And the outlook for the holiday quarter isn’t great.
GoPro stock took a 20 percent nosedive after the company badly missed already-low Q3 expectations and gave downbeat guidance for the holiday quarter. CEO Nick Woodman blamed the poor results on production problems with the new Hero5 action camera and Karma drone. — [Selina Wang / Bloomberg]
The reviews are in for Google Home, and they’re mixed: The search giant’s intelligent speaker is better than rival Amazon’s Echo at some things, worse at others and definitely needs to get smarter. Here are the verdicts from The Verge, Engadget, Gizmodo, CNET and Wired. — [Walt Mossberg / Recode]
E-commerce startup Wish, maker of the popular bargain shopping app, is raising about $500 million in new financing at a valuation above the $3.5 billion of its last funding but below $5 billion. — [Jason Del Rey / Recode]
The U.S. government is mobilizing defense and intelligence agencies in an unprecedented effort to counter any attempts by hackers to create chaos on Election Day. Concerns range from attacks on the internet or power grid to disinformation campaigns on social media. — [NBC News]
On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Wall Street Journal columnist Joanna Stern joins Recode’s Kara Swisher and Lauren Goode of The Verge to talk about the new MacBook Pros’ Touch Bar (kind of gimmicky) and prices (kind of high). — [Eric Johnson / Recode]
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