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October 10, 2016, 9:35 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Source: Samsung has temporarily halted production of the Galaxy Note7  —  Move follows reports of problems with replacement phones  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. has temporarily halted production of its troubled Galaxy Note 7, according to a person familiar with the matter …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon halt sales and replacements of Galaxy Note7 amid reports of newer models catching fire  —  The move follows several incidents, including one smoking phone that caused a Southwest flight to be canceled.  —  It's been more than a month since Samsung first issued …
Jordan Golson / The Verge:
5 cases of replacement Galaxy Note7s catching fire reported in US; Samsung says it is investigating the reports, working with Consumer Product Safety Commission  —  This time in Texas  —  Another replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has caught fire, this one in Houston, Texas.
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Leaked Microsoft videos show redesigned Paint app for Windows 10 with support for 3D objects  —  Microsoft is building a Windows 10 version of its famous Paint tool.  While the software maker has barely updated Paint in recent releases of Windows, the new Paint app will be completely overhauled.
Greg Sandoval / Motherboard:
France's transportation department launches Le.Taxi, a confusing platform that hosts cab-hailing apps from taxi companies; most taxi apps compare poorly to Uber  —  France's ailing taxi industry is supposed to benefit from a new government-funded mobile platform designed to help traditional cabs compete with ride-hailing service Uber.
New York Times:
US government officially blames Russia for hacking DNC and a range of other institutions and prominent individuals to “interfere with the US election process”  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet executives nixed a plan to sell robotic arms built by Google's robotics group because they wouldn't be used daily by billions of people  —  @mhbergen , More stories by Mark Bergen  —  Product developed in-house failed Page's ‘toothbrush test’  —  Robotics experts frustrated with Google's perfectionism
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Jing Cao / Bloomberg:
Cross-border B2B digital payments company Payoneer, whose clients include Amazon and Google, announces $180M round led by TCV; company had $100M+ revenue in '15  —  Clients include Amazon, Google, Airbnb, Getty Images  —  Company had more than $100 million in revenue in 2015
Elmira Bayrasli / TechCrunch:
Iran Internet Group raises €20M Series A to expand its ride-sharing app Snapp beyond Tehran  —  Investors have turned Iran into the latest country to embrace the ride sharing and car-hailing app phenomenon.  —  The Iran Internet Group has secured a €20 million Series A round …

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