Google’s Nest thermostat is ditching the iconic dial design. Will regulators first ask Google to divest itself of Chrome? A big takedown of a botnet that could have influenced the election. Update on Quibi’s shopping itself around. And why Covid has made Caterpillar hit the gas on robo-construction machines.
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Links: Google’s Nest announces new smart thermostat with simpler design, lower price (The Verge) Feds may target Google’s Chrome browser for breakup (Politico) Microsoft and others orchestrate takedown of TrickBot botnet (ZDNet) Microsoft takes down massive hacking operation that could have affected the election (CNN Business) Katzenberg Strikes Out on Quibi Sale Efforts, So Far (The Information) Twilio confirms it is buying Segment for $3.2B in an all-stock deal (TechCrunch) On Facebook, Misinformation Is More Popular Now Than in 2016 (NYTimes) Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics (Reuters)