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October 19, 2016, 1:55 PM

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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 …
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.
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 …
Jonathan Mahler / New York Times:
Anti-Defamation League: 2.6M anti-Semitic tweets were posted from Aug. 2015-July 2016 with 19K+ directed at journalists; “Trump” found in bios of many offenders  —  She had seen her face superimposed on the body of a concentration camp inmate.  She had been called “a slimy Jewess.”
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Amazon Japan announces 32GB manga model of Kindle Paperwhite, priced at $118 for Prime subscribers, $157 for others, pre-orders open now  —  Amazon Japan has an unusual challenge with the Kindle: it not only has to cater to your typical bookworm, but to a local fondness for image-heavy (and thus storage-intensive) manga books.
Michael Cooney / Network World:
Microsoft AI research group says its speech recognition tech has reached parity with human-level proficiency, with an error rate of lower than 6%  —  Microsoft: This marks the first time that human parity has been reported for conversational speech  —  Microsoft researchers say they have created …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Researcher says some Trump company email servers use unpatched, end-of-life software, including Windows Server 2003, and only use single factor authentication  —  In what might be one of the more delicious cases of irony to ever grace a presidential election, a researcher has found that a number …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Sources: Snapchat to stop sharing ad revenue with media partners within weeks, will change to up-front flat licensing fee as it prepares for 2017 IPO  —  Evan Spiegel has a new deal for “Discover” publishers: We pay you up front, and we keep all the ad money.  —  Snapchat says it's done sharing with media companies.
Rachael King / Wall Street Journal:
Leaked emails of board member Colin Powell show Salesforce listed 14 acquisition targets at May board meeting, including Adobe, Demandware, and Box  —  Salesforce eyed 14 companies as possible acquisition targets in May, according to leaked Colin Powell email
 

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