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November 9, 2016, 10:40 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
GoPro recalls all 2,500 Karma drones sold, offers full refund, says some units lose power during operation  —  The $799 drone can randomly lose power during operation  —  As most of the world focuses on the US presidential election, GoPro just announced a recall of its first-ever drone, the $799 Karma.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Sources: Alphabet's Project Wing nixed a Starbucks partnership and froze hiring, asking some team members to look for other jobs within the company  —  Project Wing, born inside the Google X research lab, is the latest Alphabet project to be target of financial restraint.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple's Refurbished and Clearance online store now offers iPhones for the first time, starting with iPhone 6s and 6s Plus models  —  Apple recently updated its online refurbished store to include a range of different iPhone models, giving customers a way to purchase a certified refurbished device at a lower cost directly from Apple.
Cade Metz / Wired:
Facebook uses Caffe2Go, a platform for executing neural networks on mobile devices, to apply style filters to video in real time in its app  —  Hussein Mehana is showing off a new incarnation of the Facebook smartphone app.  It can transform a photo of your backyard barbecue into a Picasso.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Samsung put full page ads in The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal apologizing for the Galaxy Note7 fiasco  —  In an effort to restore some consumer goodwill after the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung ran full page apology ads in three major US daily newspapers today.
Aishwarya Venugopal / Reuters:
Internet provider Windstream to buy EarthLink in deal valued at $1.1B, including debt  —  Windstream Holdings Inc said on Monday it would buy fellow U.S. telecommunications company EarthLink Holdings Corp in a deal valued at about $1.1 billion, including debt, in a bid to cut costs and better compete with rivals.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a feature that lets page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates  —  Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn's recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings.  The new Jobs features could give companies another reason …
Alexander J Martin / The Register:
Web Of Trust browser add-on, downloaded over 140M times, pulled from Mozilla, Chrome, Opera add-on stores after it was caught selling users' browsing histories  —  Did the users consent to this?  Probably not knowingly...  A browser extension which was found to be harvesting users' browsing histories …

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