$8 a month for Prime members, and a $4-a-month service for Echo owners.
Amazon is making its long-expected entry into the subscription music market with a trio of offerings, two of which undercut the competition. Amazon is selling an industry-standard, ad-free, on-demand service for $10 a month, but there’s an $8-a-month version for Amazon Prime members and a $4-a-month version that works only on Amazon’s line of Echo speakers. — [Recode]
The Galaxy Note 7 is dead and Samsung is sending out fireproof coffins for returns, but questions will remain after the smoke clears — like which rivals stand to gain the most, how best to monitor supply chain quality and what must the company do to regain trust. Samsung said this morning that killing the phone will cost it at least $2.3 billion. — [New York Times]
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a long-running patent fight between Apple and Samsung, and the justices seemed to struggle with key questions about product design versus function and how design patents should be valued. Here’s the transcript. — [Forbes]
The FCC has hit Comcast with a $2.3 million fine — the largest ever levied on a cable operator — in a settlement over charges that the company billed customers for services that they didn’t specifically decline or cancel. — [The Verge]
Here’s a deep dive into the transformation of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from a hero of progressives and digital activists to an isolated and mercurial ally of Donald Trump. — [Bloomberg]
On the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, actor and director Jon Favreau talks about his interest in creating compelling entertainment in virtual reality: “There’s a whole sense of using this new technology to create illusions that make storytelling more impactful.” — [Recode]
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