The company’s reputation is at stake.
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After more reports that supposedly safe Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones were catching fire, and the decision by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon to suspend all sales and replacements, South Korean media and the Wall Street Journal are reporting the company is halting production of the model. The bigger issue now is whether Samsung can salvage its reputation. — [Recode]
So, Clinton-Trump II was a compelling bit of unpleasantness (brightened only by Donald Trump’s endorsement of Twitter). Lots of stuff to unpack. Here’s a batch of fact-checking from ABC News, NPR, USA Today, the Guardian, the New York Times and PolitiFact. — [Recode]
Elon Musk teased a new Tesla product unveiling, “unexpected by most,” for October 17. Among the possibilities: A new version of the company’s home energy-storage devices, or an update to the Autopilot system. Musk also said neither Tesla nor SolarCity will need to raise more cash this year. — [Recode]
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is increasing its presence in Hollywood, announcing a partnership with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners to produce, finance and distribute movies. — [Wall Street Journal]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, James Corden, host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS and viral video star, talks about redesigning a talk show for the YouTube generation, built around concepts like “Carpool Karaoke.” — [Recode]
Republicans are dumping Trump on the very platform Trump uses to rally his supporters.
And that might not feel fine.
You’ll see all your friends’ Stories first now.
Dewey, who covers the intersection of tech and culture, talks sexting with Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode.
While all eyes are on Salesforce ringmaster Marc Benioff, the person to watch in the Twitter deal is Bret Taylor
The Quip co-founder loves Twitter and sits on its board.
Here’s a map (regularly updated) showing wireless passwords from airports and airline lounges around the world.