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October 11, 2016, 1:00 PM

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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.
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 …
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.
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Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Samsung unveils ArtPC, a cylindrical desktop with 360-degree audio speaker, Intel Skylake-based Core i5/i7; pre-orders open now for $1,200+, ships Oct. 28 in US  —  For most PC enthusiasts, if you ask them to name a cylindrical machine, the Mac Pro comes immediately to mind.

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Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
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:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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