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October 11, 2016, 10:50 PM

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Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Samsung ends production of the Galaxy Note7 after global recall due to battery fires; shares fell 8% wiping out $17B of market value before termination news  —  Samsung Electronics Co. is ending production of its problematic Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, taking the drastic step of killing off …
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Hamza Shaban / BuzzFeed:
Apple and Samsung argue patent case before Supreme Court; justices challenge value of design patents, which Samsung was found to have infringed  —  Several Supreme Court justices challenged Samsung's argument on Tuesday that the company should owe Apple less than $399 million for infringing on the design of the iPhone.
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Google acquires FameBit to better connect YouTube creators with brands  —  Google announced on Tuesday that it has acquired FameBit, with plans to leverage its technology platform to help YouTube creators better connect with brands.  Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Matt Cagle / ACLU of Northern California:
Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter gave data access to domestic surveillance firm Geofeedia; all have blocked access after ACLU shed light on the relationship  —  Privacy and Government Surveillance, Racial Justice, Technology and Civil Liberties  —  The ACLU of California has obtained records showing …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Report: Amazon to expand grocery business with new convenience stores and curbside pickup, exclusively for AmazonFresh subscribers  —  Look out, 7-Eleven: Amazon's push into brick-and-mortar retail is getting serious.  —  The e-commerce giant is considering building its own convenience stores …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Stack Overflow launches Developer Story, a free résumé profile page tool for programmers  —  Stack Overflow, the community site best known for providing answers for all of your random coding questions, also has a thriving jobs board and provides services to employers looking to hire developers.
Aaron Pressman / Fortune:
Sprint plans to give away 1M devices with 3GB/month of mobile data to US high school students in low-income households, over five years  —  Sprint said it would donate one million connected devices and free mobile accounts to underprivileged kids as part of an effort to address the digital divide.

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