October 26, 2016, 3:20 AM

October 26, 2016

2:25 AM  •
Nat Levy / GeekWire:  Amazon adds 60 new Dash buttons including Coca-Cola, Cheez-It, Pop-Tarts, says orders are up five times over the last year
12:10 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  IBM expands Watson's reach with data platform, iOS integration, bots, video analysis, and education efforts

October 25, 2016

10:50 PM  •
Brian Reigh / Android Authority:  Samsung Pay upcoming changes to include location based coupons, select in-app purchases, online purchases with MasterPass, and expansion to three new markets
9:35 PM  •
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:  Lyft says it's delivered 17M rides so far this month, up 240% from the same period last year
7:37 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Recode:  Google Access halts Fiber rollout and plans layoffs as its CEO Craig Barratt steps down
6:50 PM  •
Patrick Kulp / Mashable:  DraftKings and Fanduel reach a settlement with New York attorney general on charges of false advertising; each company to pay $6M in penalties and costs
5:47 PM  •
Abner Li / 9to5Google:  Google says pre-order demand for Pixel phones exceeded expectations, as many face order delays until mid-November
5:35 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  Apple reports quarterly services revenue of $6.3B, up 24% YoY; Apple Pay transactions are up 500%+
5:27 PM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Akamai reports Q3 revenue of $584M, up 6% YoY on strong demand for its security and cloud products; stock up over 6% after hours
5:20 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google's home delivery service Google Express expands to new regions and reaches 70M more people; company says it now covers 90% of US
5:00 PM  •
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:  Dropbox announces it will integrate its services into Blackboard Learn, its learning management system
4:45 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:  Apple reports Q4 2016 results with $46.9B revenue, down from $51.5B YoY, as iPhone sales drop to 45.5M from 48M; 4.9M Macs and 9.3M iPads sold, both down YoY
4:33 PM  •
Business Wire:  Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results
4:27 PM  •
TechCrunch:  Pandora reports Q3 revenue of $351.9M, up 13% YoY, vs $366M expected; active listeners were 77.9M at end of Q3, down from 78.1M YoY; stock down 5%+ after hours
3:21 PM  •
Juli Clover / MacRumors:  The latest version of macOS Sierra contains images of a new MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor and an OLED touch panel in place of function keys
2:52 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Sources: Apple has several engineers in Canada building a car OS, of which about two dozen came from Blackberry's QNX, is testing self-driving software with VR
2:12 PM  •
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:  AT&T's new streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, will debut in November with 100+ channels for $35/month, includes unlimited mobile data for TV viewing
1:30 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Microsoft launches next version of its deep learning framework, Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 beta, with Python support
12:45 PM  •
Kenneth Lipp / The Daily Beast:  Details emerge on AT&T's Hemisphere, a warrantless surveillance service sold to law enforcement; any gleaned data may only be used in “parallel construction”
12:15 PM  •
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:  Google announces Jamboard, a 55" stylus-enabled 4K touchscreen device with built-in HD camera, debuting in first half of 2017 for under $6K for G Suite users
11:30 AM  •
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:  IHS estimates Pixel XL 32GB model, which retails for $769, has a total materials and manufacturing price of $285.75, beating Apple's margin on the 32GB iPhone 7
10:55 AM  •
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:  Navdy's smartphone-connected heads-up display for cars starts shipping for $799
10:20 AM  •
Alex Davies / Wired:  Uber's Otto self-driving truck makes its first delivery of 50K beer cans in a 120-mile run across Colorado
9:55 AM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  What to expect at Microsoft's October 26 event: Surface all-in-one PC, Microsoft Paint app with 3D, Echo competitor, HoloLens on Windows 10
9:20 AM  •
Tas Bindi / ZDNet:  Cloud monitoring software firm Wavefront raises $52M Series B led by Tenaya Capital, to accelerate product roadmap and expand in North America, Europe
8:35 AM  •
Stephen Shankland / CNET:  Wi-Fi Alliance begins certification process for short-range WiFi standard WiGig, also known as 802.11ad, which supports transmission speeds of up to 8 Gbps
7:40 AM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Xiaomi debuts 6.4" all-ceramic Mi Mix flagship phone with edgeless screen, Snapdragon 821, and 4,400mAh battery, which goes on sale in China November 4 for $516
5:30 AM  •
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:  Google Maps for iOS update brings option to order food from delivery services directly from the app
2:25 AM  •
Sarah Kessler / Fast Company:  Profile of “Silicon Valley's favorite political fixer” Bradley Tusk, who helped Uber overcome regulatory hurdles in major cities across the US
2:00 AM  •
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:  Alexis Ohanian and Garry Tan's early stage VC firm Initialized Capital raises $115M for its third fund, has added Kim-Mai Cutler, Alina Libova as partners

October 24, 2016

10:20 PM  •
Roger Fingas / AppleInsider:  Apple Pay now available in Japan; iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 equipped with Sony's FeliCa-ready chips will support Suica, QUICPay, and iD
10:00 PM  •
Jason D. Rowley / Mattermark:  Google acquires Eyefluence, an eye-tracking tech firm for AR and VR
8:40 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:  Twitter to report 2016 Q3 results pre-market instead of post-market on Thursday October 27 at 4am Pacific Time
8:35 PM  •
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:  Sources: Twitter may cut 8% of workforce, or 300 people, as soon as this week
7:55 PM  •
iFixit:  Google Pixel XL teardown reveals little HTC branding, a 6/10 repairability score due to fragile screen, but most components are modular and easy to replace
6:25 PM  •
Hooyeon Kim / Bloomberg:  Amid Note7 fiasco, hundreds file class action lawsuits against Samsung, and new Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee faces pushback from investment groups
6:10 PM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  InContext raises $15.2M from Intel Capital, others, to expand its VR products for retail and manufacturing, and look beyond web-based VR solutions
5:25 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Alibaba's Jack Ma urges China to use big data to combat crime in speech televised to 1.5M legal and domestic security officials
5:20 PM  •
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:  Intel Capital leads $15 million round for Chronocam to develop visual sensors for cars, drones, and robots
5:15 PM  •
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:  Uber to deliver up to 5 free flu shots and a free care pack to users in 17 cities on October 25; last year the flu care package cost $10
5:10 PM  •
Blaise Zerega / VentureBeat:  Paxata gets $33.5M Series D led by Intel Capital for machine learning for information management, with Microsoft Ventures, In-Q- Tel, Accel, more participating
4:40 PM  •
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:  Court filings: Magic Leap countersues two ex-VPs over IP who sued for wrongful termination; SF offices appear in disarray relative to Florida operations
3:35 PM  •
Se Young Lee / Reuters:  Samsung: South Korean customers who exchanged their Galaxy Note7 for an S7 will be able to trade for Galaxy Note8 or S8 next year at 50% of the cost of their S7
2:50 PM  •
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:  MasterCard links MasterPass to Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Microsoft Wallet to let cardholders more easily complete purchases online using device authentication
2:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Google announces strategic partnerships with Visa and Mastercard; Android Pay users will be able to check out from sites supporting Visa Checkout or Masterpass
2:25 PM  •
Matt Burgess / WIRED UK:  Microsoft will raise cloud computing prices in UK by up to 22% in January, in wake of Brexit
1:55 PM  •
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:  Apple releases iOS 10.1 with the iPhone 7 Plus' Portrait mode, which is still in beta
12:50 PM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Facebook Messenger, which currently only supports debit cards, will get new PayPal payment option in US; users will also get in-app PayPal payment notifications
12:35 PM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  IDC: Q3 smartwatch shipments down 51.6% YoY to 2.7M with Apple Watch down 72% YoY to 1.1M units, but the impact of new Apple Watch models remains to be seen
11:40 AM  •
Peter Kafka / Recode:  The New York Times acquires online consumer guide The Wirecutter, founded by former Gizmodo editor-in-chief Brian Lam; sources say NYT will pay more than $30M
11:30 AM  •
Reuters:  In wake of botnet DDoS attack on DynDNS, Hangzhou Xiongmai issues US recall of webcam models that had easy-to-guess default passwords
10:55 AM  •
Ben Sullivan / Motherboard:  Researchers phish their way into a 3D printer-connected computer to sabotage blueprints for a drone propeller, causing the drone to crash 2 minutes into flight
9:50 AM  •
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:  Study: share of women in the US computing workforce on pace to decline from 24% to 22% by 2025 if nothing is done to encourage more to study computer science
8:55 AM  •
Scott Moritz / Bloomberg:  T-Mobile Q3 earnings beats estimates with revenue up 18% to $9.2B, 969K new postpaid customers, net income of $366M up from $138M a year earlier
8:30 AM  •
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:  Smartfrog, a European smart security camera maker and cloud service, raises €20M
6:35 AM  •
Bloomberg:  TD Ameritrade and Toronto-Dominion Bank to acquire Scottrade for $4B
5:00 AM  •
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:  Oblong Industries, maker of gesture-controlled hardware and software collaboration tools, raises $65M; their clients include NASA, PwC, and IBM
2:25 AM  •
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:  Heal, a Los Angeles-based company that provides on-demand doctor house call service in California, raises $26.9M Series A at a $110M post-money valuation
1:40 AM  •
Brendan I. Koerner / Wired:  Inside the discovery, investigation, and attempted mitigation of the devastating OPM breach last year
1:05 AM  •
David Henry / Reuters:  19 US banks to offer a money-transfer app Zelle with instant deposits by early next year, to compete against PayPal, Venmo, and Square Cash

October 23, 2016

11:50 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Experts demonstrate exploiting the Rowhammer hardware flaw from app with no special user permissions, rooting older devices from LG, Motorola, Samsung, OnePlus
10:45 PM  •
Marshall Honorof / Tom's Guide:  Roku Ultra review: the best streaming media player thanks to unparalleled 3.5K channel selection, 4K, HDR, Dolby Digital audio support, USB port, and more
8:55 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Samsung's rushed replacement of Galaxy Note7 before finding the root cause of fires doomed the smartphone
6:40 PM  •
Michael Kan / Computerworld:  Hangzhou Xiongmai admits its products were part of Mirai botnet, says it patched the flaws in September 2015 but older devices still vulnerable
6:10 PM  •
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:  Samsung's rush to save the Galaxy Note 7 may have hastened its demise
4:25 PM  •
Kara Swisher / Recode:  Resistance from Time Warner execs like Jeff Bewkes, head of HBO at the time, doomed the AOL merger, which raises questions about the prospects of the AT&T deal
3:25 PM  •
Matthew Monks / Bloomberg:  Sources: TD Ameritrade and Toronto-Dominion Bank to acquire Scottrade for $4B; announcement may come on Monday
2:10 PM  •
Kurt Wagner / Recode:  Tinder plans to double its workforce in the next 12-18 months and open a small satellite office in Silicon Valley, says CEO Sean Rad
11:05 AM  •
Andy Greenberg / Wired:  Ex-Lulzsec hacker Sabu now leading penetration testing at Seattle-based Rhino Security Labs; his boss says he has already performed dozens of tests for clients
8:00 AM  •
Alex Kras:  Google AMP accused of stealing publishers traffic, by directing search traffic to cached snapshots of sites at Google-hosted URLs
4:55 AM  •
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:  Chinese tech giants bet on “Uber for bikes”: Ofo raised $130M, while MoBike raised $100M according to sources
1:50 AM  •
Kevin Marks / Backchannel:  How a design trend to reduce the contrast between text and its background, driven by Apple's and Google's guidelines, is making text harder to read online

October 22, 2016

9:45 PM  •
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:  How hackers used malicious short URLs hidden in fake Google emails to break into John Podesta's and Colin Powell's Gmail accounts
8:55 PM  •
New York Times:  AT&T-Time Warner deal will likely face tougher regulatory scrutiny and higher political hurdles than earlier Comcast-NBCUniversal deal
8:04 PM  •
AT&T:  AT&T announces a half-stock, half-cash deal to acquire Time Warner, valuing the company at $85.4B
5:15 PM  •
Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:  Source: AT&T has agreed to buy Time Warner for more than $80B
2:45 PM  •
Gedalyah Reback / GeekTime:  Israeli self-driving car startup Oryx announces $17M Series A led by Bessemer Venture Partners, for development of its non-LiDAR-based depth-sensing technology
12:10 PM  •
Adam Jourdan / Reuters:  Walmart to invest $50M in New Dada, a Chinese online grocery and delivery firm that has over 25M registered customers and delivers in over 300 cities
7:05 AM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  India's Wipro pays $500M to acquire US-based cloud consulting firm Appirio, which works closely with Salesforce and Workday and had raised about $111M
2:00 AM  •
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:  David Bunnell, founder of PC Magazine, PC World, and Macworld, and a social activist, died Tuesday in Berkeley, CA, at age 69
12:55 AM  •
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:  Researchers: Friday's internet outage, caused by DDoS attack on DynDNS, was powered in part by a Mirai-based botnet of DVRs and cameras with Xiongmai components

October 21, 2016

10:15 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Recode:  Why AT&T would want to buy Time Warner: content packaged with data connections, a shrinking DirecTV business, and competition with Verizon, Facebook, and Google
9:20 PM  •
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:  Man arrested in Czech Republic, Yevgeniy Nikulin, indicted in US on charges related to hacking of LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring in 2012
7:55 PM  •
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:  Visa announces 2017 pilot of Visa B2B Connect, a business-to-business payment platform based on Chain's blockchain technology
6:40 PM  •
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:  Dyn says today's DDoS attack on its DNS service came from tens of millions of IPs, and involved a botnet IoT devices compromised by Mirai malware
5:35 PM  •
Avery Hartmans / Business Insider:  New York Governor Cuomo signs bill banning less than 30-day rental unit listings on sites like Airbnb when tenant is not present; Airbnb sues to block the law
2:30 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Facebook plans to show more images and stories with graphic content, including violence and nudity, if they're “newsworthy, significant or of public interest”
1:50 PM  •
Tim Nudd / Adweek:  Facebook Launches a Big Ad Campaign for Facebook Live, With User Videos at the Core
1:15 PM  •
William Turton / Gizmodo:  DNS provider Dyn is investigating and mitigating a third wave of DDoS attacks causing widespread outages across many popular sites in the US and Europe
12:15 PM  •
Jessica Toonkel / Reuters:  AT&T agrees in principle to buy Time Warner for $85 billion: sources
11:45 AM  •
Julia Angwin / ProPublica:  Google updated its privacy policy this summer, letting Google combine personal info from Gmail and other tools with DoubleClick browsing data to target ads
11:20 AM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Time Out to pay up to $2.94M for Yplan, the London-based event ticketing startup that had raised $37.5M
10:55 AM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  Researchers find serious nine-year old privilege-escalation bug in Linux kernel, official patch released this week
10:10 AM  •
Marco della Cava / USA Today:  Microsoft shares closed at the all-time high of $59.66 on Friday
10:00 AM  •
@cnbc:  BREAKING: Qualcomm, NXP Semi agree on $110/share deal; additional specifics still need work - sources
8:45 AM  •
TechCrunch:  Large DDoS attacks cause outages at Twitter, Spotify, and other sites
7:30 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  App Annie: China overtakes the US in iOS App Store revenue, ending a six year run at the top
4:25 AM  •
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:  DocuSign introduces DocuSign Payments with support for all major credit cards, Apple Pay, and Android Pay; service to roll out early next year

October 20, 2016

10:05 PM  •
Anton Shilov / AnandTech:  Kodak announces the Bullitt-designed Ektra Android smartphone with 5-inch FHD display, 21 MP camera, USB-C, priced at €499, available in Europe later this year
8:50 PM  •
Portia Crowe / Business Insider:  Sources: Expedia-backed Trivago plans IPO by the end of November that could value it at $5B
7:20 PM  •
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:  AMD reports better-than-expected $1.3B Q3 revenue, up 23.2% YoY on higher demand for its semi-custom SoC and Polaris GPUs
6:00 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Recode:  Sources: Comcast's NBCUniversal finalizing deal for a second $200M investment in BuzzFeed at a valuation of $1.7B
5:20 PM  •
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:  Lyft's CMO, Kira Wampler, and VP of comms, Brandon McCormick, are leaving; ex-Pandora exec Melissa Waters replaces Wampler, Raj Kapoor joins as CSO
5:04 PM  •
Microsoft:  Microsoft Cloud Strength Highlights First Quarter Results
4:57 PM  •
Matt Burns / TechCrunch:  Microsoft's Surface business grew revenue 38% YoY, hitting $926M, in the most recent quarter
4:52 PM  •
Bloomberg:  Sources: Qualcomm nears a deal worth $34B to acquire NXP Semiconductors; purchase could be announced next week
4:38 PM  •
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:  Microsoft says Azure revenue increased by 116% YoY in the most recent quarter, as compute usage doubles
4:30 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  PayPal reports Q3 2016 revenue of $2.67B, beating expectations, but misses on total payment volume with $87B vs $88.3B expected
4:27 PM  •
Tom Warren / The Verge:  Microsoft reports Q1 2017 revenue of $20.5B, beating estimates, with Intelligent Cloud revenue up 8% to $6.4B, OEM revenue flat YoY as phone revenue drops 72%
3:55 PM  •
Bloomberg:  AT&T Discussed Idea of Takeover in Time Warner Meetings
3:25 PM  •
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:  Slack's user growth slows slightly as it records 33% rise in DAUs in five months, down from 50% in the prior five; app now has 4M DAUs, of which 1.25M+ are paid
3:05 PM  •
New York Times:  Data stolen by NSA contractor included NSA hacking tools later used by Shadow Brokers, and is largest leak of classified info, even more than Panama Papers
2:50 PM  •
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:  Analysis of 1K+ posts from 6 partisan Facebook Pages shows that least-accurate are shared widely; 38% of right-wing, 19% of left-wing posts are false/misleading
2:10 PM  •
Vlad Savov / The Verge:  Razer debuts new 17.3-inch gaming laptop with mechanical keyboard, 2.6GHz quad-core Skylake i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD, GeForce GTX 1080 as standard, costs $3.7K
1:40 PM  •
John Mannes / TechCrunch:  Braintree founder Bryan Johnson invests $100M in his startup, Kernel, which aims to make an implantable chip for brains to help people with neurological damage
1:25 PM  •
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:  Redpoint Ventures announces Redpoint China I, a $180M fund for investing in early-stage Chinese startups, and the firm's first fund dedicated to China
1:05 PM  •
T.C. Sottek / The Verge:  Nintendo's Switch console is powered by a custom Tegra processor from Nvidia
12:32 PM  •
Jonathan M. Gitlin / Ars Technica:  Tesla says using self-driving models to earn money through ride-sharing is only allowed on the “Tesla Network”, details of which will be released next year
12:00 PM  •
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:  Travis Kalanick says Uber has 40M monthly active riders, each paying about $50 per month
11:05 AM  •
Prashant Gopal / Bloomberg:  Apple teams up with a handful of homebuilders to push Homekit-enabled bundles of smart appliances in new homes
10:30 AM  •
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:  Nintendo unveils Switch, a game console/tablet hybrid with two detachable controllers and a dock for connecting to a TV; device launches in March
9:55 AM  •
Kurt Wagner / Recode:  NBA will broadcast one game per week, minimum 25 games this season, in VR, in partnership with NextVR
9:20 AM  •
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:  Notion raises $9.5M from Accel, Drive Capital, others to build better email app by prioritizing messages; app debuts on iOS, Android today, and Alexa soon
8:35 AM  •
Lizette Chapman / Bloomberg:  Sequoia Capital hires Yahoo's Jess Lee, CEO of fashion site Polyvore, as its first female US investing partner
8:25 AM  •
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:  Verizon Q3 revenue of $30.9B falls short of expectations, 442K subscriber additions disappoint; IoT revenue jumped 24% YoY to $217M

October 19, 2016

11:30 PM  •
Deanna Ting / Skift:  Airbnb bans hosts in New York and San Francisco from listing multiple homes starting Nov. 1, will update tech to limit NYC listings to one address per person
10:25 PM  •
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:  Pure Storage to pay Dell $30M as part of settlement to end three-year EMC patent litigation
9:45 PM  •
Brad Plumer / Vox:  Tesla says all new cars, including models in production, will come with self-driving hardware but features will be rolled out over time as software is perfected
9:10 PM  •
Zen Soo / South China Morning Post:  Google launches Android Pay in Hong Kong, says it is available at over 5K locations to users with devices equipped with NFC and KitKat 4.4 or higher
8:15 PM  •
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:  Google releases Android 7.1 developer preview to beta testers with Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C devices
6:40 PM  •
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:  Recent leaks show email isn't suited for modern political and business life; tools like Slack, HipChat that let admins limit archiving avoid some email pitfalls
5:50 PM  •
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:  Apple is listed as an exhibitor at Mobile World Congress 2017, its first trade show since Macworld in 2009, where it could promote “Planet of the Apps”
5:10 PM  •
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:  LinkedIn says a Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic is believed to be involved in 2012 breach which saw the release of 117M passwords
4:37 PM  •
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:  eBay reports Q3 revenue of $2.22B, up 6% YoY, vs $2.19B expected but misses on gross merchandise volume of $20.1B vs $20.3B expected; stock down 7% after hours
4:30 PM  •
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:  Yahoo sends a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper demanding “transparency” be allowed over security orders concerning user data
4:07 PM  •
Nilay Patel / The Verge:  Apple sends out invites for event at 10AM PT on October 27 at its Cupertino campus, with tagline “hello again”; new Macs are expected to be announced
4:00 PM  •
Peter Kafka / Recode:  Amazon has exclusive rights to stream and sell Garth Brooks' music on its Music Unlimited service, a major get in the streaming wars against Spotify and Apple
3:45 PM  •
Colin Lecher / The Verge:  Facebook was a Geofeedia customer before cutting ties with the surveillance firm following ACLU's report, saying the firm was non-compliant with Facebook's ToS
3:27 PM  •
Alex Heath / Business Insider:  Mark Zuckerberg defends having Thiel as a Facebook board member in internal memo, says it's important to stand up for peoples' right to hold different views
2:50 PM  •
Wall Street Journal:  Sources: Google reaches deal with CBS to carry network on Unplugged web TV service on YouTube, to debut early 2017; talks ongoing with 21st Century Fox, Disney
2:20 PM  •
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:  LeEco launches the Le Pro3, a $399 Android 6.0 smartphone with 5.5-inch display, 16 megapixel camera, Snapdragon 821 processor, and no 3.5mm headphone jack
2:10 PM  •
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:  LeEco is launching LeEco Live, a US video service in partnership with MGM, Lionsgate, Vice, and publication partners Cosmopolitan and Esquire
2:00 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  LinkedIn updates Endorsements feature to show the most relevant ones to visiting users by using machine learning, send endorsement requests to relevant users
1:30 PM  •
Ryan Weber / The Keyword:  G Suite adds new productivity features including Slack integration, more voice commands, improved Forms, and assignable Action Items within Docs, Sheets, Slides
1:25 PM  •
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:  Stripe debuts new fraud detection tools for its payments service, which use machine learning
12:25 PM  •
Ad Age:  Sources: Pinterest building an Explore channel for publishers and brands to create multimedia posts, to test ad revenue potential with integrated video ad units
11:55 AM  •
James Vincent / The Verge:  Report: Apple is working with Australian startup Sonder on a dynamic e-ink keyboard for future MacBooks, which could be incorporated as soon as 2018
11:25 AM  •
Brian Fung / Washington Post:  T-Mobile fined $48M by FCC for mischaracterizing its “unlimited” plan and throttling users' data when they reached the limit
9:10 AM  •
Facebook:  Facebook rolls out new tools in the US for seeking friends' recommendations on local places or services, discovering local events, and interacting with Pages

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