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Situational awareness: Shares for Sprint were rising in early market trading after it reported Q2 earnings and revenue that were better than analyst expectations. But, as CNET points out, it also revealed a slight slowdown in numbers of customers as it awaits T-Mobile's takeover.
Tim Cook at Apple's event. Photo: Apple
Apple used its Brooklyn event yesterday to offer significant updates to its iPad Pro, Mac Mini and MacBook Air lines, helping round out its product lineup for the holidays.
What's new: In revamping the Mac Mini and MacBook Air, Apple breathed new life into 2 popular product lines that had suffered from not seeing significant refreshes in some time.
The big picture: Beyond the specific updates, we noticed three larger trends...
1. Things are getting more expensive
2. Apple is betting big on USB-C
3. Recycle, recycle, recycle
Rich DeVaul. Photo: Alphabet
There was more fallout last night as Google continues to respond to criticism of its past handling of sexual harassment issues.
Why it matters: Google has come under fire for paying large severance packages or continuing to employ those found to have engaged in improper conduct.
Our thought bubble: Pichai is in a precarious position. He's clearly trying to draw a contrast between himself and prior top Google executives who have not handled incidents of sexual misconduct properly.
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg warned Tuesday that the company is in for another bumpy transition as it changes its apps so that feeds share the spotlight with "stories."
"Revenue growth may be slower in that period just as it was when we transitioned to mobile.”— Mark Zuckerberg on call with reporters
Details: Zuckerberg gave that revenue growth warning to investors yesterday on a call to discuss the company's 2018 Q3 earnings. He also discussed Facebook's move to Snapchat-style stories, which he called "the future."
Read more of Axios' Kia Kokalitcheva's full story on Facebook's conference call.
Separately, Facebook confirmed yesterday it's banning far-right extremist group The Proud Boys from its services, citing a policy against hate groups.
Robots at Beijing International Consumer Electronics Expo. Photo: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images.
A public interest group is calling for a new federal authority to oversee how the government approaches artificial intelligence technologies as they become central to the economy.
Driving the news: In a paper released today, Public Knowledge lays out a proposal for a new government body that would work with existing sector-specific regulators on common questions and fill in gaps in agencies' AI expertise.
Why it matters: Autonomous machines are gaining footholds in our daily lives and across industries, but there's no clear or consistent approach to governing AI and the policy challenges that are already starting to emerge.
Go deeper: Axios' Kim Hart has more here.
Now that is a frightening jack-o'-lantern. Happy Halloween and may all your devices be charged.