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October 25, 2016, 11:00 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
The latest version of macOS Sierra contains images of a new MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor and an OLED touch panel in place of function keys  —  macOS Sierra 10.12.1, released yesterday, includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel that's set …
Business Wire:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Services Revenue Grows 24% to All-Time Quarterly Record of $6.3 Billion  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Kara Swisher / Recode:
Google Access halts Fiber rollout and plans layoffs as its CEO Craig Barratt steps down  —  CEO Craig Barratt departs as company halts rollouts to new cities with layoffs coming.  —  Executive changes are coming to Google Access, including the departure of CEO Craig Barratt, according to sources.
Kenneth Lipp / The Daily Beast:
Details emerge on AT&T's Hemisphere, a warrantless surveillance service sold to law enforcement; any gleaned data may only be used in “parallel construction”  —  On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff's deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist's report of human remains outside of town.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Google announces Jamboard, a 55" stylus-enabled 4K touchscreen device with built-in HD camera, debuting in first half of 2017 for under $6K for G Suite users  —  It's hard to recall today, but being able to edit a document at the same time as others was a transformative feature for Google's suite of online office apps.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has several engineers in Canada building a car OS, of which about two dozen came from Blackberry's QNX, is testing self-driving software with VR  —  Canada office hires engineers from BlackBerry's QNX unit  —  Apple said to test self-driving software with virtual reality
Alex Davies / Wired:
Uber's Otto self-driving truck makes its first delivery of 50K beer cans in a 120-mile run across Colorado  —  Walt Martin is kneeling, legs folded behind him, butt resting on his heels.  “I've got to practice my yoga,” he says, clearly joking.  Never mind that we're in the cab …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
AT&T's new streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, will debut in November with 100+ channels for $35/month, includes unlimited mobile data for TV viewing  —  AT&T just dropped a bombshell by announcing that its streaming TV streaming package, DirecTV Now, will include more than 100 channels for only $35 a month.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect at Microsoft's October 26 event: Surface all-in-one PC, Microsoft Paint app with 3D, Echo competitor, HoloLens on Windows 10  —  Microsoft is returning to New York City this week to host a special press event on October 26th.  While Microsoft held a similar event last year in October …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Lyft says it's delivered 17M rides so far this month, up 240% from the same period last year  —  Lyft launched an aggressive marketing campaign in Spring that seems to be paying off.  The rideshare company says it delivered 17 million rides this month (so far), more than 2.4x's the amount the company did at the same time last year.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Xiaomi debuts 6.4" all-ceramic Mi Mix flagship phone with edgeless screen, Snapdragon 821, and 4,400mAh battery, which goes on sale in China November 4 for $516  —  The Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch lucid dream that's going on sale in China next month for $520  —  Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen …

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