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Recode Daily: Google gets CBS for its web TV service, and more deals are close

The company plans to offer a package of channels for $25 to $40 a month.


Google has signed up CBS for Unplugged, the YouTube web TV service that Bloomberg surfaced back in May, and it's closing in on deals with 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal and Disney. Google is looking to offer a "skinny bundle" of channels for $25 to $40 a month. — [Joe Flint and Shalini Ramachandran / Wall Street Journal]

Round Three of Clinton-Trump was another slugfest, and Donald Trump wouldn't commit to accepting the judges' decision in November. Here's how some of the ringside fact-checkers saw things: NYT, NPR, CBS News, the Guardian, PolitiFact, ABC News and USA Today. — [Patrick Healy and Jonathan Martin / New York Times]

Elon Musk announced that all Teslas will now be built with all the hardware needed to be fully self-driving, and the additional autonomous features will be enabled over time with software updates. Meanwhile, Atieva plans to unveil its Tesla rival to select people today, ahead of a full launch in December. — [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

T-Mobile will pay $48 million to settle an FCC complaint that it misled customers about its "unlimited" data plan by not revealing that it was throttling connections for heavy users. Most of the money will go back to eligible customers via discounts or free data. — [Russell Brandom / The Verge]

In a note to Facebook employees, Mark Zuckerberg defended Peter Thiel's presence on the board, regardless of his $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump. Supporting the goal of diversity, he said, means supporting diverse political opinions. — [Casey Newton / The Verge]

In the latest episode of Recode Media with Peter Kafka, BuzzFeed video boss Ze Frank talks about coming up with the formula that made Tasty's recipe videos more popular than Beyoncé on Facebook. — [Eric Johnson / Recode]

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