Production has ramped up after falling short of targets for two quarters.
After missing its production and delivery targets the last two quarters, Tesla set records for both in Q3, delivering about 24,500 vehicles. The company stuck to its estimate of 50,000 deliveries in the second half of this year.
[Jordon Golson | The Verge]
Tronc, the newspaper company that used to be called Tribune, is going away: Politico reports that Gannett has a deal to buy the company, and that it could be announced as early as this morning. Tronc/Tribune is the company that owns papers including the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times; it’s also the one that made that ridiculous video about “the future of content”
[Ken Doctor | Politico]
Google will unveil a batch of new hardware on Tuesday. We’re expecting to see Google Home, the rival to Amazon’s Echo; new phones bearing the Pixel brand; and the Daydream virtual-reality headset. Recode will be liveblogging the event, starting at 9 am PT.
[Ina Fried and April Glaser | Recode]
Meal-kit delivery startup Blue Apron is on track to top $1 billion in revenue over the next 12 months and is talking with banks about an IPO. However, BuzzFeed reports, the company’s rapid growth has contributed to health and safety violations, violent incidents and unhappy workers at one of its packing facilities.
[Jason Del Rey | Recode]
The New Yorker profiles Sam Altman, president of Y Combinator, the startup accelerator that’s disrupting Silicon Valley’s venture capital culture. It’s by Tad Friend, who created that excellent portrait of Marc Andreessen last year.
[Tad Friend | The New Yorker]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, Aileen Lee, a Kleiner Perkins vet who now heads Cowboy Ventures, says women investors are held to tougher standards than men and that needs to change.
[Eric Johnson | Recode]