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November 9, 2016, 4:45 AM

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook opens sponsored messages to all advertisers in latest version of Messenger, as well as “click to Messenger” ads that appear in News Feed  —  As Messenger continues its steady growth as a communications channel distinct from its social network parent Facebook …
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Android's November security patch does not include fix for critical privilege-escalation bug in Linux kernel; official Linux patch was released last month  —  Linux users already got a fix for “Dirty Cow.”  Android users aren't so fortunate.  —  Android users waiting for a fix …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat updates Android, iOS apps with “World Lenses”, which apply an animated filter to your environment, and a rewind Stories feature similar to Instagram's  —  Now the copying is going the other direction, as Snapchat clones Instagram Stories' rewind feature.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple hired at least 16 former employees from now-defunct B2B cloud music platform Omnifone and purchased select tech, source says  —  As the race continues to pick up more subscribers for streaming music services, TechCrunch has learned that one of the most prominent players in the field quietly picked …

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