Oct 16th 2016
This Week in Tech 584
It's Not a Fact, but It Is Trending
The Note 7 is officially dead - Samsung stops production and the CPSC issues an official recall. Will Google's new Pixel Phones benefit? Is Google Assistant going to be a big draw? Also, Facebook tries to take over the enterprise with Workplace. Fallout from the Yahoo hack and surveilance debacle - Verizon may back out of their purchase deal. And nobody wants to buy Twitter at all. What would it take to make Twitter a functional business?
- Leo and Nate are mad at Yahoo and Marissa Mayer for keeping their hack secret for so long
- Nate and Mike both wrote interesting articles about Google's new fact checking labels - how do you survive in an post-fact world?
- Ben Thompson has a simple solution for fixing Twitter: just fire everyone.
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- Samsung to Permanently Discontinue Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone
- 40 percent now say they won't buy another Samsung phone - CNET
- U.S. Bans Samsung Note 7 Phones on Airplanes
- NYTimes: Why Samsung Abandoned Its Galaxy Note 7 Flagship Phone
- The CPSC officially recalls all Note 7 devices, citing 23 new reports since first recall
- Will My Phone Explode? Answers to Your Lithium-Ion Battery Questions | Wall Street Journal - Nathan Olivarez-Giles
- Google spends $3.2 million on ads for the Pixel and Pixel XL in just two days, “aggressive” marketing campaign to follow
- Add Google Assistant to your phone by tweaking two lines of code
- Barack Obama, Neural Nets, Self-driving Cars, and the Future of the World
- Why Google AI is the last user interface | Computerworld - Mike Elgan
- Facebook at Work is now Workplace, launches for all companies starting at $3 per user each month
- Mossberg: Why does Siri seem so dumb? - Recode
- Verizon CEO Says Evaluating Whether Yahoo Hack Had 'Material Impact'
- Yahoo makes it difficult to leave its service by disabling automatic email forwarding
- Yahoo Dodges Questions On Hacking, Verizon Deal By Canceling Earnings Call
- Twitter suitors vanish as Salesforce rules out bid - FT.com