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October 26, 2016, 1:50 AM

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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 …
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.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q4 2016 results with $46.9B revenue, down from $51.5B YoY, as iPhone sales drop to 45.5M from 48M; 4.9M Macs and 9.3M iPads sold, both down YoY  —  All eyes are officially on the holiday season for Apple.  —  Ahead of the Christmas retail season, Apple reported …
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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.
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.
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
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Microsoft launches next version of its deep learning framework, Cognitive Toolkit 2.0 beta, with Python support  —  Microsoft today is announcing the beta launch of version 2.0 of its open-source deep learning framework.  Until now, the software has been called Computational Network Toolkit …
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.
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.

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