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October 11, 2016, 4:20 AM

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Samsung Global Newsroom:
Samsung tells owners of Galaxy Note7 to stop using device, asks global carrier and retail partners to stop sales and exchanges of the phone  —  We are working with relevant regulatory bodies to investigate the recently reported cases involving the Galaxy Note7.
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.  —  Shawn Minter via The Verge
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.
Facebook:
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.
Washington Post:
Dozens of suspicious court cases, with missing defendants, aim at getting web pages deindexed or taken down outright by abusing firms' policies on defamation  —  There are about 25 court cases throughout the country that have a suspicious profile:  — All involve allegedly self-represented plaintiffs …

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