Best TV of 2018, Apple Watch ECG, Streaming Services, Waymo One

| December 6, 2018

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On today's Trends With Benefits podcast: The single Best TV of 2018, solving the issue of too many streaming services, Waymo One autonomouse car service, Apple Watch ECG update, Japanese robot waiters.

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GROUPE M6

The M6 Group has patiently built up a succession of beautiful stories ... The major asset of the M6 Group: transversely. Innovation, daring and proximity, remain the keys to its strategy and, consequently, its success. Created in 1987 around the M6 channel, the Metropole Television Group has become over the years a powerful multimedia group, offering a wide range of programs, products and services available on the most diverse media: television, Internet, mobile phone ... Second commercial channel of the market, the offer of M6 is completed by W9, TNT's leading channel, and recently 6ter, "television to share".

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GROUPE M6

The M6 Group has patiently built up a succession of beautiful stories ... The major asset of the M6 Group: transversely. Innovation, daring and proximity, remain the keys to its strategy and, consequently, its success. Created in 1987 around the M6 channel, the Metropole Television Group has become over the years a powerful multimedia group, offering a wide range of programs, products and services available on the most diverse media: television, Internet, mobile phone ... Second commercial channel of the market, the offer of M6 is completed by W9, TNT's leading channel, and recently 6ter, "television to share".

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