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October 10, 2016, 3:45 PM

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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, 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 …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Following reports that Samsung temporarily halted production of the Galaxy Note7, Samsung says it's temporarily “adjusting” its production schedule  —  This is probably about as close to a full confirmation of last night's reporting that Samsung has temporarily halting production of the Galaxy Note 7.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Workplace will cost $3 per user per month for the first 1K users, $2 for the next 1K-10K users, and $1 for additional MAUs  —  After 20 months in a closed beta under the working title Facebook at Work, (as we predicted it would the other week) today Facebook is finally bringing …
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.
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
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

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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