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October 20, 2016, 12:55 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google reaches deal with CBS to carry network on Unplugged web TV service on YouTube, to debut early 2017; talks ongoing with 21st Century Fox, Disney  —  New service, to be housed on YouTube platform, is likely to debut in early 2017  —  Google Inc. has reached an agreement …
Brad Plumer / Vox:
Tesla says all new cars, including models in production, will come with self-driving hardware but features will be rolled out over time as software is perfected  —  On Wednesday night, Tesla, the electric car company helmed by Elon Musk, announced that all new cars in production would be equipped with …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Mark Zuckerberg defends having Thiel as a Facebook board member in internal memo, says it's important to stand up for peoples' right to hold different views  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg clearly doesn't intend to distance his company from board member and Donald Trump supporter Peter Thiel.
Deanna Ting / Skift:
Airbnb bans hosts in New York and San Francisco from listing multiple homes starting Nov. 1, will update tech to limit NYC listings to one address per person  —  Supporters of Airbnb hold a rally outside City Hall in New York.  Today, Airbnb announced new policies in an attempt to alleviate concerns …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple sends out invites for event at 10AM PT on October 27 at its Cupertino campus, with tagline “hello again”; new Macs are expected to be announced  —  And we're back to the Mac  —  As expected, Apple just sent out invites for an event in Cupertino next week on October 27th.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
LinkedIn says a Russian man arrested in the Czech Republic is believed to be involved in the 2012 breach, which saw the release of 117M passwords  —  Russian man drove luxury car, then collapsed after being apprehended, police say.  —  An alleged Russian hacker arrested in the Czech Republic following …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Report: Apple is working with Australian startup Sonder on a dynamic e-ink keyboard for future MacBooks, which could be incorporated as soon as 2018  —  But as rumors go, this one doesn't seem that trustworthy  —  Apple reportedly plans to put dynamic E Ink keyboards into MacBook laptops by 2018.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Greg Gopman, hired this month as Twitter's VR program manager, says he has been fired, after his comments about SF's homeless resurfaced  —  PR recovery 101: when you screw up this reality, move on to the next one.  —  Twitter seems to be slowly building up its AR/VR hires as its other real-world hopes …
Ryan Weber / The Keyword:
G Suite adds new productivity features including Slack integration, more voice commands, improved Forms, and assignable Action Items within Docs, Sheets, Slides  —  One of the core promises of Google Docs is to help you and your team go from collecting ideas to achieving your goals as quickly and easily as possible.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
LeEco launches the Le Pro3, a $399 Android 6.0 smartphone with 5.5-inch display, 16 megapixel camera, Snapdragon 821 processor, and no 3.5mm headphone jack  —  LeEco announced that its first smartphone in the United States will be the Le Pro3.  While the phone has been available internationally since …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
T-Mobile fined $48M by FCC for mischaracterizing its “unlimited” plan and throttling users' data when they reached the limit  —  Federal regulators are slapping T-Mobile with millions of dollars in fines and other requirements after consumers complained that the wireless carrier misled …
Facebook:
Facebook rolls out new tools in the US for seeking friends' recommendations on local places or services, discovering local events, and interacting with Pages  —  People come to Facebook every day to connect and share experiences with friends and family.  We share the great places we go and we ask …

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