’s Project Nightingale now under investigation
  5. Nike breaks up with Amazon

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