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October 11, 2016, 10:00 AM

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Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note7 after global recall due to battery fires; its shares fall 8% wiping out $17B of market value  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off a smartphone that became …
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 …
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Yahoo disabled email forwarding feature at beginning of October, making it unnecessarily difficult for users to leave service amid coverage of record breach  —  LONDON (AP) — As Yahoo's embattled email service suffers through a slew of bad news, some users are finding it hard to leave.
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 …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google Cast app to be renamed Google Home, will manage Google Home and Cast devices and help users discover new content  —  Here's another sign for how closely Google Home, the company's answer to Amazon Echo, and its Chromecast streaming adapter are connected: Google will soon rename its Cast app to “Google Home.”

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